1982 Range Rover Classic 'Octopussy 007' Tribute

Lot: 620

Estimate (£): 60,000 - 70,000
(+buyer’s premium of 13.2% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1982 Land Rover Range Rover Classic 'Octopussy 007' Tribute manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 106 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A faithful reproduction of a James Bond 007 classic....

 

  • Based on the Range Rover used in the 1983 film, Octopussy, which is believed to have been a Huntsman model built by Rapport Ltd
  • Commissioned by a serious James Bond and car fanatic to fulfil a life-long ambition
  • Sourced, converted and restored by respected specialists Bishop's Heritage part of Bishops 4x4 Ltd in Peterborough 
  • Extensive nut and bolt restoration, complete engine rebuild and full mechanical overhaul
  • Properly engineered and would be wholly usable as a shoot/safari vehicle
  • Only used sparingly for magazine features and press drive-outs - further PR/marketing opportunities aplenty!

  

 

Lot Details

Registration: VOA 418Y RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1982 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Land Rover Odometer reading (miles):
Model: Range Rover Classic 'Octopussy 007' Tribute MOT expiry: 2020-06-20
Warranted: No Chassis number: SALLHABV2AA124592

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 106 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Bishop's Heritage fully modified the body-shell, using pictures of the film car, plus images of the Rapport Huntsman from the archives. The vehicle was fully painted in the film car colour of Russet Brown.

Interior

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

Remarks

The original vehicle seats were trimmed in 'teddy bear' cloth but Bishop's Heritage opted to trim their seats in a more practical shower proof ‘rip-stop' canvas. This is also harder wearing. A bespoke 'tonneau' cover has been made for the vehicle, to protect the interior if kept outside. Bespoke seat frames were made for the rear of the vehicle, adding lap belts, which were not used in period! The interior was fully trimmed in Palomino vinyl, again, a period colour and material.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Once the vehicle was in Bishop's Heritage workshops, they set about a full body and mechanical overhaul. The engine had a full rebuild, along with carburettors and associated ancillary items.  

 

 

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

All driveline items where checked and overhauled by Bishop's Heritage.  

Running Gear

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

Remarks

Bishop's Heritage replaced the brakes along with all suspension components. They also refurbished the original ‘Rostyle' wheels, and fitted a set of new tyres, plus much more.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Vehicle History

Remarks

Back in 2018 Bishop's Heritage located a 1982 left hand drive 2-door Range Rover, in the south of England, which had recently been imported from France. It was the perfect base vehicle, the correct year, and was complete.

Full photographic record of the restoration/conversion.  

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