Land Rover Range Rover Classic 200Tdi
Looks every inch the classic car that it is. Desirable 300Tdi versions are very rare but worth looking for. Check carefully for corrosion.
Dimensions W1780mm; L4470mm; Track 1480mm
Max Load Capacity 1.7 cubic metres Insurance Group 13-16. Practical Classics March 2002 - Featuring Buyers Guide Range Rover (1970-1996). Click Here to view in our shop.
Originally the car was a three-door design (with the "third door" being a horizontally split tailgate), and it came with a four-speed gearbox. A Fairey overdrive was available ex-works from 1973. A factory-built version with five doors arrived in 1981 due to market pressure; external coachbuilders had already found success with conversions. The gearbox was improved to a five-speed manual transmission with the option of a three-speed Chrysler Torqueflite automatic, subsequently superseded by a ZF four-speed which improved fuel economy and refinement but is generally regarded as not quite a strong as the Chrysler. It was soon after given a BorgWarner viscous coupling transfer box.
The original Buick 3.5-litre engine gave the original so much power and torque that it was popular with the police. Later upgrades enlarged the capacity to 3.9 litres and culminated in the 4.2-litre V8 block in the 1994/95 model. When people began to demand better fuel economy, Land Rover introduced a diesel. Originally, the Turbo D model used a 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine from Italian manufacturer VM Motori, similar to their engine fitted to the Rover SD1 and 800-series cars, but this had been intended to be a smooth petrol-like engine for cars, not off-roaders. Eventually the Land Rover 2.5-litre Tdi as used in other Land Rovers was fitted, and this gave good on- and off-road performance, combined with acceptable fuel economy for a vehicle as heavy as the Range Rover.
Land-Rover first officially exported the Range Rover to the United States in 1987, seventeen years after its introduction, by which time it was a popular grey market car. Practical Classics March 2002 - Featuring Buyers Guide Range Rover (1970-1996). Click Here to view in our shop.
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|97 mph||30 mpg||111 bhp 4000|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|577||Land Rover Rover 'Sandringham 6' Pickup||Bonhams||8 Sep 2012||£2900.00||£3335.00|
|143||Land Rover Range Rover 4.2LSE||Barons||16 Jul 2012||-||£3300.00|
|140||Land Rover Range Rover LSE||Barons||25 Jul 2011||-||£4200.00|
|104||Land Rover Range Rover||Barons||6 Dec 2010||£2000.00||-|
|118||Land Rover Range Rover||Barons||6 Dec 2010||£3900.00||-|
|137||Land Rover Range Rover 4.2 LSE||Barons||8 Sep 2009||£4800.00||-|
Survival Guide - Range Rover (1970-2002)
|Publication||Car Mechanics June 2011|
|Survival Guide - Range Rover (1970-2002) - Way ahead of its time, it's the off-roader that made muddy boots acceptable in the poshest of places. But mechanically, is there much dirt to dish on the Range Rover? IAN CUSHWAY investigates.|
Minding the gap
|Publication||Octane December 2010|
|Minding the gap - In 1972, two Range Rovers tackled the British Army's toughest-ever expedition: crossing the Darien Gap that links Northern and Southern American. This is a survivor's fate.|
How to buy a...Range Rover
|Publication||Classic Monthly August 2010|
|How to buy a...Range Rover - Great on and off the road, the Range Rover remains the best classic all-rounder that money can buy.|
Buyer's Guide - Range Rover Classic
|Publication||Land Rover World August 2010|
|Buyer's Guide - Range Rover Classic .|
|Publication||Land Rover Enthusiast April 2010|
|Old gold - The Range Rover Automatic in Vogue has featured more than once in this magazine recently - and justifiably so. James Taylor explains why this rare model really mattered.|
Mpg, mph or both?
|Publication||Land Rover Enthusiast March 2010|
|Mpg, mph or both? - In recent years the styling of the whole Land Rover stable has changed beyond all recognition, but more fundamentally so have the performance figures, which have improved dramatically - much more so that the fuel economy. But should Land Rover be concentrating on mpg rather than mph? Simon Hodder takes a personal look at the performance vs economy dilemma.|
The passage of time
|Publication||Land Rover Monthly February 2010|
|The passage of time - No stylish coffee table book on cars would ever be complete without a few Range Rover photos - its classic design has run true through four decades.|
|Publication||Land Rover Owner International January 2010|
|Great Brits - How do you test the latest Land Rovers? Drive them to Wales and take them round an off-road site, A and B roads, greenlanes and through the sea. Neil Watterson reports. Discovery 4, Freelander 2, Range Rover, Range Rover Sports.|
Starter classic - Range Rover
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car February 2009|
|Starter classic - Range Rover- Britain's original luxury off-roader makes a great first classic, as Malcolm McKay explains.|
Buying Power - Range Rover Classic
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 27 November 2008|
|Buying Power - Range Rover Classic- It looks hard as nails, has classic status and will go everywhere your Morris Minor fears to tread. ADAM TAIT explaons what to look for when buying the original Rangie..|