This vehicle is being sold by a $1 reserve auction. Please follow the link https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/land-rover/listing/3841468421?bof=pVTpzO2z .The Discovery Series I was conspicuously presented during the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model was strongly based on the more upmarket Range Rover, using the same chassis, suspension and 4WD-system, and a derivative body design – especially the four-door copied much of the more expensive Range Rover’s body structure. The Discovery was Land Rover’s first model, that was positioned as a family car, designed to be both fully off-road capable, and suitable as a daily driver for any family, even offering more luggage space, and optionally more seats than the Range Rover. At launch, the Discovery was only available as a three-door model, but the five-door version followed the next year, in 1990. Both were fitted with five seats, with the option to have two jump seats fitted in the boot. Compared to the Range Rover, the Discovery was given a slightly longer rear, which was further extended on the series II. In order to make room for optional third row jump seats, the spare wheel had to move to the outside of the car, fitted to a side-swinging rear door, instead of the Range Rover’s split tailgate. The roof of the rear section of the car was raised, to create sufficient headroom in the third row. Combined with a safari side window cluster, this gave the Discovery its own distinct look and profile.
This example of the rare three-door Discovery is being sold as a Barn Find /Restoration Project .The vehicle really needs a complete repaint, the body is fairly straight apart from a big dent on rear. The interior is fairly tidy and complete for the age of the vehicle. The registration expires on the 21/11/2022 and the last WOF expired in Feb 2022.The vehicle starts and drives well, brakes are also functional. Further mechanical and general inspection is recommended as this is being sold as a Restoration/Parts/Barn Find/ End of Life Vehicle. The vehicle is being sold WITHOUT a battery but obviously can be started to load onto a trailer or for a test drive.
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