Range Rover 1970's

     







          

                                                                                                                               

1970 Range Rover Production Year - VIN Suffix A - Released: June 17th 1970  

 
  1970 Range Rover         1970 Range Rover 1970 June 17. Range Rover     Don Safety Trophy                 1970 Range Rover                   Rover - Prices 29th Sept 1970       
     Main Brochure                    Leaflet              Press Information Kit             April 6th 1971           Technical Details - July 1970
                            
      Link to brochure:                    Link to brochure:               Link to press kit:                Link to press release:                               Link to brochure:                                  Link to price list: 
       1970 788/A                   1970 #797      1970 Range Rover Press Kit     Don Safety Trophy                       1970 789/A                                    1970 - 791/C  
 
 
Highlights:
 
- Range Rover a "Four-In-One" car:
  "A luxury car"
  "A performance car"
  "An estate car"
  "A cross country car"
 
- Launched June 17th 1970 at Blue Hills Mine, St. Agnes, Cornwall, UK
- Delivery to customers from Sept. 1970, then "J" reg number for public, "H" only factory registered
- Awarded Gold Medal for Coachwork
 
Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.5:1
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 135 bhp at 4750 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 - 47/32 teeth) 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                                                                                                 Press photo of YVB 160H at launch of Range Rover 
  
Engine:
- V8 3,5 litre aluminium with compression ratio 8.5:1, 135bhp @ 4750rpm, 185lb/ft @ 2500rpm
- Zenith-Stromberg CD2S carburettors, able to accommodate the extreme attitude changes
  without problems
- Mechanical fuel pump
- Lucas 16ACR 34-amp alternator
- Equipped with starting handle, standard
- Single pipe exhaust system
 
Engine number system:
- Engine Basic - starting Serial number on engine: 35500001A
                      - CR: 8.5:1 (First #984), 8.25:1 (From #985), 8.13:1 (From Suffix F)
- Engine Detox - starting Serial number on engine: 34100001A
                      - CR: 8.25:1, with Pulsair air injection system (Germany, Sweden, Norway)
- Engine CKD ("Completely Knocked Down") for assembly abroad, starting number: 35900001A                                The profile of a legend for the next 25 years
                      - CR: 8.25:1, non-detox
- Engine Detox Australia - starting Serial number on engine: 39800001A
                      - CR: 8.13:1, with special Air Pump Injection system
                        
Transmission:
- LT95 4-speed gearbox, ratio: 4.069:1, 2.448:1, 1.505:1, 1.00:1 - reverse: 3.664:1
- Integrated transfer box, high: 1.174:1 - (47/32 teeth) - low: 3.32:1
- Salisbury Powr-Lok lockable limited-slip centre differential, friction-clutch type (Jun - Dec 1970)
  Approximately 300 built with Salisbury Powr-Lok. Required special anti-squawk oil
- From Dec 1970, only lockable centre differential as ever since on LT95
- Differential Lock warning light on transmission actuator knob
- Borg and Beck hydraulic operated diaphragm spring clutch with diameter of 10.5"
- LT95 Transmission RHD/LHD - 1,174:1 Serial number gearbox: 35500001A untill gearbox Suffix C
 
Suspension:                                                           
- Coil spring suspension with Woodhead telescopic dampers
- Boge Hydromat self energizing levelling strut in centre of rear suspension 
- Birfield constant-velocity universals on front suspension
- Front axel RHD - starting Serial number on axel: 35500001A                                                               Palomino PVC interior for easy cleaning. Very comfortable seats
- Front axel LHD - starting Serial number on axel: 35800001A
- Rear axel RHD/LHD - starting Serial number on axel: 35500001A 
 
Brake system:
- Lockheed all wheels disc brakes
- Front disc 11.7" and rear 11.4"
- Dual secure brake pipe system with brake failure switch to fascia warning lamp
- Brake servo
  Bendix servo, US-produced, non-serviceable. Fitted on the first #569 produced Range Rover's
  Lockheed servo - Type 100, from the #570 vehicle and used until exchange of 1988MY      
- Lockheed master cylinder, dual valve. Imperial thread. Vertical bolt mount to brake servo
- Handbrake on separate drum type at the rear end of transfer transmission
 
Steering:
- Burman Recirculating Ball - manual steering worm-and-nut steering box 18.2 to 1,
  around 3.7 turns of steering wheel from lock to lock                                                              
- AC-Delco collapsible safety steering column with a pair of universal joints to the steering box fitted
 
Construction:
- Box-section ladder frame made up of 2mm (14 gauge) sub-assemblies welded together.
- Beam axles with long-travel coil spring and servo assisted disc brakes, all round
- Strong steel inner body shell bolted to frame with rubber bushes, 
  as Rover P5, to absorb road noise, by damping vibration between chassis and body                                  Early Suffix A facia with blanking plugs for aux instruments
- To this rigid body shell bolted unstressed skin panels in Birmabright aluminium
- Birmabright aluminium panels advantage is light weight and corrosion resistant
- Front and rear wings, scuttle, door skins, roof, upper rear quarter panels are made
  of aluminium
- Bonnet, lower rear tailgate and rear lower quarter panels are made of steel
 
Interior:
- Front seats with integrated safety belts integrated in seat back and anchored to seat frame       
- Three spoke steering wheel with rim and centre in grey finish
- Minor extra instrumentation, only Kienzle mechanical clock with 'Kienzle' logo above centre 
- Cigar lighter (optional) mounted in one of the blanked aux instrument places
- Only inward front seat release handles
- PVC vinyl headlining with one centre courtesy light
- Palomino PVC mats on floors and transmission tunnel
- Black, thin rubber mat on rear compartment floor, shaped as aluminium floor
 
Exterior:
- Rear window pillars painted in the car colour
- Aluminium coloured front and rear bumpers                                                                                           Strong ladder frame with engine, transmission and suspension
- Round screw-off filler cap, lockable.
- Extend able fuel filler neck for use of jerry cans
- Round bonnet mounted rear view mirrors
- The first few Range Rovers where with metal letters front and rear
- Engraved "Range Rover" badge on front screen scuttle
 
 
From June 1970, available options:
- Safety harness - front (factory fitted) - Price: £ 7.83 incl. tax (29th September 1970)

