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SHADES OF DAKAR Abandoned for ten years, and even put up for sale at one point, this Dakar Range Rover Classic was in a bad way. Mercifully, its owner, John Eales, and Phil Holland of Twenty-Ten Engineering saw the light. And in doing so, they’ve restored not only a great Classic, but a pioneer from the late Eighties…

Vikki Anderson never really used to like Land Rovers. But then she drove one. Today, she shows why both girls and boys love them Full story: Page 24

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We’ve taken our 90 to the Krown workshop this month, a Canadian rustproofing company that knows how to look after your Landy Full story: Page 44

Mike Rivett: he’s a Land Rover collector – and he has quite the collection. Part one: Tickford… Full story: Page 28

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Words: Graham Scott f you looked at a Dan Dare comic of the 1960s you would have known that, now, in the 21st Century, we’d be flying around in hover cars, eating pills instead of meals and wearing strange clothing. Well, one of those is true at least. But the reality is even stranger. We’ve now got steam trains on commercial timetables, we bought more vinyl records than downloads the other month, you can go to a café and play board games and book sales are rising while e-book sales are falling. And now, in 2017, you can buy a new two-door 1978 Range Rover. We’ve all heard of the Reborn programme run by Land Rover Classic, but now the first vehicle has just been launched. The Salon Retromobile, which was held recently in Paris, showcased a three-door 1978 Range Rover Classic finished in Bahama Gold, with the 3.5-litre V8 and Zenith-Stromberg carburation.

Land Rover Classic is going to restore 10 such models at first, using carefully sourced and rebuilt donor vehicles restored using Land Rover Classic Parts. The starting price – and it is just the starting point – is £135,000, and if you’re in the lucky position of going for one you will have plenty of help in finding the right donor vehicle, deciding how to trim it out, working out what chassis numbers are best and so on. Last year there was the Land Rover Series I Reborn, and now the Range Rover Reborn. There will be no shortage of buyers for these vehicles, with a rebuild programme that encourages the purchaser to visit and see work being carried out, and to be involved in as many decisions as possible. Imagine that – there is a late 1970s Range Rover, and you’re being asked exactly what colour you want it – so long as it was originally offered – and what trim you’d like in the cabin. It is bringing the past to life in the most literal of ways. These Range Rov-

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Words: Graham Scott aguar Land Rover is at the top for the second year running. Britain’s biggest car manufacturer. Despite the UK overall building more vehicles than ever

before – roughly 1.7m – JLR still kept its slot as the top manufacturer by selling 544,401. Just think, back in 2009 the company was chuffed to sell 158,000, and yet now it’s over half a million, a short eight years later. Sales are up 8% on

last year, and that was a record year in itself. With 80% of production destined for export, this makes JLR a serious contributor to the nation’s export drive. And there’s no sign of a let up with the launch of the new Discovery bound to power those figures higher, as well as Jaguar’s own take on the SUV theme, with the fast-selling F-PACE. The Range Rover Evoque is once again the company’s biggest-volume vehicle, helped by the addition of the Convertible model. In the last seven years Jaguar Land Rover has invested about £4 billion in the four manufacturing plants across the UK, helping to raise the head count from 7700 to 19,000, and making significant investments in new technology. Those are all huge numbers aren’t they? But JLR makes the specific point that it has no intention of slowing down. Gulp.

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he new Discovery is a mighty fine new model, but you don’t even need to see it to know it. You can explore it using virtual reality. Jaguar Land Rover is rolling out the Virtual Reality Experience through its retailers, which is no small job as that means 1500 outlets in 85 markets in 20 languages. The new Discovery is the first Land Rover to get the treatment, but it will spread to the other vehicles in the range and, of course, new vehicles even before they’ve been launched. So even if a dealership doesn’t have the vehicle in yet, you can go in, plug yourself in and immerse yourself in a virtual reality tour of the vehicle. Want to get inside? Do, and have a look around

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ou’ll have seen on page 3 this month that, following the rebirth of 25 Series Is last year, the Land Rover Classic division has launched the Range Rover ‘Reborn’ programme, too. Now, I love the old two-door Range Rovers – I think they’re great. Well, I think all Classic Range Rovers are great, as you’ll see in our feature on John Eales’ Dakar Rangey on page 20. Unfortunately, few of us will be able to afford one of the ‘reborn’ Range Rovers, what with the £135k starting price tag. But even if you did qualify finacially, the fact that only ten will be made means you’ll have to play fistycuffs with other millionaires to obtain one. Still, I’m glad Land Rover are going to be making these old cars new. Even to reflect on the images of these vehicles is a joy to behold. (Do I sound a bit too soppy at the moment?) Few of us may even get a chance to witness one of these firsthand once built, but if you do, be sure to marvel at just what masterpieces these vehicles are. In the meantime, you can read this month’s issue, which also contains a Series I Tickford belonging to serial Land Rover collector, Mike Rivett. Vikki Anderson takes us down some of her favourite lanes in her 90 and tells us why the Defender isn’t just for boys. Plus, we look back on the remarkable story of Maggie the Defender, who seems to have developed an obsession with overlanding in Africa. We’ve also dropped into Ashley 4x4 in the last few weeks to get a closer look at sevicing a TDV8 L322 Range Rover, and to show you that these modern vehicles need not be feared. Or at least not quite so much. Oh, and in our Buyer’s Guide for this edition, we look at the best way into Series I ownership. Now surely that is a club we all want to join. Mike Trott, Editor michael.trott@ assignment-media.co.uk

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rganisers at the season-opening Great British Land Rover Show (GBLRS) have been toiling away to ensure your Land Rover is just as part of the action as you for this Spring’s event. On Sunday 23 April, the GBLRS will be opening up Stoneleigh’s 2.4-mile off-road course to give you the chance to get your Land Rover dirty, thanks to the All Wheel Drive Club (AWDC) who will be there on the day to run the course and keep you out of harm’s way! Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day to take your vehicle around the course – but tickets are limited and allocated by time slot so don’t miss out! At the end of the day, the AWDC are also offering visitors the chance to participate in a trials event on the course, but in order to take part you must book your ticket for this in advance of the show. Spectators are welcome at the offroad course – please follow pedestrian signage and obey rules and directions from AWDC staff and marshalls. Off-Road Course Tickets cost £10 in advance per driver for one lap or £15 on the day. Trials Course Tickets cost £20 in advance per driver. To book your tickets for the GBLRS and the Off-Road Course, please visit greatbritishlrshow.com/tickets

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ast month it was reported that engines accumulating to a value of £3m had been stolen from Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) plant in Solihull on Lode Lane. The incident, believed to have occurred on 31st January, was allegedly the work of thieves using stolen trucks in order to connect up to trailers and transport the engines away. Reports claim that the thieves may have even obtained paperwork from within the plant to aid their escape. Allegedly, this happened twice on the same night, with the trailers then being found empty and abandoned later on before being seized by Police. Since the initial story broke, four men have been arrested in connection with the theft, with the BBC reporting the four males to be aged 29, 40, 47 and 56. With regards to the engines, West Midlands Police has since confirmed the recovery of the stolen engines following dawn raids carried out on 13 February. Police located the lost machines in Kingsbury Road, Minworth, and Bermuda Industrial Park, Nuneaton. At the time of writing, Land Rover had yet to respond to our request for information on exactly what engines were at the centre of the story. But West Midlands Police said that the seized engines would be forensically examined by specialist officers. Speaking on 13 February, Detective Inspector Darren Lee, from Solihull’s Investigation Team, said: “This has been a fast-paced inquiry and after searching two locations today we have seized what we believe are the stolen engines. “This is a significant find and we continue to investigate the theft.” If anyone witnessed anything suspicious in or around the Minworth and Nuneaton sites mentioned, or if anyone has any further information in relation to the theft, Police are appealing to those people to come forward.

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Get your head round this This is getting weird now. I know you love your Landy, and you like to lavish new gifts and stuff on it, but this is going to get some people all in a lather. It’s the Ultra High Definition Shampoo from Autoglym. So, according to Autoglym, you’re not going to be just slopping out to the drive to give the battered old Defender a quick clean. You’re going to be having ‘a multi-sensory experience’. You might want to wear loose clothing. How about this ‘creamy, dense and long-lasting’. Sound familiar? No, it’s not you it’s the suds used in the shampoo. These suds allow ‘the sponge to glide effortlessly across each panel’. Whew, although obviously they haven’t seen the sponge-snagging rust and filler on your nearside wing. And then, of course, there’s the smell. Well, not the smell, but the aroma, the fragrance, the delicate bouquet. It’s tropical is what it is, even

if you’re standing in your overalls on a small driveway in Margate trying to get the mud off your Series II. Naturally the whole shampoo is pH-neutral so ‘it’s kind to skin but hard on dirt’. It arrives in beautiful packaging and costs just £17.50 from

your nearest Halfords. Actually it’s the same price at a Halfords further away too. So, Sunday morning is beginning to look a bit more special isn’t it? Just remember, it’s for your Landy – not for you, not for your partner, okay?

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Tec4 makes a range of engine treatments and fuel-saving kit. The basic idea is that fuel, whether petrol or diesel, is an organic material and it leaves deposits when it’s burnt. As those deposits build up, unlike deposits in your building society, they make things worse not better. Up until now Tec4’s solutions have only been available to the garage trade, but now Milner Off-Road has become a stockist. The kits they sell help deal with the deposits left by oil, petrol, diesel and cooling systems, so your whole engine system can get a

right proper enema. Your tubes will be gleaming and smooth. They’ve had 25 years of research into the products, and they seem to make a difference, as a lot of garage chains use Tec4. Milner Off-Road have kits starting at just £15 plus VAT for a Fuel Saver Service Kit, so you should get your money back through lower fuel consumption. There are Cooling System And Air Intake/ EGR Cleaners from just £7.50 plus VAT so it might well be worth a look if you fancy a bit of a clean-through.

