1997 Land Rover Discovery I Tdi
Time-warp 2-owner 66,910 mile 3-door 300Tdi Disco that's been carefully stored since 2016; freshly MOT'd with 19 service stamps by its supplying dealer
Supplied new by Matford Land Rover of Exeter to a gent in Torquay, Devon in August 1997 this rather rare survivor comes to us in desirable 3-door 300TDi form with a manual ‘box and is finished in white with Granite interior cloth trim.
The original purchase invoice on file details the optional extras specified including front seat covers, head rest cushions, rear step, carpet mats, front mudflaps, running boards, electric pack, ABS an Air conditioning costing £24,050.
The Disco has been tucked away in storage by our vendor for the past 5 or so years alongside the V8 3-door also in this sale, this having been in his ownership since 2013.
The history file includes the V5C showing just 1 previous owner, the owner’s pack & service book revealing an impressive 19 stamps (all by the supplying dealer) and additional hand-written entry by Nexus Motor Trade, the last at 41,071 miles in July 2013. In addition, the file includes a ream of service and maintenance/parts invoices dating back to 1998 including the last documented service in June 2015 at 63,732 miles along with at least 5 old MOTs the history of which confirms the car was off the road, in storage between 2016 and its most recent test in November 2021 which it passed with no advisories at 66,910 miles.
Starting promptly as we moved it around for these shots, the condition appears to be very good and uncommonly original throughout with only a small graze evident on the near side rear corner as pictured. The interior too is also super with minimal signs of use/wear and a real throw back to a bit of 90’s simplistic nostalgia – far removed from today’s complex digi-dash Discovery products.
One for the serious collector or enthusiast we think along with its 3-door V8 sibling. Super.
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