LAND ROVER 88
~ literally 1-of-1 in the USA ~
One of the most talked during the 70th anniversary Party in Europe (Spain).
Words cannot describe this stunning 1980 Land Rover 88. Finished in yellow with black interior.
The most notable feature of this car, besides being a superb condition example of a Land Rover 88, is the very unique fitment body of
a mix between a lightweightand a land rover 88. It was a vehicle-oriented to The Camel TrophyRally competition that was held annually between 1980 and 2000 andit was best known for its use of Land Rover vehicles over challenging terrains, the event took its name from its main sponsor, the camel cigarette brand.
Full instrumentation; speedometer in miles and kilometers, tachometer, fuel gauge. Along with other switches and control functions.
Body and paint is in very good condition. It was repainted 4 years ago, in the same original color. All bright work is in excellent
condition with minimal pitting, dents or marks.
The interior is in very good condition with all its original fitments. The "pleather" seats are soft showing only the very modest of wear.
It does show all the lovely signs of gentle use and the warm "patina" that makes these Classic Land Rovers what they are.
(The word "patina" is used literally here, and not as a means to explain old dry)
Mechanically, the car is superb. It has been put through "Las Comas Park" test drive during the 70th anniversary and it made without any issues the tracks blue, green and red tracks. This aside, the car was excellent to begin with. As testimony, we received the car after more than 3 years of not being started. - after doing all the necessary service, it fired up instantly and held a steady idle like! It is certainly very sound and the low mileage can be of no question.
It idles very smooth, powers well with low and high gears and handles the road comfortably and straight - no front end or backend suspension issues.
It comes to a stop, true and strong. The tires on the car are at 70%Under the bonnet, the presentation is very good.
It has simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life with no RUST. You must take the time to look at ALL the photos.
It is without question a valuable find and investment.
Interesting Information about this land rover 88.
1980 Land Rover 88
4 WHEEL DRIVE
Complete Dash Board:
Speedometer in miles and kilometers, odometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure.
Equipped with heating system.
Front Compartment & interior:
Separate controls for front vents.
Globe compartment in the middle of front seats.
2 seats upfront and 4 seats in the back seats a total of 6 people comfortably
Two independent differentials
4 gear transmission with overdrive
Low and high gearing
4 and/or 2 wheel drive
Handbook and two set of keys
Overall Length ? 143?
Curb weight ? 3450 pounds.
The Camel TrophyRally competition old pictures from magazines
A note from the seller:
For those Land Rover enthusiasts who have followed me on instagram in the past I welcome you all. For those who are new to my adverts and/or the marquee, please note that as a serious collector of some 15 years, all my cars are truly described examples. I have my own private Land Rover workshop (not open to the public but dedicated to my own cars) We are dedicated to the preservation of the marquee and as such, any car that leaves the stable is completely inspected and work-shopped to ensure mechanical and operational items are maintained appropriately. We adopt a ?keep it original? mentality with pride and confidence, offeringafter salestechnical support and assistance well beyond the sale. Because most of my cars are offered for the pleasures of driving enjoyment it is not always possible or practical to seek perfection (in the true sense of the word) but we do always uphold excellence in whatever we do. Our cars are by no means cheap priced cars but we like to think they are amongst the best.
**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**
~~ Important note: the $500 deposit is due within 24 hours. If not paid, or if no contact is received within that period, we reserve the right to offer the car to any other party.~~
This Land Rover is part of a private collection. I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 15 years with considerable experience and knowledge of Land Rovers, Rolls Royce, Bentleys Motor Cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with these marquees. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to ?hold? the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated must be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Please note, however, we do NOT allow 3rd party inspectors because history has sadly proven, they are not worth their weight in salt. Do not waste your time nor money - come yourself and we will go over the car in detail with you. Once you bid or make an offer, you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $500.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier?s check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear, if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, you will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of the marquee, I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison, my cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, show cars of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand, the very nature of these classic Rolls-Royces is such that it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further, and very importantly, these cars are classic cars also because they are old. So this means a 40 year old car is predominantly comprised of 40 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Please note, fitted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Similarly, cruise control systems fitted to these classics were of an inferior design and I do not check or warrant the operation of these. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand, by example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance". We do not do this unless specifically requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 40 years old. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:
The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed, written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer?s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as ?exempt?. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown and accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy with independent reports such as Carfax, AutoCheck, etc. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction.I have applied and paid taxes for a north carolina title and currently the Land rover has its NC registration and title number assigned. I am just waiting to received the title from NCDMV.
PLEASE; IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU CONTEMPLATE DOING SO AS, RESPECTFULLY, THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, only few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale.Their down-side is part of the fun in owning them! As the old saying goes; "we love to hate them and hate to love them!" So, please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.