Snapshot, 1948: Land Rover embraces life on the edge
While most cars’ ‘safe operating angle’ is far less than five degrees, let alone 30, Land Rover isn’t here to be like most other automotive manufacturers. And although the Series I off-roader has been designed and built as a short-term venture to keep the Rover car company busy and in business throughout the depressed post-War years, the small company from Newborough, Anglesey, has a successful future ahead of it — one that not only includes a Royal Warrant from King George VI but also a devoted following from British and international fans alike. We’d like to wish a very happy 70th birthday to Land Rover — may you have at least another 70 years of pushing the boundaries of possibility.
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