/ 17 Mar 2015
I have loved cars since I was young. I grew up in the ’80s and a member of the Countach poster club, though a Porsche 911 Turbo by Ruf was a close second. My family got a Range Rover in the late ’80s and went through five or six as I grew up. I have always felt that the RR classic is one of the most beautiful trucks ever made, and as it turns out, a strange story led me to the one I drive now.
By / 17 Sep 2014
This week we've decided to share all of our Market Finds in one shot. But rather than a random selection, we've decided to find interesting classics between $30,000 and $40,000 and include makes from different countries and cars ranging from sporty to off-road-ready.
/ 9 Sep 2014
In conjunction with last week's Land Rover video, we wanted to share more information about the Land Rover. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of all kinds of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the Series I initially sold for about £600?
Pav stashed his camera and announced that he needed to wash Pismo Beach’s salt water from the Land Rover’s undercarriage. Wyatt quickly hopped in and did his best to hold on as Pav splashed into the river and sent water spraying up around the truck. With trains roaring past on the tracks above, Pav skidded and drifted across the wet concrete, giving his beloved Land Rover a much-needed bath.
We had a blast driving around the outskirts of Bombay shooting the workhorse–putting her through her paces just as she was meant to be. The alacrity with which the Land Rover performs sixty-five years after conception still amazes us, the stiff ride clearly set up for rural roads, or the lack of them.
On any given day, Pav can be found shooting anything from a 1932 Daimler Double-Six in one corner of the United States to a Jaguar D-Type on the opposite side of the continent. If he’s at home in California, however, odds are you’ll find Pav in the seat of a ride defined by its simplicity: his 1973 Land Rover Series III.
By / 20 Aug 2014
Yesterday, we brought you a German SUV in England. Today, we present an English rig in Germany. This left-hand-drive Land Rover Series III Station Wagon's original, smoke-free 2.25-liter diesel engine has gotten it through 72,000 miles.
The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.
Perhaps the highest praise that could possibly be paid to the iconic Land Rover, is that sixty-six years on, it remains in production (now the Land Rover Defender) and yet was only intended as a stop-gap product for Rover. It was effectively an instant hit.