Original Survivor – 1983 Toyota Hilux Pickup Truck

Toyota Hilux Pickup Truck

The Toyota Pickup Truck (known also as the Hilux in many world markets) is respected as one of the toughest 4x4s of its era – they’ve been to the Arctic and Antarctic, and survived all manner of abuse at the hands of Jeremy Clarkson. Although we now associate the Hilux with Toyota, the model has…

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1978 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ45 Long Bed Pick-Up Truck

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In 1973 the Toyota Land Cruiser HJ45 was released, it was a 3.6 litre diesel version of the Japanese 4×4, with a long wheelbase chassis. Toyota released three major wheelbases on their original Land Cruisers, the J40, the J43, and the J45 – the latter of which proved exceedingly popular with farmers due to its load…

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The Rambo Lambo: 1991 Lamborghini LM002 4×4

Lamborghini LM002 4x4 Car

The Lamborghini LM002 was quickly dubbed the “Rambo Lambo” when it was unveiled to the public in 1986. Although very few realized it at the time, the LM002 wasn’t just an ostentatious flash in the pan. Luxury SUVs would quickly become one of the fastest growing sectors in the global automotive marketplace – and Lamborghini…

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Land Rover Defender Multi Tool

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The Land Rover Defender Multi Tool is a credit card sized, stainless steel tool designed to go in your wallet or glovebox until needed. It incorporates 11 tools in total, the most commonly used of which will almost certainly be the bottle opener. When you’re not opening a beer after a long day of green…

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Project Millenium Falcon – 430 HP Land Rover Defender

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Project Millenium Falcon Project Millenium Falcon is a comprehensively rebuilt Land Rover Defender, created by the Florida-based team at East Coast Defender. Under the hood it’s now packing a 430 hp, 6.2 litre Chevrolet LS3 V8 – and that’s just the beginning. During the rebuild the body was fitted with a Kahn wide body kit to…

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1973 Range Rover Classic

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The Range Rover was first introduced in 1970 to a worldwide audience who weren’t sure what to make of it. Up until then, 4x4s had mostly been utilitarian affairs that were only slightly softened versions of the WWII Willys Jeep. The Land Rover The original Land Rover had been one of the first post-WWII civilian…

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1977 International Scout II Traveler

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In 1977 Jerry Boone drove his still-new International Super Scout II to a class win in the brutal Baja 1000 desert race. He wasn’t even factory sponsored at the time, but his win put the Scout II firmly on the map for 4×4 racers and enthusiasts across the USA.

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Jet Black Custom Land Rover Defender

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Cool n’ Vintage is based in Portugal, they’ve made a name for themselves in recent years for buying all manner of iconic vehicles and then restoring them in their own unique way. Rather than going for a concours restoration, the team behind the garage door at CnV typically aim for what could be described as…

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The Rambo Lambo: 1990 Lamborghini LM002

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The Lamborghini LM 002 was the first production 4×4 built by the Italian supercar (and tractor) builder, it was based on their 1977 Cheetah 4×4 prototype which had been intended for military use – with a rear mounted Chrysler V8. It’s not known how well-formed the plan was for a Lamborghini-badged military vehicle, although it’s clear that enough progress was made that the Cheetah was demonstrated for the US military.

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Project Barbour by East Coast Defender

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East Coast Defender is one of the pre-eminent Land Rover customizers in the United States, the company has 29 full-time employees and is made up of a mixture of Brits and Americans. They’re based in Kissimmee, Florida, and they’ve built a significant number of bespoke Defenders – all of which are quicker and more luxurious…

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