Range Rover - first of line
Although the Range Rover wasn't launched until 1970, three were built
and registered (YVB 151H, YVB 152H and YVB 153H) in December 1969. These
Range Rovers featured in the original publicity material for the model.
This particular vehicle is believed to have been the first of the three
off the line because a blue vehicle was urgently required for
photography at the time.
In 2005 the Trust decided to restore this first Range Rover to its'
original specification. Following detailed research the car was
carefully dismantled and was due to be restored over a period of several
months, replacing non-original or worn parts as appropriate.
This picture was taken at the Billing Show in July 2005 and shows the
basic shell and chassis completed.