FS: 1995 Disco SD 5 Speed


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Meant to put this car up for sale for a long time now, I just can't justify having this and the current doofender.

1995 Discovery 1 V8 SD

3.9L 225k miles

$10k OBO, beater 90s, 110s, tiths considered plus cash obviously, high price I know, rare as hens teeth anyway

The good
>is a 5 speed (yeah boi)
>trans is a reman ashcroft standard setup (none of the extra electives you can get on these, just a normal unit)
>new clutch (standard duty) fitted January 2018, think ~5k miles ago
>"new" trans, and a 70k mile tbox (1.2 disco unit) (with an ashcroft crossdrilled input gear) fitted same time as clutch
>SD model (no sunroofs yeah boi)
>White with tan interior, cloth, manual seats (dat Scott Brady game boi)
>next to zero rust (California car)
>it runs
>it drives
>it shifts good, 2nd gear syncros good
>diff lock works, low range works
>has 5 NRC7578 5.5 steelies. (one of them is a sandglow colored one)
>all prop shaft u joints replaced Jan 2018
>new rubber donut rotoflex at rear diff
>put a new bosch alternator in 1 year ago
>new bearmach fanclutch in (works good, but does that jetfighter whoosh for a few minutes until the car warms up)
>engine valley pan gasket replaced recently
>new bearmach fuel pump/sender assembly put in recently
>had a brake master cylinder replaced at time of trans swap Jan 2018
>uber rare rear tail lamp guards cloned from a real camel set, fitted. Very nice.
>essential electrical items work
>heat works GUUUD, AC works ok

The bad
>the plastic grille piece is cracked in spots, doesn't make noise or affect the operation of car, but I would change it for maybe an earlier style piece off paddocks or something
>paint clearcoat has peeled around the door tops, otherwise not 'bad'
>minor ding in LH rear quarter panel near tail lamp (see first pic)
>could use steering joints done
>A frame joint on its way out
>leaks in the normal spots, trans, tbox, engine, oils; none of them more than a drip or two a day, no coolant leaks
>play in both diffs (noticeable rubber banding, especially with a 5 speed model)
>interior in 'eh' shape, both front seats need new seatbase cushions (seat backs are OK)
>some spots on headliner (headliner does not sag however...)
>steering wheel upper half is wrapped in electrical tape, either keep or replace with same kind or camel style no airbag
>no radio. I bought it with an empty slot in the dash, OK if you want to put a camel style plug and switch panel with the volt gauge in
>none of the original rubber floormats remain
>have been having trouble ever since new trans getting the reverse light switch to activate consistently, needs to be spaced off the case a bit
>has a CEL on for the common stepper motor code (I think 44) (motor is a 14CUX with distributor, there are pluses and minuses there)
>SRS light on like most other discos
>various electrical items inop: rear defrost, rear wiper, rear washer, cruise control.
>needs or will need new tires, some old 205/85 pizza cutter XCL's on it now

but wait I have some spares

>good shape rear half shafts
>good shape rear diff
>propshafts in OK shape (rear one is the standard double U joint IE rotoflex delete for the diff)
>extra set of headlamps
>old spare R380 that came out of it, completely functional but whined in 5th more than usual and 2nd gear syncro was on its way out for sure
>will come with a bin of spare fluids, a coolant tank cap spare and a spare fanbelt, and a lug wrench
>has a set of hella 1000 floods which PO shittily wired into the car. I made them work for a while, just pulled the shitty wiring at some point.
>not that you'd need or want but I also have a rear windshield glass, a spare alpine glass set, and I believe the rear quarter window set

other notes

I bought the car out of Arizona from some sketchy dude, drove it 900 miles home to San Francisco 2 years ago, drove it as is for about a year until the lay shaft in the transfer box backed off its staked nut and dropped the gears into the lower part of the casing (IE why the 'new' tbox and trans, we thought it was the trans that went but it was long in tooth anyway could use a rebuild)
Has served me well the last 25k miles, driven regularly for work, kept clean of stuff and moved around so critters weren't moving in. As is I drive it to work about an hour each way so it sees excellent duty cycle for the motor/drivetrain
Never really offroaded it but for a few dirt roads to and from some events
Starts up just fine, never had issues with overheating or the oil pressure warning lamp
Have always used good larger size oil filters and shell rotella 15w40 conventional on a 5k change interval, no oil consuption that I have ever noticed
Trans still has the LR trans cooler fitted, have ATF in it currently for nicer shifts
t box and diffs have redline 75w90

One of the more honest car disclosures I hope, come buy my car if you wish thanks


------ Follow up post added November 8th, 2018 08:20 PM ------

Oh and buyer can have the RN hitch with the DB 2.5 ton jaw fo free


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sellers note R380 used spare claimed by local to rebuild for a project in need

no longer included if that matters to anyone


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bump, emphasis on OBO

will trade for L322, LR3, LR4? maybe

need to post up some frame and interior condition pics. Interior rough (not disgusting or destroyed but yes rips, tears etc.


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For your price point you may be better suited for an auction site like BaT or seconddaily, but you'll want to clean up or replace the interior if you do that.


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Yeah but OBO usually makes people think cash within ~75% of original ask. I was just giving advice on your best way to sell for what you think it is worth due to the 5 speed and color since you seem to want to move it quickly.


Yeah but OBO usually makes people think cash within ~75% of original ask. I was just giving advice on your best way to sell for what you think it is worth due to the 5 speed and color since you seem to want to move it quickly.

Agreed. With a "10K OBO" asking price in that condition, I won't even bother mentioning my offer even though I'm on the hunt for a rust free 94-95 5 speed.


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Bump $8000 obo

copy paste from the other post on the other site

swapped in my spare front axle this past weekend. It is an axle off of another 1995 d1, with a good condition diff/CV's in it, and every other component rebuilt.

teflon swivel balls
all swivel pins/bearings new
new rotors
new calipers
new pads
new wheel bearings
new seals
new oil, new swivel grease
existing steering stabilizer was dirty (now clean), but good condition and gave that some new bushings
did the rear A frame joint as well, now with a greasable one
did the radius arms bushings with medium polys (black color)

PM me offers, no I won't be mad if you lowball

still comes with the spare diff (good cond used unit) and shafts (good cond) and a prop shaft (has new U joints)


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Heya all

bump still driving to work with it, but soon will have new commute that is too long and too trafficky for the 5 speed

$6000 obo, would like this to go to a good home