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1974 Range Rover Classic 2 Door - Suffix C



This 1974 Range Rover Classic (Suffix C) is becoming an increasingly rare find, with cars of this example’s restored calibre even more difficult to get hold of. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V8 engine outputting 101kW (135hp) through a permanent four-wheel-drive system. Early Range Rovers such as these were only available with a four-speed manual transmission. A zero to 100km/h run is said to take little over 15 seconds. This example currently shows 24,700km on its odometer.



A car for all occasions, the arrival of the legendary Land Rover took the world by storm. Somewhat of a frustration of the time, a car could rarely be capable both off- and on-road until the Range Rover came along. Not only was it capable in those regards, it was also premium enough to share garage space with the luxurious saloons of its era. Its long-travel coil-sprung suspension, full-time 4×4 drivetrain, high ground clearance, and V8 power set it aside as a properly serious off-roader too. The Range Rover Classic was continually updated until the arrival of a second generation through the 90s, though early cars such as this two-door Suffix C are the desirable vintage.



Presented in Davos White over Palomino vinyl upholstery, this Range Rover Classic retains a great deal of its original specification items. It is fitted with a sunroof, tow bar, cassette player, dual-range gearing, and disc brakes. The 16-inch silver steel wheels are wrapped in a set of Dunlop SP Road Gripper tyres.



Manufactured in Solihull, England in 1974, this car was previously local to Mansfield, Victoria until 2015 when the current owner purchased it. Since then, the car has undergone a full respray at Melbourne Auto Body in 2021 and had its interior reupholstered in 2018. It’s a matching numbers car which has been sympathetically and passionately maintained since new. Recent servicing has been completed by David Belford of Classic Road and Track in North Melbourne.



Having just been repainted earlier in 2021, the exterior condition of this Range Rover Classic is described as excellent. There is no noted damage or scratches to the car’s Davos White paintwork which shines proudly in sunlight. No curb rash can be seen on any of the car’s four wheels while the Dunlop tyres are as-new. Final pieces needed to complete the restoration are the tailgate badge, tail light lenses, and mirrors.



The interior looks and functions in excellent condition. Palomino PVC vinyl upholstery looks near-new, having been replaced just four years ago. There are minimal signs of use elsewhere, with no cracks in the dash and trim accenting presenting in good order. Interior componentry such as the original gauges, various drive systems, cassette player, and sunroof functions as normal.



All accompanying documentation as well as the supplied spare wheel will be provided with a successful sale.



This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.



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