60 years ago today, a motoring icon made its public debut, when the original Land Rover was shown at a motor show in Amsterdam, on April 30, 1948.
The current Defender is clearly descended from that first vehicle, known as a Series 1. Extraordinarily, they even share a couple of original parts, an oil filler plug and a cleat for tying down the canvas roof.
Today, Land Rover presents with a five-model line-up headed by the Range Rover, and record global sales of over 226,000 vehicles in 2007.
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