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Newly Available RR Books
Most Popular on RangeRovers.net
Range Rover: The Second Generation
Police Range Rover Handbook
Range Rover P38 Official Shop Manual



 
Books about Range Rovers
 
Title and Description
 
Sources and Links
"You and Your Range Rover"
by Dave Pollard

New book from Haynes that every Range Rover Owner should have! A complete guide to buying, maintaining, & modifying. The picture on the cover says it all.

Hardcover, 160 pages, April 2004.

Click on pictures at right for more info or to order.
cover
 
Amazon.com direct link to this book $19.75

Original Range Rover:
The Restorer's Guide to all Carburettor Models, 
1970-1986"
By James Taylor. Photography by Nick Dimbleby.
Hardcover: 128 pages. 
Bay View Books, 1999. 
Original Range Rover 1970-1986
Search for "Original Range Rover" on A1Books  $25.71 new

Search for "Original Range Rover"  on E-Campus Books: $26.96 new.

Original Range Rover Carburettor Models Amazon.com: $35.95 new or ~ $10.00 used.

Original Range Rover 1970-1986
Motorbooks.com: $35.95 new.

Books4Cars.com $35.95

"Range Rover:
The First Generation"
By James Taylor. Soft Bound; 216 pages.
Range Rover-The Complete Story
Amazon.com  $20.37 (Click on link at left or Search for Range Rover).

Search for "Range Rover" on A1Books  $24.15 new

MotorBooks.com 24.95 new.

Or search Abebooks for this title. I found it there for $24.18.

Books4Cars.com $24.95 new.

Range Rover:
The Second Generation
By James Taylor. Crowood Press, UK, February 2005. Hard cover, 192 pages.

Comprehensive history of the P38 Range Rover which took over from the Classic as the world's best luxury 4X4. Written with cooperation from Land Rover.


Range Rover 2nd gen
 
Range Rover -- The Complete Story
James Taylor, Nick Dimbleby.
Hardcover: 208 pages,  Crowood Press, 1996. Details Range Rover development & variants,  on and off road up to 1995.
Range Rover: The Complete Story
Books4Cars.com $29.95 new

Range Rover: The Complete Story
MotorBooks.com: $35.95 new.

Range Rover: The Complete Story
Amazon.com: ~ $80 used

Or search Abebooks for this title. I found it there once for $23.09 used.

The Police Range Rover Handbook
by Peter Hall
British Business Publishing, 1997.
Paperback Edition

Police Range Rover Handbook


Off-Roader Driving: (Replaces "The Land Rover Experience"). A good  first book on how to select a 4x4 and why, how it works, and  how to  drive it in all kinds of condition, both on and off road. This should  come with  every new Land Rover! Profusely illustrated.  Hardback,  printed in 1999.   LRG9532324


British Pacific LRG9532324 $47
(Use price lookup feature on BP Site)

Land Rover Driving Techniques

An older paperback in reprint, this is a handy thing to leave in the truck. It provides a quick outline reference for basic off road situations. It has good basic info on the more common situations. Vehicle specific information includes early US Range Rovers back to Series models
Land Rover Driving Techniques


British Pacific
Driving Techniques LR369 $5.95

Books4Cars.com $6.95
Winching in Safety
Another older Land Rover reprint -- a thorough  explanation of the how's and why's of winching. It covers vehicle recovery techniques, trail clearing and other winch uses. Very good  on care and selection of cable, plus techniques for using anchors. If you  have a winch this would be a good thing to carry in the truck with you.    Paperback, 100 pages.
winching
British Pacific SMR699M1 $14.95

Books4Cars.com $19.95



Working in the Wild
, New Edition -   Everything you need to know before setting out on safari. Many offroad topics such as winching,  recovery, and driving techniques, plus how to set up a workshop, altitude effects on humans and vehicles, how much water humans need in the desert, even the international  air distress code! Paperback, ~ 170 pages. 
Book

