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2001 Range Rover DHSE (P38)

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£6,148

  • Mileage~92,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine2.5L
  • LocationWymington

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2001 Range Rover DHSE (P38)

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
Automotive Photographer

With the P38 values considerably lower than they were, it comes as no surprise that the prices are on the up for well cared for examples.

Launched in 1994, 24 years after the previous model was released. The launch came just after the takeover from BMW who had nothing to do with the development of the P38, but they took a keen interest in it. The next generation Range Rover offered more equipment, luxurious trim and was there to put their mark at the top of the SUV market.

No longer just a 4 x 4, it was Wolfgang Reitzle, the man in charge of Land Rover, that saw the potential in making the expensive luxury SUV with various bespoke features such as full leather interior, with different wood trim options and, for the first time and quite mind blowing at the time, TV screens in the headrests connected to a VHS video recorder (remember those). A TV video package would come in at an eye watering £9.500 option, the total price would be in the region of £58,000 for a fully loaded Range Rover. Definitely the top of the SUV market.

This particular example is in excellent condition, it’s been enthusiast owned which is always an added bonus when it comes to keeping the large history file in check. The original bill of sale is present and includes extras such as wood enhancement kit and steering wheel, wheel arch protectors and detachable tow bar etc. The icing on the cake is the colour option which is the stunning Alvaston red.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Paul the father-in-law of the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I’m a keen 4x4 enthusiast and the P38 is a car I’d always wanted, a great mix of classic luxury and off-road performance.

Samuel has thoroughly enjoyed his time with the Range Rover during his 2.5 year ownership. Samuel has continued to maintain the car to the already high standard which means the new owner can jump straight in and continue the enjoyment.

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Exterior

Bringing the Range Rover into the 21st Century - they certainly got it right with the P38.

Wheels and Tyres

The Range Rover wheels are in a well presented and clean condition, with the offside rear being an OE replacement. There are an odd few scuff marks to the other rims and a very slight amount of corrosion in a couple of places. The tyres are all matching General Grabber All Terrain with a good amount of tread remaining.

Bodywork

The bodywork of the Range Rover looks to be in excellent condition, the panel gaps around the vehicle look good and uniform. A couple of points to mention, there is a small car park injury on the nearside rear door and also a small dent at the bottom of the offside front door, and at the bottom of the upper tailgate - nothing a mobile specialist can’t fix. The body kit plastic trim on the bumpers and arches is all in excellent condition with no obvious scuffs or scratches.

Paint

Finished in the lovely Alvaston red, this 2001 Range Rover is very well presented. There is the odd chip and small scratch here and there, which has been touched in but definitely less than you would expect for a car of this age. The bonnet was recently repainted, but there are some minor blemishes to the lacquer finish that should polish out. This was only noticeable in the shade, in the sunlight it is quite hard to notice.

Glass and Trim

There are no noticeable scratches on the windows to point out on the Range Rover. The window seals look to be all in good condition. There are a couple of grazes to the passenger side plastic mirror casing which have been touched in. The lights on all four corners have had the optional body kit light guards fitted, which are in excellent condition.

Interior

Not your average 4x4, with all the leather, you can sense the luxury feel of the Range Rover.

Seats and Carpets

The carpets throughout the passenger area are in excellent condition, covered with mats which are also in good condition. The grey leather upholstery has been well looked after with just a few age related creases as you would expect. There is a spit in the outer cover of the drivers side seat base bolster, it has only split the outer layer and not gone right through.

Dashboard

Trimmed in the same colour grey as the seats and finished off with a Burr Walnut trim. This is all in good condition with no obvious wear around the heavy use console areas such as the electric window switches. There is some light wear on the black trim of the centre console.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Finished in leather and Burr Walnut to match the dash, the steering wheel does have some light wear to the wood lacquer at the top, the leather at the ten past and ten to positions, and also to the edge of the steering wheel controls.

The gearstick has no real signs of wear ?as it is a new genuine leather item fitted late 2019. There is just some light wear and scratches to the original surround.

Mechanics

A luxury 4 x 4 finished off with a powerhouse from another luxury marque, the BMW 2.5 turbo diesel.

Engine and Gearbox

This P38 is powered by the M51 BMW six cylinder engine. This runs smoothly without any noises creeping in that shouldn't be there. Coupled to a four-speed automatic gearbox, the change is smooth and trouble free.

As you can see from the cold start video, the Range Rover fires up at the first turn of the key and sounds fantastic.

Suspension and Brakes

One thing here to point out is this Range Rover has retained the air ride system which you'll be pleased to know is working correctly with replaced air bags, so the P38 sits nice and level, and goes up and down like it should.

The brakes are on point and bring the heavy P38 to a stop nice and straight with ease.

