Lot 133 - 1971 Range Rover Suffix A two-door
|£28,000 - £35,000
- Early model
- Private collection
Although now responsible for a whole lifestyle movement, the Range Rover had more humble beginnings. The first-generation Range Rover was introduced in 1970 and 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 or leather seats and wooden interior trim were fitted later in the production run or as options. 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.
First registered on 1st August 1971, the Range Rover offered here is an early and important example of the world-famous marque. The supplied British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate shows this home market Tuscan Blue ‘Suffix A’ example was dispatched on 6th July 1971 to the Botwoods Limited dealers in Norwich. This legendary vehicle presents extremely well following a repaint and refurbishment and we are told is a joy to drive. This example retains a lot of factory originality including period correct drop-down rear number plate and a non-heated rear screen. Sensible upgrades include the fitting of three rear seatbelts and a modern Bluetooth stereo. The original stereo is supplied with the car. Offered to auction with an original salesman’s manual, owners guide, owner’s manual and V5C registration document this Range Rover is ready to be enjoyed or form part of a serious collection. Consigned by Dominic Lake
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