The Range Rover Classic has been voted ‘Classic Car of the Year’ in the 4×4 class at the inaugural ‘Classic Golden Steering Wheel’ awards organised by Germany’s Auto Bild Klassik magazine.
Auto Bild magazine has been hosting the internationally-renowned ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ awards for modern cars since 1976, but this is the first time that its sister publication has presented awards dedicated to classic cars.
Readers of Auto Bild Klassik magazine were asked to vote for their favourite 4×4 from a list of ten including the Nissan Patrol, Toyota Land Cruiser, Ford Explorer and Mitsubishi Shogun. The Range Rover, celebrating its 40th birthday this year, was the voters’ choice.
Range Rover collector Gary Pusey was invited to loan his completely original, low mileage 1971 car for the award ceremony, which was held at Volkswagen’s Autostadt in Wolfsburg on the 23rd September, 2010. The award was presented to Christian Uhrig, Head of Marketing for Land Rover Germany.
Unlike the winning cars in the other categories, the Range Rover completed a 1,000 mile round trip to attend the event.