Britpart is selling a range of acrylic headlight protectors that will stop the glass getting hammered by the big stuff. But it will also stop it getting abraded by the small stuff, so your lights should stay in tip-top condition. The headlight protectors are easy to fit and they’re quite hard to spot so they won’t ruin the lines of your vehicle. They’re available for Discovery, Freelander and Range Rover vehicles, but to see if they’re suitable for your exact model check out www.britpart.com and get some protection.


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Let there be light You can just see Crocodile Dundee with one of these. ‘That’s not a light bar.’ Pulls out this four-foot long LED monstrosity which he’s conveniently stored between his shoulders. ‘This is a light bar.’ And indeed it is. What a whopper. It’s a curved 48” so it lights up not just what’s ahead but what’s on the periphery as well. There will be no escape when this thing fires up all its 100 LED spot bulbs. Probably not the thing for a bit of mood lighting in your sitting room, but just the thing when you’re off-road in Wales and it’s getting dark and dingy. If you fancy scaring animals and low-flying birds anywhere in your vicinity, then check this out at MM 4x4’s website at www.mm-4x4.com where you’ll find it for £200 minus 1p.

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If you’re running a competition truck, chances are you have Goodridge hoses somewhere in it. They’ve got quite a name, well-earned, in the racing world across all of motorsport, but, to their credit, they’re not resting on their laurels. Which sounds mildly painful anyway. Instead they’ve gone and done something clever. The firm has just released a new range, called the G-line Ultra. Basically Goodridge has come up

with a new way of constructing the wire hoses, using the latest patented technology. I could try to sound all smart and describe it, but it’s probably better for all concerned if I let Goodridge explain it. ‘It’s a 316 stainless steel wire helically wound into the external PTFE convolutions to provide superior vacuum and kink resistance.’ Couldn’t have put it better myself. Really couldn’t.

As is usually the case with Goodridge, there is a lightweight Aramid fibre or the slightly heavier stainless steel braid to choose from, depending on application. Their fluid transfer hoses really will do the business, only now more than ever. If you’re in the market for some high-tech hoses to fit to your lovely Landy then go to their website, www.goodridge.com for all the technical info you need.

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Winter to Spring Most of us look forward to spring, and the advent of better weather, although why we get all misty eyed about lambs gambling is beyond me, filthy habit. Anyway, SIP Industrial Products – the clue’s in the name – is having a Winter into Spring 2017 promotion. This apparently isn’t a way of prolonging the winter, but is instead a way of you continuing to get discounts off all the stuff they sell.

The promotion runs from 1 February to 31 May, which does sort of cover winter and spring I guess. They have more than 600 distributors across the country, so you should be able to find one. If not, you can check out the website on www.sip-group.com for more details. You’ll find a wide array of equipment, everything from ARC/TIG Inverter Welding machines to a 36in

drum fan or a new Tempest PH600 hot water pressure washer. So, now would be a good time to buy, as the prices are lower and the days get longer. And new-season lamb gets closer.

At one level this looks like a rather neat art installation, called ‘Defender braking distance’ or somesuch. The effect is to show a Defender which has simply smashed through your wall. People will be tempted to go next door to see the back of it. But there’s more to this rather smart pewter Landy than just an amusing wall decoration. It’s also a bottle opener. Underneath, by the sump somewhere, there is a bottle opener so it’s ideal to have on a wall by the barbie or in the kitchen. Of course, more experienced Land Rover owners will be found checking their

opened bottle for signs of oil, having opened it on the sump, but they’ll get used to it. With the days starting to lengthen again, it can’t be that long before we can have our first barbecues and outdoor events, so now would be a good time to work out where you’re going to put this. It’s a reasonable size, measuring 20x15x10cm (HxWxD). It’s available from Aces Speed Shop, and costs £22.99. You’ll find the front of the Defender here: www. acesspeedshop.co.uk but you’ll have to provide the other half yourself.

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At first glance, or first blush as it were, this may look like a truly horrible idea. But actually, it’s quite a neat idea and a pink welding mask is quite attractive too. The idea is one that deserves rewarding. Sealey has come up with a promotion which, perhaps unwisely, they have called the Pink Tool promotion. Anyone else see anything wrong with that? Okay, just us then. The campaign is designed to raise both awareness and funds for two very worthwhile charities: Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK, so both men and women will benefit. The campaign delivers limited-edition

pink versions of some of Sealey’s most popular lines, like screwdrivers and socket sets, a trolley jack and a threedrawer tool chest. Sealey hopes to raise £40,000 so do consider buying something from this campaign. At the very least you can tell people about your enthusiasm for the Pink Tool promotion. If you want to donate to these charities, you can do it here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ sealey-breast-cancer www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ sealey-prostate-cancer Or you can go to www.sealey.co.uk

Lazer Lamps are pretty good at this lighting malarkey, what with them being one of the most respected lighting specialists in the off-road and motorsport arena. The trouble is that if you’re good at something, to stay being good you need to adapt, improve and hone what you’ve already got. Take Lazer Lamps’ Triple-R range, for example. They’ve recently expanded it with the addition of the Triple-R 1000. Sounds powerful – and it is. This is one of the most powerful road-legal driving lights on the market today and now it comes with integrated position lights, in other words lights that activate along with your vehicle’s standard side lights. The idea behind this is to give your Land Rover a styling boost, but also add in an extra layer of safety. Naturally, the Triple-R range uses the latest LED technology and on the 1000 variant, eight high-density 11W LEDs combine ‘with the

ultra-reflective, vacuum-metallised optics’ in order to propel 1 lux up to 515m away. That’s blindingly good, old chap. These Triple-R 1000s come in Black or Titanium finishes, and the fully aluminium enclosure incorporates a silicon Gore-

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Some people change gear with a real flourish, a bit of a flick to the old wrist every now and then. Others look like they’re mixing concrete. This is for the former not the latter. If you fit this kit you’ll certainly be able to change up through the entire gearbox quicker than you can say its title: the Lode Lane Solihull Black Alloy Premium Gear Shift & Gaiter Kit. Own an LT77 or an R380 box? Then this is for you. The kit will make the whole experience of changing gear a rather more stylish one, assuming you’ve remembered to put the gearbox oil in. The gear shift knobs are machined from solid aluminium billet in a black alloy. Engraved on the top face with ‘Lode Lane, Solihull’, the levers are then

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handbrake as well. They’ve really got this style business sussed. The effect, apart from being effortlessly stylish, is to add a bit more heft and weight to the throw of the box, and who wouldn’t want to fondle that big aluminium knob, eh? The kits cost £222 inc VAT, and you’ll find them at Exmoor Trim – and here: www.exmoortrim.co.uk

Good Winches Goodwinch has launched two new winches, both in the Goodwinch Bull range. The 9.5i SR uses a Bowmotor 1 and is fully sealed against water and muck. It comes with a blue budget bowrope and an aluminium hawse. It’s a smart looking bit of kit with a line pull of 4309kg (9500lbs). It costs £799 plus carriage and VAT but, if you needed more, you don’t need to spend much more. The 12.0i SR winch also features a Bowmotor 1 winch motor and is fully waterproof. But this is aimed more at recovery truck winching, up to 4 tonnes, so would be comfortably within its comfort zone for a lot of serious off-road use. The line pull is 5454kg (12,000lbs), so it’s a fair bit more powerful, yet only costs another tenner compared to the 9.5i SR. At £809 plus VAT etc it looks like a bargain, and comes complete with budget blue bowrope and aluminium hawse. Visit www.goodwinch.com for all the spec and tech.


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Mud, mud, glorious mud, as Flanders and Swann so memorably sang. It’s great to have a little wallow in, just ask your nearest buffalo or woman at the health spa. But it’s not always a great thing to have flying about when you’re just trying to get somewhere without looking as though you’ve just crossed the Amazon in the rainy season. That’s when you want some decent mudflaps, held on properly. Which is why you’ll like these Mudflap Bracket Kits from Britaprt (www.britpart. com). Easy to fit, robust, handed for left and right – if you’re not looking for a wallow in glorious mud these are just the things.

It’s a Shock

Far be it for us to dampen your enthusiasm for all things off-road, but shock absorbers do get quite a shock quite often. Which means they eventually pass on the shock to the cabin without doing any of that absorbing stuff. Replacing them means going into a minefield of replacement or OE bits of kit, but one range sold through Britpart looks like a solid compromise between quality and cost. The Boge range of shock absorbers cover all the Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles, with each absorber exactly tailored to the exact requirements and specifications of the vehicle. Britpart reckon the Boge units offer the best quality and comfort for your Landy, so they would be worth checking out. Do that at www.britpart.com and the prices shouldn’t give you a shock either.

TDS-9.5c Goldfish complete with wire rope, roller fairleads, and a heavy duty swingaway pulley block. 9,500 lbs. Tremendous value at £499 + VAT. Upgrade to 10mm x 100’ (30.5m) ® Dyneema Bowrope and aluminium hawse in lieu of wire rope £149 + VAT Also available as a Commercial TDS-12.0c Goldfish complete with wire rope, roller fairleads, and a heavy duty swingaway pulley block. 12,000 lbs. Super value at £529 + VAT. Upgrade to 11mm x 90’ (27.5m) Dyneema® Bowrope and aluminium hawse in lieu of wire rope £149 + VAT

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TDS-9.5i Bridge Model Goldfish complete with wire rope, roller fairleads, and a heavy duty swingaway pulley block. 9,500 lbs. £509 + VAT Upgrade to 10mm x 100’ (30.5m) ® Dyneema Bowrope and aluminium hawse in lieu of wire rope £149 + VAT Goodwinch Bow ‘2’ Powered High Speed Commissioned TDS-9.5c Challenge winch upgraded by David Bowyer £699 + VAT 11mm x 90’ (27.5m) Dyneema® Bowrope with an aluminium hawse as an optional extra for only £149 + VAT

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Goodwinch Bow ’2’ Powered Large Drum High Speed Commissioned TDS-9.5c Challenge winch giving really impressive results. £899 + VAT 11mm x 125’ (38m) Dyneema® Bowrope with an aluminium hawse as an optional extra for only £199 + VAT All prices shown above are for 12 volt winches. Also available in 24 volt NEW - Short Drum TDS-12.0 Goldfish Winch, available as a bare winch with no rope or hawse, in 12 volts for £449 + VAT Or with a10mm x 75’ Dyneema® Bowrope and small Ali hawse for £599+ VAT Or as shown in the picture, mounted on a portable Bak Rak kit complete with vehicle harness and Anderson fittings £699 + VAT Also available our new receiver hitch mounting kit. See website for details.

