Range Rover First Generation (Hardcover)

The Complete Story

By James Taylor

The Crowood Press UK, 9781785004117, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/29/2018)

List Price: 49.95*
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Description

The Range Rover's designers intended it to be a more comfortable and road-friendly passenger-carrying Land Rover, but customers quickly saw something much more in it.  During the 1970s, while its immense practicality and capability were appreciated and acknowledged, a Range Rover became a sought-after and prestigious possession.  It went on to change the face of Land Rover for ever. The book covers the full development story; the changes made during twenty-six years of production; custom and utility conversions; Range Rovers for the US market; full technical specications and finally, Range Rovers assembled overseas.  If ever a car deserved the over-used epithet 'iconic', the first-generation Range Rover is it.  


About the Author

After graduating from Oxford and pursuing further academic studies at Reading, James Taylor spent 12 years working in central government. However, the lure of writing about cars – which he was doing in his spare time – proved too great and he decided to turn it into a career. James has now written well over 100 books in all, and among them have been several definitive one-make or one-model titles. He has written for enthusiast magazines in several countries, has translated books from foreign languages, and even delivers effective writing training in both the public and private sectors. He spent the best part of ten years as the editor of Land Rover Enthusiast magazine and has always counted the products of the old Rover Company and of Land Rover as his favourite subject. He also co-organised the “15 Years of Rover V8” event at Donington in 1982.