A last goodbye to the iconic off-roader – London-based firm Overfinch has created a limited-edition model to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary and the end of the line for the Defender model. The special edition Defender gets an...Show More Summary
The End Edition commemorates the end of the Defender's long production run.
Land Rover celebrated 68 years of history as the last of the current Defenders was produced at its famous Solihull production facility. Read the rest of the story at: Last of the current Land Rover Defender is built in Solihull
Legends… Icons… We’re losing more and more of them these days, and in motoring terms few legends cast a bigger shadow than the Land Rover Defender. Certainly in the off-road realm. The modern realities of safety, design ergonomics and general cabin geometry mean the Defender’s days have been numbered for some time – it was just […]
The Isle of Man is a 220 square-mile splinter of the U.K. floating between England and Ireland. Host to (in)famous motorcycle racing and a spectacular auto museum, they love their cars out there. Especially Land Rovers. Read more...
The end of Land Rover Defender production was initially scheduled for 2015, but the model got a stay of execution – for about a month. Land Rover rolled the very last Defender off production lines on Friday, putting an end to 68 years of Series/Defender production. Show More Summary
What do Paul McCartney, Queen Elizabeth, James Bond and British farmers have in common? They all drive the Land Rover Defender - or they did, until it was discontinued this week. It's the end of an era for this British icon, the car that captured the hearts of civil servants, agricultural workers and celebrities alike. Show More Summary
after 68 years of production at land rover’s solihull factory, the last defender rolled down the line, commemorated by 700 past and current line workers. since 1948 more than two million vehicles have been built, following in the wheeltracks of the the first land rover series i built at solihull, affectionately dubbed huey. Show More Summary
VideoLand Rover Defender at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 (Picture by Bertel Schmitt) It’s simple: Move to Japan. New Land Rover Defenders can be bought in Japan as easily as rice balls. On Friday, the last of the Land Rover Defenders rolled off the company’s Solihull factory in West Midlands, UK, [...]
After a 15-year run as executive director of the Studebaker National Museum, Rebecca Bonham retired yesterday, handing the reins over to Patrick Slebonick. The South Bend Tribune took the opportunity to chat with Bonham about her time with the museum and what she considers her finest achievement there. Also this week, the last Land […]
The final version of the current Land Rover Defender has rolled off the assembly line floor in Solihull, England, ahead of an all-new version that will debut by 2018. The final model – a Defender 90 short-wheelbase Heritage Edition Soft Top variant with a canvas roof – rolled off the line on Friday in the […]
Every year, when the Qatar Motor Show rolls around, we're presented with a new dazzling but certainly insane supercar. Thankfully, this year is no different. See also: End of an era: Land Rover Defender production stops today The wild and undoubtedly unpleasant-looking "Elibriea" supercar debuted this week at the global auto show. Show More Summary
Let me ask you a question: What's better than one $4.5-million, 740-horsepower Lamborghini Veneno Roadster? The answer is two, of course. See also: End of an era: Land Rover Defender production stops today If the car's looks, power and...Show More Summary
After 67 years, production of the iconic Land Rover Defender ends today. It’s an amazing feat that the Defender has lasted this long. It was a utilitarian vehicle developed at a time when going off-roading meant just going. It helped Europe rebuild after World War II. Show More Summary
The last Land Rover Defender rolled off the line Friday at the Solihull, UK facility, according to the automaker. The wildly uncomfortable, loud and grandfather to all Land Rovers will live on, albeit in name only — the next-generation Defender is already in the works. Show More Summary
Land Rover’s Solihull plant in the United Kingdom has been churning out Defenders since 1983. Production at the site goes back much further, though, as it was here that the Defender’s predecessor, the original Land Rover Series, was built since 1948. Today, production of the SUV icon at the site came to an end with the last example, a...
The last of the current Land Rover Defender models has rolled off the production line in Solihull after 68 years of production. More than 700 current and former Solihull employees involved in the production of Series Land Rover and Defender vehicles attended the event, which also marked the announcement of a new Heritage Restoration Programme. […]
Pour one out for the Land Rover Defender. Surrounded by more than 700 current and former employees from the Solihull plant, the last one ever rolled off the assembly line today. Read more...
After 68 years, the Land Rover Defender is out of production.