Very First Range Rover Up for Auction

By | August 12, 2014
If you're one of the many who has admired the Range Rover over the years and wished you could get your hands on one of the first-generation models, that chance has arrived. The First Range Rover with chassis number 001 will be up for auction at The Salon Prive Sale on September 4. This original model designed by Spen King has become a huge success story for the British Motor Industry. Introduced in 1970, demand for the Range Rover has never slowed, and the SUV has gained international appeal. By 1996, production of this model came to an end, but well over 300,000 Range Rover models had rolled off the line. While the final production model is proudly displayed at the Gaydon in Warwickshire as part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust collection, the current owner of the very first model feels it's time to share this heritage with someone new after nearly 25 years of ownership. While under their care, Range Rover #001 has been completely restored and is worthy of consideration by serious motor car enthusiasts.
Already, it is estimated that this model will have a guide price between $133,600 and $187,000. However, this model contains matching numbers, including those for the chassis, engine, gearbox, axles, body, and aluminum hood. Source: Silverstone Auctions