About the car
Since 1948, Land Rovers have been manufactured by the British manufacturer Land Rover, based on the American Jeep Willys, they are all-terrain vehicles.
In 1947, just after the Second World War, the Land Rover was designed by engineer Maurice Wilks and his brother Spencer, director of the Rover company. It began production in 1948, with what was later called the Series I.
Originally launched at the Amsterdam show, it was developed for agricultural and light industrial use, employing a steel chassis and aluminum body.
From 1948 to 1951, the Land Rover was available in a single model with a 2.0 m wheelbase and a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 51 horsepower (37 kW).
About the Brand
Land Rover is a British car manufacturer specialized in the manufacture of luxury off-road vehicles and SUVs based in Coventry.
The company was founded in Solihull in 1948 by Spencer Wilks and his brother Maurice. The first cars named Land Rover were built in the summer of 1947. It was a simple and robust design, suitable for use in demanding environments. This vehicle was named for many years as “The Queen of the 4X4”.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps – manufacturer of diecast model cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, tanks, and automotive accessories, offers a wide variety of different scaled replicas. Their models of Formula 1 are made in either 1:18 or 1:43 scale.
The Minichamps range today includes models from all the major car manufacturers around the world and from various types of motor racing and sports teams. Originally known as Paul’s Model Art (PMA) when Minichamps was founded in 1990. As an industry leader, Minichamps produced the most diverse range of models of any other model producer.