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    My Range Rover V8 story

     I always had a passion for Range Rovers, had already a bunch of them, but this one was the most special. This I bought in 2000, it´s a Range Rover V8, 5 doors 3.9EFI from 1990. Car was in bad shape and I wanted to restore it. The idea was not to have the car to its original form, more like having a car from my own taste, so I decided to change it exterior color from brown to midnight blue Porsche color Smiley

    Here´s some pics from 2000 when I bought it and how it end up after restoration.

    Before:

    After

    Some real good times I had with this RR back then

    Back then I had a neighbor that simply fall in love for my car, each time he saw me with it he was like "I want to buy your car, one day you´ll sell me this beauty and all the love you put in it" and this went on year after year. Back in 2003 I end up selling the car to him, something I regret it the minute after, but business was done. 

     

    Meantime I bought a RR TD6. Very slow car but wonderful to be seat on, like a sofa Smiley, that´s why I love RR.

     

    In 2007 I tried to find this car in order to buying it again, but had lost neighbor contact and all efforts I made to try to find the car were not successful. I

    In November 2014 I was browsing the net just for fun and all of the sudden, BANG, there was my RR V8 on a carsale website. I call immediatly and bought  the car without even discussing the price. I was out of country and was only coming back two months later so asked a friend to make 500Km trip to see and buy the car, My friend is a commercial airplan comander and luckily he was traveling to this city in one of his scales two days later "tell me about destinySmiley" It was easy for him, he went there took some pics and bought the car, put on a trailer and two days later car was in my garage.

    When I got home few months after, I was dessapointed to see my RR. The paint wasn´t in good conditions and the interior wasn´t in shape. I still had the phoetic ideia my car, even 11 years after, was still loooking new Smiley, well it wasn´t. I left the car for one year in my garage not knowing if I would restore again or not. I decided to restore it in the end of December 2015 Here´s some pics of the process:

    Before

    Seats were shoot

    Steering wheel a mess

    Leather on the dash coming out

    On the paint shop

    Then off he went to restore the interior. This time around I choose camel color for the seats and dash board with dark blue stiching instead of the light beige I used on first restoration.

    And finaly at home Smiley

    As you can see on this pic,  there are still some corrections to be made on dash leather and a new wood kit is needed too,  retoration is not completed yet.

    Sttering wheel is now looking good Smiley

    Exterior finished. New headlights, blinkers, fog lamps and "Range Rover" decalls put. New larger tires too. Special treatment was made to the front and rear chrome bumper.

    Lovely blue/camel contrast.

    New tail lights on the back too.

    As you all know these cars drive like a heavy boat, but I just love the thing Smiley

     


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    J.Seven

     

     

     


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    From the word 'passion' in your first sentence, to 'love' in the last: commendable.


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    Very nice story! You should be really proud.


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    1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2014 Mercedes A45 AMG - 2013 Mini Cooper S - Cayman GT4 (soon)


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    kiss


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    WOW, great job!


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    Of little, to make much: That is the dream of a human life.


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    So very cool, I love the last edition!! Very nice pics and story, thanks for sharing with us wink


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    Ex: '91 BMW 318i, '89 BMW 525i, '74 Mercedes-Benz 280E, '87 BMW 325is, '86 BMW 325e, '05 Ford Focus ZX4 S, '85.5 Porsche 944

    
    

    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    The car looks even better now then on the 1st restauration . Great story , love to read this kind of adventure kiss


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 


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    I admire your passion and dedication, well done! Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    Great story many thanks Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / Volvo V40 R Design daily drive


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    Love these stories, thanks for sharing wink


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    Great story, thanks for sharing! Still a great looking and classy RR.


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    I adore the RR's, lovely story and lovely example indeed. Never sell it again I'd say!


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    2003 BMW M3 CSL (sold) / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS / 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP / 2014 BMW Alpina D3 biturbo Touring


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    Porker:

    I adore the RR's, lovely story and lovely example indeed. Never sell it again I'd say!

     

    Thanks all for the kind words, and yes, I wont sell it again.


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    J.Seven

     

     

     


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    I had a number of these and loved them all (except when they had a major breakdown!). 

    Great interior re-do, the oiled wood they used in the Holland & Holland editions would look amazing in there!


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    Past-President, Porsche Club of America - Upper Canada Region


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    Great story !! thanks for sharing , it looks fantastic now with the tan. 


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    Another RR owner here who appreciates this great story.  Your "camel" hides are very close to the "tan" you get in the higher spec level RR models now, my favourite leather colour though not as easy to match to exterior.  How were the engine and transmission in your re-discovered RR? 


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    2011 Range Rover Sport S/C,  2009 Porsche 911S


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    Extremely nice story my dear friend. I hope to be able seeing this "boat" very soon. 

    I love the passion you put into this vintage goldy. Emotions are worth every penny and every second spend for!

    Enjoy it!


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    Found this beauty at a local dealer...unfortunately my wife hates Range Rover, so... yes

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    Lovely story, thanks for sharing wink


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    +1wink


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    991 Carrera Black\Black, XC90 Black\Black, 120 Cab Black\Coral Red - 2 kids, 1 dog


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    RC:

    Found this beauty at a local dealer...unfortunately my wife hates Range Rover, so... yes

    ...but maybe your neighbourhood accepts it? Smiley Smiley


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    2015 981 Cayman GT4 | Powerkit White - The fastest car on Rennteam
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


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    bluelines:
    RC:

    Found this beauty at a local dealer...unfortunately my wife hates Range Rover, so... yes

    ...but maybe your neighbourhood accepts it? Smiley Smiley

    Well, your neighborhood apparently accepted you, so maybe I'm lucky as well. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


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    4trac:

    Another RR owner here who appreciates this great story.  Your "camel" hides are very close to the "tan" you get in the higher spec level RR models now, my favourite leather colour though not as easy to match to exterior.  How were the engine and transmission in your re-discovered RR? 

    I´ve made a general mechanical revision, gearbox was good and operating in a smooth way although you do feel a slight "clunck" passing from D to R, but not always. Engine is in great shape according to mechanic. 


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    J.Seven

     

     


    Re: My Range Rover V8 story

    Lars997:

    Extremely nice story my dear friend. I hope to be able seeing this "boat" very soon. 

    I love the passion you put into this vintage goldy. Emotions are worth every penny and every second spend for!

    Enjoy it!

    This July brother, this July Smiley Smiley


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    J.Seven

     

     


     
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