A Century of Cars: 38. Solido 1970 Range Rover Classic

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It was first introduced in 1970 and is still in production today. There have so far been three major generations. The original model was known simply as the Range Rover until almost the end of its life, when Land-Rover introduced the name Range Rover Classic to distinguish it from its successors

The original Range Rover of 1970 was not designed as a luxury 4x4, in contrast to the way that other utility vehicles such as the Jeep Wagoneer of the United States were. While certainly up-market compared to other Land-Rover models, early Range Rovers had fairly basic, utilitarian interiors with vinyl seats and plastic dashboards that were designed to be washed down with a hose. Features such as power assisted steering, carpeted floors, air conditioning, cloth/leather seats and wooden interior trim were only fitted later, when it was realised that it had a far larger market as a luxury vehicle than merely as a more comfortable alternative to the Land-Rover Station Wagon. The Range Rover introduced advanced features such as all-coil spring suspension and disc brakes, whereas its competitors retained leaf springs and drum brakes for years thereafter

Since then the Range Rover has risen to the very top of the luxury car market, featuring: Standard features of the Range Rover include air conditioning w/tri-zone climate controls, interior air filter, power tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls, cruise control, memory system, leather upholstery, 12-way power driver seats, 10-way power passenger seat, power sunroof, premium sound system, 6-disc CD changer, navigation system w/voice activation, rearview camera, wireless cell phone link, universal garage door opener, and outside-temperature indicator. Options include 14-way power heated/cooled front seats, DVD entertainment system, and upgraded leather upholstery.

Thatís a long way from a hose-down interior - however it remains one of the very best off-road machines you can buy
   
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