Land Rover 88″ Station Wagon 1974

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Lot No: 44

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1974 Land Rover 88" Station Wagon 46,718 (Not Warranted) £12,528 + buyers premium


This car was a genuine barn find, having been discovered by the vendor in 2013 on a smallholding in Wiltshire. It has been parked up for several years due to the owners ill health. Beneath a thick layer of dust it was clear that it was a remarkably original example of the rear 7-seater Station Wagon, Land Rovers top range model. This differed from the standard Land Rover in having a higher level of trim, including deluxe seats, headlining and door cards and four individually folding rear seats as well as the “tropical” ventilated roof.
The car was first registered in Dorset in July 1974. It had been in the family’s ownership since 1996 with just two previous owners prior to that. The current indicated mileage of just under 47,000 cannot be warranted due to lack of history but it is supported by the MOT certificates and is believed to be correct.
Although a non-runner when it was acquired, it was in very good structural condition, with a sound chassis and an amazingly straight body for a 40 year old Land Rover. A fully documented programme of sympathetic recommissioning was undertaken which included:
Chassis repaired (outrigger), cleaned painted and waxoyled
New rear springs, bolts and check straps
New exhaust
New clutch
Engine Service
Full brake overhaul with new master and wheel cylinders and pipework
Wheels stripped and powder coated, new tyres fitted
New door cards
Window channels replaced all round

Since returning to the road in December 2013, the car has been lightly used and has passed the MOT test every year with no advisories. It is now tax exempt and tested to September 2017. The vendor states it drives like a low mileage example should with a strong and quiet engine and it has the very desirable Fairey overdrive fitted for more relaxing cruising. It also has a Superwinch electric winch that appears hardly used.
Interest in all series Land Rovers is growing rapidly and original, un-restored examples such as this are becoming increasingly hard to find.


Auctioneers notes: We like this one and agree with the vendor’s last line.

Full Details:

Lot No. 44
Auction 28th October 2016 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Land Rover
Vehicle Model 88" Station Wagon
Year of Manufacture 1974
Mileage 46,718 (Not Warranted)
Registration YFX445M
Date first Registered 02-07-1974
MOT 20-09-2017
Chassis Number 92100575A
Engine Number 90159261A
Estimated Sale Price £6500 - 7500

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