The stretch limousine offered here is the work of one of the best known, Townley Cross Country Vehicles Ltd, which in its day was responsible for converting several hundred, many of them tailored to the specific requirements of wealthy Middle Eastern clients. Taking nine months to build, this example was originally commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei for his younger brother, Prince Jefri, and reputedly cost around £135,000. Townley stretched the chassis and body by 40″, incorporating two additional fixed Range Rover doors in the centre and a roof raised by 8″. They also installed a laminated sunroof together with darkened windows and a one-piece opening tailgate. Interior features include a full electric centre division with glass panel; three rear seats (two electrically operated); full air conditioning; stereo/CD player and two remote control 8″ television monitors with VHS recorder. The exterior was painted in Rolls-Royce Masons Black and the interior trimmed in black-piped Oxblood Connolly hide with Wilton carpeting and burr walnut embellishment. In June 2000 ‘L23 PWT’ enjoyed its own ’15 minutes of fame’ when it was used to ferry World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson around Glasgow when he fought at Hampden Park (press cuttings on file). At that time is was reported that the car had covered 10,000 miles from new and was being offered for sale by the Glasgow Car Company. At receipt on file dated November 2001 records the purchaser (from Waterside Classics) as one Tom Shanks of Netherley, Stonehaven. The vehicle passed to an owner in Denmark in January 2008. Since returning to the UK, the vehicle has been re-registered on its original registration ‘L23 PWT’. Currently displaying 15,569 miles, the vehicle has recently been given a fresh MOT and fully inspected in our workshops. This vehicle would be ideal for corporate ventures, being unique and in pristine condition. £49,950
1982 Range Rover ‘007 Octopussy’ Tribute
No one currently knows what became of the topless Range Rover, featured in the James Bond film Octopussy.
Bishops Heritage, were commissioned to build a replica of the original film car, as accurately as possible. The original vehicle is believed to have been built by Rapport, as the Huntsman.
Firstly, a suitable left hand drive two door Range Rover was sourced, of 1982 vintage. The vehicle was overhauled and converted, using limited pictures and information available, of the Huntsman and original film car.
Some changes were requested from the original specification. Deletion of the bull bar and a combination of palomino vinyl and rip stop canvas seating. This makes the interior more durable and shower proof, unlike the original ‘teddy bear’ fabric of the 80’s.
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A very rare find indeed. This suffix ‘A’ Lincoln Green 2dr was first registered on the 19th November 1971. It remained with its original owner until the 5th December 2014. During his 43 years of ownership, the vehicle was meticulously maintained and carefully upgraded to give modern day performance, while retaining it’s all important classic looks. Upgrades include….
4.5 litre fuel injected Rover V8 engine
4 speed ZF automatic gearbox
Period Wolf race alloy wheels fitted in the 1980’s
Accompanying the vehicle is its original 1971 factory workshop manual, with a detailed history entered by the original owner. The first recorded entry being the first oil change on 19th March 1972.
Whilst in our custody, the vehicle has been fully repainted in its original colour. We made this decision due to faded paint. The vehicle has also been fully retrimmed, in leather, complimented by new carpeting throughout.
In summary, an extremely rare and useable one owner suffix ‘A’ Range Rover, ready to be enjoyed.
Registered 6th November 1975
Left Hand Drive V8 Carburettor 3 door UK Spec.
One previous owner from new
Exported to Tehran, Iran, immediately after registration, KVC 941P has spent much of its life in the Middle East. Her owner worked and travelled around the area, and following a stint in Afghanistan drove the vehicle back to the UK having covered only around 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometres).
Subsequently the vehicle was used sparingly when back on our roads, and has covered a similar distance whilst in the UK. The actual total mileage is just below 30,000 miles from new!
This Classic Range Rover has never been restored, and is in outstanding original condition. The air-conditioning, tow bar and radio cassette were fitted when new – we have the receipts, along with the original bill of sale for the vehicle. The original ‘Passport to Service’ record and owner’s handbook are present, along with an untouched full tool kit.
KVC 941P is a very original, unmolested early Classic Range Rover. The chassis and sills have been lightly oiled, having never been welded or repaired. The body retains all of its original panels, and has been repainted (Due to flat paint) in its glorious original colour of Masai Red.
On the road this Classic handles beautifully. New coil springs and shock absorbers have been fitted. A thorough service has been carried out, with all new oils throughout, overhauled carburettors and every part checked for safety and usability. The robust and powerful 3500 V8 engine holds excellent oil pressure, and the 4 speed LT95 gearbox is as smooth as ever one of these was.
This car really is one of the finest 1970’s Range Rovers in the world, and is ready for its second owner to cherish and enjoy.
1983 Range Rover 118” Coach Built Soft Top
Available for sale on a commissioned restoration basis.
An extremely rare and interesting Range Rover. This example is 118” wheelbase, and is believed to have been coach built by Wood & Pickett.
It appears to have been created with country sport in mind, with twin fold up outward facing centre seats. The vehicle has a full removable soft top
and full roll cage.
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1993 Range Rover Overfinch 5.7 V8 A superb example of the ever popular Chevrolet engined classic. This particular car has a very interesting history. Restored in 2012, the Overfinch gives ‘barn stormer’ performance with timeless classic lines. The car was featured in Land Rover Owner magazine December 2012. Please click here to see the article in full, detailing it’s interesting history. A history folder accompanies the car, with various communications between the previous owner and Overfinch during conversion work. This vehicle represents a good useable investment at £29,995
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Bishops Heritage hold and have access to numerous models of Range Rover Classic. Many of these vehicles are available for purchase on a commissioned restoration basis. The vehicles can be restored to your preference, either as detailed original restorations, or modified to individual requirements. Please see our Bespoke page for examples. Many modern features can be added, including new ‘crate’ engines to unleash modern day performance.
Please call or e-mail with your requirements. We have everything available to create your perfect Range Rover Classic.