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Dakar DNA

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Restoring Range Rover Classics is currently very popular. But the Rangey we have here isn’t any ordinary Classic, but instead the first of its kind and homage to the legendary Dakar rally

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here’s something that has always pulled me towards the Range Rover family tree. And clearly I’m not the only one out there, what with the Evoque coming along and becoming Land Rover’s fastest-selling vehicle of all time, and a model history that – at the time of writing – has just clocked up its 48th year. Even Land Rover has started to conceive the original two-door Classics again as part of its Range Rover ‘Reborn’ programme. Anyway, I’m not here to discuss births and birthdays with you; instead it’s the actual old collection of metal we’re interested in, isn’t it dear friends. I guess one of the attractions to the more vintage versions of the Range Rover is that these are classic vehicles you could and would willingly drive on a day-to-day basis. Specifically, even fixing your gaze on a pristine Range Rover Classic today

shows a sophisticated figure, capable of still looking the part at a country house or Boxing Day shoot just as it did all those years ago. Range Rovers age well – fact. I think of the Range Rover Classic in much the same way I think of Dame Helen Mirren: they both still tickle my fancy. Whether Dame Mirren would appreciate such a comparison, I’m not too sure. But perhaps she would be more satisfied with the analogy if she found out that it’s not just any Classic I’m tying her to (metaphorically speaking). By now you’ve probably got dribble dangling from your mouth to the floor after your eyes met this month’s cover star. This rich red, suave roller is as jaw-dropping as the aforementioned Dame on the red carpet at The Oscars. However, the morsel of information that will make you want to take this stunner home is that this was the first

Classic Range Rover to receive the Dakar conversion. Allow us to fill in the blanks. John Eales is the owner of this masterpiece and it was he who worked on the original Dakar conversions of the Range Rover Classic while running what was formerly known as J E Motors back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Some of you may be picturing a Dakar conversion being some sort of rally-prepared monster with a ridiculously flexible suspension and tyres that look like they would kill kittens just for fun. But no, the Dakar package was something designed to appease an appetite that had become evident in the 1980s – namely a thirst for more performance and a Range Rover with enough clout to match the class. The pedigree was certainly there as J E Motors was responsible for supplying the factory Range Rover team that competed in the Paris-Dakar Rally


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Above: Twenty-Ten Engineering is the brains behind this rebuild, and it’s one where we should be going out of our way to go and shake the hand of each and every team member there. The result is quite fantastic – but it’s thoroughly deserved, because this is one special motor through the late ‘80s. And with quite some success too. ‘In the first year we did Paris-Dakar, we had 23 engines, 23 finishers,’ smiles John. Therefore, anyone who took their Range Rover Classic in for the Dakar treatment was clearly in safe hands. Starting with a basic 3.9 V8 Classic, the Dakar conversion involved increasing the displacement of the engine up to 4.5-litres. Then came fitting better brakes and suspension, uprating the exhaust system and improving wheels and tyres. Perhaps we could think of this as a Range Rover Classic SVR? Either way, John’s Classic that we have here was the first to undergo the surgery and, while it looks fantastic today, it wasn’t that long ago that this car was in need of some real attention. ‘Around ten years ago I stopped using it and it just sat around and deteriorated,’ admits John. ‘I even had it up for sale at one point, but there was no interest in it, even with all the history.’

Fortunately it wasn’t sold, because it now means we can marvel at it together. The Classic was transformed back to showroom condition thanks to Twenty-Ten Engineering, an independent Range Rover Classic specialist that works closely with John’s business today, J E Developments. ‘I’ve known Phil (owner of Twenty-Ten) for a good many years. He came over for the engine and said, “How about rebuilding this?” So it all went from there. Phil knew the history of the vehicle and knew he could rebuild it,’ says John. When it was first bought back in 1989, John picked up the Range Rover from the dealer on the Friday, with a reworked 4.5-litre V8 promptly being fitted thereafter. It was the first of its kind and, as such, it became very popular with people like me. ‘Every scribe under the sun had thrashed it,’ laughs John, ‘It’s been around the TT course; was used as the

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back-up car for Tour Auto in 1991 and has been whipped around England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland – everyone used to borrow it!’ It had done 120,000 miles prior to the rebuild and was original apart from the Dakar DNA running through the vehicle. According to John, it had always been well looked after; never needing anything done and he can’t even recall it breaking down on anyone. Clearly John knows how to remedy traditional Green Oval woes. It was this history that made it so worthwhile restoring. Phil worked his magic on the Range Rover with a new chassis and brought the bodywork back up to perfect condition. The chassis has been waxoyled and the vehicle is now very cherished, dry stored in a warm garage with a warm cover. ‘I daren’t use it now,’ chuckles John. ‘My everyday cars always get hard use, with engines in the back etc. It seemed like a good idea at the time, though! It’s such a nice car, so it only gets used for the odd nice day and holidays.’ Rare as its outings may be nowadays, when the sun does shine and John takes out his Dakar-inspired Continued overleaf

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Above and Right: The interior is almost as enjoyable an experience as the driving itself, with perforated leather seats all beautifully trimmed to fit this Range Rover like a glove. In the front you even get modern-day creature comforts like heated seats, but crucially here, you can see the manual gearstick which is exactly what you want with a car like this – to feel engaged; to feel like you are driving IT! Below Left: The only downside to power... sometimes you’ll wish your right foot could abstain from being so expressive at times. Tyres won’t last long if exuberance is your style

beauty, the experience is like watching your favourite rock band, live, playing out all their greatest hits on a summer’s evening when everything and everyone seems to be on top form. The raucous V8 fills your ears and widens your pupils, with all that upgrading and tweaking starting to make sense. Statistics back at the time of the conversion’s emergence claimed that top speed was taken from 102mph in the

3.9 to over 120mph with the Dakar 4.5, while acceleration was slashed from 12.3 sec to 8.1 sec. That’s quick even by today’s standards! A standing quarter-mile was achieved in just 17.26 sec. Rapid. John continues: ‘We improved the handling, too, and back in those days we carried out the changes with Harvey Bailey.’ Part of the improvement came from the fitting of anti-roll bar kits, front

and rear, to minimise body roll in the corners. Plus, new springs and shocks were installed to ensure that these Dakar Classics delighted rather than disappointed on-road. ‘My mate was a service manager at Porsche, working near the A45 at the time and he span once trying to follow me,’ grins John. ‘It’s a really nice vehicle to drive and I’ve always liked the Range Rover. It’s always been Rover V8s for me – it’s all I’ve done for 50 years.

‘And with this car, the performance is improved and the road holding is much better. There’s a really lovely balance between the performance and handling.’ Being a manual as well – in fact John believes it was the first manual 3.9 off the line – it gives him all the more involvement when driving his Classic. And this is a Range Rover you truly want to drive. The only downside was that it used to eat through tyres rather quickly –

but then that could be down to the exuberance of all those young hacks wanting to see what all the fuss was about. The flipside was that most owners actually claimed the 4.5 V8 to be better on fuel than the 3.9 when driven the same, while the air-con system in this Classic is the best John has ever experienced in a car, apparently. ‘It’ll literally put frost on your watch,’ he exclaims. I’ll admit that I have been rather taken with John’s Dakar Rangey. The colour, the performance, the whole driving experience – it’s all there. John may think the air-con system is cool, but this is a car I’m happy to label as just outright cool. ‘It took over two years to complete the build, but I wasn’t pushing Phil to get it finished,’ says John. That’s the respect of knowing how busy each of them can be, particularly in the current climate. ‘Now it’s finished, though, I’m certainly going to look after it.’ It may have been a bit of a wait for the Range Rover to be finished, but such a vehicle was deserving of time and patience. The Dakar conversion took an already brilliant car and, with the help of John’s technical nous, turned it into a fantastic on-road driver’s car, and a legend in its own right. Maybe, just maybe, this is John’s best masterpiece, his own personal Oscar.


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omen: they’re different to men. Yes, thank you for the round of applause, but it’s not that this has only just hit me. What I’m on about is that the fairer sex is wired differently – they just have to be.near-silent operation to hit home at low speeds. Men are simple, our brains are simple and we haven’t really moved on that far from being primitive cavemen. That might have something to do with why we like these old and primitive Landies. A man’s brain must be basic, why do you think we just grunt at each other, eat, drink and generally prove to be inept at multitasking. The amount of times I see men utterly perplexed by the whole ‘pat-your-

head-and-rub-your-stomach’ move is bring-me-to-my-knees funny. I would know because I’ve seen people ‘relieve’ themselves in front of me from the hilarity in front of them. Ladies, on the other hand, they communicate with each other using something called language and are capable of discussing their feelings. After many years of research into this field, though, it would appear there is one thing that cannot separate a man or a woman – and that is through the yearning for a Defender. One lady who got the urge for Solihull’s greatest export is Vikki Anderson. We actually featured her partner’s 90 last year - a yellow Goliath owned by Matt Unsworth - and he did have a

small role to play in Vikki becoming a Defender diva. Vikki elaborates: ‘We went to school together, and then when we got together, I didn’t like Land Rovers very much at first. I started driving Matt’s Defender, though, and started getting very taken with it; even doing a bit of off-roading and that.’ So the seed was planted, but while Matt may have had some influence in the shift, Vikki is very much her own woman and a Land Rover enthusiast in her own right. Her first Land Rover was a Series III, so she knows exactly how unladylike these old vehicles can be. ‘For my 21st birthday, my dad gave me some money, £2100 to do whatever I like with it,’ recalls Vikki. ‘I bought

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the Series III, taxed it and did it up in black. I couldn’t tow the horsebox with it, though – it really struggled. I was sat there praying it would just get up the hill in first!’ The Defender followed the Series III a mere six weeks later, so it didn’t take long before Vikki and Matt were internet shopping on exactly the same sites. Birthdays and Christmases seem to have a common theme now when it comes to the exchanging of gifts. February also marked fours years of Defender ownership for Vikki and over that period she has certainly put her own stamp on her 90. Think of it as a bigger version of the Series III. Which reminds me of another apparent theme: Vikki likes her vehicles to be black it would seem. Like most women, Vikki takes pride in her appearance, and the same principle has been applied to her Defender. I hear women use something called make-up? Apparently it can disguise their age and make them appear more youthful. Either way, while Vikki hasn’t leathered her 90 in foundation, the KBX front grille, LED headlights and panoramic windows from Vehicle Continued overleaf

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Glazing Specialists have done a good job of concealing the 24-year-old age of the vehicle. ‘I like that it has a bit of a sporty side to it, even though it’s really practical and useful,’ explains Vikki. ‘It has a two-inch lift so I can take it most places off-road and I’m always towing with it, too.’ It’ll definitely feel like a sports and leisure vehicle from inside the cabin, as Vikki has the unusual addition of heated leather seats taken from a Mazda RX-8. There’s also a stack of gear from Raptor Engineering, such as the dash, binnacle and glove box – all helping to complete the ensemble.

