Such sad news, the end of the Land Rover as we know it.
Last Land Rover Defender rolls off production line after 68 years of iconic vehicles
Rover vehicles have been part of my life long hobby since the early 1960’s when I first found myself with enough money to buy a 1937 Rover. Since that time I have literally owned hundreds of cars, almost all British and almost all Rovers. Rover was one of the finest cars made in England and was deservedly given the title ” The poor mans Rolls Royce. I have posted several photos of cars I have owned over the years, and I include the new Mini because it was designed by Rover. The pedal car with the ever so cute driver is the only car without a Rover connection, but of course it had a few Rover parts attached.
One of Britain’s longest-lived vehicles will end production today after almost seven decades.
Defenders have been rolling off the production line at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Lode Lane plant for 68 years.
The ever-popular 4×4 represented the continuation of the very first Land Rover launched in April 1948, modelled on the war-time Jeep.
Time has been called on the Defender thanks to tough European Union emissions regulations.
The car’s ‘old-fashioned’ design also meant it could not conform to increasingly rigorous modern safety standards, reports the Birmingham Mail.
The end of an Era
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