P38 V8 Range Rover

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Should you for­get all the scare sto­ries about the P38’s leg­endary un­re­li­a­bil­ity and sky-high run­ning costs? No; that would be silly. Should you buy one? Yes, but take care when choos­ing one. Find one like this ex­am­ple and you’ll have a great ma­chine that will trans­port you in lux­ury, any­where you choose to go – on- and off-road.

Many of the grem­lins that of­ten be­set th­ese Lode Lane li­mos stem from the cir­cum­stances in which they were con­ceived and built: cut­tingedge tech­nol­ogy on a shoe­string bud­get is not an ideal com­bi­na­tion. Fol­low this with years of in­dif­fer­ent ser­vic­ing and main­te­nance, and you have a recipe for trou­ble.

For­tu­nately, many is­sues can be traced to poor earth con­nec­tions or faulty sen­sors. Get th­ese sorted out, and – like this fine ex­am­ple – ev­ery­thing works per­fectly.

P38s were once the flag­ship of Land Rover’s range, and HSE mod­els like this came with all the trim­mings. Lux­ury still oozes from ev­ery pore in this fine leather in­te­rior.

What to pay: Bot­tom of mar­ket:£1035 A de­cent one: £2200Top dol­lar: £3055

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