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227 - 1983 Range Rover by Wood and Pickett 'The Harrods Edition'

 
 
 
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Registration URX 372Y
Chassis Number SALLHAMV3AA131808
Engine Number GR983 5DO1641A
Odometer reading 33,000 miles
Estimate £29,000 - £37,000
Result Sold - £40,320

In 1981, Land Rover introduced the four-door version which instantly became the 'must have' car to be seen in. It even brought a new phrase to the vernacular - 'four-door' referring to 'a person of means who likes to flaunt their wealth', as in: "I saw old 'four-door' on his way to the pub last night". Such was the general understanding that Range Rover ownership equalled success, it wasn't long before Harrods department store in London decided to get in on the act. They commissioned a special Harrods edition based on a four-door Range Rover through London-based customisers, Wood & Pickett.

Founded in 1947, Wood & Pickett had been formed by two ex-Hooper coachbuilders who developed a successful business offering bespoke upgrades, the business maturing during the late '60s and early '70s selling lavishly appointed Minis to the rich and famous. They later offered bespoke Wood & Pickett Range Rovers too, the firm being the obvious choice to partner with Harrods on their own project.

The new Harrods Range Rover was offered for sale 'in-store' from just 15th March until 17th April 1983, the distinctive cars all being painted in Harrods green livery with 'Harrods Knightsbridge' subtly hand sign-written on the bonnet. Externally their most obvious distinguishing feature was the new horizontally slatted steel grill which enveloped the front-end protecting the headlights and side indicators. Further strakes carried on down the side of the car, the theme being mirrored over the rear lights. The roof was trimmed in tan everflex and a glass sunroof fitted along with an impressive array of spotlights at the front. The car sat on a set of period Wolfrace Turbovec wheels shod with BF Goodrich all terrain T/A tyres and wore Wood & Pickett badges on the rear quarter panels.

Inside, Wood & Picket threw everything they could at it, the Recaro seats being trimmed in the finest Connolly leather, only available in Harrods green and piped in tan to match the roof, using a fine French stitch, the scheme continuing onto the lavishly trimmed door panels and facia. The instruments were sourced from Smiths and sat in a full-width burr-walnut dashboard. The car was fitted with air conditioning and every-known gadget including a computer key-pad lock for the ignition and a rear Sony television with Betamax vcr. Entertainment was handled up front by the latest eight-track stereo.

Selling for a thumping £33,500 plus vat, most found buyers in the Middle East where it was principally aimed. One of its more interesting options was a matching 48cc folding motor cycle although, sadly, this car does not have one stashed in the boot.

Its first owner lived in Berkshire, collecting the car from his local dealer, Penta of Reading, in April 1983. The car retains its full handbook pack, including the plastic wallet and unstamped service book (although it does include the completed first service voucher). We do not know when he sold the car, but its second owner passed it on to a Mrs. Abt in 1996 who kept the car for a further two years, selling it to the nearby British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in Gaydon in 1998.

An MoT test certificate from 1996 shows that it had covered 19,087 miles when Mrs. Abt got hold of it, the total rising to 32,258 when it was presented for its MoT test in 1998 by the staff at Gaydon. They added just 187 miles to this total which now reads 32,445 miles. Gaydon decided to reorganise their collection in 2003, rationalising a large number of their vehicles, some of which had been in storage and not seen by the public for some time. Selling over 100 vehicles at auction, this fine Harrods Range Rover was purchased from the sale and added to a private collection. A letter on file from the BMIHT thanks him for purchasing the vehicle from the sale.

More recently this Harrods Range Rover, believed to be the only righthand drive version remaining was featured in the Land Rover Owner International magazine January 2017, test driven and written by James Taylor. https://www.magzter.com/preview/12606/197479

This Range Rover drives and handles extremely well , is beautifully presented, has low mileage, rare and luxuriously equipped, it ticks all the right boxes. Given the meteoric rise in popularity of even the basic models of late, this looks to us like an ideal place to invest in what is a collaboration of two of the largest and quintessentially British brands.