British Pacific SMR684M1 $24.95

  Out of Print Range Rover Books
 
Title and Description
Links and Sources
Range Rover: A Collector's Guide
James Taylor
Motor Racing Publications, 128 pages (Out of Print)
Now available again from Amazon.com -- use this direct link
Amazon.com: ~$23.
or search Abebooks for this title; I found it there for $15.
The Range Rover / Land Rover
Graham Robson
David & Charles Publishers, 208 pages, 1986 (Out of Print)
Marque history, engineering highlights, photos of prototypes, one-off commercial variants of Land Rovers and Range Rovers. 
The Range Rover/Land-Rover
Amazon.com: ~$33 used.
or search Abebooks for this title; I found it there for $17.75
Range Rover (Super Profile Series)
Trevor Alder
Hardcover; Haynes Publishing, 1987 (Out of Print)
Range Rover (Super Profile Series)
Amazon.com: ~$30 used.
or search Abebooks; I found it there for $15. 

Note: For these and other out-of-print books and manuals about Range Rovers, you can also try a search for "Range Rover" on Abebooks, said to be the largest online used and rare bookseller with over 40 million books on hand. They are connected to many other sellers so you can comparison shop for the lowest price on each item. I tried a search for "Range Rover" recently and it turned up 108 items.
 

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Owners Manuals for Range Rovers
 

Title and Description

Links and Sources
1981-90 Owners Manuals
These are Euro model handbooks,  but  are fine for the US, and a lot  less  costly than the discontinued US 'wallets'. Model years from 1981 to 1990 available.
Owners Manual
British Pacific
1981-1986 AKM8139 $19.95
1986 - 1988 LSM129HB  $16.95
1989 - 1990 SRR660ENWM $16.95

Books4Cars.com $24.95
2000 Owners Manual  for Range Rover
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com  (Select make: "Range Rover")
$49.95
1999 Owners Manual 
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$49.95
1998 Owners Manual 
by Land Rover.

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$49.95
1997 Range Rover Owners Manual
by Land Rover
1997 Owners Manual
British Pacific  $25

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $49.95
1996 Range Rover Owners Manual
by Land Rover

British Pacific $25

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $49.95
1995 Range Rover 4.0SE Owners Manual
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$49.95
1995 Range Rover Classic Owners Manual
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$49.95
1994 Range Rover Owners Manual
by Land Rover. Includes LWB models

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$49.95
1993 Range Rover Owners Manual
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$49.95
1988-90 Range Rover Owners Manual
by Land Rover. 165 pages.

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$19.95
1988-89 Range Rover Owners Manual
(UK Models) Should be suitable for North
American 87-88 Range Rovers. 
Driving controls and instruments, general 
maintenance.168 pages, Soft Bound.
Brooklands Books Range Rover Section
(Click on "Owners Handbooks") 
Brooklands Books, £10.95
Worldwide shipping.
Owners Manual Reprints 1970-1989
A selection of reprinted Owners Manuals 
for UK models up to 1989. 
Brooklands Books Range Rover Section
(Click on "Owners Handbooks") 
Brooklands Books, £10.95 each. 
Worldwide shipping.
1986-87 Range Rover Owners Manual
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$18.95
1983-85 Range Rover Owners Manual
by Land Rover. 182 pages.

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$18.95
1981-82 Range Rover Owners Manual
by Land Rover. 188 pages.

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$18.95
1970-80 2 Door Range Rover Owners Manual
140 pages

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover")
$18.95
Used Range Rover Owners Manuals
A random selection of owners manuals for 
various model years. Last time I searched
I found 15 Range Rover owners manuals
ranging from 1970 to 1999. 

Abebooks (Search for "Range Rover owners manual")

 

Road Test Collections
 

Title and Description

Links and Sources
"Range Rover Takes On the Competition
Magazine comparison tests up to 2000 with other
makes including Jeep, Toyota Land Cruiser, 
Mitsubishi Shogun, Isuzu Trooper, Lada Niva, 
Mercedes ML320 & G-Wagen, GMC Jimmy, etc.
Published by Brooklands Books.
Soft Bound; 140 pages, 240 B&W illustrations.
Range Rover Takes On the Competition British Pacific 19.95

MotorBooks.com: $19.95

Books4Cars.com $19.95

Brooklands Books,  £12.95 Worldwide shipping.

