In my opinion, yes it is,
My biggest reason for thinking this..
The 38a is just elegant
It's hard to put into words but it's the last Range Rover that has Classic Class and elegance.
The L322 and beyond just look far too PIMP for my liking.
Thats my main reason for thinking it's IN MY OPINION the best RR yet.
Weird question time..
My Vogue has an off brand LPG system fitted, offbrand meaning i don't know who made it..
Of course when i come to put the RR on the road in a few yrs i will have the system overhauled.
Will LPG be in your opinions the next best fuel for our thirsty V8s when Electric cars take over?
There doesn't seem to be any hate towards LPG at the moment.
It's apparently a very clean fuel.
Also what do you think will happen to service stations when the number of petrol and diesel cars start to drop?
Will there be dedicated LPG stations i wonder?
I was fortunate enough to find this forum thanks to Chris PMing me via RR.net..
This place is truely incredible, probably one of the best foums i've been a part of...
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be that easy to find.
Is there any way we can get the word out??
I've tried to advertise on other forums but they think its spam, and either delete it or ban you.
Also this place seems to be perdominantly P38 based.
RangeRoverP38Pub the No'1 P38 specialist forum he he he Ahem..
Where about's is the engine identification number?
17yrs old with a LR sized hole in his life he had to fill
My first car is a 2002 Mini One
but i always fancied a Land rover as a after college side project, with the new emission law that is probably going to be enforced i looked solely at Petrol LR's and RR's
Originally i was looking for a Disco 1 v8 but the styling and rot didn't quite do it for me so i skipped them and started looking at Series landies and older defenders.
However the prices were way too steep.
I kept trawling ebay and It occurred to me how Cheap certain Range Rover were.
My eye was trained on a few
1995 4.0 SE
1998 4.6 HSE
Or 2001 Vogue.
Ofter looking at all of the above i settled on the Vogue.
It seemed like the perfect vehicle.
upon inspection the carpets were soaking. Heater Matrix O-rings probably..
quite a few scratches including a massive Dent in the rear quarter.
125k high or low mileage?
Big battery drain.
She hadn't run for months
and tbh i am/was questioning my sanity
Plenty to get along with
Thanks For Having me..
A few questions
Finally some Pic's he he he
Bad ones First eh?
The above is a picture from under the rear bumper, the rear bumper mount seems to have rotted off, not ideal i know.
The bumper is being held up by a Ziptie
The interior is a bit of a mess..
She has Satnav..... doesn't work..
This is a Video i just uploaded but it is 10months old.
The first time she started in months.
ran rather well.
Thanks for having me and reading this incredibly long post.
I haven't had the time to start a thread about my beloved P38...
Many people have said it's a waste of my time etc etc but i'm determined to get this P38 upto concours of somewhere near.. Hopefully.. lol
Here are some Pics i took featuring some "upgrades" i added.. lol
The Below Pic was taken just after me and my dad picked her up..
she drove the 45mi ok but i did notice a high pitched whine coming from around the transfer case area
After getting her home i performed a good clean up to asses the bodywork..
It was/is clear that she has spent a large amount of time under a tree because the paintwork was filthy and the sunroof was gummed up with plant sludge..
She may look ok'ish in the pics but be under no illusion, she requires a full respray to get to a state i'll be happy with...
The previous owner said he had caved in the rear quarter and had it "repaired"
I'm sorry but what stretch of the imagination is this a repair?!
There is also evidence of rear arch rust..
Full of filler!!
Is it possible to replace the rear quarter panels on the P38,,
My NSR quarter is fill of filler and dents..
The corner has been caved in and filled with filler!
I can't even get a strong magnet to stick to the corner!!
I've been trawling other lesser RR forums and they have threads didicated to Pics and i dawned on me that we should have a thread on 'ere dedicated to showing off our beauties.
After all I like looking at Range Rovers ;)
This pic was taken just after i got her, july'ish 2017.
And the same day after a good clean and polish.
She looks a tad worse for wear at the moment.
However i plan on giving her a strip down and full rebuild in the future.
Find out what number your P38 is from the Vin??
There were 167000 P38 made, roughly, is it possible to find out what number out of those 167k mine is?
Any help truly appreciated,
First of all Sorry for the landslide of threads i'm creating lol.
I've been looking through google and it seems RR P38 could be had with some lavish OEM options.
I:E The extra wood i've been really lusting after.
Another few things upgrades are the exterior bits
The Front nudge car and light guards i rather like, also the side steps in my opinion look rather smart.
What do you think?
Are there any other OEM upgrades/addons i should consider?
I've been toying with the idea of colour coding the Front Grille.
my Vogue would look like the link below.
Quite an interesting resto of a P38 HSE.
I've been pouring through some lesser forums ;)
And there are quite a few engine upgrades available.
Mustang Injectors which i think are Bosch Gen III units.
Cylinder head porting/polishing
And High lift cams
Are the above upgrades worthwhile?
People have said 300hp is possible with a healthy engine..
They've also said Fuel economy has improved slightly..
Is this to be believed or is it all hearsay?
Keep finding these reviews on the tinternet.
It looks like the P38 is coming into the spotlight, finally after all these years of being slated..
I wonder if the L322 will go the same way.
First of all!
1) why is it necessary for the vehicle to be up to temp before it'll switch?
2) Is there an infrastructure building for the fuel?
3) oh and Range!
What is the best range you've all been able to achieve on LPG?
The ole' beast will be used as a toy when i eventually get around to rebuilding her..
At this moment in time she has an AC Stag premium LPG system on her.
Is it worth keeping?
Of course it'll need a recon as will the car but will LPG be necessary on a vehicle that'll only do 1-2 k per year?
Anyway i have a few questions?!
Oh and i'm uber excited, hopefully i'll get to hear the V8 after a year of sitting!!!!
I seem to read a lot of the influx of these new fangled vehicles that are powered by magical electrical pixies that come 'oot of a plug 'innit! ;)
Now, my Old P38 will take, by my financial estimate and general dafuq calendar, roughly 8yrs to get to pucker condition.
I want to do some travelling with her once i'm done, will all these new emissions laws cause any issues regarding this, what will happen to these fangled stations that produce that magical go Juice, petrol?
She'll be on LPG and petrol obvs ;)
I've always thought about hitching up a nice tin tent and travelling across Europe. France - Germany - Poland - etc. and of course everywhere as is possible in the Uk.
Now I know ya'll can't predict the future, but is it feasible that these old petrol/LPG machines will still be going in the future?!
And a nice post on how electrickery is crap would be nice.
I pick up the spanner and screwdriver and head towards my 38a and can't help but think, whats the point if i'll never drive it..
Here's a nice P38
It's mine BTW ;)
Any words of wisdom for an profoundly odd 18yr old..
I've bought a new/used latch for the drivers door..
The circumstances to how the previous one failed has me worried..
It appeared to die right after i pressed the tailgate button, Fuse 15 went POP and it hasn't worked since.
I've had to disconnect everything in the tailgate to stop the fuse blowing..
I'm thinking as to connect the new latch, will fuse 15 blowing damage the latch?
Also is it possible for a faulty latch to cause the fuse to blow?