Land Rover is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a gathering at their Lode Lane, England plant, which includes a speech by special guest Prince Charles. Land Rover owners from the past 60 years are showing off their collections at the event. Expect to see rare Land Rover models from the past six decades on display to the public for the first time.
Land Rover Defender
The Defender during combat patrol
Many of the Rovers showing up are Defenders – an estimated 70-80% of Defenders are still in use to this day. It proves the staying power of these magnificent machines.
The first Land Rover came off its assembly line in 1948 (pictured above) called the Hue or Huey.
This Land Rover appears to be doing a Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 inpression
The Range Rover has become one of the most popular civilian Rover models when it comes to sales. Though the original Land Rovers were built for military purposes, and due to rationing were constructed with aluminum instead of steel, along with other materials left over from airplane factories.
The non-military Range Rover