Worth buying 3K 1995 Classic and repainting it or just getting one thats in great shape?

Asked by Aug 16, 2017 at 09:37 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Truth is I'm no mechanic but I want to get into owning a classic land rover. This has always been my dream car and I am trying to make it happen. Wondering if this is a good deal or if I should move on.

I found a 1995 Classic short wheelbase for 3K, 160000 miles. Runs good. Passed CA smog and has a clean title.

Recently received full tune up, water pump and fan clutch.

Front seats need to be recovered and AC doesn't work. believe the issue is the AC switch in the dash.

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I'd worry more about getting the mechanicals in order before dropping money on a paint job. From what I understand older high-mileage Land Rovers can become money pits and you may find yourself putting your mechanics kids through college. So on that note, be sure to have a mechanic who knows these types of vehicles go over it thoroughly, and never take an owner's words on anything.

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The Discos are not well regarded at all and for lots of good reasons. Better to get a Defender which is a classic.

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