TEN GRAND ROVER
There will come a time in your life when you spend £10,000 on a Land Rover
“Land Rovers can cost anything from about £ 500 to way over £100k”
In the past five years I’ve purchased several Land Rovers. For our epic Grand Rover tour from Anglesey to Solihull I bought a diesel Freelander 1 for £950 and then sold it for the same amount a few weeks later. Four years ago I purchased a 200Tdi Defender 110 for £2500 and sold it less than a year later for £5500. Even back then the writing was on the wall. Defender prices were only going to go one way.
Towards the end of last year I purchased a 1998 Defender abroad for £6000. Once you add shipping and import duties (roughly around £3500) then I have spent just under £10,000 to buy my dream Defender. Steve Miller, our advertising manager has also just spent £10,000 on buying a Discovery 3. He also owns a Discovery 1 and a Ninety. He obviously has a long driveway. Land Rovers can cost anything from about £500, for something that might have otherwise been scrapped, to way over £100,000 for a top-of-the-range Range Rover. In the past few years we’ve done several Land Rover buying guides including ones for £3000 and £5000. In this issue we’ve decided to do a £10,000 buying guide. Not just because two of us recently purchased Land Rovers for this price, but rather because we think this is a realistic amount that reflects what the average enthusiast might spend on a fairly decent Land Rover. There are definitely some great Land Rovers to be had for that price. Turn to page 42 to find out which ones we included.