Birth of an Icon - The Original Land Rover in 1:18 Scale
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92243 Original Land Rover, £99.99
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This 1:18 scale model is very authentic, complete with canvas-looking plastic roof, utilitarian interior and headlights behind the grille (a feature that lasted only two years).
Brief History - The first Land Rovers (later known as the Series I) were launched in 1948, loosely based on but in fact sharing no components with the Willys Jeep. Much of the design was dictated by what was available: military surplus paint (hence the green), aluminium/magnesium alloy bodywork (steel was rationed), and a sturdy box section ladder chassis.
It was meant to be a stop-gap light agricultural vehicle for Rover to sell until production of passenger cars resumed, but became a runaway success with over 1,000,000 produced by 1976.
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