April 30th marked the 65th anniversary of Land Rover, and to commemorate this milestone around 150 heritage vehicles attended a celebratory event at Packington Estate, the original testing ground for Land Rover.
The heritage vehicles demonstrated Land Rover’s legendary breadth of capability, with ploughing, emergency service, military, expedition, royal and concept vehicles all firmly positioning Land Rover as the world’s most versatile vehicle.
'HUE 166' was the very first Series I Land Rover, affectionately known by many as 'Huey', and was on prominent display at the event. To celebrate further, a ‘HUE’ birthday cake was flown in by special delivery in a Lynx helicopter by a member of the ‘Black Cats’ Royal Navy display team.
The occasion also set the scene for the world debut of a Special Edition Defender – the LXV (65 in Roman numerals). Available in five different body styles, the LXV is based on the standard Land Rover Defender which evolved from the original Land Rover. This iconic family of utility vehicles – Land Rover Series I, II, III and Defender – has now sold in excess of two million units.
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