There aren’t many vehicles quite as timeless and iconic as the Range Rover Classic, and this 1992 SWB variant is a lovely example. I fell in love with the Classic’s styling, V8 burble, and impressive all-terrain performance when it featured on the Top Gear’s “Bolivia Special.” I’ve had a soft spot for it ever since. As with any vintage vehicle, the Classic requires a robust constitution, deep pockets, and an unwavering vision. But if you can endure the pain and suffering, you will have a dependable overlander that simply oozes charm and charisma. How do I know? Well, I had the opportunity to road-trip Northern Norway with Only a Road Trip Away (onlyaroadtripaway.com) and their truly outstanding Range Rover Classic overland build. It was during this adventure that I experienced first-hand just how capable and reliable these vehicles can be. And whilst there are challenges, the rewards are tenfold. We’ve had a few weird and wonderful Classics listed on our classifieds recently, including an awesome 1995 Range Rover Classic LWB Camper Conversion. This latest 1992 offering is the perfect blank canvas to build your dream rig.
“This Range Rover Classic benefits from service records dating from 1998 to present. Overall, the Classic drives great and will make a fantastic go-anywhere vehicle. The suspension might be a bit too soft if you want to fit a roof tent or carry a lot of weight, but it could be a superb overland rig with some minor changes.
The Range Rover is not perfect and there is room for improvement. The windshield wiper fluid dash light is on, the rear battery needs replacing, there are dents on the rear passenger side panel, a dent on the front driver side panel, the center cubby box is broken, the headliner is sagging in places, and the air conditioner requires a recharge. In addition, I don’t think the cruise control works, and the synthetic winch line is faded and probably needs replacing.
I’m currently living and working overseas and the vehicle is with my family in Oregon. I’m happy to answer any questions, and put you in contact with them for a viewing/test drive.”
Engine: Generation II 4.6-liter Pursuit from East Coast Rovers, installed in 2001 at 118,500 miles.
Mean Green 220-amp alternator with serpentine belt conversion was installed in 2011.
4-speed automatic transmission
Transfer case: LT230 1.4:1 with Maxi Drive 4.3:1 Reduction gears, installed new in 2001 at 118,000 miles.
Safari Gard JEK Stage III suspension system
Axles: RoverTracks front drive shafts and CVs, Rover Tracks HD rear axles, 3.54 gears, front and rear ARB air lockers
315/75R16 BFGoodrich KM2 tires on Pro Comp 8069 wheels
Warn XD 9000i winch with accessory kit
Safari Gard front and rear bumpers with custom swing-away tire carrier
Full skid plates
Safari Gard rock sliders and diff guards
RockWare exhaust and cat/t-case/frame slider skid plates
Rock Ware HD drag link
Rover Tracks tie rod and front driveshaft yoke protector
Genuine Land Rover rear lamp guards
9.75-inch LightForce lamps
Interior mounted Hi-Lift jack
Alpine detachable face AM/FM tape deck with 6-disc CD changer playing through six Infinity speakers, and an 8-inch subwoofer. Sound-proofing was added throughout the vehicle.
Dual battery kit with rear mounted second battery installed in 2011.
Rust mitigation was professionally completed in 2013. A new heated windshield and rear window with aluminium trim from Rovers North was installed in 2018.
Fresh oil change and bumper-to-bumper detail in July 2021.
This 1992 Range Rover Classic SWB is listed for $13,500, and is currently located in Albany, Oregon. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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