1989 Land Rover Discovery Series 1 Press Car

Lot: 241

Estimate (£): 13,000 - 16,000
(+buyer’s premium of 9.6% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1989 Land Rover Discovery manual that has been with the current owner for the last 10 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 99 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Bid on this Lot

A rare Press Launch car in remarkably original condition...

  • Part of the 86-vehicle Discovery launch fleet in the Autumn of 1989 and subsequently retained by Land Rover as a dealer training vehicle for 3 years
  • Some small differences from the production vehicles: Walnut switch and stereo surrounds, fitted with sun blinds for the alpine, rear and boot window
  • In very original condition and has been well looked after. Light refurb work to both sills and foot wells. Dry stored for the last 15 years only coming out for shows and special occasions
  • Displayed at many Land Rover/ Classic car shows, Aug 2013 - Featured in Land Rover World. Feb 2017 - Featured in Land Rover Classic magazine
  • 2018 - Selected by JLR to represent Land Rover on two occasions as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations at Land Rover Classic Works YouTube broadcast
  • May 2019 - Showcased at Land Rover design studios to showcase Discovery from original to current generation
  • Oct 2019 - Filmed by YouTube for an in-depth documentary film about '30 Years of Discovery'
  • These ex-Press cars (known as G-WACs) are very desirable and, although not pristine, this rare example only needs some cosmetic attention to take it to the next level
This car was consigned by Nick Bicknell. Please feel free to contact Nick on 07957 279000 / nickb@classiccarauctions.co.uk

Lot Details

Registration: G534 WAC RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1989 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Land Rover Odometer reading (miles): 116500
Model: Discovery MOT expiry: 2020-06-23
Warranted: No Chassis number: SALLJGBV7GA393359

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 99 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

In very original condition and has been well looked after. Light refurb work to both sills and foot wells. Small dent in the roof that is part of its history at Land Rover. 

Interior

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Remarks

Apart from age related vinyl shrinkage from being in the sun its in very good condition. Air-con, no sunroof, Walnut switch and stereo surrounds, fitted with sun blinds for the alpine, rear and boot window.

Engine

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Transmission

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Remarks

No second gear synchro issues.

Running Gear

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Electrics

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Vehicle History

Remarks

Original service book, lots of invoices documenting all works in the last 10 years. Part of the 86-vehicle Discovery launch fleet in the autumn of 1989. Fitted with Air con, no sunroofs also had a couple of little touches that were not carried over to production these include walnut finishers on the switches around the dashboard and a walnut frame around the stereo, and in the boot sun blinds were fitted for the alpine, rear and boot window. After the launch she was retained by Land Rover and used as a dealer training vehicle for 3 years before being sold off.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history