<>Or search Abebooks for this title. I found one for $19 used.
Range Rover 4X4 1995-2001:
Performance Portfolio
Soft Bound; 136 pages
One of the few books covering the 4.0/4.6 Range Rover.

Range Rover 4X4 1995-2001 -Performance Portfolio
MotorBooks.com: $19.95 new.

Books4Cars.com $19.95

Range Rover Gold Portfolio 1970-85
A total of 50 articles include road tests, comparison tests, new model introductions, long-term & off-road reports, updates, performance data, history, buying used. Models: Vogue, Janspeed, Schuler, Auto. Published by Brooklands Books, 172 pages, over 300 illustrations, Soft Bound. 
After reading this book years ago I was a confirmed Range Rover addict!!
Range Rover Gold Portfolio 1970-85
Brooklands Books,  £14.95 new. Worldwide shipping.

Books4Cars.com $26.95

Range Rover Gold Portfolio 1985-95
Driving Techniques
Sequel to previous book. Collection of 48 articles, including 12 road & off-road tests & comparison tests, plus specs, touring & long-term reports. Models: Janspeed, Highline, Turbo Diesel, Tdi, Vogue, EFi, LSE, SE, CSK, LWB. Published by Brooklands Books. 172 pages, 300+ illustrations Soft Bound. 
Range Rover Gold Portfolio 1985-95 Driving Techniques
Brooklands Books,  £14.95 new. 
Worldwide shipping.


Parts Manuals for Range Rovers

Factory Range Rover Parts Manual 1992-95


(NAS parts manuals normally available but currently out of print)

Photo courtesy of British Pacific
Parts Manual
British Pacific  RTC99661B
In Stock $59.95

Books4Cars.com $79.95
Range Rover Parts Catalogue 1986-92
(Land Rover Part Number RTC9846CH)

Covers Petrol 3.5, 3.9,    Diesel 2.4 & 2.5Tdi




Books4Cars.com $54.95
Range Rover Parts Catalog 1970-85

(Land Rover Part Number AKM3630)



Books4Cars.com $59.95


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Shop Manuals for Range Rovers
 

Title and Description
 
Links and Sources
Official Range Rover Shop Manual for 4.0/4.6 models.
572 pages, January 2003. 
I always believe the official manual is the best, and have found this to be an excellent reference for my own vehicle. When I got mine I had to pay a lot more for it though! It covers all 4.0/4.6 models from 1995-2002. It has just (January 2003) become available at Amazon.com for way under the usual price, and with free shipping to boot! If you prefer the absolute genuine printing, Land Rover part number VDR100370, British Pacific keeps it in stock for considerably under dealer price. 
cover
Amazon.com $94.47 (free shipping, in stock)

British Pacific $99.95, in stock (Genuine version w/o binding; 4 hole A4  binder $31.95)

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") Official Shop Manual 4.0/4.6 1995-1999.5 $109.95 plus $7.95 shipping, in stock.

RR Electrical Troubleshooting Manual 1997-99
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $179.95
RR Electrical Troubleshooting Manual 1995
by Land Rover for Range Rover new body.
I have this manual also and have found it absolutely essential in solving problems on my 4.0SE. It includes troubleshooting strategies, as well as location photos and pinout diagrams of every connector and electrical component on the vehicle.

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $169.95
Official Range Rover Shop Manual 1995 Classic Models
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $189.95
RR Classic Electrical Troubleshooting Manual 1995 
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $169.95
Official Range Rover Shop Manual (Classic)
for all Petrol and Diesel Models 1990-1994
Bentley Publishers reprint, May 1999
Covers the 3.9 and 4.2 V8 petrol and 2.5 & 200 tdi diesel engines. 1,184 pages, well illustrated. Soft Bound. 


