Land Rover Series IIA

land-rover-series-iia

Many Land Rover historians consider the Series IIA to be the best of the Series models, it exists in a Goldilocks zone between refinement and simplicity – before the crack-prone plastic dashboards of the Series III but after some engine and transmission improvements over the Series II. Land Rover used the Series IIA as a transitional model…

Read More

Land Rover Series 3

land-rover-series-3-20

It’s said that almost three quarters of all the Land Rovers ever built are still operational, and anyone who’s ever spent time with one will know why – they’re essentially four-wheel drive Meccano sets, and their aluminium bodies don’t rust. Although to be fair, the same can’t be said for their bulkheads or chassis. The Series…

Read More

Land Rover Series III

Land-Rover-Series-3-8

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…

Read More

Land Rover Series III Adventure Rig

Land Rover

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….

Read More

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…

Read More

1985 Land Rover Defender 90 TDi

Land Rover Defender 90 7

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…

Read More

Camel Trophy 1988 – Sulawesi

Camel Trophy

The Camel Trophy was an event that included a long list of things I love, from Land Rovers and off-road driving to continent crossing and driving through large, fast moving rivers. Although I’m not entirely sure how much I love that last one. The competition started in 1980 and ran until 2000 when cigarette advertising…

Read More