This is an example not so much of a ‘barn find’ but more of a ‘field find’. A super-early 2 door 1970 Range Rover ‘Classic’ from the very first few weeks of production, chassis number 142 is the latest addition to Famous Four’s collection.
Many original features such as the Bendix brake servo and master cylinder are present. It certainly requires a full restoration but, with the original matching numbered engine and gearbox still intact, represents a challenge well worth undertaking.
The chassis is in need of repair, and the body shell is in a very sorry state of disrepair, but nothing is beyond redemption when it comes to these historically important early Range Rovers. We will either sell it on as a project for a brave enthusiast, or store it in preparation for future in-house restoration.
Pictured is our recovery of the Range Rover by our faithful 110 Utility Land Rover, in the safe hands of Richard Spence, earlier this week.