The Series Land Rovers
It all started in 1948 when the Wilks brothers looked for a vehicle to bring Rover over the first after-war years: The beginning
This soon led to many years of production of what was later called the Series I: Serie I: The complete story. The 50ies Land Rovers were still very "basic" even for that times' standards: A 1955 Series I interior. Compare this to the later production Interiors. But production quickly increased and Land Rover had several Milestones. What gives a good impression of that era is the advertising: Early advertising.
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In 1958 the Series I was followed by the Series II, IIA and IIB: Series II.
Here are some Series Two stories by Takeo:
Soap opera, in six episodes:
Tequila Sunset (A mexican journey)
For working Series Landrover see also the Veterans page:
Even later came the Series III, which has its own section on this site now. Check for newest additions.
The military quickly developed interest in the all-terrain capabilities. Many special models were produced like the amphibian version, the 110 inch guntractor, the Centaur half-track and maybe the most famous, the Pink Panthers. In Belgium the Minerva served well in the armed forces.
But the civilian market also had its fair share of specialised models like the Cuthbertson conversions , the Forest Rover and the Carawagon and Dormobiles. Fire fighting vehicles were produced from the very beginning on. Also a very specialised bunch were the State Review vehicles. Very interesting prototype models were the 100 inch Prototypes
Series vehicles were often transformed into Hybrids