This month we really wanted to blog about something a bit different to our usual cleaning spiel, even though we do love letting you all know about our excellent machines! We feel somewhat sad at SRS, because after 67 years of production the last original Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line in January, with a planned replacement due to be available late 2018, early 2019.
In the 67 years since the Series I Land Rover was unveiled on April 30, 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show, production has continued non-stop through 14 different Prime Ministers, two monarchs, the start and end of the Cold War and 17 Summer Olympic Games! The Series I Land Rover also just happened to be released the same year that the NHS was born. I think it’s fair to say it’s a pretty iconic vehicle for an iconic period in British history!
For many years we have utilised the Land Rover Defender as the main towing model within our vehicle fleet. As well as looking the part they have been fantastic for delivering equipment the length and breadth of the UK and in our opinion nothing compares to them in terms of durability and towing performance!
It’s fair to say that we’ve come to the end of an automotive era, but as always, when one door closes another one opens! With an order placed for a batch of current models to help see us through until the new Defender is available we wait with anticipation for the first ones to roll off the production line!