See an Early Land Rover Do What Few Cars Today Can

The Land Rover Series 1 is regarded by many is the grandaddy of off-road vehicles. While we Americans are very aware of the fact that Land Rover was heavily influenced by America’s Willys Jeep, folks in many more corners of the globe have likely encountered a Land Rover of some kind.

Following WWII, Land Rover became a key vehicle in the UK, where many resources were still being rationed, and a county was still rebuilding. Despite the reputation of British cars as having poor build quality (especially when it comes to wiring and electronics), the “Landie” was a supremely reliable and dependable vehicle. 

See an Early Land Rover Do What Few Cars Today Can

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As you can see here, the vehicle is quite capable of operating on a 30-degree tilt, which means it can drive laterally across steep countryside.

See an Early Land Rover Do What Few Cars Today Can

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A fun fact brought up by Silodrome: the Series 1 came in “Land Rover Green,” but it was not by choice. Following WWII the particular military-style green was in great supply, therefore the only hue available in significant enough quantities in the highly rationed Britain. The color became synonymous with the first iteration of one of the world’s great off-roaders.

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