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1989 Range Rover Vogue EFi

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  • Mileage~111,300
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine3.5L
  • LocationChesterfield


1989 Range Rover Vogue EFi

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Jacob Boodrie
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The Range Rover Classic - regarded as the world's first truly luxurious SUV; a timeless template created for all to follow.

The Range Rover was credited with creating a brand new market sector - the luxury off-roader.

When debuted in 1970, it only had three doors and a utilitarian interior. However, it's a combination of on-road comfort and off-road abilities made it such a hit. It was produced for a whopping 27 years and featured a V8 engine with an automatic transmission awarded for its quality.

This particular example has been owned by Chris for the previous 27 years and been dry stored for the 16 of them. A timewarp classic that really has been given the love and attention it deserves.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after liaising with Chris the owner.

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Meet the owner

Meet Chris, a self-proclaimed classic Range Rover fanboy and Land Rover Owner magazine star.

Chris has owned this lovely Classic Range Rover Vouge EFi for the previous 27 years. He is the third owner and has done all servicing himself treating the car to regular oil changes and filters. He explains "that's why the car's engine and differential are in such good condition and runs very smoothly.".

In 2001 he had a new water pump, airflow meter, regulator pack fitted and has all the receipts for every piece of work carried out.

The car is totally original and in 2004 it was put on axel stands until March 2020 when the car received: new brake pipes; cleaned callipers; new brake fluid; new fluid and seals in the steering box; new seals and oil in the front swivel housings; complete service with new spark plugs; the roof lining and sunroof professionally retrimmed; a different original upper tailgate was fitted and finally new wax-oiled throughout.

Chris has really gone all out, bringing this car up to an incredible standard and ready for the new owner to enjoy; just as he has.

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A timeless boxy and utilitarian style which is recognized worldwide as the luxury SUV that started it all.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted to this Luxury 4x4 monster are unmissable three-spoke 16" classic Range Rover wheels with matching Michelin rubber all round.

The alloys are in great condition - the O/S rear alloy has some slight paint bubbling, but it's not visible until you get really close.

The off-road capable rubber also looks in great condition with lots of life left in each tyre.

Please view all the images of the exterior to assess the condition for yourself.


We really like the look of this bodywork on this classic Range Rover. Chris has been such as meticulous owner, he mentions he's probably spent more on cleaning products for the car than any work carried out.

As you can see from the photos, this car has really been cared for over the previous 27+ years. The shut lines across each panel look tight and even as you'd expect.

A timeless body shape that only gets better with age. Please view the exterior photos for a closer look at each panel.


Finished in Cairngorm Brown, we love how it stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons - it really compliments the body shape.

The paint looks even in finish and colour across the car. By looking at the finish you can tell how much Chris has cared for this car over his ownership.

Please take a look at the photos to see the paint up close.

Glass and Trim

The glass and trim are in excellent condition and look to match the mileage and age.

The glass looks free from damage and very clean all around. The trim and rubber seals look great too, maintaining their original black colour.

Please take a look at the images to see the trim and glass in finer detail.


A feast of wood, tan cloth and electric motors - a simple yet sophisticated cockpit.

Seats and Carpets

The interior of this car looks excellent, the cloth seats have held up really well over its short 32 years of use. Chris has just had the cars headlining retrimmed as well. We didn't notice any sagging or rips in the seats and carpets.

If we're being really particular, we did notice some wear to the rear N/S door cards, a small part of the vinyl covering is missing, however overall the interior is in excellent condition.

Please take a look through the interior photos to really appreciate this cabin.


The dashboard is in excellent condition and in line with the rest of the car.

Chris reports that all the dials, gauges, and electrics are working correctly and exactly as they should.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Simple yet elegant, the steering wheel puts you in full control of the mighty 3.5L V8.

Both the gear stick and steering wheel look in great condition too - in line with its age.

Please see the images for a detailed view of both.


Mud-plugging ability doesn't come at the expense of refinement - a 3.5L 135bhp V8 gives you comfort on-road and hugely capable off-road potential.

