The Range Rover was greeted enthusiastically by both press and public on its arrival in 1970, offering comfortable cruising at 90mph and a greater off-road capability than most of its customers would ever need. The fact that the original lasted in production for an amazing 24 years before being replaced in 1994 only serves to illustrate the soundness of the original concept. Indeed, the ‘old’ Range Rover – evocatively renamed Range Rover Classic – did not disappear immediately but continued to be built for another year alongside the new version.
This highly original and exceptionally well preserved Range Rover is fitted with the later and more reliable 3.9 litre motor, fed through Lucas electronic fuel injection and the classic ZF4 automatic gearbox. Range-Rovers are extremely capable modern classics which can be enjoyed in all weathers, and this later 2-door model is ready for many more years of service and weekend fun.