1983 Range Rover Classic



This 1983 Range Rover Classic is an Australian-delivered car which has only been owned by two people since new. Under the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre petrol V8 engine which sends 101kW (135hp) to all four wheels through a permanent system. It’s fitted with a four-speed manual transmission and dual-range gearing for off-road use. The odometer currently shows 188,513km since new.



The Range Rover Classic arguably pioneered the Sports Utility Vehicle by being able to marry off-road ability with on-road manners. First unveiled in 1969, the Range Rover was designed to package a comfortable and suitably high-end ownership experience inside a high-riding body. Key to its success was its outright ability when headed off-road, with a go-anywhere reputation that stands to this day. At the time, no other 4×4 could conquer both domains of being capable off-road, while still remaining comfortable and compliant once back on the bitumen. This is how it has able to become one of the most notable off-roaders of all time. Range Rover Classics are also famed for their interiors which are upholstered with nice materials befitting of a British manufacturer. First-generation Range Rover Classics are now hot property and are quickly becoming the must-have classic.



Finished in silver exterior paintwork over a beige-upholstered interior, this Range Rover’s simple specification stands the test of time. No obvious modifications take away from its original specification. This car stocks a carpet-lined boot compartment, where many others display exposed bodywork. It currently rides on a set of refurbished 16-inch steel wheels which come wrapped in Bridgestone highway terrain tyres.



Built new in Solihull, England and delivered new through Purnell Motors in Arncliffe, NSW, this Range Rover has had just two owners since new. The seller notes the car runs well and there are no obvious issues to deal with. The car has recently been serviced where a new exhaust and new battery was fitted.



Exterior condition is described as good with no overt signs of body damage or denting. The silver paintwork shows in good order throughout, though evidence of paint bubbling is seen on the lower portion of the doors. There are a couple dents identified on the black-painted rear bumper, while early signs of patina are seen around the door handles. Wheels have recently been restored and show without curb rash, while the Bridgestone tyres appear like new. The undercarriage displays signs of corrosion – par for the course with Range Rover Classics.



With an interior which has just been redone, this car’s cabin presents very nicely for its age. It contains new seats and carpets and materials show no sign of marks or tears. Signs of scuffing and scratching are seen on buttons atop the dash and floor mats appear worn, though these points are considered commensurate with the car’s age and use. Sings of surface rust are identified in areas such as door jambs and door sills. Wear and tear is seen on parts of the door cards.



This car will be supplied with a full suite of supporting documentation and two sets of keys.



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 there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.



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