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Range Rover Classic Mk1 1970 For Sale

Chassis number 35500026A is probably the most significant Range Rover ever manufactured and is believed to be the first ever car Land Rover registered as a "Range Rover" on 27th may 1970.


It is the first vehicle of the batch of 20 press launch cars built to near final production standard although they were fitted with aluminium bonnets which were not carried over into production due to difficulty in pressing the castellated shapes at the front. The 20 cars were all given the Warwickshire number plate prefix of NXCxxxH the first of that group being NXC231H.

The 20 press launch cars were shipped by transporter to Meudon hotel, Falmouth by the 28th May 1970 and were used for the launch of the ground breaking new model to the world’s press over six days from 1st June to 6th June.

According to the book, ‘The First Fifty’ written by Land Rover employees, Roger Crathorne and Geoff Miller, as well as Gary Pusey and James Taylor, the test route was well chosen to include off road trials on the blue hill mountains, followed by high speed capability on the runway at Raf St. Eval and an afternoon stop for oysters and a pint of beer at the Duchy of Cornwall oyster farm at Helford River!

After its services at the press launch, 0026A was returned to the factory and was retained by Land Rover until 30th April 1973 when it changed hands to Herbert Lomas limited. This company specialised in converting Range Rovers into ambulances, the fate of many of the early cars, but thankfully 0026A escaped and found its way into private ownership in 1976 with one Mr. John Hodgkinson, a power station engineering consultant. He travelled many miles in the car including trips to France, Monaco, Spain, Andorra and Portugal. Photos exist on file.

The Range Rover was spotted by Geoff Clark standing idle in Poole in Dorset in mid 1995 and was saved by an avid Range Rover collector. The vendor bought chassis 26 in early 2000 and restored it to its near perfect condition over an extended period. Since completion it has been stored in a private heated garage and has covered purely test mileage since.

Complete with new original front seats in the now impossible to find, vacuum-formed material the vehicle presents itself in as new condition. A photographic history of the restoration, as well as photos of the press launch in June 1970 are available to the buyer.

It would be hard to find another range rover in such condition available for purchase with such important provenance.

For further details and photographs please visit our Website :-

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Price £115000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Land Rover
Model Range Rover
  Range Rover Classic
Year 1970
Mileage 101 miles
Country UK
Region Shropshire
Town Shrewsbury
Telephone 01743 534693
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 17-Jun-2019
Ref C1123198
 

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