Range Rover First Generation

Range Rover First Generation

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785004124

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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The Range Rover's designers intended it to be a more comfortable and road-friendly passenger-carrying Land Rover, but customers quickly saw something much more in it. During the 1970s, while its immense practicality and capability were appreciated and acknowledged, a Range Rover became a sought-after and prestigious possession. It went on to change the face of Land Rover for ever. Range Rover First Generation - The Complete Story delves into the real story of the Range Rover, examining what lay behind the multiple changes in its twenty-six years of production. The book covers the full development story; custom and utility conversions; Range Rovers for the US market; full technical specifications and Range Rovers assembled overseas. If ever a car deserved the over-used epithet 'iconic', the first-generation Range Rover is it. The book provides an insight into the little-known difficulties and problems that were so well concealed by the Range Rover's makers and is a must read for all Range Rover and Land Rover enthusiasts. Superbly illustrated with 223 colour and 97 black & white photographs.

Range Rover First Generation

Range Rover First Generation

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 1785004115

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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The Range Rover's designers intended it to be a more comfortable and road-friendly passenger-carrying Land Rover, but customers quickly saw something much more in it. During the 1970s, while its immense practicality and capability were appreciated and acknowledged, a Range Rover became a sought-after and prestigious possession. It went on to change the face of Land Rover for ever. The book covers the full development story; the changes made during twenty-six years of production; custom and utility conversions; Range Rovers for the US market; full technical specications and finally, Range Rovers assembled overseas. If ever a car deserved the over-used epithet 'iconic', the first-generation Range Rover is it.

Range Rover Second Generation

Range Rover Second Generation

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785004742

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The second generation Range Rover was arguably Land Rover's first model designed as a luxury vehicle. It was a major leap for the company, but a very successful one as well. Despite controversy over its looks, and some initial teething problems, it became a worthy successor to the much-loved original. Range Rover Second Generation The Complete Story draws on the memories of designers and engineers as well as on a wide variety of factory sources to provide the most authoritative history of the mode yet. The book covers the full development history; the changes during eight years of production; Range Rovers for the North American market; full technical specifications and finally Range Rovers and the emergency services.A companion volume to the author's Range Rover First Generation - The Complete Story (Crowood 2018).

Range Rover Third Generation

Range Rover Third Generation

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9780719840081

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The third-generation or L322 Range Rover took the Land Rover marque firmly into the luxury market at the start of the 2000s, and set the tone for the models to follow. This book documents the whole story of this milestone model with the aid of more than 200 photographs. It includes: the story of the model’s origins as the L30 project when BMW owned Land Rover; the styling, engineering and specification changes introduced over the lifetime of L322 from 2001 to 2012 and a chapter on the model’s career in the USA. There is an overview of the aftermarket enhancements from the leading specialists of the day. Full technical specifications are given, plus paint colours and interior trim choices and finally there is guidance on buying and owning one of these acclaimed vehicles - the L322 Range Rover.

Range Rover Sport 2005-2013

Range Rover Sport 2005-2013

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785006609

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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When the Range Rover Sport was launched in 2005, it was aimed at a new group of customers who in many cases would never have considered a Land Rover product before. These customers wanted and could afford a luxurious vehicle that was expensive to run; but they also wanted a very personalized vehicle that did not have the rather grand and conservative connotations of the full-size Range Rover. Brasher and more glamorous than its older sibling, the Sport was soon adopted by celebrities and others who expected to be noticed. Range Rover Sport - The Complete Story is the first book devoted specifically to the first-generation Range Rover Sport. It tells the story behind the development and launch of the vehicle; it explains the market reaction, including contemporary press reviews; provides details of each model with technical specification tables and colour and trip options; lists production figures and VIN identification and dating; details prices and sales figures for the UK, USA and Canada and finally, includes a useful chapter on buying and owning.

Land Rover Discovery, Defender & Range Rover

Land Rover Discovery, Defender & Range Rover

Author: Ralph Hosier

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845843151

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Some of the most popular Land Rover pastimes are detailed here, with explanations of how to take part and what equipment you need. This unique book explains how these versatile machines can be modified to suit a vast range of applications, from simple upgrades for easier everyday driving and servicing/renovation tips, right up to large scale conversions for racing, trialling and international expeditions. Everything is explained in clear, straightforward text, written by a qualified engineer and Land Rover enthusiast with many years of practical experience, and accompanied by detailed photographs to show the reader how it’s all done

Land Rover Range Rover 2018: Learning the Essentials

Land Rover Range Rover 2018: Learning the Essentials

Author: Dale Michelson

Publisher: First Rank Publishing

ISBN:

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Page: 30

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The 2018 Range Rover Velar is a luxury mid-size crossover SUV that is manufactured by Land Rover. It is the fourth model in the line of Range Rover and the Velar was originally unveiled in March 2017. This was done in London; England and it was official released in the Summer of 2017. The Velar name was initially used for a set of pre-production first generation Range Rover originally in the year of 1969. This book will cover the features of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover which will properly inform the reader on what is available from these vehicles.

