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I thought Land Rover had stopped making the Defender? It has, officially at least. The last standard Defender rolled off the production line in Solihull on 29th January 2016, nearly 70 years and over 1 million units since it started. Since then, the world has realised how iconic the blocky off-roader had become, and gone a bit Defender mad. You don’t miss what you have until it’s gone and all that. With a replacement still in the pipeline - if you can ever call what comes next a ‘replacement’ - and the fact that every tuner/atelier in the world is apparently now churning a lovely profit margin offering a bespoke Defender catering to your every personalised whim, the people at Jaguar Land Rover decided to make sure they have a slice of the pie. And what better time to do it than on the Defender’s 70th birthday. So it’s a new, old Defender? Not quite. This isn’t a new production series of cars running down the line at Solihull, rather a limited series of 150 ‘Works’ Defenders which are being hand built by the team at Land Rover Classic.