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First production Range Rover for sale on 4 September 2014

The first ever production Range Rover is to be sold at auction on 4 September at Silverstone Auction’s Salon Privé sale.

With an estimate of £100,000 to £140,000, this was the first car to be made on the production line rather than as a prototype. Registered YVB 151H, the car has been fully restored to its original Olive Green colour scheme and retains its original aluminium bonnet and body shell. It also still has matching numbers for its engine, gearbox and axles.

It made its way down the production line between 24 November and 17 December 1969, five months ahead of the Range Rover appearing in showrooms.

Interest in early Range Rovers has been rising and Jaguar Land Rover recently acquired the collection of Dr James Hull, so this first production Range Rover could exceed its estimate to set a new record for the model.

By Al Suttie

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