The original Land Rover isn’t just a motoring icon, it’s one of the Queen’s all-time favorite vehicles. Over the years Land Rovers have ferried the Queen at countless ceremonial events and she’s been pictured at the wheel of scores of them, but the royal relationship with the brand goes back to 1948. It was then that the Queen’s father, King George VI, was presented with the 100th production Land Rover. As marketing ploys go, it was a work of genius, because it gave Land Rover the kind of exposure that money can’t buy. The 4×4 also fitted in well with the Royal family’s love of outdoor pursuits.