I‘ve been driving this Range Rover Classic for a year as my everyday car. I also use it for travelling cross-country and for hauling around the sound equipment used by my heavy-metal band, Last Year’s Tragedy.
I chose this model because it’s so comfy off-road and it looks great. It also stands out from the crowd – I see about a dozen 2010 model-year Range Rovers every day, but rarely another Classic, especially in this light blue colour.
High fuel costs meant the original V8 petrol engine didn’t make financial sense, so I’ve
fitted a 300Tdi complete with a manual gearbox from a Discovery 1. Of course, being a secondhand engine, it gave me a few teething problems, but now she runs well.
At some stage I will kit it out with a winch, snorkel and anti-roll bars, but I’m going to maintain the original Classic look. I think she looks good!
Published in the January 2014 issue of Land Rover Owner. Download a digital issue, or order a back issue by calling 01858 438884. Please note, we only hold stocks of the the last three back issues.
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