sixty eight years after accomplishing the market, unit quantity two million arrives. Impressive figures that do now not summarize the history of a identify that speaks for itself: the Land Rover.
To have a good time this event, Land Rover proposes a very exceptional unit that has already been named Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 and will be auctioned at the well-known Bohams residence subsequent December. The quantity acquired in the public sale will additionally have a team spirit destination: it will be allotted amongst three charitable foundations.
The most curious component is the collaborative way in which this exceptional Land Rover has been conceived. For this, the technicians and engineers of the company known as exclusive ambassadors of the company and buddies to go to the amenities to share their ideas.
Curiosities: Did you understand that, Bear Grylls, the famous "The Last Survivor", is a Land Rover ambassador and was once one of these worried in the process? Can you image that how beautiful it is with the Land Rover Defender led headlights?
The end result is a Land Rover full of small memorial details. For example, it has an aluminum plate on which are the names of all these who helped in the building of the vehicle, on the fenders, leather-based seats and on the handles the seaside map has been engraved on whose sand it used to be drawn the first define of the automobile and the exclusive emblem of the two million has been protected in more than a few components of the car.
¡°My father met his brother on Red Wharf Bay seashore and drew a image in the sand the way he notion Land Rover should be done. That used to be the opening of everything, the idea of Land Rover. ¡± Stephen Wilks, son of Maurice Wilks, one of the founders of the brand.
In 1947 the Wilks brothers, executives of Rover, dreamed of manufacturing an all-terrain handy to the civil motorist (this kind of automobile was once linked to army life).
But how to structure that dream? They used the chassis of a World War II jeep and took the rear axle, a gearbox and a fuel engine from a Rover: so they created the first prototype. The car was once in the end introduced in 1948 and its manufacture commenced in 1949.
The physique of the first mannequin was once straight traces and made of aluminum panels, in view that at that time iron used to be a scarce material. The the front doorways had been detachable and had sliding glass in their top half. The automobile admitted up to 9 human beings thanks to its two rear benches. Without a doubt, one of its hallmarks was once the canvas roof with steel frame. Another one of your hallmarks? The army inexperienced shade for painting: it should no longer be otherwise. Although, over time, this has modified radically.