Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Craigslist Find - 1998 Callaway Range Rover 4.6 HSE

Update 02/18/09 - This Range Rover has been relisted on Craigslist with different pictures and a lower price of $11,000.00 - Click here to see the new listing.

In 1998 Range Rover commissioned Callaway Cars to do a limited run of Range Rover 4.6 HSEs.

Callaway ultimately created 220 of these vehicles, each one receiving a numbered plaque on the dash. (The Range Rover being offered on Craigslist is # 72 - Interestingly, the seller states it's #72 of 250, but all the info I can find, including the info on the Callaway site, states that 220 were produced)

Not turbocharged as many of Callaway's cars are, Callaway instead modified the engine by increasing the compression ratio from the stock 9:35:1 to 9:60:1, increasing airflow through the cylinder head, tweaking the ECU and much more. (For the complete list of modifications, click here to see a Wiki article) The result was that the Limited Edition Callaway Range Rover 4.6 HSE produced 240 bhp and 285 lb. ft. of torque, an increase of over ten per cent from the production 4.6 liter V-8. 0-60 times dropped from 9.7 seconds to 8.6 seconds. Very nice for such a big, heavy vehicle.

The Range Rover being offered on Craigslist has 80,000 miles on it. Recent maintenance has been done. The listing has very little info and just 1 picture (the one seen above), but the seller gives a phone number to call for more info.

This is the ultimate Range Rover 4.6 HSE and one that may, in time, become a genuine collector's item.

Located in Boston, MA, with a price of $13,000.00, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

Click here to see the Callaway Cars website.

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