Lot 205 - 1985 Range Rover Two Door
|Odometer reading||32,460 km|
|Result||Sold - £3,584|
The first-generation Range Rover was produced between 1970 and 1996. The original car was not designed as a luxury 4x4; 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 were fitted later in the production run. The Range Rover also served as the base for specialist utility vehicles including fire engines and command centres for the Army and Police. Marketed as 'A Car For All Reasons', the Range Rover was more capable off-road than the Land Rover but was much more comfortable, offering a top speed in excess of 100mph.
This 1985, lefthand drive, two- door classic Range Rover was purchased new by the vendor when working in Abu Dhabi on contract with the local Government, he then returned to the UK in 1987 bringing the car with him. Supplied new with Abu Dhabi specification which included air conditioning and cloth seats, the vendor informs us that the mileage of 32,500 kilometres is all that this Range Rover has covered and the engine runs well even through the car has been standing on his drive since 2007. Requiring restoration, this is supplied with a V5C registration document, the last MoT test certificate from 2007 and a number of UK registration documents. Early classic Range Rovers have become very collectable and this is an opportunity to purchase a classic which can be restored to your own specification.
Price guide: £2,000 - £3,000
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