1971 Range Rover Suffix A Modified

Lot: 112

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 4.6L 1971 Land Rover Range Rover 2 Door prefix A manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 104 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

One of the finest Range Rover "resto-mods" we have seen, presenting superbly following a restoration that cost over £40,000. Offering a myriad of internal and mechanical upgrades, this Suffix A has the luxury and performance that the original lacked.

When this icon of 20th century motoring was new in 1971 the owner could only dream of this level of luxury. The leather is the period correct shade of Palomino and the wood cappings hint at the luxury of Rolls Royce, whilst the effortlessly smooth 4.6-litre petrol engine certainly has the pull of a Bentley. Thanks to the attention to detail and the upgrades that Range Rover restoration specialists Twenty Ten Engineering carried out in 2014, this rare Suffix'A' had the distinction of featuring in the December 2014 of Land Rover Owner magazine, who claimed in an extensive article:

"The modifications are subtle, even invisible in many cases; and even the more obvious upgrades are in keeping with the feeling of the original vehicle."

Unique "resto-mods" can often be seen advertised with specialist classic Range Rover dealers for upwards of £60,000, we have therefore a car that looks the part and performs better than new, at a price that competes with the best very on offer.

Lot Details

Registration: KHM 541K RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1971 Engine size: 4.6L
Make: Land Rover Odometer reading (miles): 145000
Model: Range Rover 2 Door prefix A MOT expiry: 2016-06-24
Warranted: No Chassis number: 35501900a

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 104 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

The Body shell has been finished in Davos White. The trim has been rescued from the original vehicle where possible and where not available, replacements have been sourced.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

The inside has recently been re-trimmed with new carpets and the leather was re-done during the original refurbishment in 2014.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

JE Developments 4.6 230bhp V8 petrol engine

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

LT77 five speed manual transmission with a Borg Warner viscous transfer box

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Standard ride height Twenty Ten uprated anti-roll bars heavy duty coil springs, Bilstein dampers and super pro suspension bushes sat on MaxXtrac Manta 8 *16 alloys with 255/65R16 Toyo Open Country A/T Tires

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

A new wiring loom was installed during the refurbishment.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Since the cars restoration, it has been serviced by Twenty Ten engineering and had an MoT service before this would become irrelevant.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history