Range Rover Australia


   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1970/71 - Range Rover in Australia

Highlights:
 
A small fleet of 3 Range Rover were imported to Australia as press launch and demonstration vehicles,prior to the official launch in July 1972.


They were of the very early built 356-series; RHD Export models and imported late in 1970.
 
The 3 first 'officially' imported Range Rovers to Australia:
- Davos White   - Serial nbr 35600022A (Still exist)
- Davos White   - Serial nbr 35600033A
- Masai Red      - Serial nbr 35600037A
 

The recreational vehicle market in Australia were growing and popular in 1970. There were not
so many restrictions where you could drive with a 4WD and the new Range Rover looks to fit
perfect in the recreational market (RV) market. 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                        From the demonstrations with #022A early in 1972, prior to
                                                                                                                                                        Melbourne International Motor Show in March the same year
 
   Prior to the official Leyland launch of Range Rover in Australia in July 1972, some very few vehicles arrived the Australian continent like this Range Rover "J 3249". 
The first owner bought the Range Rover early in 1971 and drove it overland from Jersey/UK to India, where it was shipped to Australia.  
A rather long way to drive your new vehicle home! 
 
   The Australian magazine "Wheels" did a testdrive of this completely "new" vehicle and here are some elements from their article in May 1972:
 
   "Before driving the car, we couldn't see a big market for it. But, now we are sure it will sell in Australia as well as it has in England.

   Unfortunately the car is stuck with the Land-Rover image of rough and ready transport for the farmer and his sheep. In fact, it's a fast, comfortable and exceptionally roomy station wagon."
 
   "But as a station wagon it has its detractions. We can't imagine a woman enjoying her drive down to the shops in a Range Rover. The controls are a little heavy, in true four-wheel-drive tradition, and even getting into it would pose quite a problem for the mini-skirted." (!)
 
   "The engine is exceptionally smooth and quiet, giving tremendous low-down torque and yet revving quite happily. It will pull strongly from as low as 10 mph in top and take-off from standstill in second as though it didn't have a lower gear.

   Changing gear at speed is largely a matter of guesswork as the engine noise is drowned by whining tyres (unoriginal). The Rover we drove was fitted with off-road tyres with huge lugs on them - designed to make driver and passengers wear ear plugs if they want to travel at any speed." (!)
 
   "Not only the ride is outstanding but its cornering ability is far in excess of what you imagine for an almost six-foot tall vehicle with beam axles you naturally associate with an agricultural scene."
  
                                                                                                                                                    This RRC were driven overland from UK, via India to Australia in '71
   The first batch of 100 Range Rover's were waited to arrive Australia in July 1972.
Source: Wheels, May 1972 
 


 
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1972 - Range Rover in Australia

 
1972 Range Rover Australia
    https://goo.gl/photos/PMr6uCvEAK3Z6bK27   
          Link to brochure:  

                                                                                                                                                        One of the first 1972 Australian models. Note the head restraints
Highlights:
 
Launched at the Australianmarket by Leyland Motor Corporation Australia in July 1972.
The delay in Australia was because of the very limited production capacity in Solihull/UK
in the early stage of Range Rover and the huge demand worldwide.
 

Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.25:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 130 bhp at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 185 lb ft (250 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.174) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
 

Australian versions differ from UK versions:
- Head restraints standard
- Door mounted rear view mirrors

                                                                                                                                                        Range Rover was launched in the winter of July 1972 in Australia
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
The first year of a Range Rover:                 AUS $ 7.475


Official import of Range Rover to Australia and New Zealand from July 1972:

From the launch of Range Rover in UK in June 1970 untill the official import to Australia began
in July 1972, several Range Rovers were imported to Australia.

Some were bought as regular domestic UK vehicles with prefix-355 in the #VIN and exported by

the owner from UK. Some also found their way to Australia from other countries, but most from
UK.

Other were ordered as RHD Export models with prefix-356 and exported to Australia as 'Personal
Export Delivery' (PED). This import can have been arranged by the new owner personally or by a
car dealer company like BLMC dealers in Australia. If you check your vehicles VIN at BMIHT in UK,
you can get info if your early Range Rover is exported as 'Personal Export Delivery' order.

The first batch of the officially imported Range Rover in Australia was a shipment of 26 vehicles which
ranged from 35600271A to 35600367A in various colours and not linear in the #VIN range. The first
shipment arrived Sydney with the SS Wilkawa on 17th July 1972.

The second batch of 18 vehicles landed on the SS Tricolour numbered from 35600371A to 35600578A
in October 1972

The third batch of 6 vehicles within the range from 35600357A to 35600440A arrived on the Port           Officially imported Range Rovers to Australia have this badge with
Launceston in November 1972.                                                                                                          Leyland Motor Co. of Australia Ltd and #VIN starting the 356-prefix
                                                                                                                                                       Leyland Motor Co imported Range Rover from UK and not 
The 356-prefix is telling that the Range Rover is produced at the Rover / Land-Rover factory in                 produced (manufactured) in Australia from July 1972
Solihull/UK as RHD Export model. Later in the 70s CKD (Completely Knocked Down) assembly
production of the Range Rover started in Australia and then with the 357-prefix #VIN badge.

Range Rover was launch in New Zealand at the same periode as in Australia, in June 1972. The first
officially imported Range Rover to New Zealand was 35600175A. Earlier imports to New Zealand were
either arranged by single owners or as 'Personal Export Delivery'.

Thanks to friends in Australia, New Zealand and other countries who have shared their knowledge
about Range Rover in Australia and New Zealand. The #VIN's are based on this shared information
and can be confirmed if you check your #VIN by ordering at BMIHT in UK.

 

1973 - Range Rover in Australia

 
1973 Range Rover Australia
    https://goo.gl/photos/o2T9m2NH9RwBCLCG7  
          Link to brochure: 
 
 
Highlights:
 
Australian Range Rovers now available with the following options:
- Power steering
- Rear window with wash/wipe system
 

Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.25:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 130 bhp at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 185 lb ft (250 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.174) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
  
 

 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Early Australian Range Rover with bushbar, emerging from water
 
 

1974 - Range Rover in Australia

Highlights:
 
Black vinyl on D-post
Cloth upholstery available as option
 

Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.25:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 130 bhp at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 185 lb ft (250 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.174) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                         Beautifully restored 1974 Range Rover in Tuscan Blue colour
 
                                                
 
                                              Vinyl PVC seating and head restraints. Mark V A/C installed.                           Note the black vinyl D-post and single exhaust pipe
 
 


1975 - Range Rover in Australia

   
  AMCAIR A/C              1975 Land Rover and Range Rover advertisement
  https://goo.gl/photos/o8XVGRyQdeUZ5X5X9               https://goo.gl/photos/XBBzcTCveaSyQNSj6
    Link to adv.:                                       Link to advertisement:     
 1975 AMCAIR                  1975 Range Rover Australia Advertisement
 
 

Highlights:                                                                                                                                          Australian Range Rover wading in the outback in 1975
                                                                                                                                         
Australian developed A/C systems available, long before UK A/C system:
- AMCAIR integrated Air Conditioning system for Range Rover dealer mounted, introduced.
- Marlan integrated air-conditioning with aux instruments moved up as with AMCAIR 
- Air Conditioning Mark IV available as dealer option 
  

Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.25:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 130 bhp at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 185 lb ft (250 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.174) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
  

Options: 
- Rear screen washer/wiper system:      AUS $        64.75
- Heated rear window:                           AUS $        91.00
- Power steering:                                  AUS $      378.20
 
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
Range Rover 2-door:                               AUS $ 9.352.88 (November 1975)
  

AMC air conditioning system for Range Rover

 
   Australian AMC developed a nice fitted indash air conditioning system for Range Rover and over                Optional A/C from AMC Air introduced 1975 in Australia
the next years this installation became a Leyland approved unit.
 
   The AMC A/C has very good cooling effect and since it runs with over pressure the dust problems
in the interior greatly reduced. By replacing the four minor instruments to a new position above the
air vents the reading of them are really improved.
 
   Tests done between the Range Rover with AMC A/C and other vehicles like the Jeep Cherokee
with factory installed air conditioning systems showed that the AMC delivered impressive cooling
and demanded less power from the engine, so the engine in the Range Rover ran at a lower engine 
temperature. 
 

Leyland P76 Rover V8 4.4 litre conversions in Range Rover

 
   Leyland Australia made their own version of the 3.5 litre Rover V8 engine with a 2-barrel carburettor with an special inlet manifold for use in the Australian manufactored Leyland P76 model.
This 4.4 litre V8 engine were never used elsewhere in any other Rover or British Leyland vehicle.
 
