land rover series III in Zürich

i spotted this little gem carousing the streets of zürich switzerland. The Land Rover Series I, II, and III, commonly referred to as “Series” Land Rovers, are off-road vehicles produced by the British manufacturer Land Rover that were inspired by the US-built Willys Jeep. Land Rover says that 70% of these vehicles ever made are still in use today—a claim first made in the 1992 brochure and repeated many times since, being much publicised when cited by Richard Hammond of the BBC’s Top Gear, though this has got to be more hubris than reality… hardly seems possible.

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3 Responses to “land rover series III in Zürich”

  1. steve lodefink Says:

    The figures are certainly outdated and exaggerated. However, I can see how an an aluminum bodied line of vehicles would last much longer. The main reason that someone stops repairing a lovable old (classic) car and junks it, is because the body rusts away.

  2. patrick Says:

    impressed with your knowledge steve…. how did you know it was an aluminum bodied vehicle ?

  3. steve lodefink Says:

    I’ve seen them with practically no paint left on ‘em.

    Iv’e coveted the Series Land Rovers for a long time.

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