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I'm a noob to this forum and Range Rovers in general. Have loved the classic versions for the greater part of my life and now finally have the free time to enjoy a hobby truck. A recent post has advertised a 1987 (original version in the U.S if I'm not mistaken) with 86,000 original miles on the car. It looks to be in good shape, but I am going to take it to a specialist before pulling the trigger on the purchase.

Can anyone tell me alittle bit of information about this specific year/model. I know it's tough to guage any foreseeable repair issues, but was this year known to have any specific problems? Like I said, would not be driving on a daily basis - mostly for off roading and camping trips.

Any suggestions or advice would be awesome.

Thanks guys,
JaahJaah
 

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It's the second generation RR and first gen for the States under "official" importing. Yes there are exceptions and yes some came in through British Leyland delers... Hit up the home page for a scarce bit of info under model years. You are lucky in that there is about 2 miles less wire in a second gen than newer Classics. :mrgreen:
 

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Thanks RRToad:

Quick observations after taking a look. Rusty exhaust pipe in bad condition because that model did not have stainless steel originally (not a bad fix). Breaks would pulse because I think the rotors were warped. Little bit of an oil leak but not too too bad. Few plastic/wood trim pieces inside that need fixing.

Think this is worth purchasing at 3k, assuming it may need another grand in repairs?
 

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There's hardly anything that can't be fixed on an '87, they're quite simplistic. Buy it...you only go around once. I don't regret buying my '85 one bit. My regret would have been if I had pasted it up. If these rigs are cared for, their value only goes up.
 

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We have got three of them and are planning to take them with us for retirement in Malaysia. There you go, that is what I consider to be far more reliable than my p38 :)
There is nothing on them you can't fix.
 

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I suppose the deal is done, but... the transfer case and transmission fluid should be evacuated and examined for metal, age of oil, etc. Front wheel hubs if not cared for are a ticking time bomb. My 89 I paid $15k for because it was LOW miles, mint condition and the dealer was a friend. Long story short: new transfer case at miles +200, left front knuckle replacement at +500 miles, head gasket at +1000 miles. But, like they say, not much you can't fix.
 

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hi there all, the efi lucas is the potential weak point, other than that a really straightforward vehicle that can be beautifully modified. its a 3.5 efi remember not a sports car......
 
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