Engine and Gearbox

Featuring Land Rovers robust detuned 135bph version of the Buick-derived Rover V8 3,528cc engine, this car is capable of ploughing through anything you throw at it. In '86 the carburettors were replaced by Lucas electronic fuel injectors, which improved both performance and fuel economy.

The Range Rover used permanent four-wheel drive, rather than the switchable rear-wheel/four drive option found in other Land Rover models. In 1985 the Range Rover was upgraded to the 4-speed ZF box coupled to an LT230 transfer box.

When Chris purchased the car back in '93 he took it in for its last dealer service where it was treated to a complete filter and oil change, since, Chris has done all the servicing himself with the receipts to show for it too. He's been meticulous during his ownership and maintenance.

Chris reports the engine and gearbox are working exactly as they should, the car has just been treated to new filters, fluids, oils, and spark plugs this winter.

Suspension and Brakes

Chris has also assured us that the car handles and stops exactly as it should too.

Over the past few months, new brake pipes have been fitted as well as stripping and cleaning the callipers.

While doing all of this, he applied a fresh coat of wax oil to the underbody.

Please view the images and photos to have a closer look under the car and see the suspension and brakes in more detail.

The Drive

Maybe you're looking for a city runabout, or perhaps you went to take the car on a European off-road adventure - this car manages to do it all. In style, grace, comfort and power.

We really love a Range Rover Classic, especially one in this condition. Chris reports that this car drives just as it should and he's really gone over and above keeping it in timewarp condition.

Electrics and Other

An impressive feast of electric features for the '80s. Chris has kept the car fully standard with the original heater, clock and radio.

The car is also fitted with a tow bar with full electrics.

Please take a look at the images for a closer look at the electrical features of this car.

History and Paperwork

A very lovely Range Rover Classic coming out of long ownership from a devoted enthusiast. Being a UK RHD example, in Cairngorm Brown makes this truly desirable classic.

Over Chris' long and loving ownership of this car, he's really given it the care and attention a classic like this deserves. Chris reports that it not only looks excellent, but it's also mechanically sound too.

The car has been featured in Land Rover Owners Internation magazine and Chris mentions "Anyone who knows of me and the vehicle will tell you how well I have loved and looked after her, it's is with great sadness I am parting company with this truly amazing example of the best of British. Unfortunately, times have changed and I just cannot have everything.".

The car features an automatic gearbox, central locking, tilt and slide steel sunroof, power-assisted steering, electric windows, tow bar with full electrics.

Checks carried out by us:
- Photo ID of seller.
- V5 checked against seller's photo ID.
- HPi checked and clear.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
04.09.2020 MOT 111,229
28.08.2004 MOT 108,900
29.06.2003 MOT 108,013
08.06.2002 MOT 105,060
16.06.2001 MOT 94,312
22.07.2000 MOT 91,426
25.07.1999 MOT 83,945
20.07.1998 MOT 76,460
30.07.1997 MOT 70,000
23.07.1996 MOT 62,150
15.05.1995 MOT 50,047
24.06.1994 Service 48,000
13.03.1994 MOT 44,949
18.11.1993 Service 42,823
05.04.1993 Service 35,093
10.06.1992 Service 27,225
26.04.1991 Service 18,000
30.11.1990 Service 12,000
18.06.1990 Service 6,000
03.10.1989 Service 1,205
Key Details
  • ModelVogue EFI
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date24.08.1989
  • CC3500CC
  • Mileage~111,300
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourCairngorm Brown
  • Interior ColourTan
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #SALLHAML3FA398487
  • Engine #25D21303C
  • MOTYes. Exp - 05.09.2021
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers2
  • Tyre BrandMichelin
  • VisitedNo - Self Consignment
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned27 yrs
  • Key FeatureOwnership

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Well done crystal, worth every pound of that price. I would have been in the bidding but my financial fire-power is restricted past about £15k due to being owed a similar amount by the goon at North Yorkshire Classic who I bought a range rover off which turned out to be a complete pile of crap, was returned to him in October 2020 on day of collection (it only managed 15 miles before breaking down) and I haven’t seen it or my money since. If you look on his advert on car and classic you’ll see it , G reg… Read more »


thankyou for your kind email I’m so sorry to hear about your range rover hope you sort this company out regards clint.


