1975 Land Rover Range Rover

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1975
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    35818403D
  • Engine number 
    35522207D
  • Lot number 
    432
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Masai Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The enduring Spencer King-designed Range Rover was one of the British Motor Industry's proudest success storiesPowered by the venerable Rover ex-Buick V8, with chassis technology similar to Land RoversLeft-hand drive, V8 carburettor 3-door UK spec, one previous owner from new, unrestored and in outstanding original conditionInterestingownership story, much history, original bill of sale, 'Passport to Service' record and owners' handbook are present, along with an untouched tool-kitConsidered to be one of the finest original 1970s Range Rovers in the worldThe first-generation Range Rover (now coined Range Rover Classic) was produced between 1970 and 1996 and initially, only two-door models were built, followed by the four-door from 1980/81. Whilst certainly up-market compared to preceding Land Rover models, the early Range Rovers had fairly basic, utilitarian interiors with vinyl seats and plastic dashboards that were designed to be washed down with a hose. Convenience features such as power-assisted steering, carpeted floors,air conditioning, cloth/leather seats and wooden interior trim became more common later on in the production run. Marketed as 'A Car for All Reasons', the Range Rover was more capable off-road than the Land Rover andwas much more comfortable, whilst also offering a top speed of almost 100mph.The car presented here is a left-hand drive, 1975 Range Rover (Suffix D)V8 Carburettor 3-door UK-spec example which,amazingly, has had just one previous owner from new. Exported to Tehran immediately after registration (personal export factory registration), KVC 941P has spent much of its life in the Middle East. Her (British) owner worked and travelled around the area, and following a stint in Afghanistan, drove the vehicle back to the UK having covered only around 15,000 miles (24,000 km). Subsequently, ithas beenused sparingly whilstback on our roads and has covered a similar distancein the UK.It's unusual to find an early Classic Range Rover with such a level of originalityand whilst it certainly has enjoyed a fresh coat of striking Masai Red (red paint and strong sunlight are not good bedfellows), it hasn't been taken apart and rebuilt and retainsall of its original panels with, we understand, no repairs or welding. New coil springs and shock absorbers have been fitted,the carburettors have been overhauled,every part checked for safety and usability, and recently the car was fully serviced with fresh fluids throughout.The robust and powerful 3.5-litreV8 engine holds excellent oil pressure, and the 4-speed LT95 gearbox is as smooth as ever one of these was.The air-conditioning, tow bar and radio cassette were fitted when new.As you might expect from diligent single ownership, the car is supplied withthe original Bill of Sale, 'Passport to Service' record , the owner's handbook, and a number of receipts along with an untouched toolkit.Absolutely delightful, this car is undoubtedlyone of the finest 1970s Range Rovers in the world and is ready for its second owner to cherish and enjoy.