Unique Rangie for sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK - North York­shire Clas­sic, 07962 376666

A one-off Range Rover cre­ated by tun­ing firm, Overfinch, has been put up for sale by a York­shire clas­sic spe­cial­ist.

North York­shire Clas­sic is ad­ver­tis­ing the 1990 model, which was re-engi­neered six years later into a 680CS model, for £22,500. Most Range Rover Clas­sics mod­i­fied by Overfinch had a 5.7-litre GM V8 but the 680CS – the let­ters stand­ing for Cel­e­bra­tion Spe­cial, to mark the spe­cial­ist’s 20th an­niver­sary – used a 6.8-litre unit. This LHD UK-spec model, used by an owner who of­ten took it to France, is the only one built to this spec.

The 138,000-mile Metal­lic West­min­ster Grey model, which has been off the road since 2010, cost its owner £47,000 to over­haul, with an­other £14,870 spent on en­gine work in 2001. To cope with the 420bhp V8, the 680CS also has up­rated brakes and sus­pen­sion and a Borg Warner heavy-duty clutch and gear­box.

Busi­ness owner An­thony Sel­lick said that Overfinch’s work on the car – which in­cluded dip­ping and rust­proof­ing the chas­sis – is partly be­hind the car’s good con­di­tion now.

‘They only ever made one 680CS so it’s rare, and it’s had some in­ter­est al­ready from Range Rover col­lec­tors.

‘It needs the tail­gate re­plac­ing and there’s a rust on the bulk­head but oth­er­wise it’s re­ally solid.

I’m half tempted to do it my­self, as it’d be a good project!’

This 420bhp Range Rover orig­i­nally cost its owner nearly £62k to buy and con­vert to Overfinch specification back in 1996.

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