Lot 18 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)
Sold for £11,812
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: KYY600K
Chassis No: 35503224A
Mot Expiry: Aug 2020
- Desirable, `Suffix A' Range Rover that was first registered in London during April 1972
- Acquired its previous keeper in 2012 and treated to a partial restoration thereafter including a repaint and retrim
- Said to be in `good overall' order and MOT tested until August 2020
1 of just 2,560 `Suffix A' Range Rover Two-Door models built for the home market during the 1972 model year, chassis 35503224A is understood to have had nine former keepers prior to entering the current ownership during July 2019. Only being offered for sale due to an unplanned job change, `KYY 600K' was apparently treated to a partial restoration by its previous custodian including a repaint and re-trim (headlining, seat covers and carpets). Finished in Blue with a Cream roof and Beige leather upholstery, the Rangie is variously described by the seller as being in `average' (four-speed manual gearbox), `good' (electrical equipment, paintwork) or `very good' (bodywork, 3.5 litre V8 engine, interior trim) condition. Benefiting from an oil and filter change in February 2019 at an unwarranted 45,918 miles (c.1,000 miles ago), this striking and collectible Two-Door possesses a MOT certificate valid until August 22nd 2020.
Spen King famously oversaw the '100 inch Station Wagon' project that was finally revealed as the Range Rover in 1970. Far from competing with the likes of the Ford Bronco that had inspired its creation, the David Bache-penned newcomer created a whole new genre of increasingly luxurious go-anywhere vehicles.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the catalogue went to press the vendor has informed us that this Range Rover has the added advantages of twin Weber carburettors (more fuel efficient / powerful than the standard SU units) and dual electric cooling fans. The latter are operated via dashboard switches and can be run individually or together depending upon ambient temperatures and traffic conditions etc