Excellent timing! The release of the new James Bond film Spectre will surely only peak more interest in this gem of a car as it goes up for auction.
Just like Spectre, the car has a fabulous story, too. Originally a normal Suffix B with a roof, it went through ‘80s modifications to turn it into a convertible. Having then changed owners after being won in a card game in the 1990s, it spent the best part of the next 20 years locked in a garage until it was rescued by a canny vendor, who has since spent around £20k restoring it to its former glory.
Improvements include restoring it to the original SVC-spec and reconditioning the 3.5-litre petrol V8 – it’s now said to be in a ‘superb condition’.
Arwel Richards, Classic Car Consignor at Silverstone Auctions comments, “Not only does this convertible conversion have unique provenance, but it’s based on a truly superb early right-hand drive Range Rover ‘Suffix B’ and has covered a mere 62,500 miles – I doubt you’ll find one like this in the near future.”
If you fancy your chances at getting your hands on this truly unique car, you can go along to the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale at Alexandra Palace on 13th and 14th November to have a go at bidding for it at auction. It’s estimated to make around £35k - £40k on the day.