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Land Rover Celebrates 65 Years with Party and Special Defender

Event will be capped off with Land Rover-shaped cake parachuting into the party

The party celebrates the entire 65 years of Land Rover history

Land RoverLand RoverLand RoverUnited Kingdom, 1978 > present15 models
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celebrates its 65th anniversary on April 30 and is launching a special edition of the DefenderDefender Gen.1Land Rover Defender Gen.1United Kingdom, 1983 > present122 versions
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called the LXV, which is 65 in Roman numerals. It is also displaying a collection of 130 vintage Land Rovers at Packington Estate, which was the brand's original testing ground.

“Land Rover is celebrating 65 years of proud heritage. It is in fact a dual celebration, as March saw Land Rover deliver the strongest ever monthly and quarterly sales performance in its history,” said John Edwards, Land Rover’s Global Brand Director.

The special edition Defender LXV will only be available in the UK. All of the cars come as 90” Hard Top90 Defender Hard Top SLand Rover 90 Defender Ha...United Kingdom, 2007 > present1 photo
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models with a 2.2-liter diesel and six-speed manual with 120hp and 266lb-ft of torque. All of the cars come in Santorini Black with a Corris Grey roof and trim. It gets grey 16in wheels. There are LXV and Union Jack decals outside. Inside, the special editions get leather seats and a leather covered steering wheel and center console. Prices for the special edition start at £28,765.

The Defender has sold two million cars since introduction.

The event Packington Estate will include Land Rovers from the company’s entire history. It includes the original prototypesLand RoverLand Rover Land RoverUnited Kingdom, 1948 > present7 photos
from 1947 and 1948 and other prototypes from the 60s and 70s. It will also include many historic Land Rover service vehicles including those used as ambulances, on expeditions and in the military. The entire current lineup will also be on display.

To cap off the event, a member of the ‘Black Cats’ Royal Navy display team will parachute into the event to present a cake shaped like the first Land Rover. 

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