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Hi all, looking at getting into my first Rover and I have plenty of experience with cars and DIY maintenance. Also graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in a couple months. I am looking to replace my worn out '93 F150 and have been doing research over the past few months on LR products in general. I have stumbled across a 130k mile RRC in decent shape on the West Coast, rust free, in green with the light stone interior. It looks to have been garaged as all of the wood trim is in beautiful shape.
Here is a link to the ad, please don't poach it quite yet ;) https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/1995-land-rover-range-rover/6474150684.html
The current owner says it needs;
Tires,
bushings (a bit of drifting under acceleration)
Driveline shake at 65+
Driver's seat wear, rest of the seats are apparently in great shape
It is currently on springs but I would look to put it back on EAS
Unfortunately it looks like the brush guard was pushed back into the fender a bit on the passenger side, my question is, are these replacement panels of any decent quality? And how likely is it that there is any significant damage underneath?


Thanks a bunch!
 

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I have been looking at that one as well but it has 100k more miles on it and I prefer some of the upgrades that came in the '95.
 

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The 93 owner might be on a new designer drug, I'd pay asking price if he/she includes the merchandise.

Haggling the softdash guy to 6k or below and you'll get a nice deal on a rust-free Rust Rover. Replacement panels are avaliable from various sources and the entire body bolts off anyways. I don't see anything worse than a damaged bumper or maybe I'm just blind.

I'd assume you know the 302/351 very well so you'll get used to the BOP 215/RV8 quickly. The suspension obviously needs a refresh, but bushings and a swivel ball kit won't be that much especially when you're doing the work.
 

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My truck actually has the 300-6 but I am familiar with the windsors and other domestic v8's.
I would be looking to put the Rover back on air so that is a cost to consider, does anyone know any LR specialists in the Santa Rosa area?
 

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My truck actually has the 300-6 but I am familiar with the windsors and other domestic v8's.
I would be looking to put the Rover back on air so that is a cost to consider, does anyone know any LR specialists in the Santa Rosa area?
I take my truck to Ed Wright British Car Repair in San Rafael. Been really happy so far with his work, has been a great help in getting my Classic sorted out.

http://www.britishcarrepair.com
 

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I might just take you up on that offer, have you ever dealt with British European Motors? http://www.britisheuropean.com/ San Rafael is a little far to ask this guy to drive for a PPI I think, but British European is close to Santa Rosa.
I saw that one on the Florida CL a while back, I am a little leery of sun degradation on the trim as well as the rust he mentions, also the green is a better color combo IMO.
 

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I'd put bets on isolated rust on the lift-window frame.

Crawl under, pull the carpets and if everything else checks out it's a nice buy. I also prefer green with the brush guard, you get to look like a bank robber.
 

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have you ever dealt with British European Motors? http://www.britisheuropean.com/
I do not have any experience or a referral for a Land Rover specialist in our area. I do my own work and I will be the first to admit the condition of my 87 is many orders of magnitude away from any of these LWB trucks you are looking at.
 

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The truck sold today before I could schedule an inspection. Guess I will jump faster next time
The no stories ones don't last long anymore. When I found my 1990 6 months ago I contacted the seller within 8 hours of the CL ad going up. Went out to see it the following day. He said If I didn't want it he had 4 other buyers lined up that were ready to pay asking price sight unseen. (his phone was blowing up as I was at his place checking out the truck) Really have to move fast if you want to snag a nice one!
 
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