By June 1970, announced option:
- Triplex "Hotline" heated rear window as a factory fitted optional extra on the tailgate. 
Link to advertisement.                                                                                            
                                                                                          
Available colours: 

 Exterior:

 Interior:

Wheels 

 Bahama Gold

 Palomino PVC trim

Aluminium

 Davos White

 Palomino PVC trim

Aluminium

 Lincoln Green

 Palomino PVC trim

Sahara Dust

 Masai Red

 Palomino PVC trim

Sahara Dust

 Sahara Dust

 Palomino PVC trim

Sahara Dust

 Tuscan Blue

 Palomino PVC trim

Aluminium
 
Price UK: £ 1 998.00 incl. tax (29th September 1970)
 
Annual production - Chassis numbers: 
Year     355 RHD Home/UK   356 RHD Export  357 RHD CKD*  358 LHD Export   359 LHD CKD*
1969    355-00001 to 00003
1970    355-00004 to 00312   356-00001 to 05   357-0000*A       358-00001 to 06   359-0000*A
 
*CKD: "Completely Knocked Down" kits of six cars for assembly abroad. Figures not available.
 
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -                                                     
                      Suffix Letter H - 1. August 1969 - 31. July 1970
                      Suffix Letter J - 1. August 1970 - 31. July 1971
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                          

                                                        The Range Rover's towing capacity was one of the main features the engineers had in mind when they developed the Range Rover   




From the Range Rover press launch at Cornvall, UK - 17th June 1970:
 
                     
 
                                          The Range Rover was launched 17th June 1970 in Cornwall. A lovely lineup of 17 NXC xxxH pre-production Range Rover''s
 
                         
 
                             A historic picture from the early days of Range Rover in June 1970           Beautiful collection of Range Rover's prepared for press launch in June 1970
 

How to identify the 1970 Suffix A details:
 
 
                 
 
 Wingard 'spring-back' bonnet mirror with plastic body and metal stem from 1970       Turn light with amber and white to edge        Rear light with lots of fixing screws
 
                     
 
Clear windows on all early 1970 Suffix A     Screw off lockable tank filler cap and extension tube with screen filter from 1970     Suffix A with single pipe exhaust system
 
                  
 
  Scuttle badge with engraved letters      'by Land Rover' badge on lower left tailgate  Sharp edge letters on the first production  Centre bonnet catch handle on Suffix A
 
                 
 
  Early steering wheel rim in grey colour      Body coloured D-post on early models    Rostyle wheels in 'Sahara Dust' for 3 body colours and 'Aluminium' for the remaining 3
 
                      
 
  Lower window waist seal in two parts      Black metal channel on rear sliding window  Rear upper frame had a spesial profile      Safety belt anchorage behind rear seat
 
                    
 
 Door cards were from the beginning of    Early Suffix A gearknob were smaller and   Differential actuator knob with integral warning bulb lighted when diff lock engaged
 1970 with a completely different design   rounder with tiny letters than later version    (The carpet is fitted later)
 
                 
 
   Inner headlining were of vinyl on early       Closeable vent on early Suffix A's by           The 1970/71 grab handle had a             The optional Cigar Lighter with early
  Suffix A's. One centre doom light.             a sliding handle. The beige cover had          plain shape aligned to the rest of           Suffix A mount in aux instrument place
  Not so prone to sag as later types.            small holes and straight upper edge            fascia                                                  avail. from 1970/71 as dealer mounted
 
                
 
Starting handle, very useful emty battery    Bright silverpainted bumper from 1970     Grey oil filler cap on early Range Rovers       LT95 used metric system from 1970
 


 
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1971 Range Rover Production Year - VIN Suffix A - Released: 1971 

 
  
    1971 Range Rover                    1971 BLMC Rover               Don Safety Trophy                   1971 BLMC British Leyland              
       Main brochure                   Complete Rover Range               April 6th 1971               Complete BLMC range incl. Range Rover           
                                                
        Link to brochure:                          Link to brochure:                       Link to press release:                             Link to brochure:
         1971 788/A                            1971 796                          Don Safety Trophy                     1971 25/5 (81160)-260M
 
 
Rover - Prices - 10th January 1971          Rover - Prices - 6th October 1971
            
                Link to price list                                        Link to price list     
                1971 - 791/D                                     1971 - 791/10.71
 
Highlights:
 
- RAC Dewar Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement
- Exhibited in Louvre, Paris in April and May 1971 devoted British Motor Industry in Museum of
  Decorative Art because of Range Rover's advanced design and innovative character. 
  Inside Louvre a 1/4 scale model was exhibited and outside one production model was shown. 
- Rover in the newly BLMC Specialist Car Division group together with Triumph and Jaguar.
 
Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.5:1 (The first #984 engines built, had 8.5:1 comp ratio)
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 135 bhp at 4750 rpm. Max torque: 185 lb ft (250 Nm) at 2500 rpm
- 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 - 47/32 teeth) 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
  
From Feb 1971, production change:                                                                         Early LHD Range Rover at auto show in Switzerland in March 1971
 
Engine:
- Engine compression ratio 8.25:1, 130bhp @ 5000rpm, 185lb/ft @ 2500rpm, from engine #985
 
From May 1971, Available options:
 
- Triplex laminated windscreen
- Triplex Sundym tinted glass
- Triplex heated rear window
- Fog lamps 
- Long range driving lamps
- Radio
- Towbar
 
 
 
 

                                                                                                                                                      Exhibitied at Louvre, Paris in '71, this model is at BMIHT, Gaydon
From October 1971, available options: 
                                                                         

 Uprated alternator, Lucas 18ACR 45-amp, single charge

 New

 £  6.06*

 Split charging system with 2 batteries in conj. with 18ACR

 New

 £ 15.84*

 Heated rear window - Triplex 

 New

 £ 19.06*

 Laminated windscreen - Triplex

 New

 £ 20.44*

 Sundym tinted glass all round including laminated windscreen Triplex

 New

 £ 54.69*

 Sundym tinted glass all round including laminated windscreen

 

