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News Land Rover Celebrates 70 Years With Restoration of 1948 Series I

18:53  12 january  2018
18:53  12 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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This 1948 Land Rover was the first of the pre-production run that promoted the launch of the now-iconic Series I . This specific example, shown at the Amsterdam Motor Show that same year , went missing in the 1950s before resurfacing in 2016 when spotted in a garden in Birmingham in the U.K

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This 1948 Land Rover was the first of the pre-production run that promoted the launch of the now-iconic Series I. This specific example, shown at the Amsterdam Motor Show that same year, went missing in the 1950s before resurfacing in 2016 when spotted in a garden in Birmingham, U.K.

Land Rover is taking advantage of the chance to bring the discovered classic back to life as the first project of its 70-year anniversary celebration. The Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry is leading the charge on the restoration.

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This 1948 Land Rover was the first of the pre-production run that promoted the launch of the now-iconic Series I . This specific example, shown at the Amsterdam Motor Show that same year , went missing in the 1950s before resurfacing in 2016 when spotted in a garden in Birmingham

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JLR plans to preserve the vehicle while also maintaining the natural patina it developed over the 63 years it fell off Land Rover's radar.

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Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director Tim Hannig said in a statement, "This Land Rover is an irreplaceable piece of world automotive history and is as historically important as 'Huey', the first pre-production Land Rover. Beginning its sympathetic restoration here at Classic Works, where we can ensure it's put back together precisely as it's meant to be, is a fitting way to start Land Rover's 70th anniversary year."

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Hannig also said that this would be the same time of the year that the pre-production Series I would have been in final stages of preparation before it made its debut in Amsterdam.

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This 1948 Land Rover was the first of the pre-production run that promoted the launch of the now-iconic Series I . This specific example, shown at the Land Rover is taking advantage of the chance to bring the discovered classic back to life as the first project of its 70 - year anniversary celebration .

Land Rover Celebrates 70 th Birthday. three pre-production vehicles, dubbed the Series I , at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948 Read later 0.

"Huey" is actually a higher spec than the production cars that would follow with thicker aluminum bodywork, a galvanized chassis, and a removable rear tub. Land Rover says the Lime Green paint will also be kept as part of the completed project.

a close up of a device© Motor Trend Staff Jaguar Land Rover's Classic Works will host previous owners during the restoration so they can see the Series I while it's in the shop and give some insight into its history after it went missing.

Expect to see more from this Series I at the end of the year, when Land Rover will show off the finished product, which should be in driving shape by the conclusion of 2018.

Source: Jaguar Land Rover

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