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v8rrs



Member Since: 16 Sep 2014
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2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black
Autobiography Body Kit

Hi all, a quick question to ask please. Was the Autobiography body kit offered as a factory fitted option on Non Autobiography model RRS's?

Post #579081 Tue Apr 16 2019 4:47pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Don't think so, no. They did do a dealer-fit HST body kit on the earlier model. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #579088 Tue Apr 16 2019 5:51pm
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v8rrs



Member Since: 16 Sep 2014
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2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Thanks, I’m looking at a HSE Lux with an Autobiography kit fitted. I asked who fitted it and was told, the factory as LR offered it as a factory fitted option. I’d never heard of this but wanted to check with you guys. It’s not a deal breaker but something I can hit him with if I have to.

Post #579094 Tue Apr 16 2019 7:07pm
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Mgtow127@gmail.com



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Car year?

Price you’re paying? Just curious. I know of a very well priced 2013 old shape (the boxey one) bought new by a 74 year old who recently died. The car has a genuine 7300 miles on it.


EDIT, I may be wrong but I believe it’s a Black Edition Auto Biography.


Edit 2, it’s a cash only sale, but an extremely high specced car that visited SVR before being delivered 😉 No overfinch/ Kahn ect nonsense here.

Post #579098 Tue Apr 16 2019 8:08pm
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Brit Plumber



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Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire
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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

SVR didn’t exist in 2013 and there is no such thing as a Black Edition Autobiography. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
Mods:
TPMS (Complete)
Genuine LR DRLs (Complete)
Remote Boot close from key fob (Complete)
2016 Discovery 4 Mirrors AKA RRS2 (Complete)
2014 L405 Surround Camera retro fit (WIP)
2013 RRS Dual View Screen fit (Complete)
2016 LR4 RSE (Complete)
2014 LR4 Homelink (Complete)
2016 FFRR Electrochromatic Wing Mirror Glass (Complete)

67 plate Focus ST Line (Current)
1942 VEP Ford GPW Jeep (Willys) (Current)

Post #579099 Tue Apr 16 2019 8:36pm
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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Land Rover used to offer an Autobiography bespoke service many years ago - in the days of L322 and P38A - it consisted of a repaint in the colour of your choice, price starting at £10k, then the interior could be “remodelled” to your requirements BUT the one thing they never ever sold was an Autobiography body kit. There are people on the forum who have upgraded L320 post 2010 facelift models from HSE to Autobiography so it is possible but you don’t get the bits from Land Rover they come from scrapped cars or eBay sellers
The Autobiography Service of the 1990’s and 2000’s was carried out by a division that was called Special Vehicles (they used to build the armoured versions of the cars, Armed Forces Defenders and the specially equipped Defenders used by the Utilities companies but that was disbanded back before 2003 when the L322 was launched. It wasn’t until 2010 that “Autobiography” became a variant designator - prior to 2010 FFRR had SE, HSE and Vogue versions that change to Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography around 2009 MY, in 2010 RRS got its Autobiography version.
What used to be Special Vehicles morphed into SVO who build special versions of SVR RRS and F-Pace, SVA (FFRR and Velars) and were going to build the SVA Coupe and the Disco 5 SVO with the V8 petrol engine but both of those projects were cancelled earlier this year. They also build the armoured Discos, Jaguars and FFRR used for the Diplomatic cars and ministerial cars...........


Anorak off 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

Post #579100 Tue Apr 16 2019 9:24pm
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Mgtow127@gmail.com



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Brit Plumber wrote:
SVR didn’t exist in 2013 and there is no such thing as a Black Edition Autobiography.


You’re right, it seems it is not badged SVR, but it is a black edition Autobiography spec’d Car. An that is a Fact as the logbook says so!

Post #579103 Tue Apr 16 2019 9:58pm
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v8rrs



Member Since: 16 Sep 2014
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2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

The one I’m looking at is a 2012 HSE with the Lux pack, 51K miles and the Autobiography body kit but after what you guys are saying it must be an aftermarket kit retro fitted by someone. Dealer wants just under £20K.

Post #579104 Tue Apr 16 2019 10:08pm
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Autobiography1969



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The one I’m looking at is a 2012 HSE with the Lux pack, 51K miles and the Autobiography body kit but after what you guys are saying it must be an aftermarket kit retro fitted by someone. Dealer wants just under £20K.