The mods are just as extensive outside the vehicle too. Don’t be fooled by the metallic pink highlights, there’s more to this 90 than meets the fluttering eyelashes. The motor – which is the original 200Tdi it came with all those years ago – has been given a boost pin and silicone hoses, while the boots are Discoverer STTs with 16” Challenger rims. QT diff guards, a NAS step, rock sliders and a new axle upfront running a 24-spline yolk (the rear’s still 12-spline) combine to make this a great Land Rover, whether for work or play. There’s even a neat side-exit exhaust. ‘With Land Rovers it’s a community

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and I’ll get behind the whole having a go idea,’ says Vikki. ‘I rubbed down the seat box and painted it. I also painted the chassis and I try and do as much of the maintenance work as I can. Matt does most of the really technical stuff, though.’ Well, we males have got to have some sort of purpose. The fact it was just a regular green 90 before shows how much it has been transformed over these last few years. It’s also clear just how much these Green Ovals have gotten under Vikki’s skin, even if it doesn’t stop all the stereotyping – not that Vikki gives a toot. ‘I love the looks I get from men when I take it around off-road courses,’ laughs Vikki. ‘There’s always a bit of patronising. But I’ve got a lot of experience in my Defender now. It’s so unique and fun to drive, and I love having a little bomb around in my horse’s field!’ I’m beginning to reckon that Vikki and Matt’s driveway may be starting


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Below: Elsewhere inside you’ll find a couple of strange objects taken from a Mazda RX-8. Vikki tells us they’re heated and very comfortable. Well, anything was going to be an improvement over the standard

to resemble the Dunsfold Collection open weekend, seeing as Vikki now owns a Freelander 2 as well, which if you read last month’s issue of The Landy, you’ll know is a very good vehicle. Needless to say, Vikki’s is black and is just one of many Landies they own between them.

Given that they have a choice of Land Rovers, you won’t be surprised to hear they go off-roading together. ‘Me and Matt go out laning, just the two of us,’ says Vikki. ‘Maybe in Derbyshire or at pay-and-play sites mine does ground out now and again compared to his though,’ she rues.

‘I do like being involved in the man squad and bashing down the stereotypes. I like to prove people wrong.’ It’s clear that Defenders aren’t just for cocks; there are genuine female enthusiasts out there and Vikki is proof that the girls know their stuff. Often more than the boys.

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Mike Rivett is a serial collector of Series Land Rovers. He has been accumulating these machines for decades and has managed to become the owner of some rare and unusual models. And his Tickford is where we’re starting in this three-part, erm, series

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ollecting things can be a great way of passing time, assuming one has that much time to pass. It could be your main hobby in life and something that is a part of you from your younger years to the days when you start to get a bit too chatty to Mr G Reaper. To be honest, if you’re just looking to pass time then there are probably more interesting ways to do so than to collect things like toys. Actually, we don’t mind collecting toys, providing they’re not the sort with synthetic fur and set on proclaiming their love for you whenever you’re in the vicinity. However, there is one type of collecting that we certainly can get

our heads round; one that we praise and actively encourage. In fact, I’m even fairly sure that it’s been scientifically proven that collecting machines with the Green Oval on the front makes you live longer and more prone to bankruptcy. The collecting of Land Rovers is actually a bit of an epidemic. We come across hundreds of cases each year, often reaching beyond the shores of the UK, and we go out of our way to catch the disease ourselves. Many of you will be reading these words remembering the first time you contracted the illness. Perhaps it was when you decided to take your mate’s old Landy off his hands. Was it at a

show and you saw something you just had to own? Or, maybe, the realisation came to you when you were sat in your underpants bidding on a rackedoff piece of Solihull history at 4.30 in the morning. It’s a shuddering thought but, sometimes, needs must. One chap who’s had to carry this condition for many years is Mike Rivett. He has been an avid collector of Land Rovers for more than two decades – and his services to the hobby have really started to show dividends. This feature is the first of three in which we pick out (you guessed it) three of his most prized assets. And we start with his 1951 Land Rover Tickford.


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Soon after the original 80” Series I was launched, customers started to realise it was a bit, well, basic. Talk about stating the bleeding obvious. Anyway, people liked the idea of having a Land Rover with at least some form of luxury added – like having exterior door handles, for example. Consequently, Land Rover turned to Tickford of Newport Pagnell and instructed them to design a Station Wagon variant, which would see the model use the old-school method of coachbuilding for the body. It didn’t really work, though, and after three years of production only 650 Tickford Land Rovers had actually been built, making it a pretty rare piece of the brand’s history.

The main issue was that it was just too expensive. The coachbuilt body forced a premium and, because it was no longer classed as a commercial vehicle, owners were subject to Purchase Tax too. And let’s be honest, using wood to build a car is so 19th Century. Nevertheless, sometimes a company’s failings and the product’s resulting rarity is what captivates the eye of a collector. ‘I acquired the Tickford around early 2001,’ says Mike. ‘It was advertised in a Land Rover mag and they were after telephone bids. Luckily my dad was up there on holiday, so he did a detour and went to go and view it.’ Many of you who actively collect will know that some of the acqui-

sitions you’ve admitted to owning or hope to own have come through chance and seizing an opportunity. Mike is well aware of this. But this Tickford had a life before it came to Mike and, like many of its brothers that were successfully conceived, this luxury Landy was exported overseas – and in this instance, to West Africa. ‘The Tickford was exported to Ghana when new, before returning to Wales and re-registered,’ reveals Mike. ‘Then, only a month later, it went to Scotland and was re-registered again! This was back in the Sixties and then it stayed up in Scotland throughout its ownership until I purchased it.’ Continued overleaf

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Mike continues: ‘The Tickford is considered a bit of an ugly duckling in the Series I world, but I like it, even though I prefer the look of a standard Series I.’ It’s easily distinguishable from ordinary Series Is and, with the one we have here, we can really point out the differences because of how original it has stayed over the years. Yes, the 1.6 4cyl petrol has been ousted for the higher-powered 2.0-litre petrol, a common substitute across all early Series Is and especially with the Tickford, because, as Mike explains, ‘The 1.6 was underpowered and the 2.0-litre was much better suited to help counter the extra weight. Other than

the engine, the rest of the running gear on this is original.’ It wasn’t only the Station Wagon shape bringing added weight, with its materials and technology, but also those luxury perks. Leather on the seats, for example, and the comfort of a heater – there was even some attempt at trimming out the interior, which will have delighted the six other passengers you were able to transport. One classic tip for spotting a Tickford is when looking over the spare wheel cover; a tin-plated item painted in the same Bronze Green as the rest of the vehicle. Because the Tickford was designed with comfort and passenger wellbeing

in mind, you might think that Mike is more likely to drive this lavish Landy. ‘The Tickford is not just a garage queen, it gets used on many occasions and it has been to Belgium on a holiday weekend (as part of the annual Charity Land Rover Run). I take it on car runs and it’s been to Goodwood a couple of times,’ says Mike. ‘I already had one Tickford before acquiring this one, so two in the garage was good to look at,’ smiles Mike, ‘But I then sold the first to help pay for the Pre-Pro…’ That’s a story for another day, folks. Or next month as it turns out. As for the Tickford, it seems like Mike is one of the very few people

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‘That all but put an end to the Tickford and in fact only two more were made after mine.’ Thankfully, the recipe for the core Series I was appreciated by a wider range of palettes, meaning there were many more units built in the following decades. More Land Rovers to go around for us to collect then really!

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hen I bought Maggie in 2009, she had already been on six journeys from the UK to Africa and back again with five different owners. With about 200,000 miles on the engine, I think it was safe to say that Maggie has seen far more of Africa than me, or any of her previous owners individually. So when I left for Maggie’s sixth expedition from London to South Africa in 2010, and more recently her seventh journey in 2016, it was clear

Words: Noel Peries Pictures: Noel and Marilu Peries, plus Maggie’s previous owners that I wasn’t the one taking Maggie on a journey. It was Maggie who took us on the journey.

What’s in a name? For many car owners, to name a vehicle is to give it a soul and bring it to life. The vehicle ceases to be an object, and becomes a part of the family. Her first owners named her ‘Maggie’ after Margaret Thatcher. Not necessarily due to their political proclivities, but because she is, quite literally, a true

blue ‘Iron Lady’ – or aluminium in this instance! Also, Margaret Thatcher’s famous saying, ‘the lady is not for turning’, was adopted as Maggie’s motto. Maggie the Land Rover is not for doing u-turns and returning home with unfinished business. Although it is not uncommon for people to name their vehicles, it is uncommon for the name to stick through multiple owners. Maggie has kept her name and her identity over the last 20 years, through six different owners. As the years have passed, Maggie’s adventures and the places she has experienced have become entwined with the vehicle, and become part of her identity.

