This is a uniquely lavish but well-informed photo-book crammed with unusual Land Rover aspects and moments. The astonishing lifespan of the much-loved traditional Land Rover runs from 1948 to 2016, running through Series I, Series II, Series III and 90/110 to the final Defenders. A new Defender, to be launched in 2020, represents the first of a brand-new generation. This original pictorial history from successful motoring writer and journalist Giles Chapman presents a carefully compiled selection of photographs – many rarely seen – with concise and considered commentary on the 'proper' Land Rovers. With arresting imagery that pays homage to the Land Rover's tenacious ability, rugged engineering and place in our world, the fresh, stylish and beautiful design acts as a backdrop to the life of these legendary vehicles.
About the Author
GILES CHAPMAN is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history and culture of cars. He has been editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world’s best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994 has worked freelance across a huge variety of media. His many books include My Dad Had One of Those, Worst Cars, Cars We Loved in the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s and 80s, Chapman’s Car Compendium, 100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of, and Britain's Toy Car Wars. He lives in Kent.