Land Rover Celebrates Iconic Defender With Replica '48 Production Line

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Land Rover has opened to the public a replica version of its 1948 production line used to produce the iconic Series I Defender. The tour will take people through a re-creation of the original manufacturing process at Land Rover's Solihull facility.

The new attraction is expected to draw over 20,000 visitors before UK production of the Defender ends later this year. The tour will showcase replica models in various stages of production, each created with meticulous attention to detail.

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The British firm enlisted one of the most renowned Land Rover enthusiasts and curator of the Dunsfold Collection of historic Land Rovers, Phil Bashall, to create the replica models. It was a truly mammoth task to obtain all the parts required for the exhibits, with Bashall admitting, "It's been a struggle at times, but a real labour of love to source all of the original parts needed for vehicles that stopped production so many years ago."

So if you are in that part of the world, and adore old Land Rovers, this tour is definitely a must-do. The cost of the tour is £45 (INR 4,200) and you can get all the details HERE.

Story first published: Friday, January 30, 2015, 18:04 [IST]
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