Why so many trips in the same vehicle?

Above: Maggie’s current owner, Noel. He’s not going to let this lady go!

Naturally, equipping a vehicle for an overland journey is no easy or cheap task. It requires time, investment and a bit of common sense on how best to prepare. So once a vehicle is equipped for an overland trip, it is not uncommon for the same vehicle to be resold to someone else who fancies becoming a free spirit for a while. Throughout Maggie’s 20-year overland career, each one of her owners has taken her on similar, albeit slightly differing, expeditions through the African continent – most often from the UK to South Africa and back, either through West or East Africa. And each

When Maggie, a blue Land Rover 200Tdi Defender, came off the Solihull production line in 1991, she could have been many things: a farmer’s steed, the pride and joy of an army official, a London investment banker’s trophy car, or a rescue vehicle. Instead, Maggie became one of the most well-travelled overland vehicles in Africa of her owners shared a common bond of love for Maggie and the adventures she gave them.

So where, exactly, has Maggie been? Based on the stories of previous owners, and the many stickers decorating her backside, we believe that she has travelled through nearly all of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa. And she has visited many countries on more than one occasion. All of Maggie’s owners have in one way or another left behind a footprint on her. Whether it’s new equipment, a sticker marking a place visited, a dent from a minor accident – Maggie carries the souvenirs of her travels and legacies of each of her former passengers.

Adventure No 1

Above: Maggie back in the early days Maggie’s first voyage was back in 1998 under the stewardship of Richard and Jo Hepper as they travelled from

North Yorkshire to South Africa. In the year previous, the Heppers purchased Maggie from a Land Rover specialist near Macclesfield in the UK and, at that time, Maggie was a Defender 90; a Station Wagon in good condition, but not yet converted for overland expeditions. Richard claims that they had bought Maggie without ever having an overland trip in mind. But Maggie had different plans. The following year, Richard and Jo found themselves preparing for a journey South, which in the end saw them overlanding their way down through Africa, reaching South Africa around four months after departing from their home.

Adventures Nos 2 & 3 A gentleman named Colin Clements purchased Maggie from Richard and Jo in early 2000, and managed to complete two journeys through Africa: one by himself and the other with his wife, Wendy. During his first trip, Colin drove Maggie from Scotland to Cape Town via the Middle East (including Turkey, Syria and Jordan). But once Colin reached Jordan, he encountered a problem – he knew that he would not be able to drive Maggie through Sudan into Eastern Africa because the borders had been closed. Clearly Maggie’s will was rubbing off on Colin and, as neither wished to be


35 Above: This is the first four generations of Maggie’s owners all together, plus a couple of new additions since the younger adventurous days (from left to right: Martin, Jo, Wendy, Charlene, Colin, Jamie, Richard) defeated, Colin shipped Maggie from Jordan to Cape Town, and continued his journey North to Kenya. For their next expedition, Colin proved that three wasn’t a crowd after his wife, Wendy, came along for the ride too. Celebrating their marriage, Colin and Wendy took Maggie back to Africa in August 2003 for a six-month adventure, highlights of which included witnessing the Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti and Van Zyl’s Pass in Namibia in what was an epic tour of Eastern and Southern Africa. It was during this journey that Maggie had a chassis strip-down and rebuild. This rebuild, undertaken in Kenya, modified the vehicle from its short wheelbase dimensions into the larger Defender 110 proportions. However, the only new part added was the rear tub. The doors, engine and roof rack remained the same. The Aluminium Lady then returned to the UK in 2004, albeit in rather different guise, via a shipping container from Cape Town.

Above: Maggie could never keep out of trouble. Here she is in her later 110 guise having been converted under Colin and Wendy’s stewardship. A 110 is better suited to overlanding, but when did you last hear of a 90 being converted to one?

– most of which had been driven in Africa. But there was still plenty of life in the old girl yet, and there needed to be as the Solms had planned Maggie’s most ambitious expedition to date: a year-long journey to cover the entire continent of Africa. Ultimately, the couple spent 12 months travelling through 21 countries in West, Southern and Eastern Africa, before shipping her back to the UK via Cape Town in 2005. Below: The route of the Solms

Above: Maggie’s history so far. It’s fair to say, she likes Africa

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Below: Colin with Maggie at the Equator

Adventure No 5 Having seen so much of the continent already, you’d have thought Maggie may have wanted to retire and put her wheels up somewhere to reflect on all the memories. But in new owners, Jamie and Charlene Davis, Maggie’s overlanding days were far from over. After picking her up from Martin and Debbie in the December of 2005, her new companions set about completing a similar route from the UK

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to South Africa. Starting in 2007, the couple devised three options for their route, all of which would take them through parts of West, Southern and East Africa. Once the deliberating was over, the couple entered Africa through Gibraltar to Morocco, planning to head through Western and Central Africa to Eastern and, finally, Southern Africa. However, due to political instabilities in Nigeria and visa challenges in Angola, the couple chose to ship the vehicle to Cape Town from Ghana, and head north through Eastern Africa from there, while eventually bringing Maggie back to the UK in 2009.

In 2009, it was my turn. I bought Maggie from Jamie and Charlene, who had just returned from their African exploration. I had been searching for an overland vehicle for some time, but when I first saw Maggie, I knew that she was ‘the one’. Jamie and Charlene had so many wonderful stories from their journey, and I could feel the love they had for the vehicle. I will never forget accepting the keys from them both as they tearfully said goodbye to Maggie. I remember nervously driving her on the M25 thinking, ‘I hope this vehicle will be as good to me as it has been to them’. After my initial nervousness, I felt a sense of calm, a feeling that only certain vehicles can give you. It felt amazing. In November 2009, I set off with my travelling companion, Reka Horvath, Continued overleaf Marilu with pal, Maggie

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X-pert Brewing There’s nothing like a good cup of tea when you’re out and about in your Landy is there? As you stop in the Maasai Mara with the smoke pouring out from under the bonnet and the lions look interested, any

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Brit will instantly think of putting the kettle on for a nice brew. A company with the rather cool name of Sea To Summit can make that happen really very neatly. The 1.3-litre X-Pot Kettle not only boils water over a fire, but it also collapses down when you don’t need it, going almost flat. So too do the two mugs. The whole thing is about the size of a Frisbee when it’s packed down. Made with a wide aluminium base, with silicon and nylon in the body of the pot, it’s tough and useful and small enough to pack down into a day pack. The kit of kettle and two mugs, all brightly coloured, costs £50.

Small, But Knifey Blades and Bows stock rather a lot of ‘toys’. They’re the sort of people that should be high on the list of stop-off points once the apocalypse has been announced – they’ll see you through it. Until then, you may need a pointy instrument while on your travels through Africa, the Outback or wherever you find yourself when not near a Wi-Fi hotspot.Yes, this is the M02 Lock Knife and it may be simple – but that is the point. This is a small, slim, spear-point blade and bottle opener in one,

If you really want to fit in with the crowd while you’re overlanding through Africa or the depths of Asia, perhaps you should consider this unique winch bumper from Tembo 4x4. There are many bumpers in the world, but this one features the shape of an elephant. Which is bound to put you on good terms with Dumbo and his mates.

On a practical front, it’ll make your Defender look prepared for the wild, even if you don’t. Plus, it’ll cater for most winches, including those from Superwinch and Warn. The bumper also applies to both air-conditioned and non-A/C variants, while it comes equipped with two recovery tow points. As standard, the bumper comes in a black finish with clear anodised

aluminium parts, but you can specify your aluminium bits in black too, if you so wish. It’s a little on the hefty side in terms of price, standing at approx. £1100 once you’ve converted the price from Euros. Unfortunately you don’t get a winch included – but you do get an elephant in the bumper. So visit www.fd4x4centre. com to get yours.

That X-Set 11 is pretty clever, but if you need more then the X-Set 31, at £90.00, gives you a two-person cooking system, complete with bowls, mugs and a good-sized 2.8-litre pot. They insist on calling it an X-Pot but it’s a cooking pot with a lid. Again, it all folds down into something that would fit into a small rucksack, so it would leave plenty of space in your Landy for other kit. Wherever you are, these two kits would be just the job for either a quick brew or a more substantial meal.You’ll just have to get the lions to wait until the kettle has boiled. www.seatosummit.co.uk

which can sit neatly off your jeans or trousers thanks to the clip on the back. Useful for those moments when you simply need to… er, well, cut something, the blade locks into position for stability and folds away when not in use to a compact, light and safe package. It’s made from stainless steel, so should last longer than your Land Rover, and at £5.49, Blades and Bows really know how to slash the costs to the end user. Slice your way through the Internet to www.bladesandbows. com to get yours.


37 Above: One distinguishing feature on Maggie is her beautiful mural that has been applied to her side, along with flags to represent where her tyres have taken her Right: Maggie may be a veteran of African overlanding, but there’s more adventures to be had on a journey that Maggie had done so many times before – from London in the UK to the bottom of Africa. Initially, we followed Martin and Debbie’s route, which took us through West Africa via Guinea Bissau and hugged the coastline, ending in South Africa in June 2010. At the end of the journey, I chose not to ship Maggie back to the UK,

but to naturalise her in Botswana, a country that I fell in love with and lived in from 2010-2012. Maggie now lives in Botswana when she’s not travelling through Africa, and I registered her for Botswana number plates in 2012. Maybe she was happy to come back to Africa so many times because, well, that’s where she truly belongs.

What’s next for Maggie? Starting in January last year, we have embarked on Maggie’s seventh journey through Africa, this time starting in Botswana and heading through East Africa. This trip has been on our minds since the moment Marilu and I met each other, and we are now experiencing a lifetime goal together.

Our journey is taking us through 15 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. At the end, we will face a difficult decision and either choose to drive Maggie back to Botswana, or ship her back to the UK where she can take new owners on yet another journey of a lifetime. You can follow Maggie’s current adventure at www.maggieinafrica.com.


