1989 Land Rover GWAC Discovery 1

Lot: 415

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Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1989 Land Rover Discovery 1 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 10 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 100 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A rare 'Press Launch' car in impressively original condition...


  • Part of the 86-vehicle Discovery launch fleet in the Autumn of 1989 and subsequently retained by Land Rover as a dealer training vehicle for three years
  • Small differences from the production vehicles: Walnut switch and stereo surrounds, fitted with sun blinds for the alpine, rear and boot window
  • In very original condition and has been well looked after. Light refurb work to both sills and foot wells. Dry stored for the last 15 years only coming out for shows and special occasions
  • Displayed at many Land Rover/classic car shows, August 2013 - Featured in Land Rover World. February 2017 - Featured in Land Rover Classic magazine
  • 2018 - Selected by JLR to represent Land Rover on two occasions as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations at Land Rover Classic Works YouTube broadcast
  • May 2019 - Showcased at Land Rover design studios to showcase Discovery from original to current generation
  • October 2019 - Filmed by YouTube for an in-depth documentary film about '30 Years of Discovery'
  • These ex-Press cars (known as G-WACs) are very desirable and, although not pristine, this rare example only needs some cosmetic attention to take it to the next level

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 17th and 26th June. Please contact Nick Bicknell 07957 279000 to secure your appointment.  

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.




Lot Details

Registration: G534 WAC RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1989 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Land Rover Odometer reading (miles): 119500
Model: Discovery 1 MOT expiry: 2021-06-01
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: SALLJGBV7GA393359

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 100 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Some age related marks but overall in good condition


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


As original


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history