Overland Classifieds :: 1995 Land Rover Discovery I

I’ve been on a mission to feature budget overland rigs with recent examples including this $8,000 1994 Ram 2500 with an Alaskan camper, a $6,000 1997 Isuzu Trooper, and a $3,500 2001 Mercedes ML430. However, today’s 1995 Land Rover Discovery I is the best-value rig to date at just $2,900. This bargain 4WD may not have the same cult-like following as the Defender but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great option for overlanding. It’s a popular choice on our forum with recent adventure-ready examples including this 1995 Discovery I, a 1997 Mongolia Camel Trophy, and a Discovery I 300tdi Pop-Top camper. It’s also a favorite with the Expedition Portal team and was subsequently chosen as an Overland Journal project vehicle that was later showcased on our Youtube. If you’d like a better idea of how this platform can be outfitted for travel then check out the inspiring builds from D2 Overland, Tinker, and Xandera. Today’s offering has covered 106,453 miles and is the perfect blank canvas for an overland build-out.

From the Seller:

Single white Land Rover looking for a meaningful relationship with a loving mechanic. Low miles for the year, maintenance records, good tires, and fun to drive. Runs great! Not perfect, but super cool vehicle.”

1995 Land Rover Discovery I

The Discovery I is fitted with a 3.9-liter engine that produces 182 horsepower, 232 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 13 mpg. A thirsty V8 motor is mated with excellent capability thanks to 4WD, center locking differential, high and low range, 8.1-inches of ground clearance, and more (check out how the Discovery I performs when pitched against its modern counterparts on the Expedition Portal Youtube). Inside the Land Rover is well-equipped with driver comforts that include:

  • Leather seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows, locks, and steering
  • Sunroof
  • Cupholders

Distinguishing Features

Today’s 1995 Discovery I is stock and ready for your upgrades.

This 1995 Land Rover Discovery I is listed for $2,900 and is currently located in San Diego, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.