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Ruby’s Off Again: Episode Three It’s time for the next instalment of Ruby and her passionate overland compadres. After getting to grips with the heat of Columbia, sampling the culture and hospitality along the way, the clan have an appointment to keep with the country’s Land Rover club as they continue south towards Ecuador

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lthough they may have only begun to scratch the surface of what lies in store for them in South America and beyond, Jenny Bright, Gavin Lowrie and their trusty red Defender, Ruby, have already developed a taste for all things Latin American during their time in Columbia. A couple of their highlights include the trek to the Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) in which Gav and Jen showed they weren’t as fast over rough terrain as Ruby (their words, not ours) with their guide even giving them a headstart on one day. Trudging through the rainforest and being overtaken by the rest of the group was worth it in the end, though, as the Lost City sounds quite the spectacle – once you find it. ‘The actual Lost City itself was incredible. We were lucky that we had a great group on our trek and a super guide. We had to check our shoes for scorpions every morning and were on regular snake watch. Gav and I were lucky enough to see a big black snake all coiled up in the bushes,’ reports Jen. Fortunately, Gav and Jen didn’t get caught in the bush, and they moved on towards Sogamoso.

‘This was the best drive of the trip so far,’ recalls Gav. ‘The road ran out after about 50 miles, and we then used tracks through the mountains and villages. The views were brilliant and the track was exciting, with sheer drops as we climbed.’ ‘As we climbed higher and dropped over a mountain, the terrain changed dramatically as we drove through the Páramo ecosystem. It’s a rare glacier-formed tropical ecosystem existing between 3000m and 5000m in the mountains. It’s characterised by lakes, rich plains with peat bogs and wet grasslands, mashed with shrub lands and forest patches – and it only exists in a few countries in the world, with a large portion of it in Colombia.’ After some eye-opening drives in Sogamoso it was time for one of their other highlights, with the Land Rover meeting at Villa de Leyva. Having been invited along after dropping a message on the Land Rover Club Columbia Facebook page, the trio found themselves looking for the right spot in town. Spotting some fellow Landy owners, they were escorted to the campsite. ‘Then the madness started!’ cries Jen. ‘We were the only Land Rover from outside of Colombia, which meant that we were inundated with interest from the moment we arrived to the moment we left a couple of days later!

‘We had a constant crowd of people around Ruby, inside Ruby, on top of Ruby and even underneath Ruby! Gav and I had to go and sit outside the toilet block every now and again to get five minutes of peace!’ After the inspections had finished it was time for the fun to begin, starting with a procession of over 200 Landies. Naturally, it was a little stop-start. ‘The Land Rover parade through Villa de Leyva and into the moun-

tains was hilarious, with Land Rovers getting lost, windows and doors falling off, and of course, plenty breaking down!’ laughs Jen. ‘People were just incredible – with offers of places to stay; offers of help when we broke down – this was a unique weekend and our favourite experience in Colombia.’ Clearly the party atmosphere was as infectious as you’d hope it to be – and so too the love of Land Rovers. But after

parading around Villa de Leyva, it was time to visit the capital, Bogotá. ‘We both loved Bogotá,’ says Gav. ‘It is a huge, sprawling, gritty, noisy place and there was far more evidence here of social problems, in particular homelessness. That made it feel far more real than some of the more touristy places that we had been to so far. It always felt very safe, though, and the people were as friendly as everywhere else in Colombia.’

Above: This was one of the many sights that Jen and Gav saw while embarking on one of Bogota’s famous graffiti city tours

Above: It seems all over the world there’s affection for these clearly lovable machines. At the Landy show in Columbia, over 200 Green Oval machines turned up in Villa de Leyva to showcase their brilliance


39 Above: One of the many coffee plantations in Salento. Who knew donkeys liked coffee Following on from Bogotá, where Jen and Gav even embraced a graffiti tour of the city, their attention turned to Salento, the coffee region of Columbia. Here, not only was there beautiful countryside, but they also went on a tour of a coffee plantation and took in a lovely walk to the Valle de Cocora. Jen describes: ‘We stayed in a great finca with views of the valleys and hills and we also met some fab people. We played the traditional Colombian game of Tejo, which involves throwing stones at targets containing gunpowder!’ Explosive fun, we reckon. All through Columbia, Ruby was there throughout, not even putting a toe out of line - well, almost. She blew a core plug and lost all her water at one point, a new CV joint and battery were needed, but otherwise she was 100% reliable. ‘In total we spent nearly 11 weeks in Colombia. It was a hard country to leave because of the incredible people and the beauty and diversity of the country,’ says Jen. ‘There are so many memories – and little things you remember too, like music always being on very loud, sellers congregating at speed bumps, street entertainers performing at traffic lights for a few pence, awful sausages, and much more!’ We reckon this could be the real Grand Tour. And as the trio march towards Ecuador, we’ve no doubt Ruby will doing her best to continue impressing her owners through the coming destinations.


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The idea of servicing one of Land Rover’s newer creations could send shivers down your spine, but as a trip to Ashley 4x4 reveals, monsters can sometimes just be misunderstood animals… Words and Pictures: Mike Trott

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e often hear the names of newer Land Rover models being shunned and heckled because of their expensive maintenance bills and complex engineering. The charge for having a new module fitted for a Discovery 4 parking brake is enough to make a grown man cry just for starters. And that’s before you start hearing about air suspension woes and 1. First things first. This TDV8 belongs to an 2011 L322 and is being given a full ‘B’ type service which is the more extensive option than the ‘A’ type service. Martin is our mechanic for the day and he starts by removing the engine cover and loosening the oil filter with a ratchet and socket set to release the vacuum ready for the sump to be drained

1 2. With the L322 then ramped or jacked up, the engine’s undertray needs to be removed. Simply unscrew the self-tapping screws

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blown turbos. They really can be more trouble than they’re worth – and that’s saying something! Happily, it’s not all doom and gloom, and often it’s just about knowing the best way around these problems. Even servicing sounds like it could be an impending migraine, but as you’ll see in this L322 TDV8 service guide with Ashley 4x4, it’s easier than what first meets the eye. For a full list of the services Ashley 4x4 provide and for parts or queries, head over to: www.ashley4x4.com


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3. As you can see, there isn’t a readily accessible plug for the sump to be drained. You’d think just popping a plug in the bottom would have been something relatively easy to design and engineer – but this is Land Rover we’re taking about, right? Instead, on the side you’ll find a quick release pipe which will open up the floodgates. Be ready with a container to collect the oil, but don’t get your face too close... it can go everywhere. Once drained, reattach the link pipe and wipe down the area and any excess oil, then reinstall the undertray

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Martin says, ‘I’d have one of these over a Disco 3 or early Range Rover Sport. They’re still not a DIY Landy, but you don’t get quite as many problems and they’re generally more sound.’ 4. Before moving on, it’s crucial to check the health of your tyres and the brakes. Check pressures, tread and the general condition of the rubber, plus the valves to make sure everything is in order. With the large alloy wheels you have on Land Rovers these days, you don’t even need to take the tyres off to be able to assess your discs and pads

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7. It may look like a similar technique used when your wife is going through labour, but the forceps are ideal for twisting the release ring on the fuel filter. Be sure to catch it rather than let it drop diesel all over your pipes

8. Firstly, with the new fuel filter, you can fill it up using what was saved from the old filter – no point in wasting diesel needlessly! Secondly, before offering it back up to the filter’s housing, notice the tabs on the top which will help you to align it correctly for fitting

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9. Just another angle to show you how the fuel filter fits back in. Make sure you have the retention ring at the top, too

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10. Once you have finished on the fuel filter, it’s time to change the pollen filter. Possibly the easiest task you’ll ever complete on a Land Rover, this – just locate the flap underneath the windscreen, lift it up, take out the old pollen filter, replace with a new one and close the flap behind you. Job done

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11. A lot of what servicing is about is simply changing your filters and monitoring the condition of disposables on the vehicle. The air filter is next and with such a big engine, there are two air filters that need replacing. The first is located at the bottom left of the engine bay (if looking down on your engine bay while facing the car). There should be six screws – unscrew them

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15. Again, six screws, remove them. Then unclip the airflow pressure sensor located on top of the airbox in the bottom left of this picture

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Project Td5: Month seven of our Defender’s transformation and this time it’s all about giving our 90 a bit of the Krown treatment. No, we’re not talking tiaras – instead it’s our 90’s turn for an additional spot of rustproofing Words and Pictures: Mike Trott

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e’ve been working away on our resident 90 for over six months now, adding, tweaking, modifying and protecting. This month we’re focusing on protection once more, as we pay a visit to Krown, or Krown Rust Control Ltd. to give them their full title. You can probably guess what they’re about already – because we know you’re a clued-up, bright bunch of

enthusiasts – and anything that helps with the prevention of rust must be worth paying attention to when you hold the keys to a Land Rover. Some of you may have come across Krown before. But others may not... Krown are a Canadian company which actually applies its rust prevention systems to the Canadian military vehicles and they have even been used on some of the UK Armed Forces’ hardware too. Now, our Defender is next in the Krown firing line and it’s going to be

given the full Krown rustproofing treatment, using the company’s T40 product – a liquid that hardens and solidifies into a jelly and can even be purchased in a simple aerosol can. It’s an extensive process, not only focusing on the chassis, but the underside of the body, inside the door

cavities, the inner wings and anywhere that can do with a helping hand against the dreaded rust bug. Below is a rough guide to the process your vehicle will go through should you correctly decide that this Krown business sounds like a royally good idea for your Land Rover, or

1. The vehicle is lifted onto the ramp ready for inspection and preparation prior to the treatment being applied. Generally, the process requires little preparation, but if necessary the team will hot jet wash the underside to remove excess dirt or loose rust

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2. You can see where the old side steps used to hold onto the chassis, before we switched to the new Masai versions. Where the steps didn’t reach there has been the coating of Buzzweld’s CIO applied, but Krown’s T40 product is hydroscopic and penetrates through any coatings to get right to the very surface, regardless of your waxoyl, Buzzweld or other preventative techniques used

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5. As we said, it’s not just the chassis that gets attention. The team drill a hole in the side of the door ao that the internal cavities of the door can be sprayed with the hot rust inhibitor...