   It is known that special conversion companies for Range Rover in UK used the 4.4 litre V8 engine, like Rapport and Schuler. In Australia there are quite common in the 1970's to have the P76 engine installed as a dealer option or as a swap conversion from a donor P76 vehicle.
 
   The 4.4 litre V8 engine deliver a very nice amount of pulling power and the motor characteristics    
is like a steam engine. The 4.4 litre fits directly into the Range Rover LT95 bell house on the gearbox without any special extra effort.
 
   The 4.4 is easily noticed with the special rocker covers and the circular air intake.
 
   Still today there are a lot of Australian Range Rover Classic's that run with the 4.4 litre.
 
 


 
 
 

 
                                                                                                                                                        Popular Leyland Rover V8 4.4 litre engine for Leyland P76 model
 
 


1976 - Range Rover in Australia

  
 1976 The Leyland Range              1976 Range Rover          1976 Range Rover Australia     1976 Range Rover Australia    Roofmounted Air Conditioning
 https://goo.gl/photos/b7wj4jUF29oxqFvs9             https://goo.gl/photos/1RuMZFyoDZrS2hqw7      https://goo.gl/photos/1RuMZFyoDZrS2hqw7             https://goo.gl/photos/XahQ7yJpXrThB8VK8         https://goo.gl/photos/NCw3fyuZzUJ3tjNu9         1976 Rowley Motors - Australia - RRC  
         Link to brochure:                       Link to advertisement:                  Link to advertisement:                    Link to advertisement:                  Link to advertisement: 
  1976 Leyland Australia             1976 Leyland Australia             1976 Regent Motors                   1976 ULR pty ltd               1976 Rowley Motors
 
 
Highlights:
 
Option pack available
Steering wheel now with black rim
Altered carburettors
Laminated windscreen
 

Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.25:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 130 bhp at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 185 lb ft (250 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.174) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
  

Option-pack: New
  Comprising: Tinted glass                                                   
                    Brushed nylon trim
                    Inertia reel safety harness
 
 
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
Range Rover 2-door:                                   AUS $ 10.683 (January 1976)
                                                                                                                                                       Range Rover in desert sand dunes from Leyland Australia's advert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                               Range Rover with Swagman pop-top Camping Conversion shown 1976 
 
 
















                                                                                                                                                    Range Rover from Rowley Motors with roofmounted Air Conditioning


1977 - Range Rover in Australia

  
1977 Range Rover Automatic Advert
  https://goo.gl/photos/2MaGZXE8Sv78Lh7SA 
            Link to advertisement:  
 
 
Highlights:
 
Transfer box High Ratio raised from 1.174:1 to 1.113:1, - 5% increase
Twin pipe exhaust system for better fuel economy
 

Australia only:
Off Road Automatics of Hornsby announced a Borg Warner automatic transmission solution
as an aftermarket conversion for Range Rover
 
 
Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.25:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 130 bhp at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 185 lb ft (250 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95:
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.113) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
 

Automatic Borg Warner Type 35 with adapted transfer case from LT95 - Off Road Automatics Pty offered:
- 3 speed and transfer box, high (1.113) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 2.392:1; 2nd. 1.45:1; 3rd. 1.0:1; R. 2.09:1
     Diff ratio: 3.54:1
     Gearchange: T-Bar floor mounted
  
                                                                                                                                                   Off Road Automatics made an automatic conversion from late 1977 

Range Rover Automatic conversion with Off Road Automatics Pty

    
  Off Road Automatics, Hornsby north of Sydney, NSW developed an Automatic conversion
kit for Range Rover which they launched at the Australian market, at the year-end of 1977.
 

   As many of the Range Rover owner normally drives most of their time on motorways and
in town, and not so often in the rough terrain, the need for a more relaxed driving like the
automatic can offer, is obvious. In UK the first factory developed Range Rover Automatic
were not available before August 1982 with the second limited edition "in Vogue".
 

   The installation took the original LT95 4-speed manual gearbox out of the car and replaced it with a modified heavy-duty Borg Warner Type 35 3-speed automatic gearbox. The BW auto gearbox is built in Australia, so replacement parts are easily available. The BW Type 35 work well together with engines up to the 3.5 litre as Range Rover have. It is also well suited
because the gear ratios are well balanced to the vehicles characteristics.
 

   The bell house from the Leyland P76 were used with a 2:1 torque converter. The original Range Rover LT95 combined gearbox, transfer case and third differential were cut to remove
the manual gearbox unit and via an adaptor plate bolted to the Borg Warner automatic
gearbox together with the remaining LT95 transfer case and third differential.
  

   The transfer case was moved longer backward to give space for the automatic and 2 new                  The Automatic conversion looks like a factory installed assembly
drive shafts were manufactured. Two transmission oil coolers were fitted to hold the
transmission oil temperature at a sufficient level. A protecting steel plate were mounted
underneath to protect the automatic, torque converter and the sump. 
 

   The auto changes are actually faster than on the manual gearbox.
 

   The T-bar shift lever arrangement were so nicely placed between the seats, so the whole
installation looks like a factory developed system.
 

   The driving with the Off Road Automatic conversion were soft and smooth under normal
driving conditions on metallic road. Under hard acceleration there were some "clunk" occurred 
in the transmission system, especially between 2nd and 3rd gear change.
 

   For off road use the automatic is much more convenient to use than the manual with no gear
change and burnt clutches.
 
   Price for the finished installed Off Road Automatic conversion kit:
AUS $ 1.950,- (January 1978) and was delivered with 12 months/20.000km warranty                              Terrain climbing is much easier with Australian automatic installed
   (Source: Off Road Australia - January 1978)

Range Rover Automatic conversion with Ritters in Victoria

   Ritters in Victoria developed an other automatic 3-speed solution by selecting the Ford C4
gearbox. The Ford C4 gearbox is stronger than the Borg Warner Type 35 and is able to cope
with engines up to 5.0 litre without strain on transmission components. On the other hand the
Ford C4 is 30% more expensive than the Borg Warner unit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Range Rover won the London-Sydney marathon rally in 1977

   In 1977, Evan Green and John Bryson participated and won the 4WD section in the 30.000 km 
marathon London-Sydney rally in two Leyland Australia supported and Endrust equipped Range Rovers.
 
   The standard 3.5 litre V8 engine is replaced by a standard Terrier truck Leyland 4.4 litre V8 engine which is slow revving and with high torque. Because of low gearing the 160 km/h speed is managed at 5.000 rpm. Comfortable cruising is achieved at 4.500 rpm. High torque is available at low rev as 1.800 rpm. The LT95 gearbox and transfer case transmission is also standard.
 
   The suspension were fairly standard with heavy duty springs, two Bilstein gas pressure shock absorbers at each wheel and standard brakes. Wheels from Sunraysia and the tyres were Bridgestone 702. The Rover were fitted with optional diff locks.
 
   The Endrust Rover were painted in brilliant red, white and blue Dulux colours and were extra
visibility strengthened with 3M Scotchlite reflective tape. The roof panel changed to a lighter copy
in aluminum without gutters. All the glasswork, except the laminated windscreen, replaced with
Makrolon unbreakable transparent plastic. Bonnet and rear panels of fiberglass to reduce weight.         The legendary Endrust Range Rover in the 1977 London-Sydney rally
 
   Inside the original dash were replaced by a pure rally installation with VDO instruments, Halda
tripmeter for rally use, switches for three fuel tanks. Steering wheel from Motolita and Recaro
chairs special produced for each driver and full roll cage. To manage the extra heat during the
marathon a Mark IV air conditioning is fitted. 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                    The preparation with Leyland P76/Terrier 4.4 litre V8 and Holley carb
 

                                                      
 
                                          1977 London-Sydney route through Europe, Middle East, Asia & Australia    Endrust Range Rover fascia with VDO's, Halda and Mark IV A/C
 
 


1978 - Range Rover in Australia

 
    1978 Range Rover Australia         1978 Range Rover Overdrive
 https://goo.gl/photos/uuaoYA3dDq5fNqyy8       https://goo.gl/photos/CCBEvdVNxs7KSKFQ7     
               Link to brochure:                            Link to Advertisement: 
         1978 3263 Australia                1978 Range Rover Overdrive

                                                                                                                                                          Range Rover with L-R optional overdrive available from 1978
 
Highlights:
 
   From 1978 to 1982 all Range Rover's sold in Australia had automatic choke carburettors and a special vacuum air pump and Puls-Air air injection to meet the Australian emission control regulations for detoxed engines.
  
Special for Australia was also the solution with two air cleaners under the bonnet, one large air cleaner box for each carburettor, as you can see on the picture down right. 
 
