Landrover Discovery 300tdi expedition vehicle camper (not Defender)
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Sale price: £2,900.00
Car location: United Kingdom
Landrover Discovery 300tdi for sale
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Item Features Landrover Discovery 300tdi:
|Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... Read moreabout the condition||Year:||1996|
|Manufacturer:||Land Rover||MOT Expiry:||11/2016|
Hi and welcome to my auction for my
stunning series 1 Discovery.
This is a very special vehicle, you can be certain you will not find another like it.
This is the ultimate weekend fun vehicle, loads of space for carrying round tools and building equipment or doing trips to the tip, and has a unique camper conversion in the back which makes it ideal for fishermen, kayakers or windsurfers etc. Carry all your equipment with ease, then spend the night at your favourite spot in comfort, what could be better?
If you have been considering buying aLandrover for a weekender and are disappointed at what your money can get you (if you have been looking at Defenders), then this represents great value for money. You get the Landrover marque and all the off road capability of a Defender, but it"s more comfortable and drives considerably better......I have restored a few early Defenders and can state that objectively!
Difficult to know where to start, but here goes....
Started life as a 3 door 300tdi. I purchased it as it had no sunroof, no rear doors and a manual box – all plus points if you know Discoveries.
Rear seats were removed and rear windows blanked off making for a huge load space, which has been carpeted and nicely trimmed out.
Front seats were replaced with black leather ones, and the headlining carefully re-covered - this looks lovely and makes a nice change in a Discovery, they are usually a sagging mess.
Camper conversion in the back has been thoughtfully done. It has a single bunk which measures 1850 x 600 when made up ( I will include the self inflating mattress, it"s really comfortable).
Underneath the bunk are 3 slide out storage boxes providing useful space for clothing or camping equipment.
Nice worktop, which houses a small stainless steel sink, has running water, LED lighting and a mini fridge, all powered from a separate leisure battery in the back. This is charged via solar panels, and also via a split charge relay system. There is a 12v socket and antenna in the back for powering a small TV and phone/lap top chargers etc. The solar panel charge controllers also have useful USB charging points. There is a curtain in the back which drops down and provides privacy from the front cab area when required at night, and a foil blind which blanks out the tailgate window, holds into place on small rubber suckers. Nice and cosy in the back at night, unobtrusive too so ideal for “stealth camping”.
Mechanically the vehicle is in really good order, it"s been much pampered in my ownership and has wanted for nothing. Been regularly serviced with lots of oil and filter changes, and has had any parts it needed promptly done. Over the last 12 months it"s had all new suspension, new battery, new clutch , new water pump, and just this week I have fitted a reconditioned alternator, new serpentine belt and tensioner. Starts on the button, runs sweet as a nut and pulls like a train.
The vehicle has a really nice stance and sits well on the road. The extended arches and 35mm negative offset steel modular wheels work perfectly together – looks sweet.
It sits tall, I"m often asked if it"s been lifted but it hasn"t, the tyres have a bigger radius than the standard wheels which raises it up a little. Tyres are Insa Dakar 265/75/16s – they were new last year and have loads of tread – I have an unused spare on a spare steel modular too.
I carry the spare wheel on the roof rack if I go on a trip, it"s too heavy to mount on the rear door so I mounted a jerry can there instead!
The original rear bumper has been replaced with a one piece heavy duty solid steel one. There is no towing ball currently fitted, but the bumper has 4 fixing points in which are set out at the correct centres to take a Nato style tow ball or hitch – just bolt it straight on.
I have carried out a couple of lighting upgrades, there are some small eagle eye LED units which run off the side light circuit on the front and rear of the roof rack, some angel eye spotlights, and also a 72w LED light bar wired into main beam. All been correctly wired via a relay.
With full beam on the road is lit up for miles, it"s awesome!
Roof rack is great, it"s a commercial grade Rhino roof rack that would have originally been on a van, but I fabricated some brackets to modify it and it fits perfectly. It"s really strong, and as a bonus it takes full sheets of plywood or plasterboard – there is a roller on the back edge which helps loading considerably.
If you are not carrying plywood it will take your surfboards or kayaks just as well!
Would also be ideal to take a roof tent if you wanted to take a partner with you on an extended trip.
Prior to my ownership this vehicle was owned by a local MOT garage as their runaround – in the years that they had it they carried out various welding works in the areas where early Discoveries suffer , so before it came to me it had previously had a replacement boot floor/sills/rear cross member and body mounts. I have waxoiled it a couple of times since I"ve had it and at the moment I think it"s in pretty decent shape underneath, certainly way better than most.
Can"t think of much else to say other than come and have a look if you are genuinely interested.
I have decided to list as a fixed price ad - I"ve put a price on it which I think is fair for the condition, extras and uniqueness , but I"m happy to haggle to a point!
Before expressing an interest please be realistic about what this is – it"s a 20 year old Landrover, and owning it brings with it a heady mix of joy, and occasional frustration. Your friends will envy it, your wife will hate it, but when you are behind the wheel the world will generally seem like a better place.
If you have only ever driven a Ford Focus, then you are probably barking up the wrong tree.......
Only selling as it"s time for a new project, I have held onto this one for much longer than I normally do as it kind of got under my skin, but time for me to start something new.
Any questions drop me a note.
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