"Although now responsible for a whole lifestyle movement, the Range Rover had more humble beginnings. The first generation Range Rover was produced between 1970 and 1996 and not designed as a luxury 4x4; whilst certainly up-market compared to preceding Land Rover models, the early Range Rovers had fairly basic, utilitarian interiors with vinyl seats and plastic dashboards that were designed to be washed down with a hose. Convenience features such as power assisted steering, carpeted floors, air conditioning, cloth or leather seats and wooden interior trim were fitted later in the production run or as options. Marketed as 'A Car For All Reasons', the Range Rover was more capable off-road than the Land Rover but was much more comfortable, offering a top speed in excess of 100mph.We are informed that this wonderfully original and unmolested late seventies Suffix D Range Rover supplied new to Australia has never been welded and the body condition and undercarriage are rust free. Painted from the factory in Sahara Dust, a British Leyland colour used across many Leyland models and confirmed by the corresponding Heritage Certificate, the body panels are almost completely original and carry an age appropriate patina suggesting a substantial amount of original paint. This Suffix D is factory fitted with air conditioning and we are informed by our vendor the car runs and drives very well. This wonderful time warp 4X4 is a rust free example and as a result of regular general maintenance and residing in a sympathetic climate has been preserved in a highly original condition."