The limited-edition Land Rover Defender LXV

Land Rover celebrated its 65th birthday recently – and introduced a new limited-edition model to mark the occasion. The Land Rover Defender LXV marks the start of Series 1 Land Rover production, and was unveiled at an event near the company’s Solihull base, the same location where Land Rover prototypes were tested back in 1947. As part of the event, around 130 classic Land Rovers were displayed, alongside contemporary models that display some pioneering Land Rover technology, such as the adjustable air suspension, Hill Descent Control, Terrain Response and stop-start technology.

Limited-edition Land Rover Defender LXV

Limited-edition Land Rover Defender LXV

However, it was the Land Rover Defender LXV I was particularly interested in.Taking its name from ’65’ in roman numerals, the LXV is limited to 65 units in the UK, making it a real coup for any Land Rover enthusiast to get their hands on one. Based on the two-door Defender 90 Hard Top, the LXV comes with a six-speed manual gearbox and is fuelled by a 2.2-litre diesel engine, which offers 120bhp and 360Nm of torque.

As if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, the LXV goes into full-on peacock mode with its Santorini Black exterior and Corris Grey roof, grille and headlight surround.

Oh, and it also boasts a cracking set of 16-inch Sawtooth alloys.

Inside the LXV, one is greeted with full leather seats, complete with eye-catching orange stitching, which also adorns the steering wheel, and a union flag decal embellishing the back of the vehicle.

If you fancy getting your hands on an LXV, prices here in the UK will start from £28,765. However, given the rarity of the LXV, you might want to opt for the regular Defender 90, with prices starting at £24,260.

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