British Pacific:
NAS & Euro Spec $79.95

Amazon.com, NAS Spec $88.17 (free shipping) Also used from $19.75.

Books4Cars.com $89.95

Brooklands Books Range Rover Section
(Click on "Workshop Manuals") £56.95

Atlantic British, NAS $119.95

Official Range Rover Shop Manual (Classic)
Petrol & Diesel Models 1986-1989 
This Bentley publishers reprint manual is intended for UK models but should also be suitable for US models from 1987-88 with the 3.5 litre engine. 1,024 pages. 

British Pacific $79.95

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $84.95

Brooklands Books Range Rover Section (Click on "Workshop Manuals") £56.95. 
Worldwide shipping

Official Range Rover shop manual 1970-85
(Euro only) AKM3630

Books4Cars.com $69.95

British Pacific $69.95
Range Rover V8 Overhaul Manual
Bentley Publishers reprint (2001) of official British Leyland manual for overhauling Land Rover V8 engines.
  Books4Cars.com $39.95

Land Rover 3.5, 3.9 & 4.2 Litre V8...
Amazon.com, $33.62 new, ~$30 used.

Import Parts Bin $42.43, free shipping (click on model year, "Rover Parts" and select "Accessories")
Range Rover Electrical Troubleshooting Manual 87-89
by Land Rover

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $89.95
Official Range Rover Shop Manual (Classic
UK Spec) Reprint for Petrol & Diesel Models 1970-1985
Detailed instructions for all components, also incorporating 5-speed and automatic gearbox supplement. 508 pages, drawings. Soft Bound. 
British Pacific $69.95

Brooklands Books Range Rover Section (Click on "Workshop Manuals") 
Brooklands Books, £35.95. 
Worldwide shipping.

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $69.95

Haynes Range Rover Shop Manual 1970-1992
Hardcover Edition
Independent shop manual based on complete teardown. 

British Pacific $26.95 in stock

Books4Cars.com (Select make: "Range Rover") $26.95
Haynes Range Rover Restoration Manual 
Dave, Tom and David Pollard
Haynes Publishing, 2nd Edition, 2001.
Hard Cover, 208 pages. List Price $32.95
Independent manual for Classic models based on a complete teardown. These manuals are not as detailed or comprehensive as the official manual but often include shortcuts not mentioned in the official version.
A1Books $21.75 new

Haynes Restoration Manual
Amazon.com, $23.07

Books4Cars.com $34.95
 

Technical Books on Range Rover Engines
 

Title and Description

Links and Sources
"The Rover V8 Engine"
David Hardcastle
Haynes Publishing, Hardcover, 224 pages, 1995. 
A wealth of technical information about the history,
development and applications of the Rover V8
including Range Rover, MG, Rover cars, etc.
Books4Cars.com $39.95

The Rover V8 Engine
Motorbooks.com, $44.95 new.

The Rover V8 Engine
Amazon.com, $44.95 plus $1.99 special order fee new, ~$33 used.

"Tuning Rover V8 Engines: How to Get the Best
Performance for Road and Competition Use"
by David Hardcastle
Haynes Publishing, Hardcover, 1994
214 b&w illustrations
Tips and secrets used by professionals include every aspect of assembly from selecting components to increasing engine capacity.
British Pacific 119792AE  $29.99

Motorbooks.com, $34.95 new, in stock
(Best deal I have found on this book).

TAmazon.com, $34.95 new plus $1.99 special order fee.

Books4Cars.com $34.95 in stock

"How to Power Tune Rover V8 Engines for Road & Track"
by Des Hammill
Veloce Publishing; Paperback, 144 pages, 2002.
Includes limitations of standard components; short block preparation/clearances; solving oiling & main cap problems of pre-'94 blocks; head modifications; etc etc. 
How to Power Tune Rover V8 Engines for Road & Track
Motorbooks.com, $29.95 new. 

How to Power Tune Rover V8 Engines for...
Amazon.com, $29.95 new plus $1.99 special order fee

Books4Cars.com $24.95