The idea of making a small utility vehicle was seeded by Rover's Maurice Wilks, an automotive and aeronautical engineer after the end of World War II. He saw the success of the Willys Jeep that was so successful during the war in all the war zones. Actually, the first prototype of the Land Rover was produced by using the chassis of a Willys Keep along with a Rover made car engine.
After several changes, the first in-house Land Rover was produced in 1948. This was called Series I and was produced for nearly a decade. The Series II was launched in 1958 and came in two different length sizes 2200 mm (also known as 88) and 2800 mm (also known as 109) long. It was in-house designer David Ernest Bache who decided to use the ‘barrel side’ waistline. The SUV was given a 2.25 litre petrol engine. The pick-up version was made using the longer 2800 mm chassis.
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||15 x 7 x 6.5|