Defender: A Legend's History

In 2015, we're celebrating 67 years of the beloved, iconic Defender. Our in-depth 'History of a Legend Series' will trace the rich lineage of our original 4x4.

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History of a Legend: Series I

The story of how the Series l went form stop-gap to must-have.

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History of a Legend: Series II

The second instalment of our six-part series tracing the lineage of our beloved Defender begins in April 1958, ten years into Land Rover production.

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History of a Legend: Series III

The third part of our series tracing the history of the Defender. Launched in August 1971, the Series III would go on to prove Land Rover's enduring appeal.

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History of a Legend: 90 to 130

The Land Rover 90, 110, & 130 - all released within a two-year period - were significant departures from the Series III. Here's the story of their development.

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History of a Legend: Defender

In 1990 the original Land Rover gained its own name: Defender. Twenty-five years later, it's proved itself as a mainstay of off-road challenges.

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History of a Legend: Defender 2007

Further improvements to our Defender allowed for quieter, more efficient long-distance cruising, without compromising it's renowned off-road capabilities.

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