So you’ve scrimped and saved and finally, after all those years of sacrifice (or if you’ve just hit the lottery) you’re ready for your own custom-made bespoke Holland & Holland double rifle or shotgun. Which is all well and good, of course, but you can’t reasonably expect to transport a piece of art like that in a beat-up old truck with mud in the floorboard and dog hair on the bench seat, can you?
Of course not. You need something classy. Something befitting your newfound status. Something ridiculously expensive and pretentious. Something like the Overfinch Holland & Holland Range Rover.
This custom-made, limited-edition (only 100 will be made) Range Rover was introduced late last year and sports a handcrafted slide-out gun cabinet in the back, as well as a “self-replenishing” drunks, er, drinks cabinet.
From a story in the UK’s Telegraph
_Each of the 100 vehicles will be fitted with a special shotgun-grade steel plaque, featuring Holland and Holland’s diamond motif. The steering wheel has been specially designed, too, featuring a special ergonomic grip and steel inserts. If customers wish, the steering wheel can incorporate inserts decorated to match those on the owner’s shotgun. All Holland and Holland Overfinch Range Rovers will be strict four-seaters as they feature a unique centre console that fits between individual rear seats. Hand-veneered to match the rest of the car, it has an integrated refrigerator large enough for two full-size bottles. The piece de resistance is, perhaps, the bespoke, veneered gun cabinet in the boot. Although removable for when more luggage space is required, the cabinet is locked to the floor for security. It has three drawers fitted to carry eight matching Holland and Holland crystal tumblers and champagne flutes. There is also room for a shotgun cleaning kit as well as cartridges and the bag in which to carry them.
In the gun cabinet and the centre console combined, says Overfinch, there is room for six bottles and cars will be supplied, when sold, with Pol Roger champagne, Balvenie single malt whisky, Hendrick’s single batch gin, Ivan the Terrible luxury vodka and Willow Spring Water from the Lake District. During the first year, regular refills will be dispatched to the car’s owner, to ensure its passengers don’t go thirsty._
And the price? A mere 139,650 pounds, which roughly translates into about $215,501…