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1997 - 165K Miles (on the chassis) - *Offers Invited*

On behalf of a close friend of ours in Austin, Texas, we are offering for sale this extremely rare and meticulously maintained ($32k spent) 1997 Land Rover Discovery XD.


It is 1 of only 250 built by Land Rover Special Vehicles for the North American market.


It has been owned by our friend for 5 years, and prior to his purchase, it was owned by a friend of his for 9 years.


This Special Vehicles built example has a 4.0 injected V8 and an automatic transmission. It is adventure ready.


The gearbox has been rebuilt, and amongst much other work, the V8 has had the head gasket replaced. Over $32,000 of invoices are on file in the current ownership.


Viewings are welcome in Austin, TX, and the car’s mechanic is happy to give an independent appraisal. Over 65 Photos, including on a lift, showing the undercarriage are available upon request plus multiple videos.


*Offers are invited.*

The owner would love offers above $30,000, given the quality of this example and the work and money it has benefited from, but will also consider offers in the the high twenties, if it is going to the right home of a fellow enthusiast!


Key notes from the owner of work completed:


  • Top End Motor Rebuilt with TWS performance camshaft and upgraded 19 pound fuel injectors,arp head studs and valve cover gaskets. Full engine rubber/hoses/lines/ gaskets refresh.


  • Ashcroft Transfer case replacement unit


  • Rebuilt 4HP22 Transmission with 4HP24 internals / torque converter.


  • 4.11 GBR Utah gears installed


  • 2” Terra Firma HD springs with super gas shocks


  • Heavy Duty Panhaard rod


  • Heavy Duty Track Rod


  • New Land Rover Discovery Steering Box


  • 4 new Wheel hubs


  • New Driveshaft Joints


  • New Engine and Transmission Bushings


  • HD fan clutch


  • New Nissen OE Radiator



  • 180 degree T-Stat


  • New Condenser Fans


  • Scangauge Digital Temperature Sensor


  • New Full Stainless 50 state compatible y pipe with Catalyitc Coverters, Magnaflow Center


  • Resonator, muffler deleted, Borla exhaust tip.


  • Defender 90 Vented disc upgrade with new calipers. New rear calipers and discs.


  • New brake booster and master cylinder


  • 4 new door gaskets


  • Bluetooth sound system, continental head unit with 1000W amp and 10” JL audio subwoofer.


  • Reduced height Safety Devices Roof rack with basket (overall height less than 7’)


  • RTE (Rover Tyme Engineering) Replacement steel Front bumper with steel Skid plate. One off fabrication for brush bar on front bumper.


  • RTE Replacement rear bumper with “trees”


  • One off fabrication for frame and body mounted steel rock sliders to match profile and design of RTE bumpers.


  • 8x Hella Rallye 4000 Metal Lights: 3 at front bumper (on a separate switch) 4 at roof rack (on a separate switch) 1 at rear as a rear facing “work light” (on a separate switch).


  • Discovery 2 headlamp upgrade with high performance LED bulbs with heat syncs for high/low beam headlights.


  • CB radio in custom mount.


  • New Heater Core


  • Reversing Camera with view screen in rear view mirror.

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