One I wish I would have kept. And not just because I was told it belonged to Michael Jackson. *SOLD*
I bought this Range Rover about a year before MJ passed away, and so the seller was not trying to cash in on that recent sad turn of events. I was mainly excited that it is a 2-door Range Rover, and had a manual transmission attached to its V8 engine. I was told it was a ‘Wood and Pickett’ conversion. It looked a bit shabbier than a professional conversion, and there was no top at all. I got looking into its provenance, and traced it back to a town in Arizona where I was told, yes, an employee of Michael Jackson had brought it in for some work – and never picked it up. He said it was gifted to him by the King of Pop.
I do not know if that was true or not, but every time I mentioned this while selling it (Shortly after the star’s final moonwalk) I was vilified. I had one or two people pop out of the woodwork to confirm my story, but most people accused me of cashing in on Mr. Jackson’s death.
Cash in I did, but not for very much. Truck ran very well, and would have been fun to drive – if a feller did not live in Oregon. Where it rains a lot , get it? And I sold it pretty cheap. I wish I had it now, knowing what I have learned about Range Rovers, this would have been a good one to keep in the garage and take out when sunny, or have a top made.
And who knows? Maybe one day I would see it in the background of the video to ‘Thriller’ – ?
- 3.5L Rover V8 w/ 4bbl carburetor
- LT95 4 speed manual transmission
- Air Conditioning (Very rare option in early 2-doors)
- New paint
- Needs interior installed
- No top
- Newer manual seats
- Michael Jackson owned?