Range Rover Classic from 1985. Original 3-door with a V8 carburettor-engine and a 5 gear manual gearbox.
The car has an intriguing history. Kaarlo Pettilä bought it from Sisu-Auto in Salo in 1985 and the car served in his mansion in Salo until the end of the decade. During the next owner the car was taken to Lauttasaari in Helsinki, where it is still today. The following owner had the car until the turn of the 21st century, after which it was left unused 2005. We bought the car from its fourth owner and after 14 years of standing unused we had a complete body off – nut & bolt restoration done on it.
The car has an excellent maintenance record and even many of the receipts are in a folder all the way from the 1980s. The engine has had a full repair done about 50,000 kilometres ago.
During the restoration 2018–2019 the body was lifted off the frame and both the body and frame were sandblasted, rust fixed, painted and protected from rust. The suspension, brakes and the exhaust were fully renewed. The carburettors and the engine were adjusted. Also the clutch was changed and the engine opened and maintained as well as the fuel pipes and tank renewed.
The beautiful original interior was in great condition and was kept original, except for the ceiling.
The car was painted in the rare and its original color Balmoral Green, which was also used in Prince Charles Range Rovers in 1980’s and available only for 1985 and 1986 model years.
The original rubber side lists are stored in great condition and are easy to put back. The tyres are of the model Nokian Rotiiva AT in the ‘Camel Trophy’ size (215/85/16). The car can also be sold with the stock 205 R16 tyres.
The engine runs smoothly, sounds healthy and drives beautifully. The car got to the Historic Vehicle MOT in the summer of 2019.