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#1 OFFLINE   Claphamrangie

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:40 PM

It's a shame but it's just not getting used enough.

Anyone interested in my 1983 Range Rover 4-door auto? MOT'd yesterday. Looking for something around the £15k mark

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I bought this car in 2012 as a scruffy but solid and honest car and have upgraded its condition since.

The car is a silver 4 door auto, originally supplied with the factory 'A pack' options - metallic paint, wood door caps, rear head restraints, luggage bay carpeting and a blaupunkt radio cassette - but with standard Rostyle style wheels and no airconditioning.

At some point prior to my ownership, the car has been fitted with a replacement engine. Although I do not know for certain, the fact that it is painted in green hammerite suggests that it was an new surplus MOD unit. Talking to an owner previous to the one from whom I bought the car, the Chrysler Torqueflite gearbox has also been overhauled, although I have no documentation to support this.

Since buying the car, I have had the following work carried out;

Fitment of a new power steering rack
Full suspension re-build
Replacement of outer cills
Replacement of both rear door-shuts/wheel arches
Fitment of a new replacement headlining
Fitment of a good quality replacement roof panel (replacing the original butchered by a 1980s after-market pop-up sunroof)
Fabrication and fitment of new quarterlight frames
Full inspection of the chassis and body tub with any remedial work undertaken
Full cleaning, painting and waxoyling of the chassis and body tub
Fitment of a new OEM towing kit
Restoration of all bodywork including a full re-paint in the original colour

All work, except the power steering rack, has been carried out by Churchill 4x4, who have recently fully serviced the car and undertaken a number of minor maintenance tasks. The car is MOt'd until December of next year.

The interior of the car is complete, original and in good overall condition. The 'teddy bear' interior is complete and clean. There is a small 2 sq cm patch of carpet missing in the rear off side foot well and the timber door cappings would benefit from revarnishing

The body work remains in very good condition, having been refurbished three years ago, although there are a small number of localised blemishes here and there, this being a car that is neat, tidy and useable rather than a show-car.

For what it is worth, the current odometer reading is 23,948. The reason why I am selling is because, with a busy life and other classic cars, I am simply not finding the time to use it.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:49 PM

Looks smashing. Doubtless some smart arse will pop up to tell you it's:

 

a) Overpriced - invariably someone with absolutely no interest in acquiring it.

B) Not as good as you think it is, because they saw it outside the shops in Ottery St Mary 7 years, 3 months, 2 days and 5 hours ago, and they know what you paid for it back in the year 2000, here's a copy of the original advert I dug up from 17 years ago, blah blah blah.....

 

Selling cars on a forum is so annoying due to the above. There will be the odd exception to the rule, but cars above £2k max are generally out of reach to anybody on here. I have found that carandclassic is the best medium for selling cars - good luck!



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:51 PM

^Agreed :-)

 

That's a lovely Rangie, but would probably sell better on car&classic than in here.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:52 PM

Looks smashing. Doubtless some smart arse will pop up to tell you it's:

 

a) Overpriced - invariably someone with absolutely no interest in acquiring it.

B) Not as good as you think it is, because they saw it outside the shops in Ottery St Mary 7 years, 3 months, 2 days and 5 hours ago, and they know what you paid for it back in the year 2000, here's a copy of the original advert I dug up from 17 years ago, blah blah blah.....

 

Selling cars on a forum is so annoying due to the above. There will be the odd exception to the rule, but cars above £2k max are generally out of reach to anybody on here. I have found that carandclassic is the best medium for selling cars - good luck!

 

Hopefully not, we don't want or need anyone making comments about value etc as it'll just put people off selling stuff on here.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:56 PM

Hopefully not, we don't want or need anyone making comments about value etc as it'll just put people off selling stuff on here.

 

Always been my experience on here, I've tried selling a few bottom - end cars in good condition for a few hundred. I seriously don't mind if someone comes along to see the car, says it's not worth asking price, makes a lower offer. It's just always some dickhead who has no interest in it whatsoever, who posts on the thread "It's really not worth that is it though?". Like you say Cavcraft, it puts you right off - why make so much effort for a car that you only stand to get £100 over scrap value for?


