1st Land Rover Range Rover

This Range Rover with has the chassis number 001 is estimated to sell for around £140,000 when it goes to auction


The Land Rover Range Rover has been in production for over 45 years now and has changed dramatically over the years, but the first ever model to exit the factory for a valet is going up for auction.

The car in question, which has the Chassis number 001, will be going on sale at The Salon Privé Sale in September and many experts expect the Range Rover to fetch around £140,000.

Land Rover 1st model was built between 24 November and 17 December 1969, almost six months before the official launch date of the Range Rover. The iconic car’s first owner was Michael Furlong, who was also responsible for creating two promotional films about the car. These days the Range Rover is famed for being a run-around for footballers, celebrities and the rich and famous in general.

Due to registration alterations and a re-spray, chassis number 001 was lost for a number of years. Having passed form owner to owner, the model was ‘rediscovered’ by its current owner in the 1990s. The vehicle was then fully resorted over a six-year period and repainted back to its original Olive Green finish.

Despite its patchy history, this initial model is still in possession of its original engine, gearbox, axles, chassis and aluminium bonnet. Early estimations reveal the car could sell for between £100,000 to £140,000.