The Land Rover Defender is an iconic off-road vehicle – one of the most easily recognisable vehicles in existence. This British four-wheel-drive vehicle was first made in 1983, but is a direct descendant of the original Land Rover, which was launched in 1948.
It is one of the most versatile ground vehicles ever produced. As a matter of fact, it has been described as a vehicle that can do everything, a claim that isn’t far from the truth. The Defender has seen service in several variants over the years with private individuals, sports, agriculture, entertainment, construction, and even the military. There was even an amphibious version – the Defender 90 – built in 1989. The only variant that hasn’t been made is one that flies.
Land Rover announced in 2015 that the Defender will be replaced. In December 2015, the last Defender rolled off the production line at the Land Rover plant in Solihull, UK. Enjoy photos of the glorious roll off below: