1992 Land Rover Discovery

1992 Land Rover Discovery

The Discovery Series I was conspicuously presented during the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show, and introduced to market in the United Kingdom in October that year,after the vehicle had been developed under the internal code-name “Project Jay”.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. However, with smaller engines available, just two side doors at introduction, and other cost-reductions, the new Discovery was priced more affordably, for a larger, more middle-class market segment, intended to counter the Japanese competition at the time. 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 was sold new by Archibalds in Christchurch on the 29-07-1992. The vehicle was then service by Archibalds all the way through to 2003 when the first owner sold the vehicle to a mechanic who also worked for the company. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a rare Discovery in very original condition , complete with stamped service history, handbooks etc. This is a truly genuine example and an opportunity not to be missed. Please contact us for further information and photographs.

BAINS CLASSIC MOTOR HOUSE is a low volume boutique classic car broker. Viewing of vehicles is by appointment only in our North Canterbury located Motor House.

 

 

 

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$9,999
  • Mileage: 230000 KM
  • Model Year: Discovery
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Owners: 3
  • Ext color: Red
  • Int color: Tan