- A must-read for all Land Rover and British motoring enthusiasts.
- An expert survey of surviving Land Rover Series Ones featuring many specs and body types.
Coverage and promotion in Classic Land Rover Magazine and the automotive press.
The Land Rover was a post-war marvel, a vehicle that helped change the face of motoring on and off-road around the world. From its humble beginnings as a temporary stopgap intended to get the Rover Company up and running again, it soon endeared itself to those who wished to travel off the beaten track across the globe. In only six years, more than 100,000 were made.
The vehicle evolved quickly in its first ten years to the extent that the vehicles known as Series One Land Rovers include five wheelbases and three engines and it became a permanent part of the Rover Company’s range of vehicles. Owners and drivers soon included royalty, farmers, explorers and soldiers and the Land Rover became a ubiquitous part of the British landscape.
Inevitably the Land Rovers that started the legend became cherished and sought-after classics to the extent that the Series One owners’ club is now the largest Land Rover club in the world. They are owned by people as diverse as the tasks Land Rovers are expected to perform and this book reflects that. This pictorial survey presents a wide range of these cherished automobiles, their owners and the events they attend.