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the first production RR classic


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Is there any history about the frist one off the line...

or a photo would be better

Here Jules

The first Range Rover prototype of 1967, chassis number 100/1. Much work had yet to be done mechanically, but the classic lines were right first time. This was one of the vehicles used for pave cross-country testing and no longer exists

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But chassis Nmber is this one

Is owned by the Land Rover Centre Huddersfield, and on display at their premises.

YVB151H-02.jpg

Acquired by Land Rover Centre in the late 80's this vehicle is still on display in their show room.

This vehicle has undergone a total "nut and bolt" restoration, with the emphasis on "originality" rather than replacement of components. It still sports the original chassis, body shell, engine, gearbox, transfer box and axles - as well as the original "Alluminium" bonnet. Not many 1970 Range Rovers can boast that !

The first 25 Range Rovers built were often referred to as "VELAR's", this is thought to be because this was the name put on the early vehicles whenever they went anywhere in public, prior to the official launch of the Range Rover.

The first 5 Range Rovers built, had matching components, i.e.. engine, gearbox, axles and chassis on this vehicle all have number 35500001.

YVB 152H (Chassis number 2)

Was converted by "Carmichael" to a 6 wheel fire tender and is still in service at Cambridge Airport.

yvb152h.jpg

YVB 153H (Chassis number 3)

Is on display at the Heritage museum, Gaydon

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