Lot 414 - 2001 Range Rover HSE by Holland & Holland
|Odometer reading||89,000 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,720|
The Range Rover is a large luxury four-wheel drive sport utility vehicle launched in 1970 and is now in its fourth generation. In 1967, the first Range Rover prototype was built with the classic Range Rover shape clearly discernible although with a different front grill and headlight configuration. The design of the Range Rover was eventually finalised and signed off in 1969. After 25 years from the introduction of the first-generation Range Rover, the second-generation Range Rover model, designation P38A, was introduced for the 1995 model year with an updated version of the Rover V8 engines. The new model offered more equipment and premium trims positioning the vehicle above the Land Rover Discovery to face ever increasing competition in the SUV marketplace. Just as AMG is synonymous with the Mercedes-Benz performance division and Fords with RS Cosworth badges on the boot can always be relied upon to supply thrills on demand, Overfinch has been connected to Range Rover (and Land Rover) since the 1970's offering something a little more 'exuberant' to the world's best four wheel drive car ever built. Overfinch, in association with the world famous gun maker, Holland & Holland, produced a limited edition Range Rover in which standard extras of electric windows, electric sunroof, electric heated seats, tinted windows, radio, central locking, power steering and a stack CD player, were added to by the bespoke Holland & Holland features including unique saddle leather, gun stock wood veneers, picnic tables, satellite navigation, TV screens fitted to front head rests, Holland & Holland inlays, gun cabinet, mud guards and over carpets.
On offer today is a 2001 Range Rover 4.6 litre SE Holland & Holland by Overfinch, one of the sixty cars built for the UK market. Finished in Tintern Green metallic and fitted with most of the Holland & Holland extras listed above but not supplied with a gun cabernet. It is accompanied however with a V5C registration document, a full one year MoT test certificate and a good history of works undertaken over the years including bills for servicing, air-conditioning compressor and air-suspension ECU. Range Rovers are becoming very practical classics and early limited editions particularly collectable; this car represents the very top of the range.
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