Category: Range Rover

LR1 – The Evolution of the Range Rover

LR1 is the prestigious personalised private registration plate that is owned by Land Rover. It was acquired in the early 90s and has always been assigned to their flagship vehicle – the Range Rover. Throughout the decades all the vehicles known as LR1 are of the highest specification possible. They have been used as press…

Police Demonstrator Reliably Revived

M761 CVC is an early production 4.0 SE second generation Range Rover that was one of the six police demonstrators created by Land Rover and loaned to various police forces as a test vehicle. The London Metropolitan Police subsequently bought her in 1997 and deployed her as a traffic car for the next four years.…

Donor Discovery Delivered

After a very early start to a journey of over 300 miles driving north from Solihull, the next stage of bringing the Range Rover Classic G175 WAC back to life is complete. Former factory Land Rover Discovery K524 YHP is the donor car who will temporarily lend her 200 Tdi engine to G175 WAC in…

Saved from the Scrapman

We often save rare and special cars from the scrapman, and G175WAC is no exception.  G-WAC Registrations are often associated with the Discovery launch, but the factory also used the G-WAC registration for other vehicles including the Range Rover and Defender.  G175WAC was registered several weeks before the Discovery launch and was fitted with a…

Pre Production Press Car in the Spotlight

M208 CVC, a 2.5 DSE, was built in the spring of 1994 as part of the Method’s Build prototype phase on a dummy production line in the South Block of the Solihull Land Rover factory. Pre-production Methods Build Vehicle It is assumed that she took part in the 1994 press launch at Cliveden House; however,…

Special Escort Vehicle for Lady Diana’s funeral

Shortly after the 1994 launch events Land Rover created six CVC-registered Police demonstrators.  M751 CVC, a very early 4.0 SE production vehicle, was eventually transferred to the Metropolitan Police’s Special Escort Group (SEG).  Amongst many high profile events ‘751’ was used most notably to escort Lady Diana’s hearse on September 6th 1997, strewn with flowers,…