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Autotrader Find: 2005 Land Rover Freelander 2-Door


Here’s a car you might not remember: the Land Rover Freelander … 2-door. If you think that the only Land Rover convertibles were the Defender and the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet, well, you’re wrong. There was also this: It was a 2-door Freelander, and the rear part was technically removable, although nobody really ever did that.

In fact, nobody really ever bought this thing at all, and it’s now undoubtedly Land Rover’s most forgotten product — and it’s sure to become even more forgotten as time passes, as there are currently only three Freelander models listed for sale on Autotrader. This particular one is the only 2-door, which was called the SE3 at the time. And now it’s available, should you want what is undoubtedly the rarest modern Land Rover in existence.

The Freelander was the compact model in Land Rover’s lineup, preceding the LR2, which preceded the current (and far more popular) Discovery Sport. The Freelander was known for reliability issues, and many of them are off the road, which undoubtedly contributes greatly to their rarity.

This particular Freelander hails from 2005, the final year of the SUV’s 4-year production run. It was apparently a U.S. servicemember’s vehicle originally, as it was shipped to Germany when new and then was registered at Fort Rucker in Alabama and Fort Hood in Texas. It’s now offered with a clean Carfax report by Top Gears Motors in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where it’s listed for a mere $3,900 — not bad for what will surely be the rarest car on your block. Find a Land Rover Freelander for sale

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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