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Was there a particular spec of car that did NOT have a sunroof? Was it simply an option?

From what i can see it seems to be low spec cars that were missing it? Would be good to confirm though.

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I don't have a sunroof in mine but it was a special order for the police with only the options they requested but my '96 HSE Ascot does. I suspect it was only the lower spec ones that didn't have one but you never know. Some of the limited editions such as the Bordeaux were actually a low spec, not much above base, but from what I can find, they had a sunroof. Personally I can't see one being necessary with AC, all it does is encourage water leaks and increase wind noise.

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yeah exactly, I'd much rather it wasnt there. Just pondering future options, my shell is pretty rusty. So wondering if its worthwhile trying to find a tidier car, perhaps with mechanical issues, and potentially swap the good bits over. If i was gonna do that, i think it'd have to be a non-sunroof car. But having perused ebay a little, it seems finding one without a sunroof is rare, and they are almost always lower spec cars, eg manual 4.0/2.5's

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mine is a base model , no sunroof. it's a 97 model that had the se lettering removed from it before it was sold , i think it had something to do with the next model why it was removed.
ps i have 4 others that have sunroofs .

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I had a 97 4.0 SE I bought as a project and sold on when it was all sorted. That had a sunroof so it seems the SE came with one too. To swap bits over and keep things compatible, you'd need to look for a 97 or earlier. Lots of minor changes for the 98MY so you could run into problems with bits that aren't interchangeable.

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The better condition cars are likely to be younger models too which adds futher complexity. I will bear that in mind when looking.

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There's this one that looks decent (no rust on the rear wheelarches) but is an HSE so almost certainly will have a sunroof. It's in North Bristol and I've got the contact details for the owner if interested. https://www.rangerovers.net/threads/old-girl-needs-a-new-home.360088/#post-2423889

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There's this one that looks decent (no rust on the rear wheelarches) but is an HSE so almost certainly will have a sunroof. It's in North Bristol and I've got the contact details for the owner if interested. https://www.rangerovers.net/threads/old-girl-needs-a-new-home.360088/#post-2423889

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mine may not have a sunroof but it still has a water leak in the top left hand side of the roof, i think that's where it is .

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A friend in Italy went crazy over a long time for this, and at the end it was a very small "hole" in the seam between the A-pillar and the roof itself, that was weeping water inside the cab. Go figure ....