Land Rover Series III

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The Series III Land Rover was the last to wear the “Series” designation, and many view it as the last of the original Land Rovers. Ever since the first Series I had rolled off the production line in 1948, Land Rover had been constantly updating the design to improve its capability off road, and its…

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Luftwaffe Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Luftwaffe Mercedes-Benz Unimog

The Unimog is one of the most universally loved 4x4s in the world. Which is really saying something, because typically the various genres within the 4×4 world often don’t get along. The Germans developed the Unimog in the years after WWII using the same logic the British used to create the Land Rover. There was…

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Land Rover Series III Adventure Rig

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The Land Rover is easily one of the most important and iconic vehicles of the 20th century. It’s believed that the first vehicle seen by approximately 60% of the people living in developing nations was a Land Rover of some description, usually covered with mud and being driven by pipe-smoking moustachioed men in pith helmets….

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1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

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The Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser and the Land Rover did battle for sales dominance across Africa, Australia, South America and Asia throughout the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and beyond. No clear winner ever emerged and the modern day supporters of each marque have a hard earned and begrudging respect for one another. The first Toyota 4×4…

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The 2,000,000th Land Rover

The 2,000,000th Land Rover 10

The story of Land Rover has been a remarkably long tale of success, during a time in which many lauded British automobile and motorcycle marques faltered, floundered and failed. The extraordinary abilities of the aluminium-bodied 4×4 have seen variants of the design conquer the most difficult terrain of each continent since the first one rolled…

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Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is a 4×4 that started life as a Jeep clone during the Second World War, before taking on a life of its own as one of the world’s toughest off-road vehicles in the intervening decades. The FJ series are by far the most iconic of the vintage Land Cruisers, and people…

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Range Rover Classic

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The two-door Range Rover Classic has long been the number one 4×4 on my personal vehicular bucketlist, some consider it an usual choice but the rapidly growing trend of vintage off-roading is a strong indication that I’m not alone in my Range Rover sentiment. Some will try to tell you that old British 4x4s are…

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Range Rover Classic Wallpaper

Vintage Range Rover Wallpaper

The original Range Rover arrived on the scene in 1970 and quickly established the then-new genre of the luxury SUV. The design of the Range Rover was largely developed by the Rover engineers, initially as an aluminium skin to cover the steel body – to make it legal for road testing. The designer loved the…

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406

Unimog

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is known for many things, but perhaps its most extraordinary achievement is that it’s won the brutal Paris-Dakar Rally by accident – on more than one occasion. Many teams competing in the event use the Unimog as their support vehicle, meaning that even though it qualifies in the truck class it has…

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1944 Willys Jeep

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The story behind the creation of the Jeep is a fascinating one, in fact it’d make an excellent film if we could somehow convince the movie studios to lay off all this vampire nonsense. As the Second World War descended over Europe, the USA began to ramp up its own military capabilities, by 1940 the…

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