|March 21, 2018 11:32 am||$20,000||knab|
|March 21, 2018 10:18 am||Auction started|
The very first Range Rover went into production as a 2-door 1970 model. It was rugged, raw, quite vertical and would set the evolutionary design in motion with its raised wing bulges on the bonnet and floating roof line. The model would evolve through vinyl and plastic to updated improved trim inside and out over time. This marque lineup though wouldn’t show up in North America for another 17 years. It was then that in 1987 LRNA officially introduced the Range Rover to the U.S. market at the LA Auto Show and went on sale in March of the same year. In 1993, the long-wheel base (LWB) was introduced along with the electronic air suspension (EAS). The LWB stretched the short wheel base (SWB) an additional 10″, all devoted to rear seat passenger leg room.
Over the years, several special edition RRC’s would hit the market…the Hunter edition was a trimmed-down-to-the-basics version with roll-up windows and cloth manual seats, the 25th anniversary edition with special paint and interior, the Great Divide Edition, and so on. In 1981, TWR (Tom Wilkinshaw Racing) Special Vehicles who had a long history of modifying factory cars for the racing scene, partnered with Land Rover to develop the Paris-Dakar winning Range Rover for Rene Metge and Bernard Giroux. Ten years later, a special edition Rover from TWR was unveiled to the European market as a sportier Range Rover. Then in 1995, in the last year of the Classic, Land Rover produced a very limited number of TWR special edition RRC’s for the North American market. With a $2000 premium above base, the TWR/Brooklands kit included special front and rear bumpers and side skirts, and was specially fitted at the factory on a few Epsom Green and Beluga Black SWB County Classics. So if you’re looking for rare, you’ve found it.
Second Daily is proud to present this rust free, very well maintained, 1995 TWR edition Range Rover Classic. It is finished in Beluga Black with factory fitted TWR body kit and TWR 5-spoke wheels over tan sorrel leather. The seller has owned this truck for approximately 3 years and since that time it has been driven very little and resides mostly indoors in climate controlled storage. A local Rover mechanic in California has performed most of the recent work. Prior to that, the previous owner invested heavily in the truck with West Coast Rovers, including a high quality paint in original Beluga Black, upgraded stereo equipment, Bilstein / OME conversion, sound deadening material added to the floors, and many various maintenance items (owner has no records from this work but the pictures are shown in the gallery). It ships from CA with a title in the seller’s name and a Heritage Certificate.
Outside the new Beluga Black appears to be in excellent shape, with no flaws to note. The seller states this one is rust free and has provided many pictures of the underside as well. It has remained indoors mostly and we see no signs of fading or cracking or dry rubber. It presents in its original form with no apologies. The BFG AT tires appear to have lots of tread life left in them.
Underneath appears clean with only some minor rust showing on various bolt heads. The seller resides in California and rarely uses the truck. The rear door arches look clean.
The interior presents very clean and well above average given the soft nature of the leather in these trucks. A new headliner was previously fitted, as well as full sound deadening insulation with the new audio upgrade. The seller states some small delamination issues on the wood on the door panels. The wooden transfer knob is still intact and we see no obvious tears or stains anywhere in the interior. The rear tonneau cover is still with the truck. An aftermarket radio has been fitted.
Everything on this truck reportedly works as it should, with the exception of the cruise control. All electronics, seats, windows, and locks all work. The A/C blows cold with no issues. No dash lights are on. The anti-lock brake light on in one of the pictures goes out after 5mph driving as normal.
The previous owner is reported to have done the following:
- Removed air suspension and replaced with Bilstein coils
- New Beluga Black paint per OEM spec
- New headliner
- Added full sound dampening kit
- New tires
- New brakes
- New audio equipment.
Items the current owner has done:
- New Transmission cooler line
- New hose gearbox cooler
- Transmission flush
- Oil cooler hose/ steel braid replace
- New valve cover gasket set
- New rebuilt brake pump, harness, lines from Britain
- Regular yearly maintenance and oil changes
- Titled in CA and SMOG is current
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