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#6 OFFLINE   Claphamrangie

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:06 PM

^Agreed :-)
 
That's a lovely Rangie, but would probably sell better on car&classic than in here.


I don't disagree and, after Christmas,mi will get my shit together and advertise it there. I thought I'd stick it here though as I love the genuine enthusiast sentiment that exists here.

For that same reason, it won't be going anywhere near the self-pleasurists on PenisHeads....
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:10 PM

That is a really lovely car. Truly.

 

Did I miss something price-wise? Sure I didn't see a price. Not that I could afford it anyway but one can wish.

 

Agreed re:car & Classic.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:10 PM

I've sold a couple of cars via autoshite (only one of my own ones, though)... my mate's Fiesta went for less than scrap value, but it was worth saving & it's entirely in the spirit of this place to pass on a known good car to someone else on the forum rather than scrap it or have to deal with gumbay monkeys.

 

Ditto my LT camper. It went for a bargain price, but it was an easy transaction.

 

That's not to say a higher-value car WOULDN'T sell in here, of course. And by the look of it, that Rangie is a very tidy example. What engine does it have, btw?


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:12 PM

That is a really lovely car. Truly.
 
Did I miss something price-wise? Sure I didn't see a price. Not that I could afford it anyway but one can wish.
 
Agreed re:car & Classic.


£15k to you gov....

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:13 PM

Ah,just saw the price. My eyes automatically blocked the amount out as more than £300. 


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:43 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

But just not hanging enough for on here.
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:19 PM

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Silver rostyles on a silver Rangie.
Oooh yeah!! :-)

For some reason the Y-plate makes it more interesting than if it was on an A-plate.
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:25 PM

I had an early 4 door on the Y with carbs and the three speed Torqueflite.

Fabulous car. Loved it.

 

Exposed hinges!

Exposed Fuel filler!

Door quarter glasses!

Proper Grille!

13 mpg average!!


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:39 PM

I had an early 4 door on the Y with carbs and the three speed Torqueflite.
Fabulous car. Loved it.

Exposed hinges!
Exposed Fuel filler!
Door quarter glasses!
Proper Grille!
13 mpg average!!

13mpg?! I am stunned of SW4! What wizardry did you work?!

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:45 PM

What engine does it have, btw?


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:52 PM

13mpg?! I am stunned of SW4! What wizardry did you work?!

 


I had an Intercepter III at the same time that I could coax 13 mpg out of.

The combination of low compression Rover engine, Strombergs, body weight and the Torqueflite (as fitted to the Jensen too) did the early automatic Range Rovers no favours in fuel economy. But you don't buy a pre Efi Range rover for economy.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 03:07 PM

(320t, ask him if he'll take £177 for it). 


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:24 PM

1500 nicker?
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

Hopefully not, we don't want or need anyone making comments about value etc as it'll just put people off selling stuff on here.


I don't think I've ever seen an add on here where it's not mentioned though.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:21 PM

13mpg?! I am stunned of SW4! What wizardry did you work?!

Our 3.5 Schuler auto used to do about 12 or 14, if the engine wasn't utterly utterly shagged I would have expected better, fathers 4 door manual o/d has hit the heady heights of 19 (once) both on LPG obviously, normally better than 3 miles to the litre though.

Yours looks lovely! Good look with the sale.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:36 PM

Looks to be worth 15k all day long. It's not that expensive when you remember it's still cheaper than most PCP cack cars. I hope you get your asking price and use the cash for something worth while. Like buying 15 Citroen XMs or something.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:46 PM

Better £15k on this than an Escort with a bubble that's about to burst.
I think a RR like this has got room to probably get a bit more valuable.
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:34 AM

Take it round to Graeme Hunt, he'll give you £15k.

 

And then have it on the forecourt for £25k by the end of the week.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:07 AM

That RR looks gorgeous .....and I thought I didn't like the look of the 4 door version.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:21 AM

Love the older Rangeys.







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