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In Pictures: Land Rovers have been tackling rough terrain since 1948

As Land Rover's oldest vehicle, the Defender has had a cult following around the world. Fans hold onto their antiquated rigs and love them like precious cargo.

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1947 centre-steering prototype

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65 years of Land Rover - Heritage Series I

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65 years of Land Rover - Heritage Series I

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Winston Churchill with his Series I Land Rover

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1948 Land Rover pre-production, No. 1 model

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1949 Land Rover Series 1 Tickford Station Wagon

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1950s Land Rover Series 1 on safari

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1955 Land Rovers

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1955 Land Rover

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1985 Land Rover Heritage Defender 110 police vehicle

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1988 Land Rover Defender 90 soft top

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1990 Land Rover Heritage Defender 110

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1998 Land Rover Heritage Defender 110

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2003 Land Rover Heritage Defender 110 inch.

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2003 Heritage Defender 110

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2003 Land Rover Heritage Defender 130 inch, built as a fire truck

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2005 Land Rover Heritage Defender 110

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2006 Land Rover Herirage Defender

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2008 Vehicle lineup

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2012 Defender special edition

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2013 Defender

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2013 Defender interior

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2013 Defender Special Edition

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DC100 concept vehicle

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DC100 concept vehicle

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