Himalayan Fleet Boasts 60-Year-Old Land Rovers

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Residents of Maneybhanjang in West Bengal, India depend on their fleet of vintage Land Rovers. (Photo: Land Rover)

A fleet of Land Rovers, dating back to 1957, are still in use in West Bengal.

This year marks 70 years since the original Land Rover made its debut in 1948.

Land Rover is marking this milestone with a series of celebrations throughout 2018, including a special broadcast, a number of convoys and a display in London’s Design Museum.

As part of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the company visited a remote rural village deep in the Himalayas that relies on a fleet of vintage SUVs for its very survival.

The village of Sandakphu sits at an altitude of 3,636m and is only accessible by a steep and rocky road—the perfect setting for these vintage Land Rovers.

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