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Range Rover CKD "Completely Knocked Down" - assembly abroad
23 countries abroad of UK in 1980.
Not all of countries where Land-Rover were assembeled also assembled the Range Rover from CKD "Completely Knocked Down" kits.
The reason for CKD assembly were due to bilateral agreements, import taxations, labor cost, local political conditions and due to repetitive strike conditions within BLMC in the 70's and 80's.
The CKD kits normally shipped in quantity of 6 kits.
Known Range Rover CKD assembly locations:
- South Africa
- Costa Rica
How to identify if the Range Rover is of a CKD assembly production: Land-Rover Defender CKD crates ready for shipment to Brazil (2003)
Chassis number: 357 RHD CKD* 359 LHD CKD*
1970 - September 1979 357-00000A 359-00000A
October 1979 - SALHABV1AF 100001 SALHABV2AF 100001
"F" indicate CKD "F" indicate CKD
*CKD: "Completely Knocked Down" for assembly abroad.
Detailed figures are not available.
Land-Rover CKD assembly locations varies through the African continent (1972)
Range Rover CKD - Blackheath C.P. - South Africa
From late 1970's a South African CKD Range Rover from Blackheath C.P.
BLMC Blackheath plant, Cape Province, South Africa in 1972 with RRC CKD
Range Rover CKD - JRA - Australia