The final Defender
LAND Rover marked the end of an era when production of its iconic Defender model came to an end after 68 years yesterday .
The vehicle has been in continuous production at the Coventry car maker’s Solihull factory since 1948.
A special celebration to mark the end of a key chapter of Land Rover history was held at the Lode Lane plant.
It was attended by 700 people, including current and former employees and special guests.
They witnessed the final Defender rolling off the production line before a ceremony hosted by former Top Gear presenters Vicki Butler- Henderson and Quentin Wilson.
The celebration culminated with a parade featuring a whole host of Land Rover vehicles, ranging from the first Land Rover ever made to the Defender created for the Lara Croft Tomb Raider film. It also included the final Defender to roll off the production line.
In all 2,016,933 Defenders and its Land Rover predecessor have been built in Solihull.