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1977 Land Rover Stage One 109" Prototype
Chassis number: 91460676C
Registration number: THP 74R
Engine type: 3.5 V8 Petrol
Gearbox type: 4 Speed Manual
The Stage One V8 was the replacement for the 6-cylinder petrol 109” and was sold between 1979 and 1982 when the 110” was introduced. This is one of the 11 known prototypes of the Stage One V8 109” models. These early cars were being built between early 1976 and mid-1977. As far as we know four of the prototypes still exist. This carries engine number LR1 and still retains its original gearbox and axles. The body is still in its original paint with just the bulkhead having been painted.
In 2017/18 the vehicle underwent a sensitive rebuild by a Land Rover specialist and was due to be exported to the US, but as it had a non-standard chassis number and engine it was refused entry.
We assume it was used for hot weather testing being LHD and painted in the Export brown colour. A lot of its original features still exist such as the unique grille badge.