   The engine compression ratio war lowered to 8.13:1
   Power steering standard from November 1978
 

Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.13:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 132 bhp at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 186 lb ft (251 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95                                                                                          '78 Australian Range Rover held in a fantastic condition
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.113) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
                                                                   
Options: 
Overdrive from Land-Rover available as optional option for Range Rover. 
- Claimed 22% reduction of engine speed
- Significant fuel savings
- "Whisper" quiet gear change operation
- 12 months/20.000 km warranty
 
 
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
Range Rover 2-door:                                   AUS $ 16.620 (January 1978) 
 
 


 
 
                                                                                                                                                       Engine bay with Australian detoxed engine and double air cleaners
 
 


1979 - Range Rover in Australia - CKD assembly production in Australia

  
   1979 Range Rover Accessories               1979 Range Rover Overdrive
  https://goo.gl/photos/LZD3UuV4sizp7ZGr5           https://goo.gl/photos/B7nbrEjFRfP3NPeA7
                 Link to brochure:                                       Link to brochure:                 
 
 
Highlights:
 
   CKD (Completely Knocked Down) assembly production of Range Rover at PMC - Pressed Metal Corporation Pty in Enfield/Sydney, NSW in Australia started in 1979 and the Australia production
continued untill 1985. Enfield also ran assembly production of the Mini (until 1978) and the Mini
Moke (until 1982), together with Land-Rover, commercial vehicles and buses.
 

   The reason for CKD assembly in Australia was because the Australian government protected   
their own car production to avoid raise in unemployment. Read more just below.
 
   Land-Rover supplied batches of six and six Range Rovers packed in crates in one container shipment, ready for assembly. There were different CKD types depending of how much local
vendor needed like the windows, interior etc.
 

   After 1985 the Range Rover were produced with all-welded innerbody. The CKD kits were then lowered to three CKD kits pr container. Due to higher shipment costs pr vehicle prevented further
CKD production because it was no longer profitable and the assembly was layed down.
  

   The manual Range Rover CKD kits were imported without carpet on transmission tunnel, just       The newly launched Australian CKD assembled Range Rover in 1979
vinyl mat as on the early Suffix A versions (1970-72), due to the Australian luxury tax of the time
and to make them cheaper to sell. Carpets were fitted in Australia before delivery to the customers.
 

   The manual CKD kits were also imported without air conditioning and many of them had under
dash AMC air conditioners fitted in Australia.
 

   All the automatic transmission vehicles from the introduction of the 3 speed Chrysler Torqueflite
were imported with carpets and factory fitted air conditioning.
 
 
Engine and transmission:
  
Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.13:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 132 bhp at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 186 lb ft (251 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.113) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
 
 
Available colours:                                                                                                                        CKD-assembly production at Enfield with Land-Rover, Mini and Moke
Original colours for the CKD Range Rover painted with Dulon Dulux Acryllic Paint:                               Picture borrowed from: www.moke.com.au
- Pacific Blue            - solid colour 
- Paradise Blue         - solid colour
- Sebring Red           - solid colour      - bright red
- Snowy White          - solid colour
- Vintage Red           - solid colour      - Holden colour
- Bahama Gold         - solid colour      - UK version
- Sahara Dust           - solid colour      - UK version 
 

Why did Leyland started CKD assembly of Range Rover in Australia?

 
   There were unstable world economy during the 1970's with oil crisis, inflation, union strikes and threat to domestic production from new countries with lower labour cost.
In Australia the Federal Government had a commission to assess the best possible way to protect the Australian local production and avoid raise of unemployment.
 

   For the car industry in the private passenger sector there had already been released a protection plan in 1976/77 but not for the light commercial and four-wheel-drive/recreational vehicle sector. The recreational vehicle market were rapidly growing.
 

   In 1978 the Australian Government decided that the same protection plan in the private car 
market should also be applied to the light commercial and 4x4 market:
                    
                                                         
   - 80% of the Australian market were reserved for locally produced vehicles
   - 20% of the market were open for foreign import
 
This amendment resulted in a comprehensive change in Australian car production and Leyland               Australian CKD assembly from crates of Land-Rover shown here 
decided to start CKD assembly of Range Rover at the Leyland plant in Enfield near Sydney.
 
   With this local production Leyland were then able to both manufacture and sell Land-Rover and
Range Rover in normal quantities in Australia. The CKD assembly production started in 1979.
  
 


1980 - Range Rover in Australia

  
    1980 Range Rover Australia         1980 Range Rover Australia    1980 Range Rover Automatic
 https://goo.gl/photos/WWcgov6nFeR43T95A        https://picasaweb.google.com/vidaer/19803415Australia?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJjpvd6V8N7vVg&feat=directlink           https://picasaweb.google.com/vidaer/1980RangeRoverAutomaticAustraliaAdvertisement?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNS72rOO1rfQEg&feat=directlink         
               Link to brochure:                               Link to brochure:                       Link to advertisement:           
 
 
Highlights:
 
Australia only: 
 
- Range Rover with dealer installed Automatic gearchange option were popular in Australia at
  a price of AUS $ 2.950,- or 15% of vehicle cost.
 

- CKD assembled Range Rover with "Highway Yellow" (LRC 561) or "Traffic Yellow", 
  a very eye catching colour available together with other Australian only colours. 
 
 
Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.13:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 130.2 bhp (97.1 kW) at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 186 lb ft (251 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.113) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664

Available colours:
 
- Highway Yellow      - solid colour  (Leftover from Syndney County Council contract)
- Pacific Blue            - solid colour
- Paradise Blue         - solid colour                                                                                                  "Highway Yellow" - the most signal yellow colour available in Australia
- Sebring Red           - solid colour      - bright red
- Snowy White          - solid colour
- Vintage Red           - solid colour      - Holden colour
- Bahama Gold         - solid colour      - UK version
- Sahara Dust           - solid colour      - UK version 
 
Options:
- Air Condition:                                            AUS $      870,- (March 1980)
- Automatic Transmission:                           AUS $    2.950,- (March 1980)
 
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
- Range Rover 2-door:                                   AUS $ 18.550,- (December 1980)
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                        Well loaded Australian 1980 Range Rover with A/C and automatic
 
                                                                                  
 


1981 - Range Rover in Australia

  
1981/82 Range Rover advertisement from Australia
  https://picasaweb.google.com/vidaer/1981RangeRoverAdvertisementAustralia?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCPjz4fn1xqii1QE&feat=directlink   
                        Link to advertisement:  
 
 
Highlights:
 
Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.13:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 130.2 bhp (97.1 kW) at 5000 rpm. Max torque: 186 lb ft (251 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 
Manual Transmission with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box, high (1.113) and low (3.32) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
  
Available colours:
 
- Pacific Blue            - solid colour
- Paradise Blue         - solid colour
- Sebring Red           - solid colour      - bright red
- Snowy White          - solid colour
- Vintage Red           - solid colour      - Holden colour
- Bahama Gold         - solid colour      - UK version
- Sahara Dust           - solid colour      - UK version                                                                       Range Rover CKD 2-door available in metallic colours like Coral Glow
 
 
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
- Range Rover 2-door:                                   AUS $ 18.827,- (Feb 1981)
 
 

 

Range Rover Schuler FFRR 5000 - an Australian adventure experience

 
Range Rover Schuler FFRR 5000 - Australia:   
 
Highlights: 
  

Company:  
Quadramotive pty, Melbourne, Australia 
- Founded and owned by the legendary Range Rover enthusiast John Hoerner 
- A custom import company 
- In 1981 an agreement with Schuler Presses Ltd in UK of import of Schuler products was signed
- Investments of AUS $ 100.000 to develop an Australian RRC Schuler version 
 

Engine: 
Brock HDT V8 5.0 litre - Group Three - Holden engine (In UK the Chevrolet engines were used)
- agreement with HDT Special Vehicles of engine supply of 25 leaded Brock engines(1985)
- The Peter Brock engines are legendary Holden race engines and 5.0 litre is an alloy version    Australian Range Rover Schuler FFRR 5000 profile with flairs and badges
Capacity: 5.044 ccm 
Compression ratio: 9.4:1  
Max power: 241hp/177kW at 5.000rpm, actually 110hp/80kW more than the original Range Rover
                                     and 50hp/37kW more than the UK version of Range Rover Schuler 570T
Max torque: 356 Nm at 3.000 rpm 


Transmission:  
 
Gearbox:
3 speed automatic Chrysler Torqueflite 727
Schuler-Voith with Morse chain driven unit from gearbox to transfer case. 
  

Transfer case: 
Ferguson Formula viscous limited slip - coupling for control of the 4WD system 
Distribute the driving power 37% on front wheels and 63% to the rear, instead of 50/50 original
As the viscous unit is not locking the transmission, the Schuler FFRR is very nice to operate
and prevent wheel lock-up.  
 
