Only last week we bemoaned the fact you can’t drive ‘heritage’ cars on the Land Rover Experience, and what should drop out of the GRR virtual mailbag this morning?
Yes, a press release announcing a new Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience to be launched in Warwickshire this summer, accompanied by a trio of pics of a pristine 1970 Range Rover which we hope will be part of the test fleet – especially if our next mailbag contains an invite to go and drive it… *cough*.
Today’s missive – perhaps more significantly – also contains details of a new Land Rover Heritage division that will be launching at the huge Techno Classica show in Essen tomorrow.
It’s part of JLR’s Special Operations outfit, and will supply official ‘factory’ parts created using original tooling methods.
Support will be ramped up for vehicles that are older than 10 years, we’re told – including the supply of ‘salvage and extended service parts’ for Range Rover P38 and Discos 1 and 2, while Series I, II and III Landies will benefit from an increasing number of reintroduced part numbers.
With production of current Defender soon to end, we’re very glad to hear that Land Rover has committed to supply replacement parts for 15 years for that too!
(We’ve detailed GRR colleague Andy Craig to drive to Essen in a Rolls-Royce Wraith tomorrow, poor fellow, so expect more from the show soon…)