A 1980 Range Rover that is believed to have been owned by Bob Marley is going to auction!
The original registration document has the name Robert Nesta Marley on it, which is why this classic vehicle is generating such interest. Classic Car Auctions are offering the legendary musician’s Range Rover for sale on Saturday, March 25th without reserve.
It is obvious that the Range Rover is not in drivable condition (the engine is currently in the back of the vehicle) so it will be purchased as a restoration project. Originally Masi Red, the Range Rover is now a mix of black, green, and blue with Bob Marley’s children said to be the people responsible for the paintwork.
With a little over 62,000 miles on the clock, you can see that, in the right hands, this could be an incredible classic in the future.
Bob Marley owned 2 Range Rovers and this one was shipped from Birmingham to Germany, then to Jamaica. It was also regularly shipped back and forth between Jamaica and the UK. His other Range Rover was a series 3 which was found in 2015 and has been fully restored.
This very special classic vehicle will be auctioned at the Practical Classics Classic Car And Restoration Show Sale 2023 being held at the NEC in Birmingham, which brings the story full circle as the Range Rover returns to the city in which it was built.
Even in its current state, a sale price of around £150,000 is expected. While fully restored models have previously sold for up to £130,000, the story and iconic former owner of this particular example makes it something of a unique opportunity to own something extremely special.
Full details can be seen here.