Suspension:                                                                                                                                   Powerful Brock HDT 5.0 litre V8 Group Three - Holden race engine
Uprated original system with the Boge self-levelling strut still in place, to give best possible
balance between motorway use and off-road driving
- No anti-sway bar to ruin the off-road capability were mounted
- Change of spring heights 
- Altered spring ratings 
- Koni adjustable dampers 
- Quaife self-locking differential on rear axel
 

Tyres and Wheels: 
- Michelin 235x15 HR70 tyres (Equal to Rolls Royce' Mulsanne Turbo) 
- Wolfrace alloy 15x7 wheels - Turbo
 

Interior:
Uprated interior to customer choise and taste 
- Totally reworked fascia with much improved dashboard, designed at Quadramotive
- Full width walnut dashboard, delivered from Wood & Pickett(?) in UK
- Air Conditioning
- Connolly leather interior with Recaro front seats and special steering wheel
- Stoddard velvet pile carpet 
- One-piece tailgate designed by Quadramotive  
 
Exterior: 
- Angled protective steel grille 
- Arch flares, in fibre glass
- Wide selection of colours 
- Distinct "Schuler - Ferguson Formula" badging   
- Special 5.0 litre badge on rear tailgate 
                                                                                                                                          Sober interior in FFRR 5000 with Recaro, new fascia, automatic and leather
 
Performance: 
Top speed: 180 km/h 
0-100 km/h: 10.3 sec (original Range Rover: 17.9 sec)
0-130 km/h: 17.1 sec
1/4 mile: 17.8 sec 
 

Sales: (by Dec 1985) 
- Schuler suspension/transmission packages:       100+ customers 
- Schuler FFRR 5000 package with Brock HDT:        9   customers
 

Dealer, exclusively for Range Rover Schuler FFRR 5000 with Brock HDT engines:
- ULR in Malvern/Melbourne, the exclusive dealer.
 
Comments: 
- In Australia there has been rather common to use the famous Rover V8 4.4 litre engine from
the Leyland P76 vehicle, to swap into Range Rover instead of the 3.5 ltr original engine.
Together with the Schuler package of automatic transmission, Schuler transfer case, Ferguson
Formula viscous limited slip differential and lockable rear differential, as well as uprated suspension, 
the Australian Schuler Range Rover became very powerful with outstanding handling.
 
- The complete and original Australian Range Rover Schuler FFRR 5000 with the Brock HDT engine  
from Holden, looks like it always were a rare animal. 
 
- Also Brock unleaded(?) 4.9 litre HDT were used in Phase II of the Australian Schuler version after
1985.
 
Price of Range Rover Schuler FFRR 5000:
- AUS $ 67.000 (December 1985) - $ 65.000 to $ 70.000 depending og choices                                           New rear one-piece tailgate for easier access and operation
Source: Wheels - December 1985
 
 


1982 - Range Rover in Australia

  
    1982 Range Rover Australia                 1982 Range Rover        1982 November - 2 door sales
              2 door - 4 door                        Accessories brochure     after Range Rover 4 door intro
 https://goo.gl/photos/gKTASV7VQjWEsVrz6          https://goo.gl/photos/YSHk4fPNYp2iGCjh7         https://goo.gl/photos/bj3Hvknd35s5k4Y2A
                Link to brochure:                                      Link to brochure:                      Link to advertisement:        
  1982 Range Rover Australia 4/82                1982 LEY003           1982 Nov - Used Range Rover  
                                                                                                                      
 
Highlights:
 
Introduction of 4-door Range Rover in April 1982, also as CKD assembly for the Australian market.
High compression engine with 10% less fuel consumption introduced 
 

Note that the Australian door mounted rear view mirrors are positioned longer backward than on the similar UK built Range Rover's.
 

 
Engine V8 Petrol 11D with Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 High Compression: 9.35:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 125 bhp (93.2 kW) at 4000 rpm. Max torque: 190 lb ft (258 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission 12C with integrated transfer case LT95
- 4 speed and transfer box,  - central differential lockable
     high (1.0000 - 12C00001A to 01060A) - From Feb 1981
     high (0.9962 - 12C01061A -on) - From Sep 1981
     and low (3.32) ratio.
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 4.069; 2nd. 2.448; 3rd. 1.505; 4th. 1.0; R. 3.664
  
 
Options - from Leyland Motor Corporation Australia:
- Automatic transmission
- A/C air conditioning
- Cloth seats                                                                                                                                     1982MY Australian CKD Range Rover 4 door i Pacific Blue colour
- Metallic paint available
                                    
Available colours: 
As JRA also assembled Peugeot's at Enfield, Sydney, some of the Peugeot colours were 
available for CKD produced Range Rover's together with som Holden colours.
 

- Coral Glow             - metallic colour  - gold            - Paint code 34270
- Charcoal Grey        - metallic colour  - dark grey
- Satin Green           - metallic colour  - light green   - Holden colour
- Silver Slate            - metallic colour  - silver
- Pacific Blue            - solid colour
- Paradise Blue         - solid colour
- Sebring Red           - solid colour      - bright red
- Snowy White          - solid colour
- Vintage Red           - solid colour      - Holden colour
- Bahama Gold         - solid colour      - UK version
- Sahara Dust           - solid colour      - UK version
 
Note from Leyland Australia: 

   "There is a surprise that the demand for the Peugeot 505 Turbodiesel that is assembeled from        1982 CKD Range Rover with original AMC A/C with twisting controls
kits sent from France is so positive. Initial annual production estimates suggested 175 but this
has already grown to 250 and "it's still going up"".   Wheels, November 1982
 
 
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
Range Rover 2-door:                                   AUS $ 22.550 (Nov 1982)
 
 
 

 

1983 - Range Rover in Australia

  
1983 Range Rover Australia   1983 Jaguar Rover Australia     1983 July - Range Rover Advert
                                                  Identity Standards            Off Road Automatics conversion
  https://picasaweb.google.com/vidaer/19821220LR1811081Australia?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNventSfi9m3Sg&feat=directlink           https://goo.gl/photos/JFHyMaDxttXhMdj1A        https://goo.gl/photos/i2PgCq8F1EsxJMHP8 
          Link to brochure:                        Link to brochure:                           Link to advertisement:     
1982.12.20 - LR/181/10.81      1983.March - JRA Identity       1983 July - Off Road Automatics                    A 1983MY Range Rover Highline climbing a ridge in Australia
 
 
 
The Leyland Motor Corporation Australia ceased to exist in March 1983 and was taken
over by Jaguar Rover Australia/JRA Limited.
 

JRA Limited was organized in different divisions; Jaguar Rover Australia,
Leyland Trucks and Leyland Bus Australia, as well as an Australian agent for Peugeot.
Actually the Peugeot 505 was CKD assembled at Enfield, together with Mini, Land-Rover and Range Rover.
 

The Australian CKD assembly production of Range Rover stayed on further 2 more years, despite that the Australian Government raised taxation of automobile parts up to 150% in December 1983.
 
There is information that JRA continued assembly of Peugeot's at Enfield plant as long as 1991.
 
The closure of the PMC plant in Enfield resulted in long delay of delivery of the new vehicles to customers, as the switch of supply from UK was not fully forecasted and prepared.
                                                                                                                                                        The then new Jaguar Rover Australia Identity Standards of 1983
Australian Range Rover Highline model introduced

- Torqueflight 3-speed automatic transmission, standard
- or, 5-speed manual optional
- Wooden door cappings
- Alloy wheels
- Arm rests
 

Available colours:
As JRA also assembled Peugeot's at Enfield, Sydney, some of the Peugeot colours were 
available for CKD produced Range Rover's together with som Holden colours.
 