Rover Cars 1945 to 2005

Rover Cars 1945 to 2005

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787117983

Category: Transportation

Page: 80

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This comprehensive pictorial overview of Rover cars and car-derived vans covers the 60 years from 1945 to 2005. It describes and illustrates all of the great classic Rovers up to and including the SD1, and goes on to look at the models inherited from British Leyland that attracted Rover badges. It finishes with the models designed in conjunction with Honda; the later British-designed cars – and even the final City Rover. There is also consideration of some Rover models that were designed but, for various reasons, did not enter production, and can now only be seen as prototypes in museums. A title in Veloce’s popular Pictorial History series, this book describes all of the postwar models with illustrations and technical data for each.

Saab 92-96V4 - The Original Saab

Saab 92-96V4 - The Original Saab

Author: Lance Cole

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9780719840180

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Launched in 1949 as the 92 before evolving into the 93, 96 2-stroke and 96V4, this car was in production for thirty-one years. Attracting global admiration and sales, it also excelled in motorsport and by the early 1960s was the most successful rally-car in Europe. A decline in sales in the 1960s was reversed with the launch of the 96V4 which resulted in its success continuing into the 1980s. With over 200 archive and colour photographs, this book provides a new description of the Saab company’s original car and includes detailed biographies of important Saab figures and extensive discussion of the engineering and design decisions that made the car such a success. There is coverage of the original Saab story in North and South America and a comprehensive review of Saab 92, 93, 96, motor sport history. Full technical details and specifications and tuning details are given and finally, there is a chapter on owners' experiences and Saab veteran's recollections.

Range Rover

Range Rover

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1861266235

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The original Range Rover, launched in 1970 caused a sensation and, gradually, created an entirely new category of motor vehicle - the capable 4x4 off-roader. But by the early 1990s the original Range Rover was showing its age and designers and engineers began work on its replacement. This new Range Rover, launched in 1994, was powered by the same Rover V8 as its predecessor, but little else remained the same. It took over as the world's best luxury 4x4 and sold in large numbers throughout the world. But the second generation Range Rover has now, itself, been replaced and James Taylor has written the first complete history of the car.

Mercedes-Benz Saloon Coupe

Mercedes-Benz Saloon Coupe

Author: Nik Greene

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785009341

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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First produced in 1928, Mercedes-Benz Coupés became the embodiment of elegance and exclusivity on four wheels. Their design became an experience for all the senses, appealing to every emotion. Hans-Dieter Futschik, the designer responsible for many of the later Mercedes-Benz models, said of the Saloon Coupé: 'A shorter wheelbase compared with the saloons gives it different proportions that are almost sports car-like in character. The passenger compartment is set further back. This gives it a sportier look than a saloon. In addition, the greenhouse is smaller and more streamlined than the basic body. It looks like a small head set on a muscular body, exuding a powerful and more dynamic attitude... Everything radiates power, elegance and agility.' This complete guide includes an overview of early automotive history; pre-merger design from both Benz and Daimler; the historical protagonists and how they influenced the design; how design and fashion change vehicle shape; the continued development of Saloon Coupe design to suit every class and finally, the modern idea of the Coupe.

Alfa Romeo Alfasud

Alfa Romeo Alfasud

Author: Chris Martin

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785009099

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Launched in 1971, the Alfasud was an all-new departure for Alfa Romeo, both in its design and its execution and became the best-selling model in the history of Alfa Romeo . Originally it was developed with the dual intentions of launching the company into large volume production and providing a more affordable model than their highly regarded sports cars. However, its story was far from straightforward. Although respected for its technically brilliant design and universally praised for its ride and handling, the model never quite reached its full sales potential and its reputation was marred by problems that could not have been foreseen. With over 240 colour photographs, the book includes a brief history of Alfa Romeo to the end of the 1960s. The development of the Alfasud’s design and the political reasons for building a new factory are given along with the car’s reception from both the press and owners. The evolution of the model from initial prototypes, to the improvements to build quality and performance, including the Giardinetta and Sprint variations are covered as well as Alfasuds in competition. The political and labour problems, as well as the early quality control issues are discussed. Finally, there are numerous specification tables, performance data, chassis numbers, engine codes and colour charts.