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5 6. ...And it’s not just doors, either. Sills and box sections won’t escape the application, wheel arches and within the inner wings; all these areas are subject to being coated. They will even spray behind your rear benches and onto the rear quarter panels

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9. Here’s the grommet installed after all of the spraying has ceased. We’re not sure where Wallace is, though...

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The Landy Buyer

All the information you need – in one place – to buy your perfect Landy

Foot in the door In focus: Series I 88” 2.0-litre Petrol

1956-1958 £5000-£35000 The Stats Land Rover Series I 88” 2.0-litre Petrol • • • • • • • •

Power: 52bhp Torque: 101lb/ft 0-60: Unlikely Top speed: Is there a tailwind? MPG: Before records began Tax: Exempt Insurance group: Low Towing capacity: 2000kg

Pros: Original icon, cheaper than the 80” variant, a true classic in its own right Cons: Parts still scarce, you’ll pay a premium even for examples in need of attention

Insure your Series I 88” with Adrian Flux from as little as £79 per annum

* Based on a 1957 2.0-litre petrol variant, 40-year-old driver, average area, second vehicle, garaged, 3,000 miles a year, vehicle value at £15k, green lane and off-road cover, no claims or convictions and £100 excess.

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e don’t know anyone that dislikes the Series I Land Rover. How could you, to be honest? It’s the original Land Rover; the very beginning of what has been almost 69 years of fabulous engineering (generally) and unrivalled capability. The only snag is that because it has been nearly six decades since the last Series I was produced, these machines aren’t exactly ten-a-penny. And with their rarity now forcing huge premiums, is it really still possible to get into the Series I club? Well, seeing as early 80” models can fetch prices close to that of brand new Range Rovers, perhaps the best route in is with a later 88” variant. But first a little history, and for that we need an expert. So, from Alex Engineering, please welcome your anorak, Andy Walker! ‘The reason why the wheelbase

was stretched two inches over the old 86” was to make space for the new 2.0-litre diesel engine being prepared,’ says Andy. ‘In terms of the 2.0 petrol, though, the last of them had an improved rear main seal that did a better job of keeping the oil inside the engine rather than all over the clutch while off-roading.’ Andy claims it was still largely underpowered, however, but not quite as bad as the 2.0 diesel, ‘which was truly dreadful,’ he adds, ‘I know, I owned one!’ The petrol engine also suffered with exhaust valve issues and wear to the camshaft. ‘Naturally, engines are difficult to find nowadays and can command a high price,’ admits Andy. Of course, this being an old Land Rover, you can expect the old corrosion problem to be right there ready to turn you insane. If the vehicle has been really looked after, though, it is possible to find an example that isn’t completely

rotten. But be prepared to make repairs, or just put a galvanised replacement underneath and you’ll have a Series I that will last as long as you. ‘The 88” was also built for the military (mainly for the RAF, I believe) as a 4x2 with a non-driven front axle; another one I owned for a while,’ says Andy. ‘Like many, mine had been converted to 4x4, but I have seen some around with dead front axles still fitted. ‘Look out for vehicles registered with a FUV suffix in the number plate.’ Yes, okay, so there is little power, a big chance of rust and a struggle for many of their parts... but how about it? ‘If you’re asking me whether this is the easiest way of owning an original Land Rover, well, yes it is – but you are still going to have to spend a sizeable amount of time and money on a restoration, which could command a lesser value than an earlier model.’ Still, restoring a Series I? That sounds epic.

Above: The 2.0 petrol engine was an improvement over the 1.6, not so much in terms of power, but with around 20% additional torque Right: Alex Engineering is a small family-run business located in Long Marston, near Tring in Hertfordshire. The team specialise in everything from light bulb changing to full restorations

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Series I (1948-1958)

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f you want to be the owner of a vehicle that oozes heritage like no other, then surely a Series I Land Rover is the way to go. The Series I Land Rover – particularly in its 80” guise – is arguably the most sought after Land Rover for purists and collectors alike. Its 1940’s engineering gives it a real charisma, but consequently, parts aren’t as readily available as they once

were. Restoration projects require deep pockets, but then a finished example will fetch mega bucks. Gone are the days where you could use a Series I as an actual Land Rover, because with restored and cherished examples now retailing where they’re at, preservation is the aim of the game. The rarer and earlier the vehicle, the higher the price tag gets. But can you really put a price on such an icon?

Series II/IIA (1958-1971)

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n 1958, the second-generation Land Rover was born and along came the barrel sides which we came to recognise on even the very last Defenders. Today the Series II or IIA is a more affordable prospect than a Series I, yet it still carries much of that early charm that makes it a hit with enthusiasts. The prices are on the increase, however, as these 50-year-old vehicles start to come into their own as a collector’s

item. A 2.25 petrol 88” would be our pick, as the diesel engines, certainly the 2.0-litre diesel, were underpowered and noisy. The Series II/IIA carries a wider stance than its predecessor and adds an extra (thin) layer of refinement over the Series I. While the engines have excellent longevity, they need to have been maintained properly. Be thorough in your checks.

Series III (1971-1985)

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ollowing on from the Series IIA, the Series III emerged in 1971 with a few cosmetic tweaks to freshen up the model. Headlights were shifted out to the wings in-line with new legislation and the dash received a bit of padding to hide the new safety bar across the top of the bulkhead – not sure it’s a five stars on the Euro NCAP scale, though. The Series III wasn’t too dissimilar

to the Series II in mechanical terms, keeping the same 2.25-litre engines throughout its production, although in 1980 the 2.25 motors switched to a more durable five bearing setup. The transmission also received syncromesh on all forward gears to make it easier to live with. They still carry the simplicity of earlier Land Rovers, but can be obtained for a fraction of the price... for now.

Lightweight (1968-1984)

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ossibly the ugly duckling of the Series Land Rover family – but that doesn’t mean to say you won’t find much love for the Series Lightweights. These military-derived vehicles can be easily distinguished from the regular Series Land Rovers, with visibly more angular wings and a frontal appearance that does divide opinion on occasion. To mimic the civvy Series ma-

chines, the SIII LWT – built from 1972 onwards – also had its headlights switched out to the wings. These Series Lightweights throw up an extra dimension to Land Rover ownership, with military history and touches often machine-gunning the vehicle. It means you get a Land Rover that could have a few more stories to tell – and you have something that stands out from the crowd.

Forward Controls (1962-1978)

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nly serious enthusiasts need continue reading here. Ownership of any Forward Control is not for the faint-hearted. These leviathans are expensive to run and trying to get hold of some of the parts can be, quite frankly, a bit of a nightmare! Clubs can help here, though, as is often the case with any Land Rover. These vehicles offer substantial

payloads if that’s the sort of thing you’re after, but will also tick the boxes for huge, unnecessary and hilariously addictive fun. If you’re going to go the whole hog then why not buy a 101FC. You’ll have a V8 engine harping away underneath you (literally) and people are likely to clear out of your way when they see you coming in their mirrors. Surely that’s reason enough to buy one?

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£3500-£50000+ Versions: 80” (‘48-’53), 86” (‘54-’56), 107” Pick Up (‘54-’56), 107” SW (‘54’58). 88”, 109” Pick Up (‘56-’58). 1.6 4cyl petrol (‘48-‘52), 2.0 4cyl petrol (‘52- ‘58). Pros: Heritage, charm, a true classic, the original Land Rover Cons: Availability of parts, price tag on early 80”s

£1400-£30000 Versions: 88”, 109”. 2.25 4cyl petrol (‘58-’71), 2.0 4cyl diesel (‘58-’61), 2.25 4cyl diesel (‘61-’71), 2.6 6cyl petrol (‘67-’71 (109” only)). Pros: As a resto it’s a sound investment, some examples now MOT exempt, more desireable than SIII Cons: Bulkheads can rot with ease, check suspension leaves for seizing

£1500-£25000 Versions: 88”, 109”. 2.25 4cyl petrol, 2.25 4cyl diesel. 2.6 6cyl petrol produced until 1980. Stage One V8 used detuned version of the 3.5 V8 (‘79-‘85). Pros: Most affordable way into Series ownership, still has the Series pedigree, parts still widely available Cons: Not as desireable as earlier Series models

£1600-£25000 Versions: 88”. IIA (‘68-’72), III (‘72’84). 2.25 4cyl petrol engine.

Pros: Not like all the other Series Land Rovers out there, military background, uses lovely 2.25 petrol Cons: Styling isn’t to everyone’s taste, can be pricey owing to their rarity

£3100-£20000 Versions: Series IIA (‘62-’66), Series IIB (‘66-’72), 101 (‘72-’78). 2.6 6cyl petrol engines for IIA/IIB, 3.5 V8 petrol for 101.

Pros: Soundtrack, presence, exclusivity Cons: Fuel bill, fuel bill, parking conundrums... fuel bill


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Ninety/One Ten (1983-1990)

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he icon of the 4x4 world. This is Land Rover at its best: a no nonsense workhorse that can also take you just about anywhere in the world. Early examples of the Ninety and One Ten are worth keeping hold of, providing they’re in good condition – but you’ll be searching far and wide for examples that are. This was the birth of the Defender, despite not being christened officially

until 1990, and as such these Land Rovers had coil-sprung suspension, new engines – although they were still terribly underwhelming – and offroad capability that has still yet to be matched today. A very early 2.25 petrol 90 is a rare thing, and a beautiful one too. But perhaps try for a 2.5TD version with low miles and good history. They’re robust and as simple as they come.

