The original Land Rover Discovery was an off-road capable family car introduced in 1989 that ditched some of the off-road prowess of the Defender, but was very similar in size and capability to the Range Rover. It was only the third new product line from Land Rover since their inception in 1948 and their first model positioned as a “family” car, but many families used the Defender and Range Rover over the years…so it was more of a “marketing” position. Today’s example is a cheap and equipped with a manual box. Find this 1995 Land Rover Discovery offered for $5500 in Loveland, CO via craigslist.
From the seller:
1995 land rover discovery
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: green
title status: clean
1995 Land Rover Discovery – 5 speed manual / Coniston Green
It runs and drives but will need some love to be a daily driver.
Pretty rust free
New clutch slave and master cylinder
Has rear jump seats
Rare 5 speed manual
Rare color for a discovery
Looks cool & gets tons of compliments
Clutch engagement seems rougher than it should be and there’s a little noise
Power steering not working
Emergency brake not working
Speedometer not working
Has some fluid leaks
Drivers side rear window only goes up when it wants to
Needs most maintenance items. (It’s been sitting for the past 2 years)
Tip of the key is broken in the ignition (still works fine)
Probably more… If you’re looking for a daily driver that’s ready to go, this probably isn’t the one for you.
I bought this truck about a year ago with intentions of restoring it for myself. It’s just been sitting in my garage and now I’m preparing to move so it might be best to let it go.
A very clean example of a nearly identical discovery recently sold for $33,500
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