Lot 171 - 1991 Range Rover CSK
|Odometer reading||158,438 miles|
|Estimate||£55,000 - £63,000|
|Result||Sold - £56,280|
- Number 181 out of 200 CSK’s manufactured
- Restored to a very high standard
- Invoices totalling over £113,000
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 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 one of 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 CSK is number 181 of 200 examples manufactured. An extensive restoration was carried out between 2012 and 2018, this was a ‘body off’ restoration giving clear and encumbered access to the chassis. The restoration cost was an eye-watering £113,000,this gives an indication to the extensiveness of work carried out and more importantly the quality of the work. Described as being in ‘great running order’ and sitting proudly on a relatively new set of Michelin tyres, this limited edition and highly sought-after Range Rover comes with a V5C registration document and the restoration invoices.
Interested parties should note that this vehicle developed a fault with the transfer box on the way here. This will be repaired at the vendors expense and the vehicle delivered to the new owner free of charge (within reason).
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