Lot 292 - 2005 13038 Supercharged Autobiography
|Odometer reading||94,250 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,664|
The third-generation Range Rover (L322) was designed to accommodate BMW's M62, V8 engines; the manual transmission was dropped entirely, leaving only the automatic transmission. The entertainment system (Radio Function, Navigation, Television and Telecommunications, as well as the automotive computer bus system) was identical to the BMW 5 Series and could also be upgraded with the newest BMW technologies. The sales description for the Range Rover Autobiography program reads; 'An Autobiography is one of those rare opportunities in life to say precisely what you want to say. With Range Rover Autobiography, you have the freedom to express your own distinct taste through wide choices of optional colours and materials creating a vehicle that is as individual as its owner. The Autobiography program is available when you specify The Range Rover Supercharged, the naturally aspirated V8, or diesel as your vehicle order and can be tailored to your individual specification. Take as many liberties as you like. Paintwork, seats, rugs, leathers, wood finishes, facia, steering wheel or perhaps an embroidered headrest. With Autobiography, there are no rules.'
This petrol 2005 Range Rover Supercharged Autobiography has had one recorded keeper from new and is finished in black with two-tone perforated leather trim and Piano Black woodwork. Various 'Autobiography' extras fitted to this Range Rover include colour TV and reversing camera, turn-assist lighting, rear-seat entertainment and headphones, individual climate control, heated steering wheel, heated electric seats, wool headlining, electric sunroof, satellite navigation, Harman Kardon sound system and Land Rover overmats. The car has covered 94,000 miles from new; unusually low for a Range Rover of this age and with full Land Rover history to 92,000 miles. We are informed that it runs superbly and also benefits from a recently overhauled gearbox carried out by acknowledged ZF specialists using updated components. The Supercharged was, at the time, the highest-specification Range Rover of all with its 380bhp engine and was also the first to carry the revised front and rear lights and radiator grill. This Autobiography is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in December 2014, road tax to 30th September and all the original Land Rover handbooks and folder. Amazingly fast and smooth, this Range Rover represents stunning value when compared to the equivalent diesel version.
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