A very rare Range Rover convertible conversion built in RHD configuration will be auctioned next month in Birmingham.

A very rare Range Rover convertible conversion built in RHD configuration will be auctioned next month in Birmingham, UK.

Land Rover is just about ready to show us the Evoque Cabrio, but until then we can take a look at its decendant: the Range Rover Convertible. This particular example is a rare early right-hand drive conversion based on the 1973 Range Rover “Suffix B” driven for 62,500 miles (100,584 km) and was recently restored to its original Special Vehicle Conversions specification.

Interestingly, the previous owner actually won the vehicle in a card game in the 90s and he stored it in a lock-up as he didn’t have enough room in his garage. The current owner heard the story and managed to track it down last year and then the vehicle went through an in depth eight-month restoration process which required a £20,000 investment while the V8 3.5-liter engine had to be reconditioned.

This pristine condition 1973 Range Rover “Suffix B” Convertible is now heading to the auction block and will go down under the hummer at the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale in Birmingham, UK on November 14-15 when it’s estimated to fetch anywhere between £35,000 and £40,000. A few days later, the aforementioned Range Rover Evoque Cabrio will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will go on sale early 2016 after entering limited-run production.

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Fully restored Range Rover Convertible heading to the auction block