Meet the Six-Wheeled Range Rover

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Given the recent madness built around the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6, we have to mention that the military incarnation of the G-Wagon had been playing the six-by-six game for quite some years now. Apparently, the Range Rover is no stranger to such practices.
The adjacent images reveal a 1973 six-wheeled Range Rover, which is currently for sale, albeit in need for restoration. Before we get deeper into the details, we have to explain this is technically a 6x4, since the extra pair of wheels at the back aren’t driven.

The elongation job was handled by a British coachbuilder called Carmichael. The extra axle at the back was added to boost the hauling capacity, as the SUV can carry up to eight people.

The Range Rover was initially acquired by a Lord, who used it for hunting purposes in the Northern side of Wales. The thing may look all docile now, but it used to be fitted with a weapons rack. Its occupants also received special attention, as the list of features included a cocktail bar.

When Land Rover (Rover-British Leyland at the time) built the car, this came with a 3.8-liter V8. The petrol unit was having its own cocktail party at the pump. Not quite a good idea during the 1973 oil crisis. Thus, it received an engine swap, being fitted with a Perkins 4.0-liter V8 diesel.

The six-wheeled Range Rover is currently for sale in Portugal, but we have to exlain the car needs quite some attention. The sale add indicated that the new owner would have to at least install a list of new parts, including the clutch and the brakes. An oil change as well as a new battery are obviously mandatory.

The custom Range Rover is currently for sale, being offered at GBP6,500 (US$10,775 or EUR at the current exchange rates. This means you’ll be having some spare cash for the restoration.

Via: Motorauthority
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