Spotted in China: Land Rover Defender SVX 60th Anniversary Special Edition

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A very rough and very rare Land Rover Defender SVX 60th Anniversary Special Edition, Spotted in China on the Beijing Tuning Street in the east of the capital. The SVX 60th Anniversary Special Edition debuted in 2008, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Land Rover Defender. The very first variant, simply called ‘Land Rover Series 1’, debuted in 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show in the Netherlands.

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The 60th Anniversary Special Edition soft-top was limited to only 300 examples worldwide. There was also a station wagon variant of which another 1300 were produced. The soft top however is closest in character to the 1048 original, and more hard core.


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Special edition thingies include: silver finishes, clear lens headlights, special surround on the front grille, tubular side-steps, ‘diamond turned’ five spoke alloys, reinforced aluminum front skid pad, LED rear lights, metallic black paint and satin black 60th anniversary decals on the doors and on the bonnet. The interior was sexed up with racy Recaro seats, more satin black detailing, and a numbered special-edition badge.


Note cutout in mudflap for exhaust pipe. Brilliant British engineering! The Land Rover Defender SVX 60th Anniversary Special Edition was powered by the standard 2.4 liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, good for 120hp and 375nm, sending power to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual. Fast it ain’t, but it will climb straight over the Great Wall.

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