2001 Land Rover Range Rover

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2001
  • Mileage 
    42 000 mi / 67 593 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SALLPAMM31A448235
  • Engine number 
    58D05661A
  • Lot number 
    447
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Bonatti Grey
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Registered to the first of four former keepers on the 09/02/2001A well-specified range-topping Autobiography HSE finished in smart Bonatti GreyThe 4.0-litre petrol V8 of the HSE provides smooth acceleration amid acres of wood and leatherThe service history is well documented and supports the mileage of some 42,000 milesOur vendor was invited by Jaguar Land Rover to display this car at the Goodwood Festival of SpeedOffering a more refined experience compared to its predecessor, the P38 is rarely found in this conditionFollowing the enormous success of the original Range Rover and its successively more luxurious upgrades, Land Rover introduced a new model, designated P38, in 1994. Produced up to 2001, the P38 wasconsiderably betterappointed thanits predecessor and became the benchmark for luxury motoringintown and county. The all-new Range Rover could be ordered with a choice of three engine options: 4.0-litre and 4.6-litre petrol units or the BMW sourced 2.5-litre diesel, with many opting for the diesel. Various equipment levels were available but the Range Rover Autobiography rivalled the best from Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar when it came to luxurious interiors.The successor to the P38, the Range Rover L322, was being developed in late 2001 and, mindful of demand for the soon to be released new model, the final P38 ranges were exceptionally wellequipped. This 2001 Autobiography 4.0 HSE inBonnatiGrey was sold by Guy Salmon Land Rover, Stratford-upon-Avonon the 9thFebruaryto the first of three former keepers and it is believed to have been aPressCar. It was bought by our vendor, the proprietor of a garage specialising in Land Rover and Range Rovers, for his personal use in 2013. Naturally, as the boss car, the Range Rover has been carefully looked after in the workshop.Such is the condition of thiscar and our vendors reputation within Land Rover circles that itwas selected by Jaguar Land Rover to be displayed at the 70thAnniversary celebrations for Land Rover at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2017. It took part in the parade lap and later,during a conversation with a knowledgeable enthusiast,our vendor was toldthatit was one of just four such cars built.We havebeen unable tosubstantiate this claimbut it will make for someinteresting researchbythe next owner. The odometer reading of just under 42,000 miles is substantiated by the entries in theoriginal service book.It is presented to auction with a history file that includes that service book, reams of receipts and old MOTs - with the current valid until November 2020. As the successor to the iconic Range Rover Classic, the P38 had a tough act to follow, but in recent years the P38s enhanced driving experience, build quality and interior refinement hasnow been rightly recognised. It is now firmly part of Land Rovers heritage, and much like the XJS that followed the E-Type, will always have its dedicated fans.