1990 Range Rover Great Divide Replica Auctions Tops $55k

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Last month, Land Rover auctioned off a fully restored 1990 Range Rover to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its mountain-climbing Great Divide Expedition that took place in 1989. The 10-day auction ended about a month ago, and Land Rover raised $55,602, all of which was donated to the off-roading, land-conserving organization Tread Lightly!
For that price, the winning bidder received the like-new Range Rover with all the complete frame-off-restoration having been performed by factory-trained Land Rover technicians. Remanufactured and original factory parts were used when possible, but if no replacement part could be located, then Land Rover rebuilt parts and components back to factory spec. In the end, the bidder received a showroom-fresh classic Range Rover with a look that was inspired by the very vehicles that made the expedition 25 years ago including the roof rack and body decals.

In addition to the immaculate Range Rover, the winning bidder of this vehicle will also get to participate in the 25th Anniversary Great Divide Expedition, which ends today. The original Great Divide Expedition was a 12-day journey that snaked along 1,128 miles of mountainous terrain all in an effort to show the media how capable Land Rover’s then-new Range Rover was. The redux of this momentous vehicle launch kicked off on September 3rd with members of the media at least one lucky eBay bidder. Land Rover reserved a limited number of seats for customers to purchase, but it didn’t say how many seats were available or how much a customer would have to pay.

For the lucky soul who won the 1990 Range Rover Great Divide Expedition replica, he or she had to pay a hefty sum, but now has an amazing vehicle to add to park in their driveway. Even better, they won’t have to take their restored Range Rover on the trip since Land Rover is using a fleet of brand new 2014 Range Rovers to travel a similar route as the original but lasting just nine days and spanning 1,000 miles.
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