There’s nothing quite so British as a Range Rover. With its stiff upper lip, fuss-free luxury and reliable Land Rover engineering, it epitomises everything about our native Isles. Except this one – which has been imbued with the Italian style of its numerous European owners.
First registered in Turin in 1972, this model features a very rare suffix A chassis, and holds unique Italian plates – a rarity for a car of this pedigree and age. Bought by a well-known collector of Jaguars, Vincenzo Fulginiti, in the early 80s, he kept the car for over two decades in Sestriere, in the Monte Biano ski resort.
After finally relinquishing the car in 2008, it needed a full refit. This honour was undertaken by Mario Galbiati, who hand-built the majority of the famous Zagato cars. Cosmetically restored to its original ‘Tuscan Blue’ this particular model has had its interior kept original – save for a change of carpets.
Under the bonnet, expect a petrol engine that has retained an impressive 129bhp. With the expected 4-wheel drive, the car has done only 7,861 miles – unprecedented for a model of this age – and is left-hand drive.
So, if you have a taste for vintage SUV style, this is the car for you. That said, it’s price upon request – and we all know what that means for our wallets…
1972 Range Rover
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