Your definitive guide to all four generations of the Discovery:
In production from 1989, by James Taylor
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1988 Pre-production Discovery 1 – the oldest survivor
Chassis number: SALLJGBU8FA329069
Registration number: B62 COH
Engine type: 3.5 V8 EFI
Gearbox type: 5 Speed
This is the oldest surviving Pre-production Discovery and was built in 1988. Little is known about its history at present.
In its testing days it would have been fitted with body camouflage while on the road and it is known that Discovery prototypes had a shell which was fitted over the roof to hide the raised section and the distinctive side windows, as well as matt black painted around the headlamps and bonnet to break up the lines of the body.
The ‘B’ plate registration number was obviously designed to hide the age of the vehicle.
Range Rover Rostyle wheels were used until the launch to keep the new style wheels under wraps as well.
We also have the last off line Discovery 1 in the Collection, meaning we have the oldest and the youngest Discovery 1 vehicles.