 

 and heated rear window  -  Triplex

 New

 £ 73.75*

 Fog lamp complete 

 New

 £  6.60

 Long range driving lamp

 New

 £  6.60

 Installation kit for Fog or Long range lamps 

 New 

 £  1.00

 Radio "Radiomobile" medium/long, with aerial

 New

 £ 41.99*

 Roof rack

 New

 £ 19.00

 Towbar  -  Price depend on solution, check pricelist

 New

 POA

* = Price included tax
Prices applicable from 6th October 1971                                                                                             D-pillars painted in body colour and early rear lamps of this '71MY

 
- Available colours:  

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Palomino PVC trim

 Davos White

 Palomino PVC trim

 Lincoln Green

 Palomino PVC trim

 Masai Red

 Palomino PVC trim

 Sahara Dust

 Palomino PVC trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Palomino PVC trim

 
Price UK: £ 2 229.57 incl. tax (10th January 1971) 
Price UK: £ 2 134.37 incl.tax (6th October 1971) - (Lower price due to lower tax in %)
 
 
Annual production - Chassis numbers: 
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
1971           355-00313 to 03157    356-00006 to 00068    358-00007 to 00745                                         Range Rover became popular at police forces soon after launch
 
Additional:   357 RHD CKD*          359 LHD CKD*
1971           357-*****A                  359-*****A
*CKD: "Completely Knocked Down" for assembly abroad. Figures not available.
 
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -
                      Suffix Letter J - 1. August 1970 - 31. July 1971 
                      Suffix Letter K - 1. August 1971 - 31. July 1972 
 
Range Rover at Paris Auto Salon in 1971, with no rear view mirrors                                                         Range Rover Carawagon camper conversion was soon available
 


 
1971 Range Rover - is it worth to do a comprehensive restoration ? 

The Range Rover Classic has always been a very popular vehicle, thanks to the timeless design of this excellent SUV with its famous Rover V8 engine and outstanding handling, both on and off the road. Unfortunately many Range Rover Classic's are now scrapped because they are prone to rust heavily despite the outer panels of aluminium  looks straight and fine.

Early examples of Range Rover Classic in good condition are becomming more and more sought after and the prices are rocketing.  

Take a look at this impressive and comprehensive restoration project done on an early Norwegian Range Rover Classic, found in a field, after many years left to itself.

Follow this link to the project: 'Rosamond'


                                                            
 
                                                       This 1971 Range Rover were rusted in every thinkable areas                 Just been rescued from the field; ready for restoration 

                                                            
 
                                                      'Rosamond' after the comprehensive and reasonable economic restoration, brought back to the original beautiful shape like in 1971 

 

New details for 1971 - Suffix A: 
 
 
       
   In 1972 the "by Land Rover" badge            Door mounted rear view mirrors at        
    altered slightly in the letter shape             some export markets from early '71                         
 
 


1972 Range Rover Production Year - VIN Suffix A - Released: 1972

 
 
  1972.06 Range Rover           1972.10 Range Rover          1972 Range Rover at             1972 Rover Range              1972 British Leyland             1972 British Leyland
       Main brochure                      Main brochure                  The Darien Gap                   The Rover range                 All the BLMC cars            The whole BLMC range
                                         
       Link to brochure:                       Link to brochure:                           Link to brochure:                            Link to brochure:                    Link to brochure:                       Link to brochure: 
      1972 788/6.72                       1972 788/9.72                   1972 844/9.72                      1972 821/10.71                    1972 82663                   1972 British Leyland 
 
 
            1972 Range Rover                             1972  Range Rover                    Rover - Prices - 31th October 1972
            Police Conversions                   Technical Details - January 1972
                           
               Link to brochure:                                      Link to brochure:                                       Link to pricelist:          
              1972 838/5.72                                     1972 789/1.72                                      1972 791/10.72           
 
 
Highlights:

- The British Trans-Americas Expedition with the Darien Gap Breakthrough
  Journey of 18.000 miles on the American continent from north to south
  Crossing the notorious Darien Gap, a 250 mile stretch of dence jungle,
   swamp and ravines that separates North and South America
 
Engine V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type:
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.5:1 (Still available in some markets, ie Norway)
     3528 cc V8, Max power: 135 bhp at 4750 rpm. Max torque: 185 lb ft (250 Nm) at 2500 rpm
- 3.5 ltr V8 Compression: 8.25:1 (The most common compression ratio)
     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 - 47/32 teeth) 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
  
 
From Oct 1972, production change:
 
Transmission:
- Gear change improved                                                                                                                    1972 Range Rover in the mountains, very similar to the 1970 model
 
Steering:
- Burman manual steering ratio from 18.2:1 to 20.55:1 (Autumn 1972)
 
Exterior:                     
- Square hinged fuel filler cap
- Body structure strengthened
 
From Jan 1972, new option:
- Cigarette lighter with fascia mount 10 cm above the hazard warning actuator knob

From April 1972, new options:
- Ammeter
- Oil pressure gauge
- Oil temperature gauge
- More radio options
- Rear Screen Wiper and Washer Kit (#607723) available. Wiper motor on rear right D-post.
 
From Oct 1972, options:
                                                                                                                                                        Oct. 1972; square fuel filler cap and optional rear wiper introduced
Pricelist - Applicable from 31st October 1972
Factory fitted Optional Equipment:

 Alternator - 18ACR - single charge

 

 £  7.25¤

 Split charge facility for use in conjunction with 18ACR alternator 

 

 £ 18.12¤

 Heated rear window - Triplex 

 

 £ 19.33¤

 Laminated windscreen - Triplex

 

 £ 22.96¤

 Sundym tinted glass all round including laminated windscreen Triplex

 

 £ 53.17¤

 Sundym tinted glass all round including laminated windscreen

 

 

 and heated rear window  -  Triplex

 

 £ 72.50¤

 

 

 

Dealer Supplied Optional Equipment

 

 

 Auxiliary Battery Charging Conversion Kit. 