- Coral Glow             - metallic colour  - gold            - Paint code 34270
- Charcoal Grey        - metallic colour  - dark grey
- Satin Green           - metallic colour  - light green   - Holden colour
- Silver Slate            - metallic colour  - silver
- Pacific Blue            - solid colour
- Paradise Blue         - solid colour
- Sebring Red           - solid colour      - bright red                                                                               Note the new A/C interior with Australian placement of aux gauges
- Snowy White          - solid colour
- Vintage Red           - solid colour      - Holden colour
- Bahama Gold         - solid colour      - UK version
- Sahara Dust           - solid colour      - UK version 
 

Options - Factory:
- Air Conditioning:                                     AUS $   1.025 (1983)
- Automatic:                                             AUS $   2.950 (1983)
 

Options - Dealer:
- Bull bars:                                               AUS $   1.450 (1983)
- Wide wheels:                                         AUS $      750 (1983)
- Tow bar & Sway bars:                             AUS $      350 (1983)
- Seats:                                                   AUS $      350 (1983)
- Carpet:                                                  AUS $      130 (1983)
- Roof rack:                                              AUS $      130 (1983)
- Weather moulds:                                    AUS $       65 (1983)                                                          Australian Range Rover with local automatic and A/C conversions
- Delivery:                                                AUS $       450 (1983)
- Registration of Range Rover:                   AUS $       865 (1983)
  
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
Range Rover 2-door:                                   AUS $ 23.975 (Feb 1983)      AUS $  24.975 (Sept 1983)
Range Rover 4-door:                                   AUS $ 25.475 (Feb 1983)      AUS $  26.475 (Sept 1983)
 
 


1984 - Range Rover in Australia

  
   The sales in Australia of 2 door Range Rover ended in 1984 and not in 1982, as some sources
say. The very last 2 door Range Rover was actually a 1984 factory built vehicle, with automatic transmission and silver metallic paint.
 

   Australian CKD assembly production ran further on one more year in 1984.
 

   The Range Rover on the right have a VIN plaque with the following text stamped:
"This vehicle was manufactured by JRA Limited to comply with Australia design rule Nos......"
which the CKD assembled vehicles got.
 

   The special here is that this specific chassisnumber have an "A" that indetify this vehicle as factory built in Solihull/UK, but this vehicle is obvious CKD assembled in Australia. The vehicle
must have got the VIN before crated as CKD kits in UK prior to shipment. 
  
Range Rover revamp:                                                                                                              '84 VIN plaque with "Manufactured by JRA Limited" for CKD validation
                            
   "A five-speed gearbox, a new transfer box, central locking and a new dashboard and centre 
console are the latest steps in the refinement of the Range Rover.
   

   The gearbox is the 77 mm unit used in the Land Rover One Ten, while the transfer box is
similar to that used on automatic Range Rovers since last year. The combination is claimed 
to give greater flexibility and improve speeds in the gears by up to 25 per cent, as well as 
reduce gearlevel travel. 
 

   Acceleration is claimed to be 1-100 km/h in 14.2 seconds, 60-100 km/h in fourth gear in
9.4 seconds and 80-110 km/h in fourth gear in 10.6 seconds. The fifth gear is an overdrive which
gives 41 km/h per 1000 rpm, for quiter running and a claimed 10 per cent fuel economy improve-
ment. 
 

   The new dashboard still doesn't have a tachometer, but the dash and console have more
oddment space, although the oil pressure gauge and clock have been moved further left of the
driver's line of sight. 
 
   Other changes include a torsion bar system for the lower tailgate section to reduce effort, and
a moulded sleeve for the handbrake."      Wheels, September 1983  
                                                                                                                                                  1984 from the last year 2-door Range Rover was available in Australia
Prices on Range Rover in Australia:
Range Rover 2-door:                                   AUS $ 25.900 (March 1984)
Range Rover 4-door:                                   AUS $ 28.300 (March 1984)
  
                                                       
 
                                               This 2 door 1984 was delivered with automatic, not available in UK   Special Australian '84 binnacle with 6 digit odometer and no tripcount
 
 

 

1985 - Range Rover in Australia

 
 
     1985 Range Rover - Brochure           1985 JRA Parts - Advertisement
  https://goo.gl/photos/biGUob6QnGCYMHJs8           https://goo.gl/photos/MrDCcpcdAu5o7Rr96      
                Link to brochure:                                 Link to advertisement:                         
 
 
Highlights:
 
- Introduction of large front door windows without quarterlights (on 4 door models)
- 2 door Range Rover not longer available on the Australian market
- Import to Australia: JRA (Jaguar Rover Australia)
 
Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 High Compression: 9.35:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 125 bhp (93.2 kW) at 4000 rpm. Max torque: 190 lb ft (258 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 
Manual Transmission LT77-52A indirect gearchange "long stick" and LT230R transfer case
- 5 speed and transfer box, high (1.192) and low (3.321) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 3.3214; 2nd. 2.1316; 3rd. 1.3966; 4th. 1.0; 5th. 0.7703; R. 3.4286
 
Automatic Transmission Chrysler Torque Flight A727 and LT230R transfer case
- 3 speed, manual overide and kickdown, high (1.003) and low (3.321) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 2.45; 2nd. 1.45; 3rd. 1.00; R. 2.20
 
 
From October 1984, production change:
Engine:
- Engine with electronic ignition
 
Interior:
- New dashboard with passenger grab handle, side window demister vents, larger 20 fuse panel
- Large and new instrument binnacle with rev counter
- Intermittent wipe incorporated in rear wash wipe
- More efficient heater with 50 % more heat effect. Ducts to rear passengers as well as front.
- Large centre console with cubby box
- New shape of front seats with height adjustible and reclineable adjustment
- Height adjustible safety belts
- Standard Range Rover seats now in Bronze Check cloth trim
- Highline Range Rover seats in Silver Grey trim
- New front door trim
- Parcel tray
- New thin wall electrical wiring harness
- Central locking, standard
 
Exterior:
- Large front door windows without quarterlights on 4 door models
- Larger rear view door mirrors, integrated on window frame on 4-door models
- Tinted glass with laminated windscreen, standard
- Heated rear window
- Altered front and rear "Range Rover" tape badges from white edges to colour keyed to
  match selected colour on vehicle
- Weather strip added to gap between lower tailgate and bumper
- Revised upper tailgate struts
- Black tailgate cappings
 
Standard equipment on Range Rover Highline:
- Air-conditioning (optional on regular model)
- Electrically operated windows
- Electrically heated and operated rearview mirrors
- Wood door trim panels
- Metallic paint
- Alloy wheels
- Silver/grey upholstery
- Loadspace cover
- Rear headrests
- Front and rear armrests
- Fully carpeted loadspace
- High output stereo sound system with 4 speakers
 
 
Prices:
 
- Range Rover 4 door:                  AUS $   32.510,- (1985 December)
 
 


1986 - Range Rover in Australia

  

Ritter's 5.0 litre Holden V8 conversion kit 

   The Range Rover had so many unbeaten characteristics like its operational refinement,
comfort, ride and style that no other vehicles came close to matching, during the 70's and 80's. 
    

   But even the best 4x4 vehicle has some elements that are not perfect. Especially if one intend to pull a big boat or a horse trailer, so there will be too little power with a detoxed 3.5 liter V8 engine that are producing 125 horse power, steam engine characteristics or not.
 

   Ritter Automotive Pty, near Melbourne, has developed a powerful alternative to the original fine, but unfortunately a bit underpowered Rover V8 engine, with a conversion kit with a 5.0 liter V8 Holden Brock engine at 184 horsepower.
 
   The conversion to the 5.0 Brock enging is fairly strait forward, only some notching in the front
cross member is needed to give space for the cooling fan. The Brock engine has special
produced mounting brackets to suit the installation. A specially developed adaptor plate to mount 
the engine to a Chrysler transmission. The A/C compressor is unaffected, but the power steering pump and reservoir is on the drivers side.
 
 
   All the necessary parts except the 5.0 litre Holden engine and special headers, were available 
in the 1985 to a fair cost of AUS $ 1.350.                                                                                           Ritter developed a 5.0 Holden Brock 184 hp performance engine kit
 

    An other option was to deliver the Range Rover to Ritter Automotive and pay AUS $ 11.000 for
a complete installation with a brand new Holden Brock performance 5.0 litre V8 engine in the
engine bay. The whole installation were done in a week or so. With this conversion there were also other necessary upgrades done, like a better cooling system. 
 

   The Ritter conversion were available for the LT95 four speed manual gearbox and, more suited, the strong factory equipped 3-speed Chrysler 727 automatic gearbox. Unfortunately the 4-speed  ZF automatic is too light to cope the extra horsepower. Ritter's proposal were to use either a four-speed GM or a new Borg Warner automatic gearbox. The original 5-speed manual gearbox had the same problem as the 4-speed ZF; not sturdy enough. 
 

   Actually Ritter Automotive recommend three different Holden 5.0 litre sources:
- 1. Use of a late Holden unit from a lead fuelled model like the Commodore or Statesman. Ritter
accept this version if the engine is black painted and in really good condition.  
- 2. A new Holden V8 with 170 hp compared to Rover 3.5 with 125 hp and 350 Nm torque compared to 250 Nm originally. This engine will produce sufficient amount of power. 
- 3. And the best of all a Brock engine with modified cylinder heads that gives 184 hp and 345 Nm of torque. 

