Some of the Most Desirable Land Rover Classics

If you’re considering purchasing a Land Rover Classic, you can expect to pay a high price. This article will discuss the most desirable models, including the Defender 90, the Velar prototypes, the LR2 and the Discovery II. If you’re interested in restoring an older Land Rover, consider sourcing parts from the original series. Depending on its condition, it can be easy to find parts for a Series 1 Land Rover, making a restoration easier and cheaper.

Series I

While there are many desirable classic Land Rovers to choose from, the Series I Land Rover 80″ is one of the most coveted models. The Land Rover Series I started production in 1948 and had an 80″ wheelbase and featured a four speed gearbox and a 1.6 L petrol engine.  Post world war II, Rover did not see huge demand in their luxury cars and in response produced a light agriculture utility vehicle to replace a war surplus Willys Jeep. The Series I had a ten year production run from 1948 to 1958 with the evolution including the introduction of a 2.0 L petrol engine in 1952 but it wasn’t until the 1954 Series I model that saw major improvements including an extended wheelbase to 86″ and a new model with a 107″ chassis which featured improved load space. Further evolution in 1955 introduced the first ever 5 door Land Rover and in 1957 the wheelbase extended to 109″ and introduced a new diesel engine before eventually it was succeeded with the Series II. 

Defender 90

The Defender 90 is one of the most sought after Land Rover classic models. The Dinky 90 model is the base-spec Defender, and there are variants of this model such as the X-Dynamic, XS Edition, V8 Carpathian Edition, and more. You can also choose from the S, SE, or HSE specification packs, as per your taste.

The longer Defender 110 made more sense if you had a family. It could seat eight people in three rows and had a flat boot floor when the rearmost row of seats folded away. The Defender 90 was created to compete with the Jeep, which is now a legendary icon in its own right. Sadly, the new airbag requirement meant that the Defender 90 was not able to stay on the market for a long time, and it eventually left dealerships in 1997. However, in the United Kingdom, the Defender 90 remained until 2016.

The Defender 90 has a long and rich history. It was the first Land Rover vehicle to enter service and served in the Middle East and Afghanistan. It has also proved itself in peacetime, proving its toughness during the G4 Challenge and the Camel Trophy. Despite its humble origins, the Defender 90 continues to be one of the most popular Land Rover models in the world. If you’re considering purchasing a classic Defender 90, it’s worth your time to research the vehicle’s history and its value.

Velar prototypes

The Velar is one of the most sought after Land Rover classics. This prototype has all of the hallmarks of a classic Land Rover: a thin steering wheel, heavy cornering, and a plethora of pre-production parts. But what makes the Velar prototype unique is its sheer rarity. The first Velar was made in 1967 with the last of its run built in 1970, the Velar badge was to act as a decoy in preparation for registering pre-production Range Rovers. Some of these cars were so special that they crossed the Sahara twice.

The Range Rover has evolved dramatically since its 1970 reveal. The modern Range Rover is the ultimate luxury SUV. It combines the inherent capability with superb levels of sophistication and design inspiration. 

Today, Velar prototypes are some of the most valuable Land Rover classics, and the most valuable of them are Velars and the later EFi and LSE four-doors. The later four-door models are even more valuable than their carburettor-powered counterparts. And if you have the funds and the desire to restore one, these vehicles can be one of the most valuable classics to own in today’s market.

Discovery II

The Land Rover Classic is an SUV that was produced from 1998 until 2004 by the Rover division of British Leyland. It was formally superseded by the second generation Range Rover. The new Discovery was heavily based on the Range Rover’s chassis, body structure, and drive-train. Listed below are some of the most famous and desirable examples of the Range Rover. Some of these vehicles are still in production and are available for sale today.

The Discovery is a family vehicle based on the Range Rover. It was introduced in the United States in 1994. It was distinguished by its raised roof, alpine window cluster, and rear door windows. It was a two-door model that quickly became a four-door. It also had a third row of jump seats. It had a unique exterior shape, with a blend of Range Rover front-end styling and Land Rover safari windows.