Land Rover was looking for ways to give the Series II more ground clearance.
“Next time you’re late for work, it’s worth remembering that nothing gets in the way of a Land Rover.”
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Fiat’s archives department has provided us with a full color promotional video that was shot shortly after the 500 was introduced in July of 1957.
According to Land Rover, the Defender only shares two components with the original model that was introduced in 1948.
General Motors designed and built a battery-powered Corvair in 1964. Largely experimental, the Electrovair was based on the four-door model but it reportedly had its rear doors welded shut in order to increase structural rigidity. Although the project had many shortcomings, engineers continued to develop the technology after the car was presented.
The Mercedes-Benz w123 series is one of the best-known cars ever to come out of Germany. Recognized on virtually every continent for its exceptional longevity, most of the 2,696,914 w123s built are still on the road today and the car is a rolling demonstration of the phrase “they sure don’t build ’em like they used …