British Motor Museums

28th January 2018

2018 is Land Rover's 70th Anniversary

Land Rover will mark its 70th anniversary with a series of events and celebrations in 2018, beginning with the restoration of the vehicle that started it all – one of the three pre-production Land Rovers shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show launch. This gave the world its first glimpse of the shape that would become instantly recognisable as a Land Rover.

The first Land Rovers were shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show; this original launch vehicle has been missing for the last 63 years. Recently discovered, it’s the world’s most historically significant unrestored Land Rover. Experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry will preserve the history and sympathetically restore the famous vehicle in 2018

Bicester Heritage has a brand-new event for Land Rover connoisseurs, collectors, preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts will pay tribute to the iconic marque at Bicester Heritage over the weekend of May 26 and 27, 2018. Land Rover Legends brings together the vehicles, the people and the stories behind the global name to celebrate everything special about Land Rover past and present.

2018 sees the 70th anniversary of the introduction of the first Land Rover in 1948, and the event sets out to showcase the very best examples, from original vehicles to renovated and restored cars, including prototype and pre-production vehicles, production models, rare conversions, military derivatives, bespoke conversions and much more, from the 1948 Series 1 to the very latest models. As Dunsfold Land Rover are not holding an Open Day in 2018 they will be ensuring that this event is special. Tickets will be available later in the year.

Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, OX27 8AL

A train load of Land Rovers in the 1970's

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