Lot 243 - 1991 Range Rover CSK
|Odometer reading||125,970 miles|
|Estimate||£39,000 - £47,000|
|Result||Sold - £39,000|
- No. 190 of 200 made
- Original 3.9 V8 engine
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 but most elements of its 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, would set you back £28,995 for the manual or £30,319.32 for the automatic. The CSK features a number of modifications improving both performance and passenger comfort, and became the fastest production Range Rover ever built at that time with the proven and re-chipped version of the 3.9 litre, V8 engine developing 185bhp. The increase in performance was complemented by improved handling at high speeds with the introduction of front and rear anti-roll bars and sports dampers to give a smoother, more comfortable ride. 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 190 of only 200 produced, this rare Range Rover CSK is also one of only 49 fitted with automatic transmission. The car was subject to a light restoration by London specialist Graeme Hunt between 2012 and 2014 which included a bare metal bodywork restoration and now presents with a very sharp panel fit. Supporting documentation and pictures detailing the works are included in the history file; work which was carried out to a very high standard as is still evident today. In 2013 the original 3.9 V8 engine underwent a full rebuild totalling £6,500 and, at the same time, 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. The car currently sits within a private collection and comes supplied with the original handbook and sales brochure, an MoT certificate until June 2018 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 these highly prized collectors’ examples being offered well in the excess of £60,000, this particular CSK is offered at a competitive estimate and represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase a car that is regarded as the ultimate predecessor to the Sports Utility vehicle - with the key word being Sports.
*Please note the cherished registration number will be retained by the vendor and new age related number will be issued by the DVLA
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