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Land Rover Defender: A legend, reborn

The original Land Rover Defender was one of the most iconic automobiles ever. When production ended in 2017, the wailing and gnashing of teeth could be heard around the world. Is there any sense in trying to resurrect a legend with a luxury car that 

In 1947, the brothers Spencer and Maurice Wilks, owners of the Rover automobile company, had to come up with a plan to save their business after World War II had ravaged the British economy. The original idea was to build a local version of the Fiat Topolino, but British families didn’t have the money to buy new cars then, not even a tiny mouse of a car. Then Maurice had a brainwave: He loved puttering around the family farm in an old army Jeep, left behind by the Americans after the war.

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