1985 Range Rover 3.5 V8

Lot: 170

Sold for (£): 6,413
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1985 Range Rover V8 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 87 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A great looking classic Range Rover. This 1985 model has the very strong Rover 3.5 V8, a manual gearbox and is fitted with original twin stromberg carbs. The seller informs us it comes with MOT certificates that support the mileage of 45,000 miles and a Heritage Certificate. It also comes with a full original tool-kit. It has recently been serviced with new plugs, oil & filter and air filters. Front/rear axles and front swivels have also had fluid top-ups.

Lot Details

Registration: 8233 VX RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1985 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Range Rover Odometer reading (miles): 44950
Model: V8 MOT expiry: 2015-11-14
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: SALLHAMV7BA157734

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 87 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


When the car had a recent professional re-spray it was fitted with new front wings and rear wheel arches.  The mild window tints could be easily removed and the badging decals could be changed to original transfers at minimal cost / effort.  The seller states that both sections of the tail-gate are in very good condition.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


A new replacement head-lining has been fitted. Seats, carpets and steering wheel etc. are all in very good original condition.  There is even an in-period NEC carphone still fitted!


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Car has had a recent service.  No faults.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Car has had a recent new clutch.  When the gearbox is cold, there is a very slight 3rd gear synchro noise - not uncommon with these classic Range Rovers!

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Brake discs are worn, but perform ok.  Refurbished CSK alloy-wheels.


Minor: Major:


Rear windscreen wiper not working, replacement unit provided with car.

Vehicle History


19 x MOT certificates and SORNS.  Some invoices for parts etc.

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