  

 

 Use With 16 or 18ACR Alternator12-volt, Battery Sensed 

 

 £ 13.00

 Cigar Lighter 

 

 £   3.29¤

 Fuel Tank Guard  

 New

 £ 14.00 

 Fog Lamp Complete *     £   7.45 
 Long-Range Driving Lamp **      £   7.45
 Installation Kit - Fog or Long-Range Lamps     £   1.00

 Uprated alternator, Lucas 18ACR 45-amp, single charge

 New

 £   6.06*

                                                                                                                                                    Oct. '72; carpet on transmission tunnel and optional instrumentation
 
 

 Mirror Interior, 'snap-stem' type 

 New

 £   4.75

 Mud Flaps, Front   New  £   2.80
 Oil Pressure Gauge     £   8.40 
 Centre Power Take-Off  New  POA
 Pump, for Tyres     £   1.60
 Radio Complete "Radiomobile" - Medium/Long, with aerial    £ 42.22¤
 Roof Rack    £ 19.00
 Safety Harness, Rear Seat Outer, boxed pair    New  £   6.30
 Safety Harness, Rear Seat Centre, boxed single  New  £   2.65
 Towing attachment, Excludes Electrical Equipment     £ 10.00
 Towing Ball     £   4.20
 Towing Hook Assembly - Non Rotating Type     £   8.50
 Towing Hook - Rotating Type #       £ 28.00
 Towing Jaw Assembly - Heavy Duty    £   6.00
 Towing Jaw Assembly - Standard Type      £   3.00
 Towing Plate Kit #     £ 10.00
 Trailer Lighting Equiment Kit #    

 £   6.50

                                                                                                                                                    Optional rear washer and wiper, and heated rear window from Oct '72
* = Fog lamps must be fitted as a pair or in conjunction with a long-range driving lamp
** = Long-range driving lamp must be fitted in conjunction with a fog lamp
# = "Towing hook - rotating type" - Can only be used in conjunction with "Towing plate kit"
      and "Trailer lighting equipment kit"   
¤ = Price included tax
 
- Available colours:

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Palomino PVC trim

 Davos White

 Palomino PVC trim

 Lincoln Green

 Palomino PVC trim

 Masai Red

 Palomino PVC trim

 Sahara Dust

 Palomino PVC trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Palomino PVC trim

  

Pricelist - Applicable from 31st October 1972 
Price UK: £ 2 398.90 incl tax (included front seat safety harness)   
 
                                                                                                                                                          This picture shows the extreme conditions in the Darien jungle 
Annual production - Chassis numbers:
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
1972           355-03158 to 05718    356-00069 to 00820    358-00746 to 03227 
                                                                           
Additional:   357 RHD CKD*          359 LHD CKD*
1972           357-*****A                  359-*****A
*CKD: "Completely Knocked Down" for assembly abroad. Figures not available.
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -
                      Suffix Letter K - 1. August 1971 - 31. July 1972 
                      Suffix Letter L - 1. August 1972 - 31. July 1973 




 
                                                                                                                                                       As early as 1972 Rover had this 4 door prototype developed, but
                                                                                                                                                      lack of financial and production capacity prevented launch untill 82
 


New details for 1972 - Suffix A: 
 
 
          
1972 Apr; rear wipe/wash option available  1972 Oct; square hinged fuel filler flap
  Note the small bottle for screen wash      replaced the original round fuel filler cap
 
       
 
Lucas 50-0-50 Ammeter were used with     CAV 80-0-80 Ammeter were predicted
16ACR, 17ACR or 18ACR alternators        to use if a 20ACR alternator installed
                                                              from Suffix A to the end of Suffix D 
 
 


  

1973 Range Rover Model Year - VIN Suffix B - Released: January 1973

 
                                    
 1973 RR Main Brochure            1973 Rover Range            1973 Range Rover Africa       1973 Salesman's Manual  1973 Land-Rover 25 Anniversary
                                       
         Link to brochure:                             Link to brochure:                           Link to brochure:                          Link to brochure:                        Link to brochure:
       1973 R914/1.73                   1973 R900/10.72         1973 BLI18 (85745) 10.73-10m           1973 836/1.73                      1973 R924/4.73 
 
 
   1973 British Leyland            1973 A Short History of ROVER                  1973  Range Rover                    Rover - Prices - 03rd January 1973
                                                                                                     Technical Details - January 1973
                                
          Link to brochure:                                      Link to brochure:                                                    Link to brochure:                                                  Link to pricelist:
        1973 84257                              1973 751/1.73                                      1973 789/1.73                                     791/1.73
 
 
Highlights:
 
- Land-Rover 25th Anniversary
- Power assisted stering available as option
- Rear window wash/wipe, standard
 
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 - 47/32 teeth) 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
  
From January 1973, production change:
 
Engine:
- Lucas 18ACR 45-amp alternator, standard
                                                                                                                                                       From this angel '73 Range Rover is quite similar to previous model
Interior:
- Oil pressure, oil temperature and ammeter gauge, now standard
- Outboard front seat release handles, much easier to get into the rear seat area
- Spring assistance added to the front seats. One hand action with front seat tilt and slide forward
- Redesigned armrests with door pull feature
- Bronze carpet on transmission tunnel, with noise absorbent felt underside
- Brushed nylon headlining with sound deadening effect instead of previous PVC headlining
- Only 1 courtesy interior lamp in headlining
- New front seat safety belt arrangement, with one-hand release operation,
  to comply with the new regulation
- Improved sound deadening with bitumastic sealing underside and noise absorbent
  felt underside the bonnet
- Grey, thicker anti-skid foam mat for rear loadspace, with better ride comfort for dogs,
  than the original black rubbermat, two-piece; left and right
- Stainless steel frame at the rear end of luggage compartment to hold the foam mat stable
- Metal frame in front of rear bench in Palomino colour to keep the foam mat in situ, as well
 
Exterior:
- Rear window wash/wipe unit with wiper motor attached at the left upper side, now standard
- Altered upper rear frame with deletion of previous 'cutout' to suit rear wiper fixings
- Redesigned washer bottle with 2 caps and 2 outlets, one for front jets and one to rear jet                      '73MY with standard rear wiper system. Rear window is of later type
 
 
From January 1973, available options:
Pricelist - Applicable from 3rd January 1973
Factory fitted Optional Equipment:
- Split charge facility for use in conjunction with 18ACR alternator                - £ 18.12¤
- Heated Rear Window                                                                             - £ 19.33¤
- Laminated Windscreen                                                                          - £ 22.96¤
- Salisbury power assisted steering                                               - New   - £ 96.67¤
- Sundym Tinted Glass All Round, Including Laminated Windscreen             - £ 53.17¤
- Sundym Tinted Glass All Round, Including Laminated Windscreen
  and Heated Rear Window                                                                        - £ 72.50¤
                                                      
