Location & Opening Hours

Sales: New and Used Cars

Purnell Motors
990 King Georges Road
Blakehurst
NSW

(02) 8558 7000

Opening Hours

Monday 8.30 - 5.30
Tuesday 8.30 - 5.30
Wednesday 8.30 - 5.30
Thursday 8.30 - 5.30
Friday 8.30 - 5.30
Saturday 9.00 - 5.00
Sunday 10.00 - 4.00

Service and Parts Division

Purnell Motors
990 King Georges Road
Blakehurst
NSW
2221

(02) 8558 7000

Opening Hours

Monday 7.30 - 5.30
Tuesday 7.30 - 5.30
Wednesday 7.30 - 5.30
Thursday 7.30 - 5.30
Friday 7.30 - 5.30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

CELEBRATING THE LEGEND: LAST OF CURRENT LAND ROVER DEFENDERS BUILT IN SOLIHULL



Land Rover celebrated 68 years of history today as the last of the current Defenders was produced at its famous Solihull production facility.

To mark the occasion, more than 700 current and former employees gathered at the famous Solihull plant to see and drive some of the most important vehicles in the Defender's history, including the first pre-production 'Huey' Series I.

As part of the celebration the last vehicle off the production line, a Defender 90 Station Wagon painted in Aintree Green, led a procession of 25 unique vehicles from the Defender's history around the Solihull Plant. It is at this production facility that the Series Land Rover and Defender vehicles have been continuously built for 68 years.

As a way to further mark the rich history of the Defender, fans are being asked to upload the most memorable journeys ever taken in Series Land Rover or Defender vehicles via the online 'Defender Journeys' platform. Announced today, the online platform will serve as a 'digital scrapbook', collating as many exciting adventures as possible onto the online map. Viewers will be able to view and share iconic journeys from the past and add their own.

On the day that marks the end of production for the current Defender, Land Rover has also announced a new Heritage Restoration Programme.

Based on the site of the existing Solihull production line, the new programme will see a team of experts, some of whom will be transferred across from the existing Defender production line, restore a number of Series Land Rovers sourced from around the globe. Sale of these vehicles will begin July 2016.

Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, said: "The Defender and its Series Land Rover predecessors contain a rare quality; they connect with people emotionally. Today is about celebrating some of the wonderful stories and memories that these vehicles have generated over the years, particularly amongst our employees. But this is not the end for Defender – We have a glorious past to champion, and a wonderful future to look forward to."

To share your own Defender Journey click here

See other Defender Journeys here

Make an Enquiry

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be provided

IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: In providing this information you consent to be contacted using the above methods of communication, unless you indicate otherwise by ticking any of the boxes below. Jaguar Land Rover will use any information collected to inform you about products and services and to improve how we serve you. Your data will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your information will only be disclosed to Jaguar Land Rover, its dealers, franchise partners, agencies, affiliated or associated companies providing services for your benefit. If you wish to update or rectify the data you have voluntarily given us, please contact Jaguar Land Rover on 1800 625 642.

Thank you for your enquiry, one of our representatives will get back to you shortly.

Purnell Motors
(02) 85587000


WE VALUE YOUR OPINION

Thank you for taking this opportunity to share your reasons for visiting us today. This short survey will take no longer than 1 minute and will help improve your website experience.

The survey requires no personal information and any information collated will not be shared.

Would you like to participate in our short survey?