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2006 Freelander 2 Pre-production vehicle
Chassis number: SALFA24A37H000228
Registration number: VX56 DBV
Engine type: 3.2 DOHC Petrol
Gearbox type: 6 Speed Automatic
This is a PP2-build (pilot production) L359 vehicle built in July 2006 to Italian market specification, and is in the launch colour of Tambora Flame. It carries the VX registration number which was common to a lot of the launch fleet. It would have been used by marketing and sales for press and media drives, and went to Morocco as part of the fleet for the global media to drive.
The Volvo 3.2 DOHC petrol engine is very compact with a lot of the ancillaries bolted to the gearbox and to keep the length down as it is mounted transversely. It was never a popular choice among UK customers. The Freelander 2 proved to be a very reliable and capable car.
First registered to Land Rover in September 2006, its two subsequent owners were both located in Portugal. It was spotted by a Friend of the Collection on the Algarve, and he left a note on the windscreen asking if it was for sale. Six months later we received a call and were able to acquire it for the Collection.