Dealer Supplied Optional Equipment
- Auxiliary Battery Charging Conversion Kit.
  Use With 16 or 18ACR Alternator 12-volt, Battery Sensed                           - £ 13.00
- Cigar Lighter                                                                                            - £  3.29¤
- Fuel Tank Guard                                                                                      - £ 14.00
- Fog Lamp Complete *                                                                               - £  7.45
- Long-Range Driving Lamp **                                                                      - £  7.45
- Installation Kit - Fog or Long-Range Lamps                                                 - £  1.00                       Carpet on transmission tunnel. Note diff lock switch with illumination
- Mirror Interior - Snap-Stem type                                                                 - £  4.75
- Mud Flaps, Front                                                                                      - £  2.80
- Oil Pressure Gauge                                                                                  - £  8.40
- Power Take-Off, Centre                                                                          - Price On Application
- Pump, for Tyres                                                                                       - £  1.60
- Radio Complete "Radiomobile" - Medium/Long, With Aerial                         - £ 42.22¤
- Roof Rack                                                                                               - £ 19.00
- Safety Harness, Rear Seat Outer, Boxed Pair                                            - £   6.30
- Safety Harness, Rear Seat Centre, Boxed Single                                        - £  2.65
- Towing attachment, Excludes Electrical Equipment                                    - £ 10.00
- Towing Ball                                                                                             - £   4.20
- Towing Hook Assembly - Non Rotating Type                                              - £   8.50
- Towing Hook - Rotating Type #                                                                  - £ 28.00
- Towing Jaw Assembly - Heavy Duty                                                           - £   6.00
- Towing Jaw Assembly - Standard Type                                                       - £  3.00
- Towing Plate Kit #                                                                                    - £ 10.00
- Trailer Lighting Equiment Kit #                                                                   - £   6.50
* = Fog lamps must be fitted as a pair or in conjunction with a long-range driving lamp
** = Long-range driving lamp must be fitted in conjunction with a fog lamp
# = "Towing hook - rotating type" - Can only be used in conjunction
      with "Towing plate kit" and "Trailer lighting equipment kit"                                                                  Non-emission Range Rover V8 engine. Note manual fuel pump
¤ = Price included tax
 
 
- Available colours:

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Palomino PVC trim

 Davos White

 Palomino PVC trim

 Lincoln Green

 Palomino PVC trim

 Masai Red

 Palomino PVC trim

 Sahara Dust

 Palomino PVC trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Palomino PVC trim

 
                                                                                                                                                   Heinel, swedish built 100 cm extended ambulance, popular in Norway
Price UK: £ 2 448.09 incl.tax (3rd January 1973)
 
Annual production - Chassis numbers: 
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
1973           355-05719 to 08659    356-00821 to 01857    358-03228 to 05837
 
Additional:   357 RHD CKD*          359 LHD CKD*
1973           357-*****B                  359-*****B
*CKD: "Completely Knocked Down" for assembly abroad. Figures not available.
 
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -
                      Suffix Letter L - 1. August 1972 - 31. July 1973 
 
 
 

1974 Range Rover Model Year - VIN Suffix C - Released: October 1973 

 
 
1974 RR Main Brochure             1974 Rover Range             1974 Salesman Manual       1974 - 70 years of Rover       Rover - Prices 1. Oct 1973
                                      
        Link to brochure:                            Link to brochure:                          Link to brochure:                       Link to brochure:                           Link to pricelist: 
     1974 R914/11.73                   1974 R1008 10.73                   1974 836/6.74                   1974 R1062/10.74                 1974 R1006/10.73
 
 
Highlights:
 
- Black vinyl covering on D-post
- Brushed bronze cloth upholstery as option
- 70 years of Rover Anniversary
- Introduction of VAT - "Value Added Tax" - in addition to "tax"
 
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 - 47/32 teeth) 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
  
From October 1973, production change:
 
Engine:
- Electric fuel pump with vertical mount standard, replaces mechanical fuelpump
  or the optional electrical fuelpump with horizontal mount                                                                   '74MY shows new black vinyl covering on D-post and tinted windows
- Thermostatically controlled air cleaner intake
 
Suspension:
- Front and rear differentials improved to reduce transmission play and "snatch"
 
Interior:
- Differential warning light moved from actuator knob to 'Diff Lock' warning light on dashbord
 
Exterior:
                                       
- Black vinyl on rear window pillars
- Sliding side windows without black metal channel at the rear edge from Suffix C
- Heated rear window, now standard in UK
- Printed "Range Rover" badges on scuttle sides
- Modified bonnet operation, catch, hinges and retaining stay
- Improved seals at the rear side window sliding channels
- Tailgate gas strut improvements with 'clip'on' mountings                                                                        Optional Bronze cloth seats. Still rubber gaiter on gear change
- Signal horn type replaced from circular to 'snail' type
 
 
From October 1973, available options:
- Brushed Bronze fishbone surfaced nylon seat facings (£ 13.11 - incl tax & VAT - New)
- Power assisted steering (£ 102.49 - incl tax & VAT)
- Laminated windscreen (£ 22.64 - incl tax & VAT)
- Sundym tinted glass all round with laminated windscreen (£ 57.20 - incl tax & VAT)
- Split charge facility for use in conjunction with 18ACR alternator (£ 19*.06 - incl tax & VAT)
- Inertia reel seatbelts on front seats (Available from 15th February 1974 - New)
 
- Available colours:

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Optional interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Palomino PVC trim

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Davos White

 Palomino PVC trim

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Lincoln Green

 Palomino PVC trim

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Masai Red

 Palomino PVC trim

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Sahara Dust

 Palomino PVC trim

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Palomino PVC trim

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

                                                                                                                                                                        The new detoxed air controlled inlet system
Price UK: £ 2 682.44 incl.tax & VAT (01st. October 1973)                                          
Price UK: £ 3 325.00 incl.tax & VAT (31nd August 1974)
 
Annual production - Chassis numbers:
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
1974           355-08660 to 10572    356-01858 to 03156    358-05838 to 09850
 
Additional:   357 RHD CKD*          359 LHD CKD*
1974           357-*****C                  359-*****C
*CKD: "Completely Knocked Down" for assembly abroad. Figures not available.
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -
                      Suffix Letter M - 1. August 1973 - 31. July 1974 
 
