1973 Land Rover Range Rover

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Mileage 
    25 200 mi / 40 556 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    35601406B
  • Engine number 
    TBC
  • Lot number 
    624
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Davos White
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between the 16th and 30th July. Please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868 or [email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.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. First registered on the 01/03/1973 with factory fitted power steering Restored over a number of years by our Range Rover enthusiast since 2015 A correct fully rebuilt 3.5ltr V8 engine was fitted and we believe a later Overdrive lever The interior shows good patina and the dashboard and steering wheel are period correct The odometer reading of some 25,277 miles (atoc) is largely immaterial in such a well-restored car Few cars of the 20th century can be deemed iconic but the 1970's Range Rover is acknowledged as a true iconThere may be newer-looking Range Rovers around these days but the familiar boxy shape, purity of line and discreet styling still looks as fresh as it did back in 1970. The original Spencer King designed Range Rover was one of the British Motor Industry's proudest success stories, and when it went out of production at the end of 1995 its place was firmly cemented in automotive history. The Range Rover had inspired a market sector that remains immensely popular today and is still dominated by its progeny, the current generation of Range Rovers.First registered on the 1st August 1973 with factory-fitted power steering, this smart example was restored over a number of years by our Range Rover enthusiast, he owned his first Range Rover at fourteen!The engine is a new 'turn-key' 3.5-litre V8 built to original specification by RPI Engineering, noted specialists in Rover V8s whohave over 20 years knowledge ofthese engines, the invoice for which and other works comes to 5,466. All mechanical items have been overhauled. We believe a later Overdrive was fitted at some point in the past, according to online source, Overdrive was not standard until the late '70s.The chassis was in great condition and no welding was required. The body has had both inner wings replaced and any repair panels professionally welded in place. Both the body and chassis were shot blasted and painted in a 4-stage process.The seats are original and in good condition, considering that they are forty-seven years old. The driver's seat has a few small holes but was keptoriginal as ourvendor much prefers knowing that they arefactory-fittedand not replacements, a policy that he has applied throughoutthe restoration. The interior is gently patinated and allows the new owner peace of mind that assorted dogs or children (that's what Range Rovers are for) wont be damaging a brand new interior.This consignor, no stranger to classic Range Rovers, drove the car a short distance on tarmac, gravel and grass and itpulls strongly and stops accordingly. The odometer reading of some 25,277 miles (atoc) is largely immaterial in such a well-restored car. Presented to auction with its history file, a fresh MOT with no advisories and a Swansea V5C. A video of the Range Rover being driven can also be sent to interested parties.Lot 624 - 1973 Range Rover Suffix-Bhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrrfH3gTUZIfalse1973 Range Rover Suffix-Bhttps://youtu.be/8WIDL1UzSDMfalse