Land Rover Discovery, Technical Specifications Cars & Parts For Sale

Maurice Wilks was Rover's chief engineer and brother of company Chairman Spencer Wilks, he used a US army surplus Jeep on his estate farm in Anglesey, North Wales but getting spare parts was becoming a problem. It was this jeep that inspired the notion of producing an adaptable workhorse for farmers, and soon the first prototype Land Rovers were built. The Rover car company needed a short-term solution to post-war material shortages. The Land Rover body was of 'Birmabright' aluminum alloy which was in plentiful supply (aircraft aluminium war surplus) at a time when steel was in short supply. Even the green colour came from war surplus.

Designed for farm and light industrial use, the first prototype was built in the summer of 1947 and was followed by another 48 examples for trials and appraisal. Early prototypes used the 1.4 litre Rover 10 engine but this quickly proved to have a lack of power and a new high torque 1.6 litre engine was fitted. The gearbox was fitted with a transfer case and four wheel drive unit, as well as the ability for a variety of power take-offs to be fitted to make a very versatile vehicle.

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Quick Specification Guide

Land Rover Discovery

Production
Years

Engine
CC

MPH
0-60
MPG
Spares
Available
Series 1
1994 to 98
2495
91
17.2
26
Excellent

 

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