The Land Rover Fleet

My Land Rover fleet currently numbers three vehicles. Two are daily drivers — Duncan (1994 Discovery 1) and Butler (1994 Range Rover Classic County LWB). The third, Spenny (1993 Range Rover Classic County LWB) is currently being reworked into an off-road trail rig.

There are also two prior Land Rovers in my life, both of which were my mother’s daily drivers: a 1994 Discovery 1 and a 2001 Discovery 2. I never formally drove either of these trucks.

Current Fleet

Duncan

1994 Discovery 1

Date of Purchase: February 2015
Location of Purchase: Manchester Center, Vermont
Location History: Massachusetts, Vermont, New York
Color: Coniston Green
Options: Leather, dual sunroofs, rear air conditioning, automatic transmission, third row jump seats
Mileage at Purchase: ~129,000
Current Mileage: ~162,000 (September 2018)
Namesake: Duncan McKay, Series III 109″-driving ranger in BBC series Monarch of the Glen.

Butler

1994 Range Rover Classic County LWB

Date of Purchase: September 2018
Location of Purchase: Atlanta, Georgia
Location History: Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Georgia
Color: Beluga Black (originally Montpelier Red)
Options/Special Factory Features: Black interior, only offered on Montpelier and Beluga Black trucks.
Mileage at Purchase: ~150,000
Current Mileage: ~150,000 (September 2018)
Namesake: Rhett Butler, famous fictitous Georgian of Gone with the Wind fame.

Spenny

1993 Range Rover Classic County LWB

Date of Purchase: February 2007
Location of Purchase: Arlington, Virginia
Location History: New Jersey, District of Columbia, Virginia
Color: Beluga Black
Options/Special Factory Features: None offered on 1993 County LWB.
Mileage at Purchase: 123,430
Current Mileage: 171,914 (September 2018)
Namesake: Charles Spencer “Spen” King, designer of the Range Rover Classic.

Former Family Fleet

1994 Discovery 1

Date of Purchase: August 1994
Date of Disposition: August 2010 (taken off road October 2005)
Reason for Disposition/Post-Ownership History: Totalled by tree limb in fall 2005 Nor’Easter. Kept around as potential project, then sold for parts. Vehicle shown as scrapped October 2010.
Color: Coniston Green
Options/Special Factory Features: Leather, dual sunroofs, rear aircon, automatic transmission, third row jump seats
Mileage at Purchase: 0
Mileage at Disposition: ~181,000
Personal History: Mother’s daily driver 1994-2001, Father’s daily driver 2001-2005. Sparked interest in Land Rovers. Used for family roadtrips from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.

2001 Discovery Series II

Date of Purchase: June 2001
Date of Disposition: September 2004 (turned in on lease)
Reason for Disposition/Post-Ownership History: Lease expired. Due to high mileage, vehicle was sent to auction. Ended up in Mississauga, Ontario. Last seen as registered in 2012 with almost 200,000 miles.
Color: Epsom Green
Options/Special Factory Features: SE7 trim. Leather, rear jump seats, rear air suspension.
Mileage at Purchase: 0
Mileage at Disposition: ~71,000
Personal History: Mother’s daily driver 2001-2004. Used for all family roadtrips, including almost a dozen trips to the Outer Banks. Witnessed 9/11 attacks from New Jersey Turnpike.