The first Land Rover was officially presented in 1948, at the Amsterdam Motor Show. The car was offered in single configuration: open body on 80 inch (2032 mm) short-wheelbase chassis.
During the 1970s and 80s the evolution of Land Rover and Range Rover had continued. Land Rover recognition had grown even more through such events as the Paris-Dakar Rally, which demonstrated outstanding capabilities of these vehicles.
Vintage Range Rover Classic model was discontinued in 1996. Throughout 26 years, 317 615 units were built. In 2002, the third-generation model was introduced which saw the model move further up-market.