Overland Classifieds :: 2000 Land Rover Discovery 2

The cost of classic Land Rovers has skyrocketed in recent years with clean examples such as this essentially stock 1993 Defender 110 200 Tdi listed for over $40,000. However, fear not because the Discovery offers much of the same charm without the eye-watering price tag. Furthermore, in some respects, the Discovery provides certain advantages over the classic Defender, and not just in price point (such as a more refined driving experience). It’s a popular option on our forum, with recent examples including this $10,000 2000 Discovery, a $6,400 2001 Series 2, and a $14,500 2006 LR3. The Discovery is a favorite among the team here at Expedition Portal and was chosen as a project vehicle for Overland Journal (later showcased in a Land Rover Discovery Shoot-out on YouTube). If you’d like a better idea of how this platform can be outfitted for exploration, check out this epic Discovery I 300Tdi with pop-top camper and this Series II overland build. Today’s 2000 model showcases a desirable Rover long-block engine conversion and premium modifications and is priced at a bargain $8,000.

From the Seller:

I am looking to sell or preferably trade with some cash somewhere on the West Coast. Available starting in early February [when I] will be in California on my way up to Washington. I will be putting about 4,000 miles on it to get back to the [US] from Panama. I bought this Disco from a member here a little less than a year ago. He did the majority of the upgrades and made a couple of overlanding trips. For my part of owning the vehicle, I’ve only driven on the beach once, and that was to avoid a landslide. Mostly I’ve just been on rough dirt or gravel roads with an occasional river crossing here or there. I’ve never done any serious off-roading or rock crawling type stuff.”

2000 Land Rover Discovery 2

The Discovery was originally fitted with a 4.0-liter V8, which produced 188 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. However, today’s example has been upgraded with a 4.6-liter Rover long-block engine, which improves both reliability and performance. The V8 motor is matched with excellent all-terrain capability, thanks to 4WD, low range, front and rear TrueTrac lockers, electronic traction control, and more. Inside, the Discovery is well-equipped for its age with driver comforts that include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
  • Air-conditioning
  • Dual moon roofs
  • Cruise control

Distinguishing Features

  • Roof rack
  • Rock sliders, skid plates, and RoverTyme bumpers
  • Freshwater 15-gallon tank
  • Odyssey dual-battery system
  • Winch
  • Detroit TrueTrac lockers
  • Big Foot awning

This 2000 Land Rover Discovery 2 is listed for $8,000 and will be available in California from February. 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.