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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The 2,000,000th Land Rover

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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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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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Camel Trophy 1988 – Sulawesi

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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…

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Land Rover – Safe Operating Angle 30°

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The original Land Rover is a marvel of post-war British engineering, this period in British history is often derided from a quality-control perspective but I think it’s largely exaggerated. Some of the most beautiful and brilliantly designed vehicles in human history came out of Britain during this post-war chapter and all the tired old Lucas-Electrics-jokes…

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ICON Land Rover Defender D90 LS3 V8

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You’re looking at the new ICON D90 Land Rover fitted with an LS3 V8, as you can probably imagine (and in true ICON style), not a lot of the original Rover was left after the 22 month long build process was completed. The modern Land Rover D90 Defender is the direct descendant of the original…

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Camel Trophy 1991 – Tanzania & Burundi

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I’ve been making my way through all of the available Camel Trophy documentaries by year, last week I posted the hour-long Madagascar Camel Trophy event from 1987 and so in keeping with the Africa theme I decided to feature the Tanzania/Burundi Trophy event from 1991. If you happen to have the original VHS tapes from…

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Camel Trophy 1987 – Madagascar

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This hour long documentary covers the 1987 Camel Trophy held on the island of Madagascar, most of the competitors were driving Range Rover Classics as it was before the 1989 release of the Land Rover Discovery, the model that would go onto be used exclusively until the competition closed down in 1998 (click here to…

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