Lot 127 - 1991 Range Rover CSK
|Odometer reading||134,000 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,000|
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 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.
Number 182 of just 200 ever produced, this genuine example has benefitted from five former keepers and has been cared for in private collections. Supplied new to Petluma Ltd. of Richmond by Land Rover Sturges in September 1991, it is offered for sale with its original sales brochure, several old MoT test certificates and a current MoT test certificate valid until October 2017. J428 LNR benefits from a comprehensive service history with 18 records; the last service was done at 124,000 miles. With some examples of the desirable CSK offered in the region of £60,000, this car represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase a highly collectible and desirable example.
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