Land Rover showcases 50 years of vehicle history

Vehicle variety also featured during gathering at Goodwood SpeedWeek

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Lord March drives the Land Rover 4x4 demonstration chassis at the front of the parade during Goodwood SpeedWeek | Land Rover photos

Land Rover’s 50th anniversary party continued at the recent Goodwood SpeedWeek, where 50 Range Rovers paraded around the racing circuit, parked for an aerial “50” photo, and also showcased the limited-edition Range Rover Fifty model.

Leading the parade, which featured a variety of models including fire engines, expedition vehicles, ambulances and record-breakers, was a driveable chassis created in 1969 to demonstrate the original Range Rover 4×4 system. Right behind was Range Rover Fifty No. 1, the first of 1,970 such vehicles to be produced.

Land Rover 4x4 chassis demonstrator.
Land Rover 4x4 chassis demonstrator.
4×4 chassis demonstrator

“As we continue to celebrate Range Rover’s 50th Anniversary throughout 2020, it has been a pleasure to remind ourselves not only of some of the extraordinary forms that the Range Rover has taken over the years, but also the people and stories behind them,” said Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director. 

For more information on the limited-edition $145,000 Range Rover Fifty, visit the Land Rover website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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