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Riassunto: In 1948, on the Isle of Anglesey, the first prototype Land Rover was put through its paces. It was a utilitarian four-wheel-drive vehicle, designed for farmers who could use it for a multitude of purposes. The vehicle, made to be simple and rugged, had an aluminum alloy body with a steel chassis. Meant to be a simple stop-gap for Rover, while car production restarted, the Land Rover has proved to be a British icon, and has been advertised as the 'best 4x4 x far'. Infinitely flexible, Land Rovers have appeared in short, medium and long wheelbase variants, with a multitude of body styles and conversions to everything from six-wheeled fire engines to motor homes. Over sixty years after the prototype was built, the Land Rover of today still looks like the very first prototype. Creature comforts may be more evident on the current Defender, but a Land Rover is still one of the few vehicles that can be found on every continent of the world, and well over 50 per cent of all Land Rovers made are still in daily use.From the Outback to the Sahara to the mountains of Norway, from the savanna of Africa to the jungles of Borneo, Land Rovers are still the best 4x4 x far. John Christopher takes us through the history of this quintessentially British marque (now owned by Tata of India), and the many uses the Land Rover has been put to. It is an ideal gift for any Land Rover enthusiast.
L'autore: John Christopher is an established author and a balloon pilot, specialising in engineering subjects. His books include Paddington Station Through Time and Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time both for Amberley. He lives in Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire.
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Descrizione libro Amberley, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1848689721
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111848689721