British Motor Museums

17th July 2018

A convoy of 70 rare and important Land Rovers stole the show at Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of a record parade up the famous Goodwood Hill, celebrating 70 years of Land Rover.

The largest ever batch of vehicles to drive up the famous hill were led by a recreation of the very first Land Rover – a Centre Steer prototype – and ‘HUE 166’, the first Series I pre-production prototype from 1948.

The Series I was such a success that it spawned the Series II and Series III, an example of which became the millionth Land Rover sold just 28 years after the very first prototype. That millionth car also appeared in the parade, as part of a group of 25 early Series I, II and III vehicles including fire engines, SAS vehicles, aircraft crash rescue and African expedition heroes – demonstrating the breadth of versatility of Land Rover over the years.

All four generations of Range Rover featured in the convoy, including a Trans-Americas Expedition example which crossed the all-but-impassable Darien Gap in 1971 and a 2004 example used by Cheshire Police. Also present was Land Rover’s Discovery nameplate showcased with an example of each of the five generations, including a round-the-world expedition car, the first Discovery ever built and the millionth Discovery to roll off the line.

Land Rover’s very latest crops of off-road vehicles were there as well. Jaguar Land Rover UK Sales Director, Scott Dicken commented: “As we continue to celebrate Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary throughout 2018, today was a real highlight. “I would like to express our gratitude to all the owners, collectors and enthusiasts who joined us for this event.”

Land Rover 70th Anniversary
The Convoy
Convoy continues
and continues..
Great sight

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