Lot 158 - 1973 Range Rover Suffix B 'Two-door'
|Odometer reading||42,334 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,680|
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 lovely example of this iconic British 4X4 was the subject of a full restoration recently and is presented in the classic light green with tan cloth interior. Accompanying the car is a good history file with invoices and also all its original workshop and owner's manuals which, remarkably, also includes its original 'Passport to Service' book with its warranty certificate and various dealership service stamps from the 1970s. There is a current MoT test certificate which expires 21st June, 2017. These original two-door manual gearbox early Range Rovers are highly sought after and their V8 engines provide strong performance in the field or on the road today, just as it did back in the early 1970s when first produced.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.