PRN 373P – 1976 Range Rover 2 Door Classic
The 12th February 1976 is not a significant date in Range Rover history – except that it is the date PRN 373P was dispatched from the factory to Hollingdrake Ltd (Stockport) in readiness for it’s first owner – Mr Berry from Accrington.
For the next 27 years, the Range Rover led a pretty uneventful life, until it ended up in the hands of Ray McCaffrey in 2003.
Ray set about a “restoration” that in the end would take up 7 years of his life. Being a professional model and cabinet maker, Ray was used to very detailed work, and wanted to rebuild this Range Rover as close to it’s original factory specification as possible.
The car was reduced to its smallest components – there is not a single item that has not been apart to be refurbished.
It is not even that every nut and bolt has been replaced or refurbished, it is the fact that every piece is either OEM – or as close as you can find after 30 years !
We often hear cars described as “nut and bolt restoration” but they invariably disappoint in one area or another.
That is not the case with “PRN” – the closer you look, the more you can appreciate the time and effort that has gone into making this surely one of the best for sale anywhere in the world. The attention to detail is obsessive – even down to the reproduced stickers under the bonnet.
Finished in its original factory colour – Bahama Gold, with Ambala Cloth & vinyl interior.
Benefits from correct period radio, and rare overdrive.
There are 2 huge history files with this Range Rover, including a full photographic record of the restoration.
Featured in Land Rover Monthly “Rust To Riches” by Nick Dimbleby (July 2012).
It was also invited to the launch of the 4th generation Range Rover (6th September 2012) at the Royal Ballet School, Richmond Park.
Having been kept in a heated garage, and covered less than 1,000 since the restoration – This Range Rover can only be described as “Simply the best”.
So if you are looking to add a 2 door Range Rover to your collection – I do not believe you will find better.
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