I’d never spotted that before. Bizarrely, the proportions of the lights look equally at home in the Maestro van as they do on the considerably larger Disco. Weird.
Great to see one of these on here - must be almost ready to drive!
Not weird at all.
land rover made great press when they launched the disco about how quickly they went from concept to production.
one major thing for us engineers is that they went straight from a CAD model to cutting the tool for the roof without building any clay models, or scale models.
They saved alot of time and engineering resource but using as much as they could from other British Leyland cars.
Iirc the chassis is pretty much a range rover.
So onto the rear lights. The stylist/ designer freely admitted at the time that he'd used the ones from a maestro van and that was what forced the design of the rear uprights for the disco. And because they have tried to keep a connection the series 2 and 3 Discos have the same shape but not the actual lights.
Strange that they were then too high for some markets and they had to put some lights in the rear bumper too.
In OLLI circles the thing to do is put bulbs and wiring to them and throw the ones away from the bumper.