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First Production 1970 Range Rover To Be Auctioned

Bids to Start at More Than $160,000

Aug 12, 2014
The Willys MB may be the grandfather of all modern-day SUVs, but Land Rover lays claim to being one of the original European SUVs, pre-dating even the Mercedes G-Wagen, which debuted in the late 70s. The Land Rover Defender paved the way for rugged, go-anywhere transportation, but it was the advanced engineering and contemporary style of the Range Rover that paved the way toward making the brand one of the most recognized and prestigious in the world of SUVs. The very first production Range Rover, VIN #001, is going up for auction from Silverstone Auctions, with a valuation estimated at more than $168,000.
Photo 2/5   |   1970 Range Rover Chassis Number 1 Interior
The vehicle underwent an exhaustive six-year restoration, and all major components, including the engine, transmission, chassis axles, and original aluminum hood, are numbers-matching, and even the registration plate is the original number of YVB 151H. Although meticulously restored and correct, this Range Rover is no pampered, barely driven trailer queen, with 86,950 original miles on it, having been taken on several occasions on photographic assignments by its owners. Michael Forlong, the producer of Range Rover production films “A Car for All Reasons” and “Sahara South,” was the vehicle’s first registered owner. If you’re interested in bidding on this significant piece of British automotive history, you can find out more at the link below.
Source: Silverstone Auctions

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Specifications

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Fair Market Price $82,357
MSRP $83,495
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage 17 City / 23 Highway
Engine 3.0L V6
Horse Power 340 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 332 ft lb of torque @ 3,500 rpm
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MSRP: $83,495
Mileage: 17 / 23
Engine: 3.0L V6
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