Range Rover re­born

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

FUR­THER to your ar­ti­cle on off-road driv­ing at East­nor (Oc­to­ber 19), I ac­tu­ally own Maj Her­vey-bathurst’s first Range Rover (above). Ap­par­ently, Land Rover was so pleased that the Ma­jor al­lowed it to test the prod­ucts on his es­tate that it gave him one of the first batch of 20, built in Fe­bru­ary 1970. I un­der­stand that at least 20 ve­hi­cles from the first and sec­ond batches have been found and re­stored. I dis­cov­ered mine, known as ‘The Ma­jor’, through the Range Rover Reg­is­ter in 1996—it was a com­plete rust bucket, but, with help from a few very clever friends, I spent six months re­build­ing it from the chas­sis up. Mark Clark, Hamp­shire

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