The final design of the Range Rover launched in 1970 with bodywork styled largely by the engineering team was a more capable off-road than the Land Rover but was much more comfortable, offering a top speed in excess of 100 mph (160 km/h), a towing capacity of 3.5 tons, spacious accommodation for five people and groundbreaking features such as a four-speed, dual-range, permanent four-wheel-drive gearbox and hydraulic disc brakes on all wheels.

Like other Land Rover vehicles, most of the Range Rover’s bodywork skin is constructed from lightweight aluminium, except for the two-section rear tailgate, and the bonnet on all but the earliest models. Apart from minor cosmetic changes, the body design changed very little in its first decade. However, while utility Land Rovers had body panels rolled from a single sheet of aluminium, the Range Rover used aluminium panels hung on a steel ‘safety frame’.

One of the first significant changes came in 1981, with the introduction of a four-door body. Until then, Range Rovers only had two doors, making access to the rear seats rather awkward. These doors were also very large and heavy.

This stunning 1987 example is finished in Silver with a rare 5-speed manual gearbox making progress effortless with tons of torque from the ubiquitous V8 engine.

She has been continually maintained with only 4 owners including a great history file of old invoices, mots and even the original service book/manual, adverts present.

Recent expenditure includes new exhaust, fuel tank, brakes, stainless steel tailgate, full professional Dinitrol treatment to protect the super underside condition.

On the road, she drives really well with a good easy gearbox and drivetrain and will still cruise at 80 mph in luxury if you should wish.

Supplied fully inspected, serviced and with a 12-month warranty.