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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Ford Marmon-Herrington Woodie 4×4

Ford Marmon-Herrington Woodie 4x4

This Ford Marmon-Herrington Woodie 4×4 (or more correctly, Ford Marmon-Herrington Super Deluxe Station Wagon) is an exceedingly rare vehicle from the post-WWII era built by Ford and then converted to 4×4 by Marmon-Herrington. These conversions were rare due to the associated cost – it essentially doubled the price of the vehicle and the benefits of…

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1989 Lamborghini LM002

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I’ve always suspected that the Lamborghini LM002 was created in the ’80s by a design team headed by Schwarzenegger and Stallone with additional input on aesthetic direction from Chuck Norris. The fact that it was fitted with the 5.2L V12 from a Lamborghini Countach adds further certainty to this suspicion. Talk to anyone about Lamborghini’s…

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ICON BR Series Ford Bronco

ICON BR Series Ford Bronco

  The ICON BR Series is a modern take on the first generation Ford Bronco, a vehicle that holds a place near and dear to the hearts of many Americans – and many of us from slightly further afield. The deep sentimentality surrounding the vehicle has the potential to make life rather difficult for those…

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Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

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The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 is a famously tough 4×4 that bears close resemblance to its sibling, the petrol-powered FJ40. These two off-roaders are uncompromising, spartan vehicles designed for use in the harshest environments on Earth, in fact many of them are still in use today across North Africa, Australia and South America. The two countries that…

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1985 Land Rover Defender 90 TDi

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1985 was just the second year of production for the Land Rover Defender 90 model, it was closely related to the short wheelbase Land Rover Series III but it included a number of small improvements that together would have a major impact on both on and off-road performance. The now antiquated leaf springs had finally…

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