The world’s very first Range Rover bearing chassis #001, is set to go under the hammer at The Salon Privé Sale in London on September 4. Hosted by Silverstone Auctions, the car is expected to sell for between £100,000 and £140,000 ($167,000 to $235,000 at today’s rates).
Speaking on the sale of this historical car, Nick Whale, Managing Director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to offer this iconic British model for auction at the UK’s finest concours event. These cars are incredibly popular and we expect a significant amount of interest when it goes under the hammer.”
Built from 24th November 1969 to 17th December 1969, this particular example was registered some six months before the Range Rover’s official launch date. Interestingly, the vehicle retains all its “matching numbers” components; chassis, engine, gearbox, and axles, as well as the original aluminium bonnet, and the original body shell. This RR is a cool thing, and would be a great addition to any car enthusiast’s garage. Would you buy it?
[ Source: Silverstone Auctions ]