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The very first prototype Range Rover was built in 1967 with the number plate SYE 157F. The classic, very distinctive shape was born. There were some minor changes when it actually made it into production in 1970, like the front grille and headlight positioning.
During the development stage, 1967 and 1970, Land Rover built 26 Velar vehicles were built with registration plates from YVB 151H to YVB 177H. These pre-production vehicles are some of the most sought after models today, commanding prices in excess of £80,000.
For the 17 years after it’s initial launch the Land Rover Range Rover wasn’t officially available for sale in the United States but that changed in the spring of1987.
6 years before the Range Rover launched in American, Land Rover introduced a 5-door model to meet the increasing demand for these types of vehicles.
The Range Rover was officially launched in 1970 with a price tag of £1,998 and it came in a choice of 6 exterior colours. In 1972 it was part of the British Trans-Americas Expedition, which became the first vehicle-based expedition to travel from North America to South America. The Range Rovers used in the expedition were modified and are now on display in the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Collection at Gaydon Warickshire.