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.
By / 2 Sep 2014
The seller of the Land Cruiser you see here states that it's a "survivor that hasn't been abused." In fact, this forty-one-year-old rig has been cared for by its previous owner and, courtesy of the present titleholder, a Toyota dealership. The former personally rebuilt this truck's 2F engine.
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.
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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.
Recently we were lucky enough to meet Mr. Scott Fisher, who just finished an epic solo quest. On his way to visit us, Scott had the misfortune of meeting a deer at high speed. He was not physically injured (just his psyche) although his Datsun was scarred and the deer is now chasing bucks in the great beyond. However, hearing about it and seeing the damage got me pondering my own moments of automotive near misses.