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1973 Range Rover Convertible Up for Grabs

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If you are in dire need of an open-top SUV and can’t wait for the new Evoque Convertible to hit the market, Silverstone Auctions has something that might interest you. It’s a rare, early model Range Rover Convertible which they are offering for sale at The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale, on 14-15 November 2015.

This Range Rover Convertible started life as a normal Rangie in Suffix B in 1973. But then in the Eighties, a company called Special Vehicle Conversions, who specializes in chopping the roof off Range Rovers of that period, got their hands on it and turned it into the ragtop mud plugger you see here.

The right-hand-drive car with 62,500 miles on the clock has an interesting back story as well. It won by the previous owner in a card game in the Nineties, and the reason it has remained in tiptop condition is because the winner had no parking space for it, so he just locked it away in a garage somewhere. In 2014 the car was treated to an eight-month full restoration including a a rebuilt 3.5-litre V8 engine costing £20,000.

Silverstone Auctions expects their rare and unique Range Rover Convertible to go for £35,000 – £40,000.

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