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Rover V8

posted Nov 15, 2010, 4:06 PM by L.D. McLaughlin Jr.
Charles Robbins, November 24, 2003
The current issue of Automotive News has an article on the end of life of the Land Rover V-8. The article provides a brief background into the history of the V-8, and notes that approximately 1,000,000 engines were built from inception. More importantly, the trade publication has a nice photo of the LeMans 62 as an example of where the engine was used. Well done!

The article notes that production of the V-8 will cease during the Summer of 2004, in anticipation of the the newly designed and engined 2005 Land Rover Discovery.

Also, the article stated that Ford auctioned the entire production line for the Land Rover V-8 on 11/21, including tooling and test equipment. The auction was for production tooling and the contract to provide spare parts for the nearly 1,000,000 engines in service. Land Rover would not identify the buyer or the winning bid.