WWT 59J – 1971 Range Rover 2 Door Classic – Diesel
Ground up restoration – Including Galvanised and powder coated chassis
Nut & Bolt Rebuild
200 TDi Diesel
Road tax – NIL
Galvanised & Powder Coated Chassis
As featured in LRO – March 2012
Unfortunately, the classic 2 door Range Rover was never factory built with a Diesel engine. What we have here, is perhaps what SHOULD have been built, but never was. A stunning 2 door Range Rover with the bullet proof 200 TDi Diesel engine, and 5 speed gearbox.
This Range Rover has been the subject of an extensive “ground up” restoration, and has had thousands of pounds spent making sure that everything works correctly.
Below is a brief list of the work carried out, but anyone who has completed a similar restoration will appreciate it is impossible to list every last job:
- Original chassis – Galvanised and powder coated
- 200 TDi Diesel engine – 50,000 miles from new
- New timing belt fitted
- LT77 5 speed gearbox – Fully reconditioned
- New clutch
- New exhaust
- New top and bottom tailgate
- Original bonnet mounted mirrors
- New bumpers
- New front wings
- Axles blasted painted and rebuilt with new bearings and seals
- New brake pipes throughout
- New flexible brake lines
- New brake discs and pads
- New tyres
- New battery
- New swivel housings and seals
- New headlining
- Full respray in Tuscan Blue (cost thousands)
As good as this Range Rover looks, the ultimate experience is gained in the driving seat.
Over the years, I have seen and driven many Land Rovers and Range Rovers that have had “An engine conversion”, and to be honest, none of them ever seem to be 100% “right”
This particular Range Rover benefits from a professional rebuild which “included” an engine and gearbox transplant. Because of this – you would think that the vehicle was built this way – no nasty wiring, and it drives perfectly.
Previous owner reports fuel economy of 40mpg !
If you are looking for a “Useable” Classic Range Rover – then this may fit the bill.
Good enough to show – reliable enough to use – You choose !
To be sold fully serviced with 12 months MOT & 3 months warranty.