We’ve been trying to find a way to write about this absolutely flawless 1987 Range Rover Vogue SE that is up for sale with no reserve from RM Auctions on May 2, 2015. Have you ever seen a more radiant and almost-brand-new classic Rangie!?
Finished in Tuscan Blue, the 1987 model was the USA relaunch model for the brand. Four doors, a fantastic cabin and a driving position so unique and special, anyone would instantly fall in love.
Just 150 horsepower from the big Buick-derived Rover V8, but enough to make the RR feel like a king as it romps around on full throttle. The ride was so soft and off-road-optimized that the truck always drove with wild body lean. It all enhanced the sense of occasion for the car.
LAND ROVER HERITAGE
Land Rover has made its parts, events and support business for classic Landies official with the new Special Operations division. Land Rover Heritage will support trucks at least ten years old – perhaps even with some special-release models some time in the future. The LR Heritage business is bringing this 1970 Range Rover Classic to Techno Classica in Germany this week.
Remarkably similar in every way to the 1987 model… and just making that USA four-door’s $20,000 – $30,000 pre-sale estimate even more enticing….!
1987 Land Rover Range Rover
To be auctioned on Saturday, May 2, 2015
$20,000 – $30,000
- Chassis no. SALHV1142HA296603
150 bhp, 3,532 cc aluminum V-8 engine with Lucas electronic-port fuel injection, ZF four-speed automatic transmission, front suspension with a rigid axle, a Panhard rod, and coil springs, a solid rear axle with trailing links, coil springs, and a Boge Hydromat ride-leveling unit, and four-wheel power disc brakes. Wheelbase: 100 in.
- The first year of the Range Rover’s return to the U.S. market
- Finished in brilliant Tuscan Blue
LAND ROVER HERITAGE TO BE LAUNCHED AT TECHNO CLASSICA SHOW
- New Land Rover Heritage division to launch at Techno Classica in Essen, Germany on 15-19 April, 2015
- Land Rover Heritage forms part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations division and compliments Jaguar Heritage in supporting vehicles 10 years out of production across Land Rover’s global sales network
- The Land Rover Heritage stand at Essen will feature a stunning example of the Range Rover Classic with selected genuine parts from Land Rover’s Heritage Parts range
- New Land Rover Heritage Parts will be created using original tooling methods and will support owners of older Land Rovers by providing genuine parts
- Gradual rollout of Land Rover Heritage activities to include Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience in the UK plus reintroduction of wider range of genuine Heritage Parts
Whitley, UK, 14th April, 2014: Jaguar Land Rover will launch its new Land Rover Heritage division at the Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany between 15-19 April, 2015.
Complementing the recently established Jaguar Heritage division, Land Rover Heritage will offer original Land Rover vehicle parts for a variety of heritage models that have been out of production for longer than a decade.
Body, trim and extended servicing items are available for Range Rover Classic, while for Range Rover P38 and Discovery 1 and 2, Land Rover Heritage supplies salvage and extended service parts to ensure customers’ cherished cars are maintained to the highest possible standard.
For Series l, ll and lll, selected Land Rover Heritage Parts are available and the brand will gradually reintroduce more original part numbers – all made using original tooling methods and all items supported under warranty*.
Land Rover Heritage forms part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations division and has been created to support the brand’s passion in nurturing and preserving its rich heritage of vehicles and supporting its loyal customer base across Land Rover’s global sales network.
With production of current Defender now in its final phase, Land Rover has committed to supply replacement parts for 15 years for this automotive icon. Thereafter, owners of the current Defender will be able to maintain their treasured car by ordering genuine Land Rover Heritage Parts through Land Rover’s global network of retailers.
John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said: “We are delighted to launch Land Rover Heritage, which perfectly complements the recent introduction of Jaguar Heritage. It is estimated that 70% of all Land Rovers manufactured since 1948 are still in existence so there is a large and very passionate owner base to support through Land Rover Heritage.”
The centrepiece for Land Rover at Techno Classica will be an iconic first-generation Range Rover Classic, featuring a selected range of Land Rover Heritage Parts created using original Land Rover tooling.
The steady rollout of the Land Rover Heritage business will also expand to include Land Rover Heritage Drives – launching this summer. This will give participants the unique opportunity to drive models from Land Rover’s heritage collection at a special 200-acre testing facility in Warwickshire.
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