Classic Land Rovers Still Proving Their Worth In The Himalayas
20 August 2018 - motor1
A fleet of classic Land Rovers keeps a rural town going.
Land Rover's 70th anniversary celebrations are continuing. Recently they took them to new heights.
The legendary marque recently visited a remote rural community in West Bengal, a community that actually relies on some old Land Rovers to survive.
The location deep in the Himalayas is known as the 'Land of Land Rovers' and has a fleet of meticulously maintained Series Land Rovers from as far back as 1957 to keep it going.
A new film has been released showing a spectacular 19-mile journey often made by residents of Maneybhanjang in West Bengal, India to Sandakphu for their means of living. The journey takes in hazards such as rocky paths, treacherous weather, and towering gradients all the way to the top of the village which is at an altitude of 3,636 meters (11,929 feet).
As part of the trip, Land Rover visited the fleet of classic vehicles which provide such a vital role for the community.
In the 70th year since the original Land Rover was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948, Land Rover is marking the milestone with a series of celebrations, features, convoys, and displays – including one at London's famed design museum.