Lot 259 - 1991 Range Rover CSK
|Odometer reading||131,598 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £60,000|
The limited edition Range Rover CSK is named after Charles Spencer King, the man who designed the original two door over 20 years ago. It 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 24 of only 200 produced, this rare Range Rover CSK is also one of only 49 fitted with automatic transmission. This Solihull beauty presents well, following a full restoration by Landypoint in Germany. The service book shows seven stamps from Land Rover main agent Frank Ogg with the most recent service being undertaken by Grange of Barnet on 26th September, 2018. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until September 2019. 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'.
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