James Taylor brings out more remarkable and unusual Land Rovers and Range Rovers
In the early 1970s, Sweden and Finland introduced regulations that stipulated a requirement for some means of clearing ice and snow from the headlamp lenses of vehicles. For that reason, all Range Rovers that were sold there, beginning
(I think) with suffix-b models in early 1973, had to have a special washwipe system.
I had never seen a Range Rover so equipped, so
I was very pleased to receive this photograph from Henrik Silberstein.
It actually shows a 1975 suffix-d vehicle owned by Michael Valentiner-branth in Denmark (who is selling the vehicle). As you can hopefully make out, there’s a bar over each headlamp, which had a pivot for the wiper blade and a washer jet to deal with the snow and ice.
So why, I wonder, weren’t they black instead of in bright metal?
Would have been handy in the UK this winter, eh?