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1981 Range Rover Classic 2 Door - Suffix F
This 1981 Range Rover Classic two-door is an Australian-delivered example in a striking specification. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V8 engine which sends 101kW (135hp) to a permanent four-wheel-drive system. This car is fitted with a four-speed manual transmission and dual-range gearing for off-road use. It currently shows 19,488km on its odometer.
The Range Rover Classic is arguably the first incarnation of what we know today as the Sports Utility Vehicle – or SUV. It combined a practical off-roading package into a high-riding body, without compromising on comfort that would prove important for everyday liveability. At the time, few 4x4s could balance competent on-road characteristics with off-road capability, paving way for the Range Rover Classic to become one of the most iconic off-roaders of all time. Not only was it a good vehicle to drive, the cabin was adorned with luxurious appointments befitting of a British manufacturer. First-generation Range Rover Classics are now adored for their bold, boxy designs, and are quickly becoming the must-have classic for the discerning off-roader.
This Range Rover Classic is one of the early two-door examples, known among enthusiasts as the Suffix F. It is finished in Devil Yellow paint on the exterior, which pairs with a beige-upholstered interior. The car presents in original condition with no obvious modifications, and the factory-fitted green tinted windows are testament to its originality. The car rides on a set of 16-inch steel wheels which are wrapped in Bridgestone Desert Dueler tyres.
Delivered new in July 1981 through J.E. Allen Leyland Australia dealership (Dural, NSW), this car has passed through the hands of three owners and has always remained in Sydney. It traded hands most recently in 2013 when the current owner purchased it and kept it in storage until 2021, where it was then reconditioned for use. This work was carried out through Richmond Garage in Victoria. The carburettors were also rebuilt at this time. The owner describes it as a smooth and responsive drive, with a few minor rattles.
Exterior condition of this Range Rover Classic presents well for its age. Its Devil Yellow paintwork shows in good order with true reflections and minimal imperfections, while some points are marked by subtle patina. Some paint chips and paint wearing can be seen at various points throughout, and the car looks to have been involved in a minor parking shunt at some point on the rear quarter. The bumpers and lights look to have taken some minor damage at some point. The wheels display minor signs of damage, though the tyres retain a good amount of tread.
The interior shows a similar amount of wear and tear throughout. The boot shows some major scuffing and scraping consistent with repeated use. The upholstery shows in decent order throughout, as does the carpeting which looks relatively unmarked. Door cards and dash show in good condition, though some wear and scratches can be seen around the instrument binnacles. The optional air conditioner has been removed.
All accompanying documentation will be supplied with this car.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and is not recorded as written off or stolen. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number. It is not recorded as stolen or written off.
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