Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Pre-production VELAR Range Rover on the Bodensee Klassik Rallye

VELAR Range Rover number 40, which we have fettled for the past four years, was one of the four cars in the Jaguar Land Rover entry in this year’s Bodensee Klassik Rallye in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein.

The VELAR is one of the twenty vehicles built before production began, specifically for the press launch of the original Range Rover in June 1970.

Team JLR included a 1949 Land Rover Series One, a 1978 Range Rover and the renowned record-breaking Jaguar XK120 ‘LWK 707’ which averaged over 100mph at Montlhery over seven days and seven nights in 1952. The team’s average speed on the rally was rather more pedestrian!

Jaguar XK120 - LWK 707
The VELAR was the only team car that drove to and from Lake Constance to participate in the rally, covering just over 2,000 trouble-free miles in six days.

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