Land Rover’s Evolution From Safari Wagon to Luxury SUV

Once ugly in England, now admired in America

Not long after the end of WWII, a farmer named Maurice Wilks was using a battered jeep to do some work on his farm on the Welsh island of Anglesey. Things weren’t going well. The prized piece of U.S. Army surplus kept breaking down. Finally, Wilks decided to rip the thing apart and build his own vehicle off the chassis.

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