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Greetings all

Just joined up here after hearing about this forum from Richard G on the RangeRovers.net forum.

I have had a number of Land Rover products in my time, a classic Range Rover LSE, 4.6 Autobiography P38 and now own a series IIA 109" Land Rover, a 1955 series one 86" and a 1997 P38.
Clearly I have joined this forum because of the later 1997 P38 I have recently purchased.

It's a 4.0 litre version with only 80k miles on it and as basic as they came. I think the original buyer (Rover cars at Longbridge) lost the options sheet when placing the order so it really has nothing on it. No sun roof, manual adjust seats, cloth seats, no Air Con, no cruise control, no heated screen, pretty much the vehicle itself is all it came with! A complete opposite to my last Autobiography with it's TV's, Playstation and everything on the options list ticked.

I bought this one from the Facebook market place locally and it has been sitting in the corner of a yard since Summer 2018 when the air suspension failed and the owner gave up on it. I got it pretty cheaply including delivery to my house and have slowly been putting it back together again.
Air suspension was easy, replaced both perished front air springs, new piston seal in the compressor and that is all working again now so I have been doing the brakes, suspension bushes, steering ball joints etc to get it ready for an MOT hopefully not too far away.

Electric windows are my major headache at the minute so sure I will be asking about them and many more questions along the way...

Craig.

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As you managed to sign up so easily it seems like Gordon has managed to get the confirmation email system working properly again. Glad you got here but I'm Richard G on rr.net but Gilbertd everywhere else. I used to be Gilbertd there too but they banned me for life because I was poaching members there and sending them here. So I registered as Richard G, kept my head down for a while and they then made me a moderator and it seems I can post anything I like now and nobody says anything. I keep waiting for someone to get offended about something I post and report me so I'll have to warn myself.....

It sounds like you've got the same interior as I have. Mine was bought to replace a 93 Classic LSE that was quietly dissolving in front of my eyes. It was originally ordered by Greater Manchester Police and spent the first 8 years of it's life dragging dead artics off the M62. Bought for £600 with a burst rear air spring and a blown head gasket so ran on 7, but has a very strange spec, cloth manual seats, but heated, no cruise control, sunroof or trip computer but with AC, headlamp wash/wipe and front fogs and sitting on 7x16 wheels that take 235/70x16 tyres. So the useful options but none of the luxury bits. 205k on the clock when I bought it and have now over doubled that. I've bought a couple of others that have come up needing work so currently also have a 96 HSE that is badged as an Ascot which may be a very limited edition or could be that someone has just stuck an Ascot badge from a Classic on it. That comes with all the toys but while everything works on mine, the Ascot has an auto dipping door mirror that dips but doesn't return and the book on the HEVAC. Both are on LPG too (as was the LSE).

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Hi Richard.

Yes, the sign up procedure was very straight forward. Received the email, clicked the confirm link and everything working fine.

I used to love my LSE and one I really wish I'd kept. As you say, they did suffer from rust a bit, I had to weld the rear seatbelt points in the arches just before I sold it and the rear floor was going the same way but what a lovely vehicle. Mine was 1993 too with the earlier dash and I fitted the later moulded bumpers to it as the steel ones started to show their age a bit.

I'll see if I can sort out posting pictures here and put a couple of my current P38 up so you can see the lack of specification!

Craig.

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welcome Craig i have the same no options on my 97 either, its not a bad thing no sun roof to deal with no cold leather seats to fix, i like my cloth seats .always warm to sit in.

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Hello and welcome!

Like GilRichardG, my 4.0L '38 back in the UK was ex-Greater Manchester Police, the only frill being a calibrated speedo.

To be honest, Id rather have that spec (apart from the engine) than the HSE I have here. Life was simpler then!

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Welcome!