The iconic Land Rover Range Rover is a trail-blazing evolution of the utilitarian Land Rovers from the 1960s. The up-market and refined looks of the Range Rover Classics set a new direction for the car industry when they were introduced in 1970.
Legacy Overland’s complete and authentic frame-off restoration of this 4x4 icon is a stunning example of craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. This early left-hand drive 1973 (Suffix B) Range Rover Classic (also known as “vertical grille” Range Rovers due to the distinct vertical orientation of the grille) came off the production line on August 2, 1973. The car was subsequently exported from the UK and delivered to British Leyland, France on August 27, 1973.
Authentic and pristine
The Legacy Overland restoration is finished in a show-quality Bahama Gold glossy finish exterior with wheels and bumpers in correct silver paint. The hand-crafted interior is completely redone with saffron colored velvet cloth seats with classic Palomino trim finishings. Dash has all new gauges and the floor is finished in brown shag carpet with seat mats. A Grundig Emden 8 Classic radio is installed.
Under the hood of the Range Rover is a 3,532cc V8, developing 135hp at 5,000rpm, with 186 lb ft of torque at 2,500rpm, supported by a fully overhauled chassis and suspension system. Body, chassis and components were thoroughly media blasted, coated and finished with multiple rounds of alternating paint and wet sanding.
No effort was spared in creating this fully documented restoration of a true classic vintage off-roader.
Some of the highlights include:
- Full frame-off restoration
- Two-door body with “vertical grille"
- Painted in Bahama Gold color
- Buick-derived 3.5L V8
- Four speed transmission and differential
- 4-wheel disc brakes
- live axel suspension front and rear with coil springs
- New gauges and dials
- All new windows and glass
- 16” Rostyle original wheels
- Spare wheel with cover
- Grundig Emden radio
- Original French VIN plate