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1998 Freelander 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
Chassis number: SALLNAAA7XA659911
Registration number: XIW 6266
Engine type: 1.8 Petrol
Gearbox type: 5 Speed Manual
The Freelander was launched in 1997 and was a total change for Land Rover. It was well-received in the market, claiming many motoring awards.
1998 was Land Rover’s 50th Anniversary year and special editions were created for the Range Rover, Discovery, Defender and the Freelander. All had a special Atlantis Blue paint finish, a 50th Anniversary badge and a host of extras. The Range Rover and Defender 50th Anniversary models were numbered with a unique plaque, but the Discovery and Freelander versions were not.
The Freelander was still very new at the time but nevertheless a total of 300 cars, in both 3- and 5-door configuration, were given the full 50th Anniversary treatment. The 3-door vehicles were both soft and hard back versions. They were built to what was the highest available specification at the time, with special two-colour leather seats, polished side bars and 16” wheels.
This car was found locally and was going to be offered for parts but having noted the rarity of the vehicle, we decided to save it for the Collection.