The 'aluminium' Land Rover series III was produced as a show model and is distinctive for its polished aluminium body and transparent bonnet, designed to reveal the structure of the car.
The choice of aluminium for the body panels goes back to 1948, when the Land Rover first appeared and sheet steel was in short supply following the Second World War. Rover chose aluminium for the bodywork and this remains one of the successful aspects of the
Land Rover with many modern-day models still utilising the material. Series III production continued for 15 years, until 1986, although the new generation Land Rover One Ten and Ninety models had been introduced in 1983-84.