   In addition to the engine conversion, Ritter recommend to uprate the shock absorbers to ie           
Koni adjustable one. The extra power under the Range Rover hood gives more than satisfaction              125 hp 3.5 litre detoxed carburettor Rover V8 with A/C compressor
for the driver both on road as well as off road.
   Source: 4x4 Magazine, 1985 


1987 - Range Rover in Australia

  
      1987 Range Rover Highline Australia                1987 JRA Accessories
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                          Link to brochure:                                    Link to brochure:                                          Link to advertisement:         
               1987 Range Rover Highline                      1987 JRA Accessories                        1987 Range Rover EFI Australia
 
 
Highlights: 
 
- EFI now standard on all 4 door models
- Radiator grille now with horizontal ribs
- Rear seats redesigned with integrated head restraints
 

Engine V8 Petrol EFI - Lucas L-Jetronic 4CU - 2AM "flapper":
- 3.5 ltr EFI V8 Low Compression: 8.13:1
     3528 cc V8 EFI, Max power: 150.0 bhp (112 kW) at 4750 rpm. Max torque: 190.0 lb ft (255 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 

Manual Transmission LT77-53A direct gearchange "short stick" and LT230T transfer case
- 5 speed and transfer box, high (1.222) and low (3.321) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 3.3214; 2nd. 2.1316; 3rd. 1.3966; 4th. 1.0; 5th. 0.7703; R. 3.4286
 

Automatic Transmission ZF 4HP22 and LT230T transfer case
- 4 speed ZF, manual overide and kickdown, high (1.222) and low (3.321) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 2.4795; 2nd. 1.4795; 3rd. 1.0000; 4th. 0.7281; R. 2.0857
 
From November 1986, production change:                                                                         Australian 1987MY Range Rover Highline wading through a river
 

Interior:

- Additional warning lamps added; washer bottle level and brake fluid level
- Two spoke rubber plastic steering wheel
- Redesigned steering column shroud, incorporating hazard warning lights switch
- Backlit multi function column stalks
- Through-flow heating and ventilation system with three speed fan
- Air Conditioning control handles now integrated in heater control panel
- Electric door mirror switch moved to dashboard
- Grab handle for front passenger added to cantrail
- Wooden veneer door cappings now without fixing screws
- Front seats relocated closer to centre
- Rear seat redesigned with integrated head restraints and 1/3 - 2/3 split on Highline
- Unsplit low back rear bench on non-Highline versions
- Improved operation of safety belt reels
- Improve ICE radio speakers fitted
- Redesigned rear window heating element with radio aerial incorporated
- Map pockets added to back of front seats

                                                                                                                                                               A 1987MY Range Rover Highline rigged for the outback
 
Exterior:
- Concealed hinges on bonnet and counterbalanced with torsion bars
- Radiator grille now in plastic with horizontal ribs. Lower lip part painted in body colour
- Plastic bodied front lamp cluster replaced metal bodied earlier version
- Alloy tubeless wheels now with asymmetric rim hump to improve retention of deflate tyre
- Side repeater lamp relocated
- Plastic flap added over fuel filler cap and connected to central locking system
- Lower tailgate with inward release handle
- Hinged rear number plate deleted
- New black square plastic rear number plate lamps
- Upper tailgate now used ignition key  
- Mud flaps
                                                                                                                                               '84 VIN plaque with "Manufactured by JRA Limited" for CKD validation

 
  
Options

 Price incl

 4 Door

Highline



 AUS $

 EFI

 EFI

 

Air Conditioning

 

 O

 S 

 

Walnut wood doors

 

 O

S

 

El. adjust & heated mirrors

 

 O

S

 

                              
Standard equipment on Range Rover Highline:
- Though moulded front spoiler with twin driving lamps
- Electrically operated windows                                                                                                         Rear alloy step bar fits the original bumper and enhance the image
- Electrically heated and operated rearview mirrors
- Wood door trim panels
- Air conditioning
- Metallic paint
- Alloy wheels
- Seat trim in Silver/Grey or Bracken according to body colour
- Load space cover
- Rear headrests integrated into split rear seat
- Front and rear armrests
- Rear seat redesigned with integrated head restraints and 1/3 - 2/3 split                                                            Heavy duty alloy roof rack with built-in wind deflector
- Side rubbing strip with bright insert
- High output stereo sound system with four speakers
- Headlight power wash

 
Prices:
 
- Range Rover 4 door:                  AUS $   49.950,- (1987 September)
- Range Rover 4 door - Highline:    AUS $   59.330,- (1987 September)
 
JRA Limited - NSW, Australia  
 
 
 

                                                                                                                                                             Cool sun visor reduces glare and provides increased shade
 


1988 - Range Rover in Australia

  
             1988 Range Rover Australia                         1988 Range Rover Turbo D Australia  
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                         Link to brochure:                                                  Link to brochure:                                                  Link to advertisement: 
             1988 Range Rover Australia                         1988 Range Rover Turbo D Australia                1988 Range Rover Australia at Coober Pedy   
 
Highlights:
 
- Diesel 2.4 litre available 
- Improved braking system
- Sunroof available
 
 
Engine V8 Petrol EFI - Lucas L-Jetronic 4CU - 2AM "flapper":
- 3.5 ltr EFI V8 Low Compression: 8.13:1
     3528 cc V8 EFI, Max power: 150.0 bhp (112 kW) at 4750 rpm. Max torque: 190.0 lb ft (258 Nm) at 2500 rpm
 
Engine Diesel VM type HR 492 HI OHV - Turbo D
- 2.4 ltr 4 cylinder Intercooled Turbocharged, Compression: 21.5:1
     2393 cc 4 cylinder, Max power: 112.6 bhp (84 kW) at 4200 rpm. Max torque: 183.0 lb ft (248.0 Nm) at 2400 rpm
 
Manual Transmission LT77-53A direct gearchange "short stick" and LT230T transfer case
- 5 speed and transfer box, high (1.222) and low (3.321) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Petrol gear ratios:
     1st. 3.3214; 2nd. 2.1316; 3rd. 1.3966; 4th. 1.0; 5th. 0.7703; R. 3.4286
     Diesel gear ratios:
     1st. 3.6923; 2nd. 2.1316; 3rd. 1.3966; 4th. 1.0; 5th. 0.7703; R. 3.4286
 
Automatic Transmission ZF 4HP22 and LT230T transfer case
- 4 speed ZF, manual overide and kickdown, high (1.222) and low (3.321) ratio. Central differential lockable
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 2.4795; 2nd. 1.4795; 3rd. 1.0000; 4th. 0.7281; R. 2.0857
 
 
From October 1987, production change:
 
Brake system:
- Improved brake servo, Girling type 115, for lower pedal effort
 
Interior:
- Rear seat redesigned with integrated head restraints and 1/3 - 2/3 split on Highline
- Unsplit low back rear bench on non-Highline versions
 
Exterior:
- New roof panel without ribbing over front seat area
 
 
From October 1987, option change:
- Electric tilt-and-slide metall sunroof, Highline only
 
 
Standard equipment on Range Rover Highline:
- Electric tilt-and-slide metall sunroof
- Though moulded front spoiler with twin driving lamps
- Electrically operated windows
- Electrically heated and operated rearview mirrors
- Wood door trim panels
- Air conditioning
- Metallic paint
- Alloy wheels
- Seat trim in Silver/Grey or Bracken according to body colour
- Load space cover
- Rear headrests integrated into split rear seat
- Front and rear armrests
- Rear seat redesigned with integrated head restraints and 1/3 - 2/3 split
- Side rubbing strip with bright insert
- High output stereo sound system with four speakers
- Headlight power wash
 
 
JRA Limited - NSW, Australia 
   


1989 - Range Rover in Australia

 
   In 1989 Jaguar Rover Australia Pty imported three 2 door Range Rover for evaluation of the   
market for a cheaper and simpler vehicle, more suited for use off road.
   After the deletion of a 2 door Range Rover in Australia, JRA steadily received such requests.
 
The three 2 door Range Rovers had: 
- 3.5 ltr V8 engine
- SU carburettors
- ZF 4 speed automatic transmission
- Vinyl mats with clip on carpets
- No power windows
- Originally early 2 door seats of cloth trim and armrests
- Fuel filler flap cover
- Horizontal grille
- Wrap around bumpers
- 1988 model dash
- Two vehicles were in silver metallic colour and the third was in Caspian Blue metallic colour
 
The idea was never adopted due to the Discovery being on the drawing board and later released
in Australian in 1990/91.


