1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9SE Soft Dash
Suppled with 6 Months Parts & Labour Warranty (at retail price).
We are delighted to offer this stunning cosmetically restored Range Rover Vogue SE Soft Dash which has covered just over 72k miles from new, supported by a full-service history and all the old MOT certificates - the last owner received the car as a 10th wedding anniversary present from her husband and kept it for over 15 years!
Range Rover Classics which are not suffering from serious corrosion are becoming harder and harder to find. Even cars which look in good condition often have corrosion in the inner/outer calls, the front inner wings, the boot floor, the rear cross member, body mounting points and the rear arches.
This Range Rover has been the subject of a 280+ hour full body restoration (with photos) and now has no corrosion! We started by completely dismantling the car, removing all the doors, wings, bonnets and tailgates searching for corrosion then:
- Replaced both rear arches in their entirety
- Repaired with new metal the inner front wheel arches
- Repanelled in new metal the foot wells
- Repaired with new metal the inner part of the lower tailgate
- Replaced the inner and outer sills
- Replaced the upper tailgate with a brand-new aluminium one
- Replaced the all elements of the air suspension system (including four new Dunlop airbags and a new compressor)
- Replaced all the headlamps and driving lamps
- Replaced all visible screws with stainless steel screws
- Fitted a high quality new remote alarm/immobiliser system
- Fitted new chrome bumpers front & rear
- Retrimmed the seats in full OE light stone leather with grey stitch detailing
- Retrimmed the parcel shelf and supports in OE material
- Upgraded the speakers/audio system
We then painted the disassembled car, please do not confuse our paintwork with a £1000 respray - which always have signs of overspray, dry paint areas, inclusions and orange peel! Our paintwork is as good, if not better than factory standard - look at the main gallery images to see the reflections in the bodywork and note there are no dents, no ripples or marks in the paint - it’s close to perfection. We achieve this finish by fully removing all external and internal door rubbers, rubbing strips, fixed windows, windscreen, door mirrors, door handles/gaskets, hinges, stays, bumpers, grills, spoiler, all doors, the top and bottom tailgates as well as the bonnet.
By painting a fully de-assembled car, we can reproduce a factory finish leaving a consistent paint finish overall of the car without any dry areas on the rear wheel aches, the under-bonnet areas of the wings, the decker panel or around any trims, handles etc. By painting all the doors, bonnet and tailgate off the car enables a finish to the inner areas as per the factory and because all the rubber seals and furniture have been removed there is zero chance of any overspray, resulting in a finish which is impossible to differentiate from a factory finish (other than ours is higher quality, having less orange peel than the factory finish). We also deleted the vinyl from and colour coded the rear 'D' post as per our signature restorations.
Once all the repairs and paintwork were completed we cleaned and waxolyed all the underside, injected every panel and the internals all the chassis sections and sills which are susceptible to corrosion with cavity wax so she will last for many years to come - I stress there is now absolutely no corrosion on this car.
She wears the correct colour coded alloys which have been refurbished and are in mint condition and are shod with a good matching set (including the spare) of the correct original equipment and now discontinued 205R16 Michelin tyres.
Even though mechanically she was in first class condition and without fault after our 160 point check, we still performed a Major Service on her, changing all fluids (refilling the engine with 10w40 semi synth), replaced all filters (Inc. the decker panel filter), all 8 spark plugs, the distributor, all ignition leads, the aux drive belt, flushed and refilled the cooling system with the correct OE anti-freeze, replaced the front hub seals, all wheel bearings, the front driveshaft flange gaskets, replaced the front driving lamps and headlamps and finally cleaned and re-gassed the air conditioning system which now blows ice cold.
Many Range Rovers from this period have been converted to coils (with varying degrees of success!) as it is thought that the air system is unreliable - this is partially true as the airbags and systems are now 20 years old and the rubber airbags crack but when new the air suspension is sublimely comfortable and operates beautifully so we have gone to the expense of fitting a complete brand new suspension system including four new original equipment Dunlop airbags and a brand new air compressor, new shocks and new bump stops all round so she will provide reliable and supremely comfortable service for the foreseeable future.
She drives beautifully tight and everything works exactly as you would expect (or hope!).
Internally she is immaculate with no marks to the seats, door panels, dash and even the roof lining is in perfect condition - all the electrics work 100% correctly.
Soft Dash Classic Range Rovers are becoming collectable in the same way as their 2 door counterparts are and their prices for low mileage, historied cars is increasing.
Inspections are actively encouraged and viewing would be my pleasure but please only by appointment near Witney in Oxfordshire. What we are offering is an immaculate car which is in a similar condition to a one or two-year-old vehicle and will, if looked after only appreciate in value.