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Land Rover: a quick history – the ups, downs and ups of the world’s toughest car maker
If you are of a certain vintage – i.e. old enough to remember Watney’s Party Seven, Richard O’Sullivan in Man About the House, and the summer of 1976 - you will probably remember the first time you encountered the new SD1 series Rover 3500 some forty years ago.
As the Land Rover Defender has recently passed into motoring history, it is timely to remember one of the British pretenders to its crown. The Austin Champ now seems to belong to a black and white past of National Servicemen in Pathé Newsreels and low-budget science fictions films about alien beings invading Chobham Common. - Written by Andy Roberts
Many of us have a mental shortlist of those prime classic cars where form and function coalesce to create a genuinely ground-breaking vehicle. The sale on the 29th October by Coys of Kensington of the first production Range Rover for £115, 000 is a very timely reminder of an automotive design so magnificent that one was even exhibited in the Louvre as an ‘outstanding piece of modern sculpture’. - Written by Andy Roberts
Warners Group Publications, publishers of Land Rover Monthly, Britain’s fastest-growing Land Rover magazine, has launched a brand-new Practical Land Rover magazine.