Barry’s Best Land Rover / Range Rover collector and hobbyist site!

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All About the Land Rover

Rover celebrated its 50th in 1998.

Here’s some on this great vehicle:

80 model introduced at the Amsterdam Show.


could go

Customers wanted an agricultural so in 1954 the 86 and later, the 107 were

By 1959, with a quarter-million Rovers built, the Series I was by the Series II.

This increased size, style and performance.

By 1966, had past a half million.

were rolling over terrain that nobody would even think of on.

In 1970, Land Rover did something radical in off-road industry.

They created the Rover!

It was, of course, for off-road use.

But it could be hosed clean and out) and be luxury too.

ahead of its time concept was the pioneer of the luxury SUV.

In the Series III was introduced.

It was followed in by the 101. They used a Army gun tractor design and loved it. It became a huge, long-range camper.

By 1976, Land Rover sales 1 million. Not impressive by Detroit but it showed the loyalty of the Land fraternity worldwide.

By 1988, Range Rovers coming off back roads and out of cottages into the mainstream. items were added year. The unique style was that it became the first only) vehicle ever at the Louvre in Paris as an example of sculpture.

There are now at least 65 other calling themselves SUV’s. of these have no off-road at all!

1989 sales ’88 sales by 41% as the SUV idea off. Four Wheeler awarded the Range Rover the Wheeler of the Year award.

engineers wanted something to fit the of the family.

This search in the Discovery. The Discovery had more and less expensive luxury In 1990, Discovery won Off Road 4 Drive magazine’s 4×4 of the

In 1994 the Defender won Four of the Year by Four Wheeler and a year later, the Discovery won Wheeler’s Four Wheeler of the award.

1996 was the end of the Range Classic (#317,615). The Vogue SE and the new 4.0 in the showrooms.

In 1997 when the competition out smaller SUV’s, the Freelander was It promptly won 4×4 of the Year by Off 4 Wheel Drive magazine.

England saw the 30th anniversary of the Rover. 605 of them were This included prototype models all the way to the to the rare 6×6 versions.

By Ken Kinlock at

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