LAND ROVER PRO­TO­TYPE SET FOR RESTORA­TION

4 Wheel & Off Road - - DRIVELINES -

Seventy years ago, Land Rover showed three pre­pro­duc­tion pro­to­types at the 1948 Am­s­ter­dam Mo­tor Show to launch the now-iconic brand. One of the three dis­ap­peared for more than 60 years be­fore it was dis­cov­ered, in a strange twist of fate, just a few miles from Soli­hull, where it was orig­i­nally built. Af­ter in­spect­ing and ver­i­fy­ing the long-lost pro­to­type, LR has be­gun a “sym­pa­thetic restora­tion” that will get it run­ning again but pre­serve its patina.

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