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Year of Defender – 2015 Land Rover Defender Assembly in Solihull

Land Rover released a large amount of info for the final year of Defender production.  I’ll be posting all the info over the next few days.  But to start, the collection of images from the assembly line at the original factory in Solihull.

Starting with these two pictures showing the two parts that never changed after 60+ years.  On the left you’ll see the 2014 part, not yet painted.  And on the right, the part on my 1971 Land Rover Series IIA.

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Land Rover Defender Assembly Line in 2015

Have to post this video just because it’s perfect.

2013 Land Rover Defender, Still perfect, now better #landrover

Clearing out some posts before the Range Rover stuff goes crazy.

Some nice tweaking of the Defender for 2013, still perfect, now better.

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STRENGTHENING THE APPEAL OF THE ICONIC LAND ROVER DEFENDER

 

– Two new body colours – Barolo Black and Havana

– Four new contrast roof colours

– Option of new premium seat design increases driving comfort

– Upgraded Alpine sound system

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Land Rover launches the new 2011 Defender X-Tech Limited Edition

A new Defender limited edition is always fun but bittersweet because I know we’ll never see it in the US, at least not in it’s current iteration.  After doing a complete restore on 1971 Series IIA(www.roverhaul.com), it’s the little things on the Defender that really catch my eye.  Even with 40 years separating my 1971 and this 2011, the 2011 still has visible pop-rivets – very cool!  Even that “upgraded interior” – it’s just so classic Land Rover – window controls in the center!

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LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES THE NEW 2011 DEFENDER X-TECH LIMITED EDITION

  • Class-leading all-terrain capability with a raw and edgy style.
  • Striking Zermatt Silver exterior, with contrast Santorini Black finish to the roof and wheel arches, and an Ebony interior.
  • Introduction of 16 inch Saw Tooth alloy wheels.
  • On sale from March 2011 starting at £24,995

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