                                                                                                                                                  FLM Panelcraft 4 door conversion with Land-Rover approval from 1974
 
 

New details for 1974MY - Suffix C from October 1973: 
 
 
            
'74MY the "Range Rover" scuttle badge         From 1974MY the knob changed            The centre differential lock warning
      now printed, earlier engraved                   to a non illuminated one. Still the            light is moved to under the binnacle
                                                                 function is the same as previously.          from '74MY and lights "DIFF LOCK"
 


1975 Range Rover Model Year - VIN Suffix D - Released: April 1975 

 
 
    1975 Range Rover               1975 Land Rover &         Land-Rover and Range Rover             1975 Rover                 
      Main Brochure             Range Rover Accessories         Special Conversions               Total Rover Range            
                              
         Link to brochure:                           Link to brochure:                            Link to brochure:                             Link to brochure:
       1975 R914/5.75                1975 23/113 (92323)               1975 R1070/12.74                1975 R.1078/10.74 
 
 
            1975 Range Rover                  Rover - Prices 16. Sept 1974      Rover - Prices 16. Dec 1974
         Colours and Trim Guide
                  
               Link to brochure                                 Link to pricelist:                            Link to pricelist:
             1975 787/10.74                             1975 R1006/9.74                      1975 R1006/12.74
 
 
Highlights:
 
- By August 1974 the first 10.000 Range Rover's where built
- Weekly production of 300 Range Rover's in two shifts. Land-Rover production of
  1000 units pr week, by comparison
- CKD "Completely Knocked Down" production line of Range Rover in Costa Rica and Venezuela
- Integrated Air Conditioning conversion available in Australia.
 
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 - 47/32 teeth) 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
  
From October 1974, production change:                                                                                                                             The Range Rover in its right element
                                                                                                      
Interior:
- Ambla leathercloth superseeded the original Palomino PVC as standard upholstery
- Carpet gaiter replaces rubber type on gear change
- Head restraints available on front seats
 
Exterior:
- New Arctic White colour instead of Davos White
 
From October 1974, available options:
- Brushed nylon seat facings (£ 17.72 - 16. Sept. 1974) - (£ 19.07 - 16. Dec. 1974)
- Head restraints front seat  - pair (£ 20.60 - 16. Sept. 1974 - New) - (£ 22.17 - 16. Dec. 1974)
- Inertia front seat safety belt reel mount (£ 13.34 - 16. Sept. 1974) - (£ 14.40 - 16. Dec. 1974)
- Power assisted steering (£ 138.65 - 16. Sept. 1974) - (£ 149.35 - 16. Dec. 1974)
- Laminated windscreen (£ 31.06 - 16. Sept. 1974) - (£ 33.46 - 16. Dec. 1974)
- Sundym tinted glass w/laminated windscreen (£ 73.88 - 16. Sept. 1974) -
  (£ 79.62 - 16. Dec.1974)
- Split charge facility for use in conjunction with 18ACR alternator (£ 25.80 - 16. Sept. 1974) -
  (£ 14.40 - 16. Dec. 1974)
- all prices inclusive tax & VAT 
                                                                                                                                                   Mid-70's; vinyl D-post, flip fuel cap, raised letters, single exhaust pipe
Dealer equipped options:
- Towing equipment
- Radio
Available colours:

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Optional interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Arctic White - New

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Lincoln Green

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim        

 Masai Red

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Sahara Dust

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

  

Price UK: £ 3 574.35 incl.tax & VAT (16th September 1974)
Price UK: £ 3 924.18 incl.tax & VAT (16th December 1975)
 
Annual production - Chassis numbers: 
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
1975 Feb     355-10573 to 11062    356-03157 to 03292    358-09851 to 10556
 
From Feb 1975:
1975 Rest of 355/356/358- 12024 to 21662                                                                                     Carmichael Commando RIV w/ Hydrovane compressor for Middle East
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -
                      Suffix Letter N - 1. August 1974 - 31. July 1975
 
 

New details for 1975MY - Suffix D - Released April 1975: 
 
 
          
 
Ambla leathercloth to replace Palomino     Ambla trim gave higher comfort, though
PVC as standard trim                               more slippery the Palomino PVC
 
      
 
Ambla showed to be more durable than
the original Palomino PVC trim 
 


1976 Range Rover Model Year - VIN Suffix E - Released: October 1975 

 
 
         1976 RR Main Brochure                 1976 Rover Range             Rover - Prices 6. Oct 1975     Prices 26. July 1976      
                          
                Link to brochure:                                   Link to brochure:                           Link to pricelist:                       Link to pricelist:
             1976 R1104/11.75                         1976 3233 6/76                     1976 R1006/10.75         3193/C - July 26. 1976 
 
 
Highlights:
 
NOTE: Even though the Suffix E were introduced in October 1975 as 1976MY the produced
vehicles looks to still have a 'D' stamped on the VIN plaque untill start of Suffix F in Oct 1977

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 - 47/32 teeth) 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
  
From October 1975, production change:
 
Engine:
- Modified carburettors
 
Interior:
- Improved carpeting on transmission tunnel
- Two courtesy lights in the headlinings, front and rear                                                                        Classic shape of '76MY Range Rover shown with auxilary fog lamps
- Steering wheel outer rim now in black finish
 
From October 1975, available options:
- Brushed nylon seat facings (£ 22.79 - 06. Oct. 1975)
- Power assisted steering (£ 178.32 - 06. Oct. 1975)
- Sundym tinted glass (£ 55.09 - 06. Oct. 1975)
- Front seat head restraints (£ 26.48 - 06. Oct. 1975)
- Inertia front seat safety belt reel mount (£ 17.20 - 06. Oct. 1975)
 
- Option-pack: (£ 101.73 - 06. Oct. 1975 - New)
  Comprising: Tinted glass 
                    Head restraints                                                    
                    Brushed nylon trim
                    Inertia reel safety harness
 All prices incl. tax & VAT
   
Price UK: £ 4 875.39 incl. tax & VAT (06. October 1975)
                               incl. Front seat Safety harness - static & Laminated Windscreen
 
