The first Range Rover idea was initially put forward in the early 50’s but it wasn’t until 1967 work on a prototype began in earnest; it was finalised in 1969. During the year of 1969-70, 26 Velar engineering development vehicles were built and road registered; the name Velar comes from the Italian ‘velare’ which means to veil or cover. It was a Range Rover engineer that coined this name as a decoy when registering pre-production Range Rovers. There were about 40 of these mystery Range Rovers and they are still accounted for. Range Rover brand was launched in 1970 and was even shown in the Louvre in Paris as an “exemplary work of industrial design”. Since the early seventies the Range Rover has constantly evolved and remains today a symbol of quality best reflected in the company’s website one liner: ‘The world’s most luxurious SUV features superb levels of sophistication, inherent capability and design inspiration, together with technological advances that set it apart’.
Country Classic Cars are pleased to present a Range Rover Vogue LSE Auto registered in 1993; ex Rover display vehicle then one family owned from 1994 and now showing 76k miles travelled.
The initial Vogue platform arrived in 1970 and the first series continued until 1995 and is often referred to as the ‘Classic’ with the highest rate of trim announced in 1992 as the LSE model. Our example is the very top of a rather exclusive list, a Long-Wheel-Base with the 8in/20cm extension to the rear seating area. Finished in Plymouth Blue with grey leather interior, quality wood trim and carpets the LSE left dealers with little to tick on the options list. Standard equipment includes PAS, central locking, ABS, traction control, air suspension, sunroof, cruise control and electric/heated seats plus much more. With its 4.2 litre EFI V8 performance is plentiful, presenting 200bhp @ 4850rpm and a healthy 231 Lbs ft torque@ 1800rpm via a 4 speed ZF automatic gearbox.
Used sparingly over the past 26 years the current custodian asked Bush Engineering in Fernhurst to carry out a ‘body off’ restoration in the recent past; this included a full re-spray and extensive mechanical improvements; at this time we await futher details. We do know the LSE presents well, drives correctly and offers audio from the smooth V8 that makes the original radio cassette redundant. We are presenting this Range Rover on behalf of the current owner and consider the sale price to be attractive and fair. Genuine interest is most welcome and for additional information please message with your email address for multiple detailed images and walk-round video; we will forward the file via ‘We Transfer’ a free to use and safe service. Country Classic Cars operate by appointment only and within current Government guidelines. Inspection most welcome but please bear the current situation in mind, especially with regards to test drives.
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm System
- Automatic Climate Control
- Cruise Control
- Direct Fuel Injection
- Floor Mats
- Leather Package
- Power Steering
- Seat Heating
Range Rover Vogue 4.2 LSEi (aut. 4) in 1993, the model with 5-door sport-utility wagon body and V-8 4273 cm3 / 260.6 cui engine size, 149 kW / 203 PS / 200 hp (DIN) of power, 340 Nm / 251 lb-ft of torque, 4-speed automatic...