Range Rover Monteverdi 1982 – UK

Gwiazdy z okładek magazynów często chciały poruszać się czymś wyjątkowym… i w każdych czasach możemy odnaleźć wyjątkowe propozycje dla najbogatszych. Zaliczyć do nich można z pewnością konwersję Monteverdi, zbudowaną we włoskiej fabryce Fissore w latach 1980-82 w zaledwie 167 egzemplarzach. Co w niej szczególnego? Pięciodrzwiowe nadwozie, zaprezentowane zanim zaproponowała je fabryka. Również wyposażenie stało na najwyższym poziomie i zawsze było kompletowane na indywidualne zamówienie. Autorem licytowanej konfiguracji (i oczywiście pierwszym właścicielem) był gitarzysta grupy Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi. Oprócz skórzanej tapicerki odnajdziemy tu najwyższej klasy sprzęt grający. Ten Range Rover Monteverdi w ostatnich latach przeszedł całkowitą odbudowę, a prognozowaną cenę 140-170 tys. PLN należy uznać za niewygórowaną.

Link: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22685/lot/444/

Lot 444
1982 RANGE ROVER ‚MONTEVERDI’ 4X4 ESTATE
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Fissore Registration no. OYH 555Y Chassis no. SALLHARV1AA115843 Engine no. 11D01788

£25,000 – 30,000
PLN 140,000 – 170,000

AUCTION 22685:
THE SUMMER CLASSIC SALE
Important Collectors’ Automobilia, Motorcycles and Motor Cars
20 Jun 2015 15:00 BST
OXFORD

First owned by Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi
1982 Range Rover ‚Monteverdi’ 4×4 Estate
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Fissore
Registration no. OYH 555Y
Chassis no. SALLHARV1AA115843
Engine no. 11D01788

An outstanding landmark design that almost single-handedly created the booming market in dual-purpose 4x4s, the Range Rover was greeted with universal acclaim on its arrival in 1970 and has remained the class leader, despite ever increasing foreign and domestic competition, ever since. The fact that the original lasted in production for an amazing 24 years before being replaced in 1994 only serves to illustrate the soundness of the original concept. Indeed, the ‚old’ Range Rover – evocatively renamed Range Rover Classic – did not disappear immediately but continued to be built for another year alongside the new version.

The Range Rover Monteverdi was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1980. It was a four-door conversion of the two-door Mark 1 Range Rover, and while the design work was carried out by Monteverdi, the actual construction took place at Fissore’s factory in Savigliano, the two-door cars being sent (complete with an extra set of doors) directly by Land Rover to the Fissore factory. Following the introduction of Land Rover’s own four-door model in 1981, Monteverdi ended their conversions in 1982, by which time around 167 cars had been built.

This particular car was originally owned by Black Sabbath guitarist Mr Tony Iommi, who installed a powerful sound/music system, all of which comes with the car.

The vehicle has undergone a comprehensive, fully documented, body-off restoration, including a bare metal re-spray in Ivory, which was completed in 2011. The restoration was carried out by Douglas Motors Ltd of Wolston, near Coventry at a total cost in excess of £25,000. The brown leather interior is all original.

A Mark 1 Range Rover in this condition is rare, but a Monteverdi limited edition is much rarer and even more exclusive. With its rugged and simple construction (in comparison to the later air suspension variants), this Range Rover is said to drive very well, boasting a strong 3.5-litre V8 engine and slick manual gearbox.

The Mark 1 Range Rover is an iconic fashion statement in its own right. This one comes complete with all manuals; original Monteverdi advertising literature; current MoT and a V5C document; and affords the opportunity for collectors to acquire to an appreciating British classic.