The Drive

Driving the 4 x 4 is a pleasure. Paul, Samuel's father-in-law, tells us reducing the height with the air suspension makes it handle nicely on the twisty roads, then higher it up for a spot of some off-road exploration.

Electrics and Other

On the electrical side of things, all the electrics are reported to be working correctly, with no issues to point out. The switchgear around the dash and centre console have no real wear to them. The ICE features boot mounted CD player and Harmon Kardon speakers.

History and Paperwork

A great P38 that's ready to be enjoyed benefiting from a total of 17 service stamps proving it's been cared for well over the years.

A nice history file always starts with the service book which is present and correct until the last service in 2019.

Lots of other receipts for work carried out. Recent works to mention are the new Boge shock absorbers and Dunlop air suspension "springs" and valve block, hub assemblies, discs and pads all round, tyres, new centre exhaust section and a battery, coming in at over £2,500. This was all carried out since 2017.

Paul is managing the sale on behalf of his son-in-law, Samuel and will answer any questions you have in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and the vehicle is HPI clear

Service History
Date Type Mileage
04.01.2021 MOT 91,280
08.09.2019 Service by Owner 87,354
25.06.2019 MOT 86,518
09.02.2019 Service by Owner 85,069
23.07.2018 MOT 84,647
15.09.2017 MOT 84,242
23.01.2017 Service by Owner 81,501
16.09.2016 MOT 79,376
19.02.2016 Service by Owner 77,256
09.09.2015 MOT 76,035
30.05.2014 MOT 74,739
28.05.2013 MOT 70,141
18.04.2013 Service (Specialist) 69,823
18.08.2012 Service (Specialist) 66,808
22.05.2012 MOT 65,833
16.05.2011 MOT 61,025
30.03.2011 Service (Specialist) 60,032
18.03.2010 MOT 56,499
27.07.2009 Service (Specialist) 52,352
12.05.2009 MOT 51,418
29.09.2008 Service (Specialist) 47,547
30.04.2008 MOT 45,198
26.06.2007 Service (Specialist) 40,221
18.05.2007 MOT 39,401
08.03.2006 Service (Specialist) 32,642
03.05.2006 MOT 33,602
23.02.2005 Service (Specialist) 26,758
13.01.2004 Service (MD) 17,904
25.04.2003 Service (MD) 11,839
04.10.2002 Service (MD) 5,874
24.04.2002 Service (MD) 2,081
21.12.2001 Service (MD) 1,589
Key Details
  • ModelRanger Rover HSE P38
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Reg. Date21.06.2001
  • CC2497cc
  • ColourAlvaston red metallic
  • Interior ColourGrey
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SALLPAMW31A456796
  • Engine #22569704
  • MOTYes Exp. 03.01.22
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes - all clear
  • Former Keepers4 on V5
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned2.5 Yrs
  • Key FeatureCondition







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simonstrains
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simonstrains

Hi Thats a nice looking Range Rover which is well pictured and described, I have studied the description and have a few of questions 1. It looks from the history that there was a Wheel vibration issue a while back was this completely solved. 2. I see from the pictures that the sat nav screen has a small breakdown are the dashboard displays complete and working. 3. The headlining looks to be in good condition, do you think the two marks will clean or are they a trick of photography. And does the sunroof work ok. 4. have you found… Read more »

Simon Whenmouth
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Simon Whenmouth

Hi Thats a nice looking Range Rover which is well pictured and described, I have studied the description and have a few of questions 1. It looks from the history that there was a Wheel vibration issue a while back was this completely solved. 2. I see from the pictures that the sat nav screen has a small breakdown are the dashboard displays complete and working. 3. The headlining looks to be in good condition, do you think the two marks will clean or are they a trick of photography. And does the sunroof work ok. 4. have you found… Read more »

Paul M Hart
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Paul M Hart

Hi Simon, Thanks for your enquiry! “That’s a nice looking Range Rover which is well pictured and described, I have studied the description and have a few of questions” – This example was carefully sought by my son-in-law Sam: following a L-R SIII 88”; Stage 1 V8 and Classic Range Rover 300 tdi. In fact Sam works for Land-Rover and managed the build of the new Land-Rover Classic facility at Ryton. [Previous owner restored E-types. etc.] Right now it’s for sale with me – due to a house move and company car. “1. It looks from the history that there… Read more »

Simon Whenmouth
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Simon Whenmouth

Thanks Paul I have registered to bid and would be coming from Devon if successful I started out with a series 111 followed by a LTD Edition Tomb Raider Defender which I have just sold on after 10years ownership
Thanks Simon

Paul M Hart
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Paul M Hart

OK Simon,
Understood: meanwhile wishing you all the best in your bidding!
It’s a great well-sorted useable low mileage example – original bill of sale + solid service history…
Regards, Paul

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