The first ever Range Rover, chassis number #001 to be auctioned next month

The first ever Range Rover rolled off the production line back in 1969. This particular car with a chassis number #001 will be going under the hammer in The Salon Privé Sale, hosted in partnership with Silverstone Auctions, in London on September 4th.

The first Range Rover was built between 24th November and 17th December 1969 before being registered on 2nd January 1970, nearly six months before the official launch date of the Range Rover. The first owner of the car was Michael Furlong, the producer of two promotional films for the model.

5 years later, the car was re-sprayed in Bahama Gold and passed onto a new owner. Due to the changes in registrations as well as colour meant that chassis number 001 was ‘lost’ for a number of years, and discovered again by the current vendor in the early 1990s.

Now the car is restored back to its original Olive Green colour, estimated at between £100,000 and £140,000.

This is not a bad deal for the very first Range Rover and could turn into a good investment.

Range Rover number one interior

Range Rover number one 2

Range Rover number one


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