I'm pretty sure you could get a 'fire engine' red color on either the Series I or Series II Discovery. As has been mentioned, the easiest way to tell them apart is by the door handles and the rear tail lights.
Disco I's had repeated turnsignals and red marker lamps/brake lights in the rearbumpers. Early ('99-'02) Disco II's had the turnsignals in the rear bumper, but later Disco II's ('03-'04) had the turn signals in the upper cluster, and the back-up lamps in the bumper.
Attached are a photo of a Disco I (white) and a Disco II (dk. red) with the main differences highlighted. The tail is also longer (same wheelbase) on the Disco II, but you probably would notnotice if you weren't familiar with Discoverys.
Last edited by Best4x4xfar; 09-22-2008 at 04:23 PM.
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