Range Rovers 1970 to 1986
1970: UK Range Rover Launch
Photo: Jay's 1985 US
This page covers the period between the introduction of the Range Rover in 1970 and its official debut in the US market in 1987. During the interim period there were a number of vehicles imported by companies that converted them to meet US regulations, and these are still seen on the road today (see picture at the top of this page).
Land Rover introduced the Range Rover on June 15th or 17th 1970 (different sources have listed both days). The Range Rover first went on sale in the
Photo at right: Lynn Helm's 1975 2-door Range Rover. It had
Land Rover Managing Director Tony
Land Rover UK Ltd. formerly announces plans to
Range Rover in the
Range Rover of North America was incorporated in
The Range Rover had a totally welded frame for the first
time this year replacing the bolt-together frame. Land
Rover switched to the welded frame to
try and reduce the huge panel gaps that most Americans would find
on a $30,000+ vehicle. Fuel injection
replaced dual carburetors on the V8 in order to meet (Photo: Engine bay of
1985 RR imported to US by third party import company).
(Photo: Engine bay of 1985 RR imported to US by third party import company).
October 27th was the official opening of Range
North America’s (RRNA) Maryland Headquarters.
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Page revised February 10, 2012