Land Rover Discovery history: Series 1 1989-1998 Series 2 1998-2005 Discovery 3 (LR3) 2004-2009 Discovery 4 (LR4) 2009-2016 Discovery 5 2016 (2017MY) Though Land Rover refer to the new Discovery as the 5th generation model there have really been three major model generations with Series 1&2 and Discovery 3&4 being based on the same basic architecture
The Last Land Rover Defender Rolls Off Assembly Line
Land Rover celebrated 68 years of history as the last of the current Defenders was produced at its famous Solihull production facility.
To mark the occasion Land Rover invited more than 700 current and former Solihull employees involved in the production of Series Land Rover and Defender vehicles to see and drive some of the most important vehicles from its history, including the first pre-production ‘Huey’ Series I as well as the last vehicle off the production line, a Defender 90 Heritage Soft Top.
Though it was the (oversize?) white steel wheels on this John Major era Discovery that really caught our attention, that flat paint is truly striking. We are told it is the result of an attempt by the prior owner to match an original Land Rover green. We aren’t sure if it is a match, but it looks pretty smart nonetheless.