NXc 231H: yours for £99k
One of the most sought after Range Rover Classics is for sale. NXC 231H may be chassis number 26, but the first 25 prototypes were test mules, badged Velar and wearing YVB registration letters. This is the first of the 20-strong batch of NXC Solihull prefixes, built in May 1970 for the vehicle’s press launch, and unashamedly badged Range Rover.
Its hugely extensive restoration was completed in 2014 by Range Rover aficionado Andrew Honychurch, who now offers the vehicle for sale at £99,000. It was the subject of a feature in CCW’s sister title Land Rover Owner. Honychurch has owned the vehicle since 2001, and with the help of Phil Bashall at Dunsfold Land Rover had been squirrelling away genuine parts for the vehicle’s eventual restoration, in the knowledge that they wouldn’t be available forever. Since its 2014 media appearances it’s lived a quiet life as part of Honychurch’s private collection,
NXC 231H doesn’t have its original V8, but features such as the ultra-rare original seats – worth up to £10,000 – and pre-production aluminium bonnet really set this vehicle apart. Andrew says: ‘I’m pretty agnostic about it. It’s a showroom car, and if it sells it sells.’ theo Ford-Sagers ❚ www.honychurch.com