At a Glance:
|1972||Rover||Range Rover Suffix A||205,621 (Not Warranted)||£1300 + buyers premium|
The original Range Rover was released in June 1970 and was an instant success, with demand far outstripping the 100 cars per week Rover could supply… with even the Queen wanting one! Early models are now known by their chassis suffix, with the earliest being the Suffix A (1970-72), and these models are now the most sought after and probably the rarest. This example was registered on 16th November 1972 and has had a few modifications over the years; it is now fitted with a Discovery 200 TDI engine and gearbox. Fortunately, the original 3.5 V8 engines are still relatively plentiful and thus returning it to original spec would be a possibility should you want to. Like this example, many of the early Range Rovers were converted to run on diesel as the running costs of the V8 were often unattractive to second hand buyers. Early examples also quite often suffered the indignity of the angle grinder and were ‘bob-tailed’ for trial events use and lost forever. In the last 5 years, early Range Rovers have become very sought after with prices soaring; even Jaguar Land Rover (Range Rover owners) are buying tatty early 2 door examples, restoring them and selling them on… at a starting price of £135,000! And you certainly wouldn’t get a Suffix A for that starting price. This Range Rover runs and drives well in the owner’s opinion and the bodywork is surprisingly straight, the replacement panels all came from the same donor vehicle (the white panels) with the plan to re-spray the car its original grey colour in the future.
|Auction||28th April 2017 - 91% SOLD|
|Vehicle Model||Range Rover Suffix A|
|Year of Manufacture||1972|
|Mileage||205,621 (Not Warranted)|
|Date first Registered||16-11-1972|
|Estimated Sale Price||No Reserve|
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