                                                                                                                                                       The 3 last 2 door Range Rovers imported by JRA was like this '89 
 


1990 - Range Rover in Australia

  
    1990 Range Rover Australia        1990 Range Rover Vogue SE            1990 Range Rover Vogue            1990 Range Rover Turbo D        1990 Range Rover Standard
        Main brochure - Range                    Brochure Australia                        Brochure Australia                       Brochure Australia                    Brochure Australia
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                    Link to brochure:                                       Link to brochure:                                          Link to brochure:                                        Link to brochure:                                       Link to brochure:
           1990 Range Rover                1990 Range Rover Vogue SE           1990 Range Rover Vogue             1990 Range Rover Turbo D        1990 Range Rover Standard
 
 
Highlights:
 
April 1990: Australian Federal Government raised the luxury car tax significantly without warning. 
The sales of Range Rover and other expensive vehicles dropped immediately and allmost non were sold the next six months. 
 

- 3.9 litre V8 EFI replaced 3.5 litre V8 EFI
- ABS Anti-lock brakes available
- Ventilated front disc brakes 
 

Engine V8 Petrol EFI - Lucas MFI 14CUX - 5AM "Hotwire" - Catalyst model:
- 3.9 ltr EFI V8 Low Compression: 8.13:1
     3947 cc V8 EFI, Max power: 180.0 bhp (134.0 kW) at 4750 rpm.
     Max torque: 308.4 Nm (227.0 lb ft) at 3000 rpm 
            
                                                                                                                                                                        
Engine Diesel VM type HR 492 HI OHV - Turbo D
- 2.4 ltr 4 cylinder Intercooled Turbocharged, Compression: 21.5:1
     2393 cc 4 cylinder, Max power: 112.6 bhp (84 kW) at 4200 rpm.
     Max torque: 183.0 lb ft (248.0 Nm) at 2400 rpm                                                                               
               
                                                                                                                                                                      Nice Australian 1990 Range Rover Vogue version
Manual Transmission LT77-53A direct gearchange and Borg Warner transfer case
- 5 speed, chain driven transfer box, high (1.2058), low (3.2431) ratio. Central differential with viscous control unit.
     Petrol gear ratios: 
     1st. 3.321; 2nd. 2.312; 3rd. 1.397; 4th. 1.0; 5th. 0.728; R. 3.429 
     Diesel gear ratios:
     1st. 3.692; 2nd. 2.132; 3rd. 1.397; 4th. 1.0; 5th. 0.770; R. 3.429
 
Automatic Transmission ZF 4HP22 and Borg Warner transfer case
- 4 speed ZF, manual overide and kickdown, high (1.2058) and low (3.2431) ratio. Central differential with viscous control
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 2.4795; 2nd. 1.4795; 3rd. 1.0000; 4th. 0.7281; R. 2.0857
From October 1989, production change:
 
Engine V8 Petrol:
- 3.9 ltr EFI V8 replaced 3.5 ltr EFI V8
 
Transmission:
- New gear wheels in manual gearbox, with wider gearfaces and forged dog teeth
- Manual gearboxes fitted with oilpump and oilcooler                                          
- Automatic gearboxes fitted with top-to-third kickdown inhibitor, speed-related
 
Brake system:
- ABS Anti-lock brakes available
- Front disc brakes now ventilated
- Asbestos free disc pads standardized
 
Interior:
- Revised instrument faces and warning light cluster
- Electronic speedometer
- Transfer box temperature warning light added to instrument facia
- Improved seat padding with better side and lumbar support
- Lateral stitch upholstery pattern
- Vogue now fitted with former Vogue SE levels of soundproofing
 
Exterior:
- Four vent rail on spoiler now standardized on Range Rover and Range Rover Vogue
- Front spoiler now with 6 cooling slots in bottom edge on Vogue SE only
- Land Rover oval badge added to front grille 
- Vogue SE badge added to tailgate
- Multipoint central locking system 
- Standard tire now Goodyear Wrangler dual-purpose 205 R16 replaces Michelin
 
  
From October 1989, Range Rover features: 
 
Range Rover Standard:
- Air Conditioning
- Puddle lamp and hazard light in front doors
- Front ventilated disc brakes
- Cloth upholstery with reclineable front seats
- Soft feel steering wheel
- Tinted glass and laminated non-tinted windscreen
- Door mounted rear view mirrors
- Electrically adjusted windows, w/ one-touch on driver side
- Heated rear window
- Central locking incl. tailgate and fuel filler flap
- Rear loadspace cover 
- Heated front washer jets
- Radio/cassette with 4 speakers
- Optional: Automatic gtransmission
 
Range Rover Vogue, has in addition:
- Leather covered steering wheel
- Electrically heated and adjustable door mounted rear view mirrors
- American walnut door inserts
- Side rubbing strips
- Front spoiler w/ integrated driving lights
- Optional: Electric slide and tilt sunroof
- Optional: Automatic transmission
 
 
 

1991 - Range Rover in Australia 

 
Highlights:
 
Rover Australia pty Ltd new importer of Range Rover in Australia after JRA
 
- Anti-sway bar introduced
- Cruise control available
- High mount third stop light on all models
- Glass sunroof available
- Vogue SE with CD player standard
 

Range Rover CSK - Limited Edition - Australian version

 

400 vehicles sold as Range Rover CSK, but unlike the UK-version of Range Rover CSK:
- 4-door Range Rover Vogue SE with CSK logo and coach line
- Beluga Black with Red and Yellow coach line
- Alpine White with Green and Gold coach line                                                                                       Range Rover CSK in Australia only available as 4-door version
- Vogue SE interior in leather trim
- Burl Walnut wood trim on facia and doors
- CSK conversion created in Australia by the importer 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                         Coach line and CSK logo on rear tailgate identify the conversion
 


1992 - Range Rover in Australia

  
 1992 Range Rover Sherwood - Australian Special Edition
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                         Link to advertisement:                                    The "Sherwood" badge on front wings
       1992 Range Rover Sherwood - Advertisement

Highlights:
  
- Plastic fuel tank with repositioned fuel filler flap to upper rear wing   

Range Rover Sherwood - Limited Edition - Australia only 

 - Only 50 built, released in July 1992

- Lightstone Cream leather upholstery with Sorrel Brown complying piping
- American Walnut wooden trim on facia, switch panel and door inserts
- Bright crome bumpers, front and rear 
- 5 spoke "CSK" alloy wheels in polished Gunmetal Grey colour
- Available colours:
    Brooklands Green (mostly produced)
    Aspen Silver
    Aegean Blue
- 3.9 ltr EFI V8 engine 
- Range Rover Sherwood feature:
    Cruise control
    Automatic transmission
    Air Conditioning
    Heated and electrical adjustable rear view mirrors
    Central locking
    Anti-theft radio/cassette/CD with 10 CD stack and 6 speakers
- Every RR Sherwood were delivered with a signed and numbered print of the famous                            Beautiful green 1992 Range Rover Sherwood - Australia only version
  Australian artist Bob Marchant; showing a Range Rover in the Australian Outback.
 
- Price on Range Rover Sherwood: AUS $ 85.950,- (July 1992)
 
 
Following Range Rover models available:
 
Range Rover "Standard":  
Range Rover Vogue:         CD/10disc stack
Range Rover Vogue SE:    CD/10disc stack, 6 colours available, Cruise control standard
Range Rover Sherwood:    Special edition, see details above.
 
 


1993 - Range Rover in Australia

  
    1993 Range Rover Australia                 1993 Range Rover Advertisement - Australia                  1993 Range Rover Outback - Australia
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                   Link to brochure:                                              Link to advertisement:                                                                 Link to advertisement:                                              
 
 
Highlights:
  
- Air Sprung Suspension introduced
- 3 models available: Vogue, Vogue Plus and Vogue SE
- The LSE and 4.2 ltr NOT introduced in Australia in 1993
 
 
Engine 3.9 litre V8 Petrol EFI - Lucas MFI 14CUX - 5AM "Hotwire" - available on standard wheelbase:
- 3.9 ltr EFI V8 Low Compression: 8.13:1 - Catalytic
     3947 cc V8 EFI, Max power: 181.6 bhp (134 kW) at 4750 rpm. Max torque: 304 Nm (231.5 lb ft) at 2600 rpm
 
Manual Transmission LT77S and Borg Warner transfer case
- 5 speed, chain driven transfer box, high (1.2058), low (3.2431) ratio. Central differential with viscous control unit.
     Petrol gear ratios: 
     1st. 3.321; 2nd. 2.132; 3rd. 1.397; 4th. 1.0; 5th. 0.732; R. 3.429
 
Automatic Transmission ZF 4HP22 and Borg Warner transfer case
- 4 speed ZF, manual overide and kickdown, high (1.2058), low (3.2431) ratio. Central differential with viscous control
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 2.4795; 2nd. 1.4795; 3rd. 1.0000; 4th. 0.7281; R. 2.0857
 
