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Land Rover off-road vehicles: books - history (1/2)

A book on Land Rover? Here are books on the history, models and technology of the Land Rover Ninety, One Ten, Defender and Discovery 4x4s (1/2).

Land Rover Design - 70 years of success

Offers a detailed insight to the company's design story, from the early days of Land Rover in Solihull to the latest generation of the Range Rover Velar in 2018.
This book details the personalities involved in the various projects since the late 1940s up to today: the designers, modellers and studio engineers. It charts the development of Land Rover and Range Rover projects in the UK, particularly those designed in the Gaydon studio that opened in 1996, and is still a key part of JLR's design resource.

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From the early days of chalk drawings and wooden models to today's digital renderings and milled clays for the latest Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover's designers and technicians have never been short of creativity.
This book tells their story, in their own words, and is a fitting tribute to the spirit and ethos of Land Rover design and engineering.

Author:Nick Hull
Specs:208 pages, 25 x 25 cm / 9.8 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2018)
Book: Land Rover Design - 70 years of success

Land Rover Design - 70 years of success

Language: English

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Land Rover - 65 Years of the 4x4 Workhorse (Revised and Updated Edition)

The Land Rover has become an icon across the world, famed for its classic design, its practicality and its longevity. In this revised edition of his acclaimed book James Taylor charts sixty-five years of Land Rover development in comprehensive detail, bringing the story right up to date with the latest Defender variants.

Contents include: Prototypes and development vehicles - Standard production models - The special editions - Land Rovers built outside the UK - Special conversions - Military variants - The Land Rovers that never were.

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Author:James Taylor
Specs:304 pages, 29 x 22 x 2.5 cm / 11.4 x 8.7 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:476 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2013)
Book: Land Rover - 65 Years of the 4x4 Workhorse (Revised and Updated Edition)

Land Rover - 65 Years of the 4x4 Workhorse (Revised and Updated Edition)

Language: English

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The Complete Catalogue of the Land Rover : Production Variants from Series 1 to Defender

The traditional utility Land Rover remains as much an enthusiast's choice as ever now that its production has been ended. Between 1948 and 2016, there was a far greater variety of models produced - an astonishing 300-plus - than even the most ardent enthusiasts recognise, and this comprehensive and highly illustrated book is a guide to all of them - both those built in Britain and those built (often with unique features) overseas.

Pages of the book Complete Catalogue of the Land Rover (1)

Laid out with an easy-to-follow catalogue format, this book offers masses of detail on both production variants and also on many that never went beyond the prototype stage, as well as on the multiple special editions that were sold around the world in more recent years.

Pages of the book Complete Catalogue of the Land Rover (2)

Author:James Taylor
Specs:264 pages, 27.5 x 22 x 2 cm / 10.8 x 8.7 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:300+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2019)
Book: The Complete Catalogue of the Land Rover : Production Variants from Series 1 to Defender

The Complete Catalogue of the Land Rover : Production Variants from Series 1 to Defender

Language: English

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Land Rover : Gripping Photos of the 4x4 Pioneer

The original Land Rover evolved for almost seventy years, from the ground breaking Series I model in 1948 to the final Defender in 2016. Now there is a totally new Defender for the 2020s. Land Rover charts the history of the authentic bloodline in striking, carefully compiled and, in some instances, very rare photographs. It presents the memorable mileposts - and bizarre diversions - in an astonishingly long life. This is a rich visual tribute to the genius and guts of these legendary vehicles.

Author:Giles Chapman
Specs:144 pages, 23.5 x 19.5 cm / 9.25 x 7.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:179 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2020)
Book: Land Rover : Gripping Photos of the 4x4 Pioneer

Land Rover : Gripping Photos of the 4x4 Pioneer

Language: English

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The Land Rover Story

This book is a rollercoaster ride through the life and times of Land Rover. Fast-paced and entertainingly written, it brings alive all aspects of Land Rover from its humble beginnings in 1948 to today's world-wide renown, with the vehicles - successes and failures - and people at the centre of the story.

Author:Dave Phillips
Specs:344 pages, 24 x 16.5 x 2.6 cm / 9 x 6.5 x 1.02 in, hardback
Illustrations:48 photographs
Publisher:Evro Publishing (GB, 2019)
Book: The Land Rover Story

The Land Rover Story

Language: English

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Del Mito del Land Rover Santana a Los Mitos de Santana Motor

More than a million vehicles manufactured in more than half a century of history. In the mid-fifties of the 20th century, Metalúrgica de Santa Ana was founded, which as of 1958, would be responsible for the manufacture of the mythical Land Rover Santana.
In the 80s, the production of the popular Suzuki Santana began, after the agreement with the Japanese factory, which years later would acquire the Andalusian company.

Author:Hugo Antonio Sánchez López
Specs:357 pages, 24.5 x 17 x 2.1 cm / 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.83 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Independently Published (USA, 2021)
Book: Del Mito del Land Rover Santana a Los Mitos de Santana Motor

Del Mito del Land Rover Santana a Los Mitos de Santana Motor

Language: Spanish

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The Land Rover Story

Giles Chapman tells the story of how Land Rovers have tamed the planet's toughest terrain with their unstoppable off-road capability. It also charts how the Land Rover legend allowed the marque to gradually expand its range with the Range Rover, Discovery, Freelander and the latest Range Rover Evoque.

Author:Giles Chapman
Specs:128 pages, 13 x 18.5 x 1.3 cm / 5.1 x 7.3 x 0.51 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2013)
Book: The Land Rover Story

The Land Rover Story

Language: English

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Royal and Ceremonial Land Rovers

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Renowned Rover expert James Taylor delves into the distinctive connection between the royal family and their Land Rovers in this captivating book. Specifically spotlighting the Royal Review Land Rovers utilized across the Commonwealth, the narrative unveils intricate details, special modifications, and unique coachwork tailored for their distinctive roles.

While the presentation of a Land Rover to George VI in 1948 marked the initial connection, it was Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip who solidified this association. Securing a royal warrant and exhibiting unwavering customer loyalty, they fostered a enduring relationship.

"Royal and Ceremonial Land Rovers" comprehensively covers the evolution of Land Rover models, encompassing early series like the State1 with fundamental steering, transmission, and braking systems, to the contemporary opulence of Range Rovers. This exploration vividly resurrects a crucial chapter in both motoring and royal history.

Author:James Taylor
Specs:96 pages, 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.2 cm / 9.25 x 6.5 x 0.47 in, paperback
Illustrations:100 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2023)
Book: Royal and Ceremonial Land Rovers

Royal and Ceremonial Land Rovers

Language: English

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