Lot 260 - 1991 Range Rover EFi CSK
|Estimate||£58,000 - £66,000|
The limited edition Range Rover CSK is named after Charles Spencer King, the man who designed the original two-door Range Rover over 20 years ago. The CSK was intended primarily to publicise the new anti-roll suspension and was promoted as a sportier Range Rover. Most elements of the CSK's specification were drawn from the four-door Vogue SE or from US-market models. Each car has a individually numbered plaque on the radio panel confirming its exclusivity, discreetly bearing his insignia and, in 1990, cost £28,995 (manual). For an automatic you had to pay £30,319.32. The Range Rover CSK features a number of modifications improving both performance and passenger comfort. It's the fastest production Range Rover ever built at that time with the proven and a re-chipped version of the 3.9 litre, V8 engine developing 185bhp. The increase in performance is complemented by improved handling at high speeds. Land Rover UK had introduced front and rear anti-roll bars and sports dampers, to give a smoother, more comfortable ride for on-road handling. The roll stiffness is increased by 25 over the standard production model. This all gives remarkably positive and responsive driving. The CSK is available with a choice of five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes a six-speaker security coded stereo system, air-conditioning, central locking, and electrically operated tilt/slide sunroof, electric windows and heated door mirrors. Also standard is the world's most advanced four-wheel drive ABS braking system which prevents wheel-lock in the worst conditions on any combination of surfaces. Permanent four-wheel drive through a dual-range transfer box with viscous-coupling central diff lock.
This rare manual 1991 Range Rover EFi CSK, number 153, can only be described as better than new with an £120,000 restoration bill which includes 2,640 man hours and only using genuine parts such as 'new old stock' chassis, front wings, gearbox, doors and bonnet. The Engine is a 4.6 litre, V8 with Kent performance cam and lifters. During this nut and bolt restoration, everything has been replaced and up-rated with performance upgrades to engine steering and suspension. Finished in the stunning Beluga Black paintwork and contrasting chrome bumpers and silver pinstripe coach lines whilst discrete silver CSK logos are positioned on both front wings. The interior is finished is beige, handcrafted soft leather seats, co-ordinated leather door trims and a leather covered steering wheel, all exclusive to this limited edition. This CSK is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate, a copy of the restoration bill and the photographic record. Looking better than when it left the factory, it also drives better than when it left the factory. The vendor has secured the registration number J15CSK and is including the retention certificate and new number plates with the car.
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