The Land Rover series I, II, and III (commonly referred to as series Land Rovers, to distinguish them from later models) are off-road vehiclesproduced by the British manufacturer Rover Company. The Land Rover was the first mass-produced civilian four-wheel drive car with doors on it. In 1992, Land Rover claimed that 70% of all the vehicles they had built were still in use.
Series models feature leaf-sprung suspension with selectable two or four-wheel drive (4WD); with the exception of 1948 to mid 1951 had constant 4wd via a freewheel mechanism .the Stage 1 V8 version of the series III featured permanent 4WD. All three models could be started with a front hand crank and had the option of a rear power takeoff for accessories.
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