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Land Rover 1980s

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Land Rover 1980s

Land Rover in the 1980s

In the early 1980s, Land Rover embarked on a ₤ 200 million financial investment program. This promptly produced the Stage 1 Land Rover and the 4-door Range Rover. The program completed with replacements for the Series 3 through the 110" Land Rover in 1983, and the 90" Land Rover in 1984. The Series 3 remained in manufacturing up until 1985.

From 1979 up until 1985, Stage 1 was developed. It used several of the same components as the Range Rover and 101 Forward Control, such as the LT95 transmission and 3.5-litre Rover V8 gas engine. The engine was detuned to 91 hp (68 kW) from the 135BHP of the modern Range Rover.

The Stage 1 was normally offered only in LWB 109-inch (2,800 mm) type however 24 instances were constructed with the SWB 88 in (2,235 mm) wheelbase.

" Stage 1" refers to the initial stage of investment by the British Government in the firm. This was to improve the Land Rover and Range Rover offerings, which at some point resulted in the Land Rover 90 and 110. The use of the Range Rover engine and drive train made it the only Series III automobile to have irreversible 4x4.

On the surface, the 110 (" one-ten") looked like the Series 3. The general shape was retained, however, there were a number of minor modifications.

The grille was moved forward, enabling adequate area in the engine compartment for the Rover V8 in addition to various other engines.

The windscreen was replaced with a taller one-piece windshield, and polyurethane wheel arcs were fitted. Inside, the furnishings were enhanced, and the slide home windows were replaced with wind-up ones. The rear tonnes area was boosted by restricting the boxed-in sections to the wheel curves just.

Leaf springs were lastly replaced by coil spring suspension, and power-assisted guiding was included as an option. The Series 3 4-cylinder engine alternatives were increased to 2.5 l, and the Rover V8 was included as a conventional option. The four-cylinder diesel was changed with a turbo diesel motor alternative in 1986.

1984 saw the launch of the 90" (' Ninety'). The brand-new name was partially an outcome of advertising. In truth the wheelbase is 4.5" longer compared to the 88" Series 3. New attributes of the 110" were carried over to the brand-new 90".

Land Rover 127 - extra lengthy wheelbase In 1985, the 127" was launched. Now called the "130", the 127" is an even longer wheelbase version of the 110". Planned for the commercial market, this vehicle is ideal for special body conversions.