Like the new long-wheelbase Range Rover, the Classic LSE was the most expensive Range Rover ever made, breaking the £40,000 barrier for the first time. The extra 8 inches of wheelbase gives ample legroom for rear passengers, and provides a little extra stability for high-speed cruising. A new crankshaft increased the swept volume from 3.9-litres to 4.2-litres, which translated into a jump from 182bhp to 200bhp – not exactly mind-blowing, but enough to allow the Range Rover to waft serenely along at motorway speeds.
Off-road the original air suspension could be adjusted manually with an impressive rise and fall of up to five inches, but unreliability has led to most vehicles being converted to springs. Like this one.
At £5495 ono it’s probably a fair price, but you’ll never know until you have a poke around those hidden rust spots (body mounts, sills, inside the doors etc.) This is a late model, wearing a Brooklands body kit and a ‘soft dash’ that give the Range Rover a more modern appearance. It’s had regular use until recently, which will hopefully have kept many gremlins at bay, and it looks like LPG has been fitted, so running costs should be more manageable than usual.
Worth a look. Have a look here for the full listing.