Land Rover celebrate the life of the Defender

The last current Land Rover Defender has been built in Solihull, leaving a strong legacy in its wake.

More than 700 current and former employees of Land Rover’s Solihull plant have gathered to celebrate the life of 68-year-old model, while Land Rover also announced their new Heritage Restoration Programme.

Based at the Solihull site, a team of experts will oversee the restoration of a number of Series Land Rovers, sourced from all over the world, ready to go on sale in the summer of 2016.

The Defender Celebration featured a 25-vehicle procession, including the final Defender to be produced from the line. This commemorative vehicle was manufactured with a hood cleat (as seen on original Defenders and used on Soft Top specifications since 1948) and will find a home in the Jaguar Land Rover Collection.

A new digital scrapbook, the online ‘Defender Journey’ platform, will also allow Defender enthusiasts to upload their memories of the historic vehicle and preserve its memory.

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