Land Rover Story
This book is a rollercoaster ride through the life and times of Land Rover.
Fast-paced and entertainingly written, it brings alive all aspects of Land Rover from its humble beginnings in 1948 to today’s world-wide renown, with the vehicles — successes and failures — and people at the centre of the story.
The narrative progresses through the decades, dwelling on everything that its expert author, a true fan who has been passionate about Land Rovers since childhood, finds fascinating, informative, insightful and amusing — with the aim above all of being a damned good read.
All Land Rover folk, and others besides, will love this treasure trove.
How the Land Rover came about;
the Wilks brothers;
the Centre Steer enigma;
development and production;
launch and reaction.
Rapid development and evolution of the original;
successes and dead ends;
weird and wonderful modifications;
the Series II.
Consolidation and further developments;
initial development of the Range Rover;
search for a V8 engine.
The Series III;
Range Rover’s popularity but lack of investment;
Land Rover abandons US market;
the British Leyland story;
escape from BL and Michael Edwardes, saviour of Land Rover.
British Aerospace ownership;
Land Rover grows as most of Britain’s car industry self-destructs;
emergence of the coil-sprung models;
make or break time with launch of Discovery (Europe’s best-selling 4x4).
Defender and its development.
second-generation Range Rover P38;
The 2000s. Ford takeover, alliance with Jaguar, shift towards luxury;
third-generation Range Rover L322;
the G4 Challenge;
Discovery 3, Range Rover Sport, TDCi Defender, Freelander 2, Discovery 4.
Tata takeover, upsurge in sales and profits;
Range Rover Evoque and Victoria Beckham;
Range Rover 4;
Range Rover Sport 2;
Discovery Sport; Discovery 5;
Range Rover Velar;
end of Defender production;
rise of Defender as a fashion icon;
and much more.
(PUB 05/2019, Autor: Dave Phillips, Idioma: Inglês, 344 págs, capa dura, 23X15 cms, 48 fotos)