This sounds a little cheap,
make sure its a good one before handing over the readies.. ===========================================
2012 Range Rover Sport Autobiography 3.0 SDV6 8 speed Automatic
Indus Silver with Hockenheim premium twotone leather Ebony/Lunar,

Post #579105 Tue Apr 16 2019 10:14pm
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Col



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New Zealand 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Santorini Black

It was never called a Autobiography Body Kit, A/B is the model, L/R called it a Exterior Design Pack. Yes it was a factory option on all models of the facelift RRS1 for the princely sum of £3270.00. If you have the Vin No. should be able to get build spec from topix which should say if it was factory fitted or not I believe.

The PDF brochure is in my gallery.


Click image to enlarge


Cheers
Col

Post #579106 Tue Apr 16 2019 10:36pm
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Mgtow127@gmail.com



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Autobiography1969 wrote:
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The one I’m looking at is a 2012 HSE with the Lux pack, 51K miles and the Autobiography body kit but after what you guys are saying it must be an aftermarket kit retro fitted by someone. Dealer wants just under £20K.


This sounds a little cheap,
make sure its a good one before handing over the readies..



That’s not cheap, it’s at it’s starting price. It’ll never sell for £20k, in fact I bet it’ll go for between £17.5k an £18.5k. 70k milled RRS1 2012 are going for £16k-£17.5k

Post #579110 Wed Apr 17 2019 7:47am
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Col



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New Zealand 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Santorini Black

Mgtow127@gmail.com wrote:
Brit Plumber wrote:
SVR didn’t exist in 2013 and there is no such thing as a Black Edition Autobiography.


You’re right, it seems it is not badged SVR, but it is a black edition Autobiography spec’d Car. An that is a Fact as the logbook says so!


As I thought all Black Editions were HSE's and being the run out models they fitted a few extra normally paid for options FOC i.e. dual view screen etc. Out of curiosity what exactly is a Autobiography spec'd. car? surely it is either a A/B, HSE, SE etc.

Cheers
Col

Post #579111 Wed Apr 17 2019 7:50am
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Brit Plumber



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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

That’s right Col, the Black Edition is a HSE brought upto a similar spec to an AB but missing all the AB sales badging (JLR speak) and some of the electrical gizmos. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
Mods:
TPMS (Complete)
Genuine LR DRLs (Complete)
Remote Boot close from key fob (Complete)
2016 Discovery 4 Mirrors AKA RRS2 (Complete)
2014 L405 Surround Camera retro fit (WIP)
2013 RRS Dual View Screen fit (Complete)
2016 LR4 RSE (Complete)
2014 LR4 Homelink (Complete)
2016 FFRR Electrochromatic Wing Mirror Glass (Complete)

67 plate Focus ST Line (Current)
1942 VEP Ford GPW Jeep (Willys) (Current)

Post #579112 Wed Apr 17 2019 7:54am
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jimbg



Member Since: 29 Jan 2013
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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

I still have my "brochure" for the 2013 runout cars.

There was a SDV6 SE. SDV6 Black Edition, SDV6 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography.

They all had extras of one sort or another

List prices went from £50,195 to £76,295 2017 Discovery 3.0 HSE Silicon Silver Nimbus interior and a few extra toys

2013 HSE Black, Orkney Grey, Ebony Seats and Ivory Interior SOLD

Post #579113 Wed Apr 17 2019 8:35am
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Autobiography1969



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"That’s not cheap, it’s at it’s starting price. It’ll never sell for £20k, in fact I bet it’ll go for between £17.5k an £18.5k. 70k milled RRS1 2012 are going for £16k-£17.5k"

We are all entitled to our opinion, in my mind a 51k
2012 in too top condition in the S/E would be a little higher in value/cost, I would expect it to be £24-26k, and end up being £22-24k, in other parts of the country yes it would be lower but they seem to think we have more money down here..

As said it's just an option..
No need to shoot me down for having one..

How's the Skoda?? ===========================================
2012 Range Rover Sport Autobiography 3.0 SDV6 8 speed Automatic
Indus Silver with Hockenheim premium twotone leather Ebony/Lunar,

Post #579115 Wed Apr 17 2019 9:03am
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