It was way back in the early sixties, that Land Rover first felt the need to have a little more comfortable SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle). From 1967 until 1970 a number prototypes were created and tested for various aspects such as power-assisted steering, dust sealing, etc. A number of vehicles were also handed over to several expeditions to be tested in the most difficult terrains across the world.
What finally evolved was a model called the Range Rover Velar in 1969 which was finalised. More trials were conducted with the help of 26 prototypes built during those 365 days between 1969-1970. The inside was simple and more utilitarian compared to today’s luxurious Range Rover offering.
This scale model is part of the first generation Range Rover that began in 1970 and ended in 1994. Produced in two countries - Solihull, UK and Enfield, Australia, the Range Rover - Series I was a runaway success. Today fourth generation vehicles are produced (to distinguish the later made Range Rovers, the first series models were termed as Range Rover Classic).
These Series I vehicles were also used in the British Trans-Americas Expedition that crossed the Darien Gap, the world’s most inhospitable tropical jungle in the world (metal model available with Scale Model Cart).
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 150 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12.5 x 7.5 x 6.5|