1972 Range Rover Shooting Brake is Rare and Expensive

Bonhams will sell it this weekend.

You should look into the second-hand market if you are looking for a capable off-roader. There are many new models out there that have excellent off-road performance, but nobody will take a luxury SUV six-figure to the trails in a new model. The original Range Rover may be the best choice if you want something that has been tested.

This vehicle is slightly more unique than the one in the gallery. This is one of six prototypes that were built by Land Rover as prototypes for experimental purposes, they were commissioned by the Special Projects division. All six units were built on a 10-inch longer wheelbase. The original intention was to make them more appropriate for ambulance use. Spencer Abbot, a Birmingham-based company, assembled all six units.

1972 Range Rover Shooting Brake is Rare and Expensive

This particular example is even more rare. This is the only right-hand drive example of the stepped ambulance. Land Rover Special Projects kept it as a demonstrator car for a few more years. This body style was the predecessor to the Land Rover Discovery’s raised roof at its back.

The SUV was originally sold in 1973 to be used as an ambulance. It remained in service for 44 years. In 2017, the SUV was sold to a new buyer. It then underwent a complete restoration and conversion to a shooting brake about one year later. The vehicle was left in garage since the restoration was complete. According to a new advertisement, it is now “near perfect”.

This Range Rover shooting brake, due to its rarity, is expected fetch between PS80,000-PS120,000 (approximately 111,000-$166,000.500) at a Goodwood auction on September 18.