The Range Rover name is synonymous with luxury, off-road capability, and, nowadays, with cutting-edge technological achievement. Land Rover’s “Terrain Response II” system is a marvel just as the company’s newest line of engines, derived from the Jaguar F-type, beautifully straddle the line between efficiency and capability. However, just twenty years ago, the Range Rover was a far more analog, old-world machine–take this 1995 Range Rover County LWB, for example. It represents an unaltered, mechanical connection between driver and vehicle, something that is becoming increasingly rare in today’s auto market.
This particular example is for sale in Mooresville, NC, and has racked up a mere 118,000 miles during its 19 years on the road. In addition, this Range Rover is the long wheelbase model, making it more desirable and more powerful than its standard wheelbase brother. Receiving an exclusive 4.2-liter V8 producing nearly 200 horsepower, the LWB’s engine provides plenty of low-end torque for off-roading (though not much in the realm of high-speed cruising). Rear legroom is plentiful in the LWB, making this Range Rover just as suited to off-road domineering as to chauffeuring.
This example has a very impressive history–currently on its third owner, the truck was owned first in Idaho and then in Texas, meaning that the likelihood of rust in the typical Range Rover areas (doorsills, rear hatch door) is very low. Also, though the car would have originally come with air suspension, this Range Rover has been converted to coil springs along with a three-inch lift. The early Land Rover air suspension systems were extremely unreliable and difficult to care for, so it’s certainly in the buyer’s favor to have had the coil spring conversion completed already.
Being a 1995, this Range Rover represents the last year of production of the Mk I Range Rover, first introduced in 1970. Important, too, is that only 1995 models received the soft-dash configuration and updated steering wheel from the Discovery of the time. This interior layout was much more ergonomic and attractive than the 1993 and 1994 LWB interiors.
The owner claims that the car’s oil was changed every 3,000 miles and that the truck runs exclusively on 93 octane fuel, in accordance with Land Rover’s recommendations. The car’s mechanical integrity, then, is likely just as good as its cosmetics–the paint is shiny without bubbles or cracks, and the interior is completely stock, with minimal wear on the front and rear leather seats. It’s certainly appropriate to say that this Range Rover County LWB is one of the most impressive examples available on today’s market.
And with an asking price of just $9800, this exclusive, capable piece of Land Rover history is a vehicle any enthusiast can afford and enjoy.
Please enjoy this TFLcar.com video review of the 2013 Range Rover Mk IV.
Frank caught automotive fever early in life. Hailing from a long line of car fanatics, he was able to recite the year and model of every car that passed him by age five. His passion and love for the automobile have only grown since then. When not thinking about cars, he is reading, writing, learning, or dreaming about them. His area of expertise is in the realm of German and Italian cars, of which Porsche is a favorite. Frank currently resides in the heart of NASCAR country in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family. He enjoys driving exotic cars in the beautiful Carolina weather.