Photos via Net Car Show.
1970 was Range Rover's deb year. Throughout the year the car was exhibited at the Louvre, as an “outstanding piece of modern sculpture”. According to John Sweeny at Automobiles Deluxe, the directors of the Louvre intimated that the design was such that either to add or to take anything away from it would be to its detriment. With praise like that, it's not surprising that the first generation Range Rover was in production for some 26 years. The same design which was current in 1970 managed to remain relevant until 1996 when the body type finally changed, a true rarity in the car world.
Personally, I still think the Range Rover Classic looks relevant and magnificent.