Pre Production Press Launch Freelander

R202 BAC is a rare survivor

One of only three R2–BAC press launch Freelanders known to have survived. Registered on 11th September 1997, this pre-production vehicle was despatched to the press department and widely used for promotional work including the ‘Men and Motors’ TV programme being test driven by Ginny Buckley and also featured in ‘Autocar’ magazine.

R202 was spotted on eBay in 2014 and saved by a CVC Register member. The car was a non-runner due to a failed fuel pump and had been SORNed for 18 months awaiting repairs. After fitting a new fuel pump and carrying out major service, 202 has proved to be a superb everyday classic car.

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