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The real Defender are not build anymore

A legend says goodbye – the Defender of the automobil manufacturer Land Rover. The production end after 68 years breaks many Land Rover enthusiast ‘s heart. More than 2 million Defender
have rolled off the assembly line since 1948 in Solihull/UK.

The production method of the Land Rover Defender was almost unchanged until the last vehicle. Most of the 4190 assembly steps in Solihull have been made mainly by hand. A Defender consists of 8953 parts, which are joined together.

No technical details without dozens of knobs in the Defender – superfluous useless rubbish. An 4X4 Offroad vehicle with visible welds, screws and rivets. Simple and original. He is loved and is still an original.  No offroader is as multifaceted as the Land Rover Defender still an original.

Used around the world for expeditions, Off Road competitions, rallies and hard work in the forestry and inserts in the military. A Worker – like the beginning of his story. The father of the Defenders (Series I) was Maurice Walks. Inspired by the Willys Jeep, Maurice Walks wanted produced a utility vehicle for farmers in Great Britain. A Land Rover Defender “can reach almost any destination” – and every Defender Driver can confirm this. After the post-war years the Defender, used only as a utility vehicle, became famous as the offroad icon in the whole world. Maurice Walks concept worked out and the Defender became a huge export hit. After only two years the Defender has been sold in 70 countries – at the present time there are 160 countries.

His driver are as different as it can only be. Eequally driven and appreciated by the expedition travelers, foresters, Offroader, lawyers and families. Defender drivers greet one another, for example, because they communicate a certain attitude via the offroad vehicle Land Rover Defender.

One of the most famous 4×4 off road cars are gone

We will miss him! Fortunately, he is still very present on the roads all over the world – so fast a Defender can not be beaten up.

My Compliments Defender!