From October 1992, production change:
 
Suspension:
- Electronic Traction Control, ETC, standard with ABS brakes
     The ETC work on the rear axle, where the ABS system "grab" the spinning wheel so
     the diffential redirect the power to the on with better traction
- Electronic Air Suspension, EAS, developed in conjunction with Dunlop Ltd,
     In parked posistion the air suspension can be lowered 2 inches for easier access
     to the vehicle
     Normal height position is held until 50 mph, then the height is lowered by 0.7 inch 
     to give a firmer ride and lower the frontal area for better fuel consumtion
     After 20 sec in lower speed the 30 mph the EAS turn the height back to normal
     For serious offroading the control buttons allows the vehicle the vehicle to raise
     1.4 inch over normal position
     If poor ground traction is gained on one wheel caused by a hump or equvalent,
     the system pump extra air  to get sufficient ground contact  
 
Interior:
- Cruise Control also available on 5 speed manual model
- Greater rake for rear seat backs
- Raised loadspace cover
 
Exterior:
- Raised letter badges on bonnet and tailgate 
 
Range Rover features:
 
Range Rover Vogue:
- Air Conditioning
- Front spoiler with driving lamps
- Door open and pavement lamps
- Interior coutesy delay lamps
- Front map reading lamps
- Anti-theft stereo radio/cassette/CD player w/ 10 disc remote changer and 4 speakers
- Velour cloth upholstery w/ 8-way adjustable front seats.
- Front arm rests
- Walnut door panels
- Raised loadspace cover
- Electrically adjustable windows
- Cruise control
- Remote control central locking
- Anti-theft alarm
- Electrically adjustable and heated mirrors
- Optional: Automatic transmission
 
Range Rover Vogue Plus, has in addition:
- Electronic Air Suspension
- Anti-lock braking
- Optional: Automatic transmission
 
Range Rover Vogue SE, has in addition: 
- Automatic transmission
- Electronic Traction Control
- Electrically adjustable front seats w/2 position memory, incl. mirrors
- Connolly leather upholstery
- Electrically glass sunroof
- Burled walnut door, fascia and console panels
 
 
 
Prices:
 
- Range Rover Vogue - manual:                  AUS $   76.760,- (November 1993) 
- Range Rover Vogue - automatic:              AUS $   79.950,- (November 1993)
- Range Rover Vogue Plus - Manual:          AUS $   81.950,- (November 1993)
- Range Rover Vogue Plus - Automatic:      AUS $   84.950,- (November 1993)
- Range Rover Vogue SE - automatic:         AUS $   93.550,- (November 1993)
 

 


1994 - Range Rover in Australia

    
     1994 Range Rover
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          Link to brochure:  
 
 
Highlights from March 1994:
  
- Vogue LSE - 20 cm longer wheelbase with 3.9 ltr V8 EFI introduced in Australia
- Only automatic transmission and Electronic Air System (EAS) available
- New and completely revised dashboard introduced, so-called: "softdash"
- Airbags for driver and passenger
- 2 models available: Vogue SE (100" wb) and Vogue LSE (108" wb) 
 
- All Australian sold Range Rovers with in-car CD that explains the vehicle's controls and features.
- All new Range Rover delivered with 12 month unlimited distance warrant
- Every new owner invited to join the Land Rover Experience Center
 
 
Engine 3.9 litre V8 Petrol EFI - Lucas MFI 14CUX - 5AM "Hotwire"
- 3.9 ltr EFI V8 Low Compression: 8.13:1 - Catalytic
     3947 cc V8 EFI, Max power: 181.6 bhp (134 kW) at 4750 rpm. Max torque: 304 Nm (231.5 lb ft) at 2600 rpm
 

Automatic Transmission ZF 4HP22 and Borg Warner transfer case
- 4 speed ZF, manual overide and kickdown, high (1.2058), low (3.2431) ratio. Central differential with viscous control
     Gear ratios:
     1st. 2.4795; 2nd. 1.4795; 3rd. 1.0000; 4th. 0.7281; R. 2.0857
 

From March 1994, production change:                                                                    1994MY in Australia both Vogue SE and LSE with 3.9 ltr V8 EFI
 
Engine:
- Serpentine one-belt redesigned 3.9 ltr EFI V8 engine
- Quiter and more refined than earlier version
 

Suspension:
- For the first time; automatic, the only transmission solution 
- Four channel electronically controlled all terrain anti-lock braking system (ABS) 
- Electronic Air Suspension with long-travel variable rate air springs (EAS) on all models
- Turning circle Vogue SE: 11.9 meters
- Turning circle Vogue LSE: 12.7 meters
 
Interior:
- New and totally revised fascia of same type as Discovery
- Airbags for for driver and passenger
- New and improved heating and A/C system
- Improved side window demisters
- Side intrusion beams
- New and revised seat arrangement                                                                                                      Unlike elsewhere; 3.9 ltr V8 EFI in Australian LSE's, not 4.2 ltr
- Tilt-adjustment for steering coloumn 

Exterior:
- Crush cans below front bumper for increased safety 
- The windscreen now bonded for reduced wind noise
 

Range Rover features:
 
Range Rover Vogue SE and Vogue LSE:
- 3.9 ltr V8 EFI engine on both SE and LSE
- Automatic 4-speed transmission
- Electronic Air Suspension (EAS)
- Anti-roll bars
- Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
- Vogue SE: Colour keyed 3 spoke alloy wheels
- Vogue LSE: Sparkle finish 5 spoke alloy wheels
- Side intrusion beams
- Front spoiler with driving lamps
- Front crush cans to absorb minor impact damage
- Air Conditioning with CFC-free A/C gaz with 4-speed fans
- New and revised one-piece fascia                                                                                                    New and totally revised facia with double airbags for '94MY RRC
- Twin full-size driver and front passenger airbags with 2 front sensors
- Door open and pavement lamps
- Interior coutesy delay lamps
- Auto-dipping interior rear view mirror
- Front map reading lamps in rear view mirror
- Anti-theft stereo radio/cassette/CD player w/ 10 disc remote changer and
  4 co-axial speakers plus twin front tweeters, rear sub-woofer and amplifier
- Connolly leather upholstery w/ 8-way adjustable front seats and 2 memories.
- Front arm rests and high-back asymmetricaly-split rear seat
- Central cubby box with lid acting as tray
- Concealed twin cup holder
- Burled walnut door, fascia and console panels
- Front door and seat-back pockets. (Rear door pockets on LSE)
- Raised loadspace cover
- Electrically adjustable windows with one-touch-down on front
- Heated rear window
- Cruise control with incremental speed "touch" feature
- Remote control central locking
- Anti-theft alarm
- Electrically adjustable and heated mirrors with memory
- Anti-lock braking (ABS) with high-mounted third stop light                                                                Practical puddle lights and red warning lights front and rear on LSE
- Electronic Traction Control (ETC) operates the rear wheels
- Electrically adjustable front seats w/2 position memory, incl. mirrors
- Connolly leather upholstery
- Electrically slide and tilt glass sunroof
- Burled walnut door, fascia and console panels

 
Prices:
- Range Rover Vogue SE - automatic:         AUS $   97.580,- (March 1994)
- Range Rover Vogue LSE - automatic:       AUS $  103.490,- (March 1994)
 
 
Rover Australia PTY Limited, Parramatta, NSW, Australia    

 


1995 - Range Rover in Australia

  
 
1995MY Range Rover Classic - Special Edition - Australia
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                             Link to advertisement:       
 
 
Highlights:
  
- The new P38 Range Rover introduced in Europe
 
- Range Rover, the original now rebadged as "Range Rover Classic"
 
Range Rover Classic - Limited Edition - Australia only:
 
- 100 built, to celebrate nearly 25 years of production of Range Rover
- Both standard 100" and the 8" longer LSE available
- Available colours:
    Epsom Green
    Biarritz Blue
- Connolly leather upholstery
- Crome bumpers, front and rear
- TWR sports alloy wheels
- Range Rover Classic features:
    ABS anti lock brakes
    Twin side SRS air bags and side intrusion beams inside the doors
    Automatic transmission
    Cruise control
    Air Condition
    Electrical adjustable seats and mirrors with memory
    Electrical sunroof
    Superb HiFi Radio/Cassette/CD system with 8 speakers and subwoofer
 
Prices:
- Range Rover Classic Vogue SE:      AUS $   97.580,- (1994 Oct. 1st)
- Range Rover Classic Vogue LSE:    AUS $  103.490,- (1994 Oct. 1st)
 
 

 
Thanks to Australian Range Rover Classic enthusiasts for their invaluable contribution of information and material to build the history of Range Rover Classic in OZ !
 
 
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