According to the legend, Maurice used to spend all the free time on his farm on Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. Being in dire need of hybrid between cross-country vehicle and a light truck, he bought an American Willys Jeep form army property clearance sale. When old jeep got worn-out, Wilks brothers designed their own, instead of buying a new one.
In the early 1970s, the Musée du Louvre in Paris exhibited a Range Rover as an “exemplary work of industrial design”. No other car has ever received such an honour.
Vintage Range Rover Classic model was discontinued in 1996. Throughout 26 years, 317 615 units were built. In 2002, the third-generation model was introduced which saw the model move further up-market.