2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the British brand. To commemorate this occasion, Land Rover will be lining up a series of events and celebrations throughout the year. To start off the proceedings, there could not have been a better that undertaking the restoration of an original Land Rover that launched the brand 70 years ago.
The rusty machine that you see here was one of the very first Land Rover that was showcased to the public at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show, and had gone missing for more than 63 years, only to be discovered recently near its spiritual home in Solihull. The one-year-long restoration of this important piece of Land Rover history will be undertaken by the same people who are behind the Land Rover series 1 Reborn programme, where Series 1 Land Rovers are restored for customers. Images: Land Rover