16 lastest Land Rover Defender 90 Old V New Featuring 1948 Series 1 And 2016 Heritage Edition

once Upon A Time When Someone Said Land Rover This Was What Came To Mind It's A Series 1 Land Rover The First Example Ever Registered In Australia And The 138 Vehicle Ever Built By The Iconic British Brand This Is A Car And A Brand With A Lot Of History Land Rover And This Model Itself Launched Way Back In 1948 In The Shadows Of World War 2 And It's Clear That The Inspiration Was The Army Spec Willys Jeep However Land Rover Says It's Car Was Always About Agriculture And We Believe This Particular Model Spent The Majority Of Its Life On A Farm Out Near Young History Tells Us That The Land Rover Was Only Supposed To Be Built For A Few Years Until Parent Company Rover Had Enough Cash Flow To Sort Out Its Luxury Car Offerings, But The Popularity Of The Land Rover Was Unprecedented And Here We Are Nearly 70 Years Down The Track And It Will Soon Be Time To Say Goodbye To This Icon That's Because An All-new Defender As The Hardcore Land Rover Is Now Known Will Be On The Scene In About 2018. So, What Better Time To Compare One Of The Oldest Land Rovers In Existence With A Couple Of Newer Ones The Current Models Are Still Built On The Same Production Line In Solihull England And While A Lot Has Changed Over The Years In Terms Of Interior Comfort Refinement And Engine Technology There Are A Few Things That Have Remained The Same Like The All Aluminium Alloy Body And Be Exposed Rivets Which Still Remain Pretty Cool Let's Take A Closer Look At The Series 1 And See Just How Basic The Original Land Rover Really Was Back In The Day The Original Land Rover Was.

So, Basic, But The Door Tops Were An Option. So, Was The Roof And It's Fair To Say That This Is Not What Anyone Would Have Considered Comfortable, But What It Was Was Highly Versatile Four-wheel Drive Meant You Could Go Pretty Much Anywhere And This Car Has Been Everywhere It's Been To Birds Field Would You Believe It Would Have Been A Slow Trip The Steering's Extremely Heavy And There's A Lot Of Play The Engine Is Ridiculously Noisy It's A 1.6 Liter Four-cylinder Petrol Four-speed Manual Gearbox And The Linkages Between The Gears Tight Let's Say Tight Wow Is It A Cool Thing To Drive Yes It Is Has It Got Plenty Of History Yes It Does Pretty Lucky To Be Able To Do This To Be Honest The Series 1 Series 2 And 2a And Series 3 All Came And Went And They Were Replaced By A Different Set Of Numbers The 19 For The Short Wheelbase And The 1:10 For The Long Wheelbase And Then Came A Named Defender And We Believe This Defender Maybe One Of The First Ever Produced Obviously It Looks More Modern It's Got A Fully Enclosed Body Full-size Doors And A Single-piece Windscreen, But Further To That The Defender The 90 And The 110 Took The Brand Forward In Terms Of Technology And Comfort Let's Go For A Drive And Find Out Just How Comfortable It Isn't When The Body Shape Changed To The 90 And 110 And Then The Defender After That It Brought With It A More Advanced Suspension Setup Coil Springs All Around And The Idea Was That It Will Make It More Comfortable And Offer Better Off-road Ability Due To Better Wheel Articulation We're Not Taking An Off-road Today, But. I Can Tell You It's A Mile More Comfortable Over Bumps Than The Old Series One It Also Brought With It New Engines This One For Example Has A 2.5 Liter Turbo Diesel And A Five-speed Manual Gearbox.

So, An Extra Gear Over The Old Series 3 And 2 And 2a And One And All The Ones That Came Before It Back 2.5 Liters Got About 80 Kilowatts And 240 Newton Meters Talk And It Does Feel Relatively Peppy Though It Is Extremely Loud And Down Low In The Rev Range It's Very Laggy One Of The Other Things That Got As Part Of The 90 And 110 Upgrade Was A Range Rover Derived Off-road System With Diff Lock Apparently That Makes It A Menace Off-road. I'm Not Going To Test It Though. I Don't Want To Wreck This Poor Owners Car It Didn't Have A Lot Of The Stuff That We're Used To These Days Didn't Have Air Conditioning For Example, But It's Got Vents You Can Open Up Underneath The Windscreen To Let Air Flow In That's Excellent, But It Does Have Power Searing That Makes A Massive Difference To The Maneuverability At Low Speeds Can Even Get A Decent Turning Circle Although Not Brilliant Still Bow Today's Standards And It's Also A Bit Of A Shame About The Brakes Because They Don't Really Work All Those Years Of Progress Have Led Us To This Point The Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage Edition A Limited Run Model That Sold Out In Australia And Probably Sold Out All Around The World As Well It's A Nod To The First Ever Land Rover Which Had The Number Plate HUV 166 And Was Affectionately Referred To As Hewing This Model Though Is A Long Way From Where The First Model Started Off It Builds Upon The 90, But With Some Authentic Sort Of Retro Style Changes Including The Grasmere Green Paint On The Body And The Wheels And It's Also Got The Original Land Rover Badges And The Authentic Looking Plastic Grille Inside That Land Rover Logo Is Also Embossed On The Almond Cloth Trim Seats While There Are Also Red And Yellow Trims Around The Gear Shifters And A Metallic Four-wheel-drive Plaque To Help You On Your Way.

So, It's Better Looking Inside And Out, But Does It Drive Any Better In Short It's Still Hard Work It's Still Hard To Get In And Out Of And It's Still Quite A Chore To Drive Particularly Around Town, But What It Is Like The Series One And The Defender Before It Is Characterful And Very Fulfilling To Drive It's A Lot Of Fun As Time Has Moved On There's Been Other Changes Such As A New Engine 2.2 Liter Turbo Diesel In This One And A New Gearbox Six-speed Manual To Have Gone From Four To Five To Six And It Retains Those Same Serious Off-road Capabilities, But We're Not Taking The Risk To Get This One Dirty It's Too Rare How Rare Is It Well Only 2654 Will Be Sold Worldwide That's A Tiny Point One Percent Of All Land Rover Series Models And Defenders Ever Made Total Is More Than 2 Million. So, It's Rare, If You're One Of The Fortunate Few Who Gets To Put One Of These In Your Garage You'll Be Happy To Know That While Times May Be Changing The Spirit Of Land Rover Certainly Has It We Just Hope That The Next Generation Defender Can Stay True To That Spirit Yeah Hey It Is Ha You.

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