Lot 318 - 1991 Range Rover CSK
|Result||Sold - £22,960|
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 an 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.
This rare Range Rover CSK, number 190 of only 200 produced, is an automatic example and has recently undergone an engine rebuild totalling £6,500 and as one would expect, is described by the vendor as being 10 out of 10; furthermore, a new stainless steel exhaust and manifold were also fitted. Supplementary work included a new quilted tan leather interior which perfectly complements the Beluga black paintwork. A light restoration carried out by London specialist Graeme Hunt in 2014, with documentation and pictures detailing the works are included in the file. The car is supplied with a year's MoT certificate and we are informed the car runs very well indeed, the service history includes nine services carried out by Land Rover Lincoln, Land Rover Boston and Andrews Land Rover with services at 6,851 miles, 11,453, 24,010, 29,885, 48,671, 54,721, 61, 849, 67,098 and 80,240 miles.
With examples offered in the region of £60,000, this particular CSK is offered at no reserve and represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase this highly collectible and desirable Range Rover.
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