Well done Chris worth every penny…..Regards ..Mark


sorry my name is clint.


can you call me *************

Adam - Trade Classics


£17,995 bid by crystal 15.01.2021 @ 19:34:59
Adam - Trade Classics

Chris the owner is a top bloke and he’s emotional seeing his car go (I spoke to him earlier). I’m glad you bidder recognise how good this car is. Adam – Trade Classics

£17,001 bid by crystal 15.01.2021 @ 19:32:59
£15,500 bid by garethjordan 15.01.2021 @ 19:31:59
£15,250 bid by Garydarby01 15.01.2021 @ 19:31:23
£15,000 bid by garethjordan 15.01.2021 @ 19:30:12
£13,451 bid by Benthompsonautos 15.01.2021 @ 19:26:14
£13,250 bid by sk 15.01.2021 @ 19:15:25
£12,800 bid by uda 15.01.2021 @ 19:10:47
£12,500 bid by crystal 15.01.2021 @ 19:02:36

You are very welcome mate,yes i have seen them restored,and very nice to,but yours is unmolested as they say,i just hope that whoever gets it realises that your dedication has enabled them to own a piece of motoring history..Not long now mate,don,t worry to much i am sure who ever gets it will look after it and good luck to them……Regards…..Mark

£12,000 bid by crystal 15.01.2021 @ 18:58:57
mark waywell
mark waywell

As a fellow classic range rover enthusiast for close on 40 years,i have to say that your RR is probably the nicest and straightest that i have ever seen[makes my 1988 RR look like a skip]..Good luck to you mate,,and well done….Regards ….Mark

£11,500 bid by crystal 15.01.2021 @ 10:01:00
£11,250 bid by uda 15.01.2021 @ 09:46:07
£11,000 bid by sk 14.01.2021 @ 22:52:58
£10,750 bid by uda 14.01.2021 @ 20:57:03
£10,500 bid by Benthompsonautos 14.01.2021 @ 20:38:07
£10,250 bid by uda 14.01.2021 @ 17:26:15
£9,800 bid by Garydarby01 14.01.2021 @ 15:53:10
£9,000 bid by uda 14.01.2021 @ 14:05:45
£8,600 bid by garethjordan 14.01.2021 @ 13:52:30

She looks beautiful – why are you selling?
Good luck with the auction

£8,300 bid by uda 14.01.2021 @ 12:14:13

Thank you for the information

£7,900 bid by Garydarby01 13.01.2021 @ 23:46:34
£7,640 bid by uda 13.01.2021 @ 23:32:23

Does the car have current MoT?

£7,400 bid by Garydarby01 13.01.2021 @ 19:20:16
£7,100 bid by Benthompsonautos 13.01.2021 @ 19:17:40
£6,750 bid by Garydarby01 13.01.2021 @ 13:23:26
£6,500 bid by sk 13.01.2021 @ 09:17:32

Hi ive seen there are some trays on the dash in the centre is there any reason for them being there to hide something? if so are they glued on or screwed on?

also on the few underside photos ive noticed the chassis is heavily undersealed is there any reason for this and has it had prior welding work that is being covered?

Regards Ben


Hi does the car require any welding
Reg Paul

£6,250 bid by Garydarby01 10.01.2021 @ 17:45:00

Hi Chris
Can you confirm that everything works on the car as it should electrical-wise – for example, windows, sunroof, locking, radio, lights etc etc.
Also, do you think it would be much of a job to remove the towbar (personal preference) and electrics without then upsetting the vehicle’s electrical systems?
Advice would be appreciated
Chris Q

£6,000 bid by slater 10.01.2021 @ 11:56:55
£5,250 bid by MrPaul 10.01.2021 @ 07:29:23

Hi Chris what is the buying price as I’d like to buy it now?

Adam - Trade Classics

Hey Ollie, thanks for your interest but no buy it now. It’s on auction so if you like it then get involved in the bidding 🙂

£5,000 bid by met 09.01.2021 @ 07:30:56

HI Chris – I’ve noticed that the exhaust has a ” bandage ” on it – any further info regarding this.



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