From October 1975, option alteration:                                                              Swedish '76 Range Rover with original headlamp wash/wipe system,
- Split charging system uprated to 20ACR alternator                                                                           original door mounted mirrors and local luggage compartment wall. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Picture borrowed from: Svammelsurium
 
 
 - Available colours:  

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Optional interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Arctic White

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Lincoln Green

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Masai Red

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Sahara Dust

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

  


Annual production - Chassis numbers: 
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
 
1976           355/356/358- 21663 to 31094
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -
                      Suffix Letter P - 1. August 1975 - 31. July 1976
                                                                                                                                                  '76MY interior with black steering wheel rim and carpeted gear change
 
 

New details for 1976MY - Suffix E - Released October 1975: 
 
 

   

     From 1976MY the steering wheel     
    rim changed to glossy black finish 
 
      
 
2 courtesy lights in headlining from '76MY
The 2 interior lights is the most visible 
change done to Suffix E
 

1977 Range Rover Model Year - VIN Suffix E - Released: October 1976 

 
 
1977 Range Rover Main Brochure              1977 British Leyland
                      
                Link to brochure:                                         Link to brochure:                          Link to brochure:
              1977 R1104/9.76                             1977 3244                3193/G - 1st Aug. 1977 
 
 
Highlights:
 
- Automatic conversion with 3-speed Borg-Warner and partly LT95 transfer case and third
  differential available in Australia
 
From October 1976, production change:
 
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 - 48/31 teeth) 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
  
Engine:
- Twin pipe exhaust system replaced single pipe
                                                                                                                                                            Webasto full length fabric sunroof, either electric or manually
Transmission:
- Transfer box High Ratio raised from 1.174:1 - (47/32 teeth) to 1.113:1 - (48/31 teeth),
  a 5% increase in the transfer ratio
- LT95 Transmission RHD/LHD - 1,113:1 - (48/31 teeth) 
  Serial number gearbox: 355xxxxxC untill gearbox 35594059C
 
From October 1976, new option:
- Split charging system uprated to 25ACR alternator
 
From October 1976, available options:
- Nylon fabric trim (£ 26.13 - 26. July 1976) (£ 33.36 - 1. Aug. 1977)
- Power assisted steering (£ 204.47 - 26. July 1976) (£ 261.13 - 1. Aug. 1977)
- Tinted glass (£ 63.16 - 26. July 1976) (£ 80.67 - 1. Aug. 1977)
- Head restraints - pair (£ 30.36 - 26. July 1976) (£ 38.78 - 1. Aug. 1977)
- Inertia front seat safety belt reel mount (£ 19.73 - 26. July 1976) (£ 25.19 - 1. Aug. 1977)
- Option-pack: (£ 116.64 - 26. July 1976) (£ 148.96 - 1. Aug. 1977)
  Comprising: Tinted glass
                    Head restraints
                    Brushed nylon trim
                    Inertia reel safety harness
 
All prices incl. tax & VAT                                                                                                                'Barn find' - beautiful and 100% original found after years in storage
                                                                                                                                                     the dream for many to find, now under restoration in the Philippines,
                                                                                                                                                     originally popular among sugar and pineapple plantation owners.

 - Available colours:  

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Optional interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Arctic White

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Lincoln Green

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Masai Red

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Sahara Dust

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

  

Price UK: £ 5 689.71 incl. tax & VAT (26. July 1976) with static safety belts & laminated windscreen
Price UK: £ 8 007.48 incl. tax & VAT (1st Aug 1977)
  
Annual production - Chassis numbers: 
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
 
1977           355/356/358- 31095 to 40479
                                                                                                                                                     77MY Range Rover with twin pipe exhaust and lowered transfer ratio
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -
                      Suffix Letter R - 1. August 1976 - 31. July 1977
 
 

New details for 1977MY - Suffix E - Released October 1976: 
 
 
      
 
Twin pipe exhaust system introduced with
tilted cut straight end caps, from 1977MY  
 
 

1978 Range Rover Model Year - VIN Suffix F - Released: October 1977 

 
 
 1978 Range Rover Main Brochure       Range Rover Prices        1978 British Leyland
                                                             3rd July 1978
                   
                Link to brochure:                             Link to brochure:                  Link to brochure:
                1978 3263 77                1978 3345 - 3rd July 1978       1978 3244/C 9/77 
 
 
Highlights:
- Land-Rover Ltd founded as an autonomous British Leyland company, July 1978 
- Expansion in production capacity for both Land-Rover and Range Rover,
still waiting list of more than 6 months
 
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 - 48/31 teeth) 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
 
From October 1977, production change:
 
Engine:
- Engine compression ratio lowered from 8.25:1 to 8.13:1,
  132bhp @ 5000rpm, 186lb/ft @ 2500rpm
 
Exterior:
- Door mounted rear view mirrors replaced bonnet mounted mirrors
 
Interior:                                                                                                                                         '78MY brought door mounted rear view mirror and lower compression
- Kienzle and/or Borg 'quartz' clock (from #55137) replaced original Kienzle mechanical clock
  'Quartz' logo below centre of clock

From March 1978, extra option:
- Fairey overdrive available, GLR 137. Price: £ 244.0 incl. VAT excl. fitting charge
- Overdrive feature:
  Reduces engine rpm by 21,8 %, at a step-up ratio 0.782 to 1 and not essential to
  use the clutch to change between O/D and direct
  Under favourable conditions top speed of over 110 mph and 90 mph in third
  The Range Rover Overdrive Adverticement claimed 15 % saving in fuel consumption
  12 months guarantee
  Overdrive LHD Range Rover will be available shortly after March 1978
  
 
From 3rd July 1978, pricing UK:
 
- Range Rover:                         £: 9.150,57 (incl. tax & VAT) 3rd July 1978

 Options:
- Head restraints:                     £:       44,40 (incl. tax & VAT) 3rd July 1978
- Inertia reel front seat belts:     £:       28,84 (incl. tax & VAT) 3rd July 1978                                      Alan Smith Ltd made this Donnington one-piece rear door conversion 
- Nylon fabric trim:                   £:       38,19 (incl. tax & VAT) 3rd July 1978
- Power assisted steering:        £:     298,97 (incl. tax & VAT) 3rd July 1978
- Tinted glass:                         £:       92,35 (incl. tax & VAT) 3rd July 1978
 
