Journal: The Land Rover Series Visualized

The Land Rover Series Visualized

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
September 9, 2014
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In conjunction with last week’s Land Rover video, we wanted to share more information about the Land Rover. So we’ve created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of all kinds of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the Series I initially sold for about £600?

 

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Buddy
Buddy

I live in Costa Rica and own a series IIA. Trying to fix her up is lots of fun. Also I have a Jeep wrangle in the states and would not trade either vehicle for anything.

Rob
Rob

The lwb Series III was replaced with the One Ten in 1983 (and later the Ninety joined the lineup), which became the Defender for MY91.

Ian Miles
Ian Miles

Guest (TJ Martin) and Vintage Son The ptorotype mule was based on a Jeep but what production parts were used from the Jeep?

TJ Martin
TJ Martin

…. and … did you also know that the original Land Rover was in fact built from a bunch of JEEP parts left over from the war ?

Vintage Son
Vintage Son

Land Rover would rather like you forget this.

David Carter

Not true. It was inspired by the jeep, but was a totally new fabrication. In the book, ‘They Found our Engineer’ early Land Rover engineer Arthur Goddard debunks that myth. An abortive vehicle known as ‘the Centre- Steer’ was built and discarded immediately. The first pre-production series one was a vastly different vehicle. The point of building the land-rover was to create a vehicle better than the war-surplus Jeeps Rover boss Maurice Wilkes had used on his estate in Anglesey.

UnfrozenCaveman
UnfrozenCaveman

Fact checker….paging the fact checker”…

Defender never sold in the US – ?

Mmmmmm…WRONG

D110 – 1993
D90 – 1994 – 1995 – 1997

Yoav Gilad
Yoav Gilad

Thanks for pointing it out… following is our source and in hindsight we took it to mean that Defenders were never, ever imported, but yes, they were much later on as you point out, in the mid-’90s. http://www.eastcoastrover.com/INFOSeriesIIIUSA.html