Truck Thursday: 1991 Range Rover Classic 2-Door

Range Rover Classic 2-door
The original CJs, Blazers, 4Runners, Land Cruisers, Broncos and many other old off-road capable vehicles had many things in common, including the fact that they all had two doors. It wasn’t until later on in the SUV evolution that people realized that those off-roaders do a great job of getting kids to school when there is a chance of flurries, and that they supposedly perform better in accidents than a ’74 Pinto. And so the four-door SUV era began and all the two-door SUVs went away, with the exception of the Wrangler.
I personally didn’t even know that Land Rover still made the 2-door Range Rover in the 1990’s, along the 4-door model which came in two wheelbase choices, but here it is. This 2-door was recently imported from Spain and our friend B.Z. Rong basically told me that I need this in my life. And he is right.

Range Rover Classic 2-door rear
From the ad:

1991 Range Rover Classic 2 Door$15000

This 1991 Range Rover Classic 2 door was recently imported from Spain. It has a 3.9 liter V8 engine and 100k original miles. It is rust free and a solid driver. Has factory AC
Located in South Austin, email to come see it or ask any other questions.
$15,000 obo

Range Rover Classic 2-door interior

I gotta be honest, I love everything about this. It looks great, it’s the right color, it has the proper transmission, interior is great, heck, it even has the right tires on it. Yea, it’s not a diesel but at least parts and service on the 3.9-liter would be easy to find. In fact, I like this so much I would probably take this over a Defender 90 from the same era, mostly because everyone has a Defender 90 and NO ONE has a classic Range Rover in a two-door version.

The price of $15,000 will seem high when compared other Range Rovers of that time, but those Range Rovers are the common four-door types with automatic transmissions and likely rusted. But this price will seem like a bargain when compared to any Defender 90.

Range Rover Classic 2-door wheel

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  1. engineerd Avatar
    engineerd

    That price is high for a RRC with 100k on the clock. The number of doors doesn’t really make it that much more special. If you get them to drop the price by 2-3k you’re in the right ballpark.

  2. Grant Linderman Avatar
    Grant Linderman

    I kinda hate the fact that I want a RR of this era. Cause I want one really, really badly. And they’re somewhat less than reliable for a daily-driver. For work reasons I’d probably get a 4-door LWB, but the 2-doors are just epically cool. My first car (truck) was an ’89 K5 Blazer (that I loved and never should have sold)… and in my mind, the 2-door RRs are to K5s what D90s are to Wranglers.

  3. Ross Ballot Avatar
    Ross Ballot

    The want is extremely, extremely strong with this one

  4. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
    dead_elvis, inc.

    Looks like at least $100 worth of Armor-All on the tires, so I guess that’s something. You want an elderly British OG SUV for driftorito, right? Otherwise, overpriced by $3K at least.
    I like to think Robert Altman’s ’92 film The Player had something to do with the doucheification of Land Rovers in the US.
    http://pics.imcdb.org/0is35/playerrangerover2.4786.jpg

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      But it is one of the films that has to be seen. Sheer brilliance.

  5. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    never understood the appeal of the Defender anyway. i’d 1000000x rather have this. (that is an actual scientific number.)

  6. karonetwentyc Avatar
    karonetwentyc

    This is the Range Rover for an enthusiast to have, but not at $15K. I understand the rarity value on this side of the water, but somewhere closer to half of that seems more realistic to me.
    Someone who knows this era of Range Rovers better than me can likely expand on or correct this, but 1991 was right around when the 3.9i engine was introduced. IIRC, it used Lucas’ version of Bosch’s Jetronic injection. It worked well enough (and enough time has passed since its introduction that debugging it is a known quantity), but from what I recall there are some Lucas-specific bits in the system that don’t have direct-replacement equivalents from the Bosch catalogue. Expect to make use of Rockauto’s insanely expensive international shipping on those items.
    As an aside, I did briefly have a 1974 or 1975 (can’t remember exactly) Range Rover in University. Ex-farm car, 4-speed, hose-out interior (tested and working!), absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, an average fuel economy of 11mpg Imperial meant that it was just financially unfeasible to run on a student budget so was let go after not very much time with it. Shame, as it was a really well thought-out vehicle, and these pre-air suspension Range Rovers were generally more reliable and less fussy to run than newer models.

  7. texpat Avatar
    texpat

    Damn it, my dream car. Right there. Wonder if they would take $12k.
    This and a 911 in the garage, and I’m happy.

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