THE CCW VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -

It’s been 28 years since the orig­i­nal Dis­cov­ery made its de­but, but it has taken a long time for the wider classic car com­mu­nity to ac­cept this ca­pa­ble 4x4 into its ranks. Ex­plo­sive rises in prices for Se­ries Land Rovers and Range Rover Clas­sics have no doubt played their part, as those who feel as though they’ve been priced out of the Green Oval mar­ket con­sider other av­enues.

Not that the Dis­cov­ery it­self hasn’t seen its prices on the rise. With so many used and per­haps abused in the pur­suit of mud­plug­ging, and of­ten be­ing mod­i­fied purely for this pur­pose, orig­i­nal ex­am­ples are get­ting rare, with the mar­ket re­spond­ing ac­cord­ingly.

None­the­less, there are few ve­hi­cles that can com­bine the Dis­cov­ery’s unique mix of gen­uine her­itage, prac­ti­cal­ity, ca­pa­bil­ity and af­ford­abil­ity in the way that this 4x4 can. It’s still pos­si­ble to find your­self a re­ally good V8 Disco for well un­der £3000 – to our mind that’s ab­so­lutely phe­nom­e­nal value.

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