Merlin Automotive Ltd - UK

Merlin Automotive Developments Ltd - UK
Merlin Automotive brochure
   Merlin Automotive - RRC                                                                                              
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Merlin Automotive Developments offered convertible conversions of the Range Rover Classic in
the late part of the 80's and the beginning of the 90's. As you can see from license plates on some 
of the pictures, Merlin's origin looks to be from the SVC Ltd or Specialist Vehicle Conversions Ltd.
SVC Ltd offered their convertible conversions in the Mid-80's.
Merlin Freedom
The versatility of Merlin is remarkable. When summer is passed and autumn gives way to winter, 
the transition from cabriolet to traditio¬nal Range Rover can be achieved without fuss, for the roof 
of Merlin Cabriolet is soon in place and secured to withstand the most daunting climate and keep 
the elements out.

                                                                                                                                                       4 door convertible with 'SVC 1' on the reg plates, shows its origin

All this and more. Four-door and Two-door Range Rovers are adapted, tailored and supplied by 
Merlin Automotive Developments, or we can undertake modification of your own vehicle. Every 
Merlin Cabriolet is prepared and finished to the very highest degree of mechanical and aesthetic excellence. Kudos comes as standard.

                                                                                                                                                            2 door convertible 'ready' for the sun. Light cream interior.

The adaptability of Merlin Cabriolet, its strength of line and air of purpose are clearly evident, from 
first glance to long and admiring close inspection. Flexible and powerful, elegant and dutiful, the commonsense use of space for storage — Merlin is multi-faceted, at home on mountainside and 
on motorway, around town or down dale

                                                                                                                                                      Shown here with the hard top lifted off. To be stored in a safe place

Merlin — the transformation is almost magical, incor¬porating all of Range Rover's prestige and mystique and creating a new and striking cachet. The freedom and sheer exhilaration of Merlin must be savoured.

                                                                                                                                                      With the hard top on. Looks like a very smart 2 door Range Rover

Merlin Magic . . .
Merlin — the concept is simple, the reality stunning. Now the power and grace of the world's 
most versatile and desirable all-terrain vehicle, the Range Rover, is offered to you in exciting 
cabriolet configuration.

                                                                                                                                                             Typical shape of 4 door Range Rover Classic convertibles

Two-door and Four-door Merlin Cabriolets are equipped with overhead protection bars and 
strengthened windscreen surround. The trunk closure, or cover, is glass-reinforced plastic 
strengthened with layers of Cormat. The hood, which is mohair, has been designed by Merlin 
to be operated by one person.

                                                                                                                                                             Open air driving with the hood down and the sun shining

The trunk closure of Merlin Cabriolet is Cormat-reinforced GRP, the hood mohair. And for the 
added security of you and your passengers, overhead protection bars and front screen 
reinforcement have been engineered in.

                                                                                                                                                     Clearly visible is the strengthened roll-over protection on this 4 door

For extra safety protection Merlin and SVC Ltd Range Rover convertibles had strengthened windscreen
frame and roll-over cage to prevent injury is roll over happens in an accident.

                                                                                                                                                       Hoods off and ready for the sun with happy friends in the summer

The mohair hood, available in a choice of colour, is economically designed to be opened or closed 
by one person. The change from snug enclosure to liberating plein air cabriolet takes only moments 
to achieve.

                                                                                                                                                          Hoods up and they still looks smart, but with different profile

Merlin Automotive Developments Ltd - Prices (January 1990)

4 Door Conversions
- With hard top:                            £ 6,800.00
- Without hard top:                        £ 5,300.00

2 Door Conversions
- With hard top (Post 1984):           £ 6,600.00
- Without hard top:                        £ 5,100.00

Pre-1984 not available with hardtop

Other services: (Details on request)
Leather interior, Body modifications, Alarms, Paintwork, Wheels and Tyres, Electric windows,
Central locking.

All prices subject to VAT at standard rate.

                                                                                                                                                           Prices for converting the Range Rover to a smart convertible