Option pack:                          £:      170,55 (incl. tax & VAT) 3rd July 1978
Comprising: Tinted glass, Head restraints, Nylon fabric trim, Inertia reel front seat belts
 
 

- Available colours:

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Optional interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Arctic White

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Lincoln Green

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Masai Red

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Sahara Dust

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

  

 
Annual production - Chassis number:                                                                                                     Range Rover with air conditioning system, as standard in Italy
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
 
1978           355/356/358- 40480 to 55741
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -
                      Suffix Letter S - 1. August 1977 - 31. July 1978
 
 

New details for 1978MY - Suffix F from October 1977:
 
 
      
New mirror replaced bonnet mounted type
 
 


 

1979 Range Rover Model Year - VIN Suffix F - Released: September 1978

 
1979 Range Rover Main Brochure      1979 Motor Show '78 Cover           1979 Rover Range               1979 Austin Morris 
                           
                Link to brochure:                                    Link to brochure:                                Link to brochure:                       Link to brochure: 
                1979 3263 77                               1979 3349                              1979 3351                           1979 3350 
 
 
    11th Dec 1978               8th May 1979              18th June 1979
                     
     Link to brochure:                     Link to brochure:                     Link to brochure: 
 3345/B 1978.12.11        3345/B 1979.05.08         3345/C 1979.06.18   


Highlights:
 
- Land Rover Ltd under formation and organization.
- CKD assembly production started at Enfield plant in Australia
 
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 - 48/31 teeth) 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
  
From September 1978, production change:
 
Exterior:
- Wiper arms, front and rear, now black finish from aluminium coloured finish previously
 
  
From 11th December 1978, pricing UK:
- Range Rover:                         £:  9.815,13 (incl. tax & VAT) 11th December 1978
                                              £:10.501,92 (incl. tax & VAT)   8th May 1979
                                              £:11.182,60 (incl. tax & VAT) 18th June 1979                                           1979MY Range Rover with huge organization changes behind
 
Options:
- Head restraints:                     £:       47,74 (incl. tax & VAT) 11th December 1978
                                              £:       52,50 (incl. tax & VAT)   8th May 1979
                                              £:       55,91 (incl. tax & VAT) 18th June 1979
- Inertia reel front seat belts:     £:       31.01 (incl. tax & VAT) 11th December 1978
                                              £:       36,32 (incl. tax & VAT) 18th June 1979
- Nylon fabric trim:                   £:       41,07 (incl. tax & VAT) 11th December 1978
                                              £:       45,18 (incl. tax & VAT)   8th May 1979
                                              £:       48,10 (incl. tax & VAT) 18th June 1979
- Power assisted steering:        £:     321,40 (incl. tax & VAT) 11th December 1978
                                              £:     351,00 (incl. tax & VAT)   8th May 1979
                                              £:     373,75 (incl. tax & VAT) 18th June 1979
- Tinted glass:                         £:       99,17 (incl. tax & VAT) 11th December 1978
                                              £:     116,30 (incl. tax & VAT) 18th June 1979
 
Option pack:                          £:      183,34 (incl. tax & VAT) 11th December 1978
                                              £:      214,79 (incl. tax & VAT) 18th June 1979
Comprising: Tinted glass, Head restraints, Nylon fabric trim, Inertia reel front seat belts
 
 

Available colours:                                                                                                                               1979MY Range Rover - last year with the "original" concept 

 Exterior:

 Interior:

 Optional interior:

 Bahama Gold

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Arctic White

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Lincoln Green

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Masai Red

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Russet Brown - New

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Sahara Dust

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

 Tuscan Blue

 Ambla leathercloth

 Bronze brushed nylon trim

  

Annual production - Chassis numbers:
Year           355 RHD Home          356 RHD Export         358 LHD Export
 
1979           355/356/358- 55742 to 61821
 
Additional info: UK Registration Plate Year Identifier -                                                                                         
                      Suffix Letter T - 1. August 1978 - 31. July 1979
 
 
 

Sources of  information on this site with inspiration of:
 
- The British Leyland publishing materials showed on this site, with links, to sell the Range Rover as well as the BLMC cars
 
- ISBN 0 907 073 476 - Range Rover 1970 - 1981 - Brooklands Books
- ISBN 1 870642 317 - Range Rover Gold Portfolio 1970 - 1988 - Brooklands Books
- ISBN 0 947981 12 8 - The Range Rover "A collector's guide" - James Taylor - Motor Racing Publications Ltd, England
- ISBN 1 85223 910 7 - Range Rover "The Complete Story" - James Taylor and Nick Dimbleby
- ISBN 1 86126 554 9 - Range Rover "The first generation" - James Taylor and Nick Dimbleby - The Crowood Press Ltd, England
- ISBN 0 7603 0777 6 - Original Range Rover - Carburettor models - James Taylor - MBI Publishing Company, USA
- ISBN 1 85960 827 2 - Restoration Manual - Range Rover (2nd Edition) - Dave Pollard - Haynes North America, USA - 2001
 
- Several articles in the magazines of Land Rover Owner International, Land Rover Monthly and more 
 
- My own knowledge and experience of 25 years of ownership and continious restoration of the Range Rover Classic
 
- Additional sources:
- Autocar 1970 June 18 - "New...Range Rover" and "To the Hills"
- Motor 1970 June 20 - "Range Rover - Go anywhere, quickly, in comfort"
- Autocar 1970 November 12 - "Autotest - Range Rover"
- MotorSport 1971 February - "Range Rover"
- Motor 1971 February 20 - "To the hills, James" 
- MotorSport 1971 October - "Getting to the top - a Range Rover up Cader Idris"
- Autocar 1972 June 22 - "Rover on the Ridge Way"
- Autocar 1973 January 25 - "Range Rover Changes"
- Motor 1974 May 4 - "Car - or Cult?", "How the hell did you get one?" and "An obvious choice" 
- Autocar 1974 August 31 - "Buying Secondhand - Range Rover"
- Motor 1975 Januar 25 - "Road Test - Range Rover"
- Autocar 1975 October 25 - "Autotest - Range Rover"
 
 
- If you have additional information or details of Range Rover Classic to build this site better, please send me a mail: vidaer@gmail.com
 
 
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