Masai Red / Palomino PVC interior
3.5 litre V8
4-speed manual transmission
single owner from new
Incredible survivor, extremely original condition. One owner from new.
Now being sympathetically conserved including respray, retaining as much originality as possible.
Expected to be ready and registered on historic plates late 2023.
Please note the first picture is of a similar car (Suffix A) fully restored by our team in 2017-2019.
All the rest are taken of this car as found earlier this year, followed by conservation and respray pictures.
Even the windscreen is original, with “Triplex Laminated” sticker intact.
Works being done besides the respray include renovating the wheels and fitting new Dunlop tyres and headlining.
The original Palomino PVC seats are badly cracked, especially the driver’s seat – as they all were after a few years of use. They can be left as they are or upholstered with new covers made of modern vinyl material that can actually be used without cracking – but with same pattern and shape as the original.
Letter from first owner’s daughter where she confirms her father bought the Range Rover new in 1973. He appreciated the car’s power and reliability, as well as off-road capability.
Towing capability was useful when he transported building materials and house moving loads.
The car was also used in his work for the town of Mikkeli.
Many repairs and most services were performed by himself.
Most longer drives were made to the family summer cottage not far away, and the car never ventured further than 300 kms from home, thus the low mileage. Always stored in dry heated garage.
The owner had a valid driver’s license until 90 years of age, but stopped driving in the age of 85 in 2017.
Every yearly technical control made until then, all the ones on file since 2001 are without any remarks of faults.
British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate / extract from factory records confirming build and shipping date and exterior colour.
The Suffix B series of production was produced in much lower numbers and period of time than the first Suffix A series.
25/5/1973 date of build
1/6/1973 date of despatch to Finland importer Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus Ab
1974 year of first registration
9/2001 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2002 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2003 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2004 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2005 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2006 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2007 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2008 MOT/TÜV technical control
8/2009 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2010 MOT/TÜV technical control
7/2011 MOT/TÜV technical control
7/2012 MOT/TÜV technical control
7/2013 MOT/TÜV technical control
7/2014 MOT/TÜV technical control
8/2015 MOT/TÜV technical control
7/2016 MOT/TÜV technical control
8/2017 MOT/TÜV technical control
9/2022 ownership change to first owner’s daughter due to his passing away
12/2022 ownership change: Harri Asunta Oy Ltd
Located in Finland, 30 minutes from Helsinki Airport.
Please note all viewings are by appointment only.