Epic - The New Land Rover Defender Limited Edition Book Sealed crathorne. Roger Crathorne - Matthias Pfanmueller - Boris Schmidt. Rare & Hard to Find.
Book is brand new and sealed, although there are a couple of very small tears to the cellophane wrapping - see photos. New Defender story, from design, concept to build and production. One name, two concepts: the Classic Land Rover Defender was the ultimate all-terrain, all purpose vehicle for many decades, cherished by enthusiasts all over the world.
And it will happen again with the New Defender. This book explains why both models represent the right solution for their time but still share the same goal: go anywhere, do everything. Having long-term ties with Land Rover and exclusive access to the product planning of modern Defender, the knowledgeable authors present a comprehensive summary from genesis to series production of a capable automobile that is ready to inherit a legendary claim: "The Best 4x4xFar". For the former CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, Ralf Speth, the new Defender book was a kind of farewell present. Right at the beginning of the 2.4 kilogram and 256 pages voluminous volume, Speth is allowed to plow through the famous "jungle" near Solihull in the new Land Rover and present the car in fine thread and with rubber boots.The jungle was created in 1948 when the first Land Rover was developed. The brand is now over 70 years old. Matthias Pfannmüller and FAZ editor Boris Schmidt have been with them for a long time. In 1997, they published the first Land Rover book in German, which has been updated several times. While it was always about the brand as a whole, this new work, of which this is the English edition, deals exclusively with the original Land Rover, which has been called Defender since the early 1990s. There was outcry from the many fans around the world when the Defender was discontinued in January 2016, but in 2020 the model came back, technically completely new, without rigid axles, but at first glance a Defender. For this book, Pfannmüller and Schmidt brought Land Rover veteran Roger Crathorne into the team of authors.
Nobody knows the brand better than he does, as he has spent his entire professional life in Solihull and has built up an extensive, private archive. Crathorne has given decades of his life to Land Rover, earning himself the nickname "Mr Land Rover". In addition to a representation of the history, the entire route to the new Defender is traced, from the first drawing to the prototype construction, to the fresh factory in Nitra, Slovakia.This is the ultimate coffee-table book for any Defender owner or fan. 30cm x 30cm 12 " x 12" approx. , over 3cm (1.25) thick and weighing it at over 2.4Kg, there are 256 pages in full colour and printed on quality heavy-stock paper.
Originally given away by Land Rover to buyers of the New Defender, only a limited number were printed and it is now very hard to find. This item is in the category "Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Automobilia". The seller is "blueyucca" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Vietnam.