Defender 200Tdi (1990-1994)

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n 1990, the Defender name emerged and with it a cementing of a legacy that already stretched back over 40 years. This was... is the best 4x4 by far. It carried the Tdi badge for the first time and meant that no longer was a Defender being powered by a feeble hamster in a wheel. If you’re in the market for a 200 Defender, though, you might get a 200 unit but it might not necessarily

be from a Defender. Replacing blown units with a Disco 200Tdi is popular, so check the arrangement of the turbo and manifold. The 200Tdi is probably the best for off-roaders, so many of these vehicles will have been worked hard. Some owners have now started restoring these vehicles, meaning a premium price – but can you really put a price on perfection...?

Defender 300Tdi (1994-1998)

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fter the 200 followed the 300Tdi. Essentially, this was a revised version of the predecessor – perhaps a little more refined – but still with the same durability. These engines, providing they are properly maintained, can last for decades. Look around for one with full service history and you could find yourself a keeper. Some Tdi Defenders have received

galvanised chassis and even bulkheads, and these are the type of Defender you should be after. A futureproof Landy. By the time the 300Tdi came out, Land Rover was now giving the Defender power steering as standard and disc brakes all-round. It’s the little things after all. Arguably the company’s greatest engine, balancing performance and practicality. The Defender in its prime.

Defender Td5 (1998-2007)

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ollowing on from the Tdi era, Land Rover issued the Defender with its Td5 engine from 1998 to 2007. The engine is arguably Land Rover’s most reliable unit and it’s a strong performer out of the box, although it does lend itself to being tuned – just make sure that any mods have been done properly. Remaps, EGR valve deletes and uprated intercoolers are a few examples

of what many have been subject to. Lots of power doesn’t always mean happy faces. The rear of the chassis has frequently been called into question, so protect the rear crossmember if it’s in good shape, or else face the consequences. With minimal electrics, the Td5 Defender is still a DIY machine and you’ll be working on one of Land Rover’s most notable masterpieces.

Defender TDCi (2007-present)

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he last of the Defenders were fitted with Ford Transit engines – first the 2.4 TDCi, followed by the 2.2 TDCi, brought in to meet Euro V emission standards and keep the Defender alive for another few years. Sadly, these engines denoted the Defender’s swansong, the twilight of its days. They were fitted with six-speed gearboxes, still had phenomenal offroad capability and even made the

Defender a nice place to be. But they were still very much Defenders. The era of blinging also began and you can find special editions out there costing obscene amounts of money. You will pay a premium for these Defenders, especially since the end of production. But if you can grab a 2.2 TDCi and start preserving it now, you may well never see depreciation. We’re no financial advisors, though...

£2500-£15000 Versions: Ninety (‘84-’90), One Ten, 127 (‘83-’90). 2.25 4cyl petrol (‘83-’85), 3.5 V8 (‘83-’90), 2.5NA 4cyl diesel (‘84-’90), 2.5 4cyl petrol (‘85-’90), 2.5TD (‘86-’90). Pros: Good ones are now worth saving, same ability as Tdi Defenders Cons: Not many left in good condition, engines underpowered

£3500-£25000 Versions: Defender 90, 110, 130 (19901994). 200Tdi 2.5 4cyl turbo-diesel.

Pros: Legendary off-road, one of the very best engines Cons: Genuine Defender 200Tdi units are getting rare, many have been used hard

£3500-£30000 Versions: Defender 90, 110, 130 (19941998). 300Tdi 2.5 4cyl turbo-diesel.

Pros: A slightly more refined Tdi powerplant, the best? Cons: Erm... erm... hmm, this is hard

£4000-£20000 Versions: Defender 90, 110, 130 (19982007). Td5 2.5 5cyl turbo-diesel.

Pros: Off-road capability, power, reliability (generally) Cons: Rear chassis, premium prices at the moment

£8000-£60000+ Versions: Defender 90, 110, 130 (20072016). 2.4 TDCi (‘07-’12), 2.2 TDCi (‘12-’16).

Pros: Better emissions (marginally), more creature comforts, same offroad prowess Cons: Price, more electrics, last of the breed


Freelander 1 (1997-2006)

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e haven’t always held the Freelander 1 in the highest regard here at The Landy, but as market prices constantly change, so too can our opinion on certain vehicles. With examples attainable from as little as £500, the Freelander 1 represents a cheap gateway into Landy ownership. There are a few issues to be aware of, though, such as the viscous coupling, which is expensive to replace and can

be upset by simply having mismatched tyres on your axles. The 1.8 petrol used to be notorious for head gasket failures, but today’s replacements are much more robust. The V6 is thirsty and the 2.0Di is gutless, so opt for a TD4 – but check the condition of the injectors first. Buy an FL1 and you even get a Landy that’s decent off-road and doesn’t carry the usual trait of rusting after five minutes.

Freelander 2 (2006-2015)

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ost people will turn their noses up at Freelanders because they’re not properly recognised as true Land Rovers. But while you should turn your nose up at the FL1, the Freelander 2 actually makes for a much smarter proposition than you may think. Because of it being replaced by the Discovery Sport, the FL2 is now an affordable option that still offers good levels of refinement, a strong 2.2-litre

four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and a level of practicality that means it can make for a great family vehicle. Plus it’s become one of the most reliable Land Rovers out there. Prices are now falling thanks to the Freelander name disappearing from the production line, but for £10,000 you can now get a capable all-rounder that is actually pretty adept off-road and yet still economical to run.

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£500-£6600 Versions: 1.8 4cyl petrol (‘97-’05), 2.0Di 4cyl diesel (‘97-’00), TD4 2.0 4cyl turbo-diesel (‘00-’06), 2.5i V6 petrol (‘00-’05). Pros: Cheap to buy, no major rust issues, surprisingly good off-road Cons: There are better Land Rovers out there, FL2 showed the FL1 how it should have been done

£3700-£28000 Versions: 2.2 4cyl turbo-diesel, available in two- or four-wheel drive, 3.2 V6 petrol (‘07-’09).

Pros: Better off-road than you may anticipate, reliability, refinement, economy of diesel engine Cons: Transmissions can wear quickly if used for towing


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Range Rover Classic (1970-1996)

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he Range Rover Classic is one of those vehicles that you could theoretically still use everyday in the 21st Century. If you’re running a V8, however, that may not be such a wise idea. Classic Range Rovers still provide a relatively refined and great drive today, but they can be thirsty if you’re not in one of the various turbo-diesel examples. That said, if you own one and it’s

in good condition – look after it, as it will only appreciate. These vehicles are popular with collectors. Unfortunately, in terms of spare parts, many have succumb to corrosion or have been abused off-road to the point of no return. While an early ‘70s Classic may not be attainable for everyone, tidy examples of the late four-door versions can make for an equally tidy investment.

Range Rover P38A (1994-2002)

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any people believe the P38A Range Rover to be a bit of a menace – and often it’s completely justified. Lights on the dashboard, air suspension failure, head gasket failure... the list can really continue. Still, it’s not all doom and gloom with the P38. In fact, if you find one in good working order, it’s sensational. Service history is a must, and if you’re going to own one then some

diagnostic equipment is going to be a better companion than a spanner. Avoid the diesel variant as the engine was adopted from a BMW saloon and isn’t up to the task of the extra weight a Range Rover carries. Go for a 4.6 HSE, it’s actually more economical than the 4.0 V8 and you’ll get all the toys (working or not). Or you could try and find an anniversary model or even a Holland & Holland...

Range Rover L322 (2002-2012)

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ompared to the P38, the L322 Range Rover was a saint. Generally. Its electronic aids were far less temperamental and it delivered a new level of luxury to four-wheeled motoring. The Td6 receives mixed reviews: some say it’s underpowered while others say it’s the best of the bunch. Common sense would steer you towards a TDV8, either the 3.6 or 4.4, but these are the L322s holding out

for strong money. Notably, the petrol V8s are lingering with very appealing price tags, but don’t think running one would be cheap. As with many 21st Century Land Rovers, they have lost their accessability for the home mechanic. Drivetrain faults are becoming more frequent, so you need to look for that FSH. As a car, however, it’s probably all the car you’ll ever need.

Range Rover L405 (2012-present)

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f you want the very best in automotive luxury, then look no further. The latest incarnation of Land Rover’s flagship Range Rover weighs a whopping 400kg less than its predecessor thanks to the use of an aluminium body, which helps on mpg – although owning one of these suggests that your cash flow isn’t particularly an issue. This is the last word in elegance and majestic motoring. All the engines

supply copious amounts of power to your right foot, while the L405 hasn’t lost any of its off-road pedigree... even if taking one off-road is like asking your alcoholic friend to a wine-testing session. They could comfortably partake, but probably shouldn’t. Prices are still only right for Premier League footballers and people with a link to the royal family. If you fit into that category, then we envy you.

RR Sport 1 (2005-2013)

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uch of the Range Rover Sport was borrowed from the Disco 3, in fact it shared virtually identical underpinnings, whereas today’s RR Sport uses actual Range Rover foundations. Nevertheless, Land Rover put a Range Rover in a tracksuit and attempted to make a handler out of it. To some extent they succeeded, although it’s no sports car despite what it says on the back of the vehicle.

It can play the leisure vehicle very well, though, and will go off-road like the best of them. If you’re going to buy one, then you need to love it for itself, becausse a Discovery of the same era is more practical, while a full-fat Range Rover is always going to carry an extra layer of prestige. They’re still a good all-rounder, though, and now relatively affordable.

£800-£90000 Versions: Two-door (‘70-’85), four-door (‘81-’96), LSE (‘92-’96). 3.5 V8 petrol (‘70-’86), 3.5 EFI V8 petrol (‘86-’89), 3.9 EFi V8 (‘89-’96), 2.4 VM turbo-diesel (‘86-’92), 200Tdi (‘92-’94), 300Tdi (‘94-’96). Pros: Most usable classic Land Rover, V8 power, ride quality Cons: Rust (again), availability of parts for early models, V8 thirst

£600-£11000 Versions: 4.0 V8 petrol, 4.6 V8 petrol, 2.5 6cyl turbo-diesel.

Pros: Luxury, price, a Land Rover that doesn’t rust. Could even P38 prices rise soon? Cons: Electrics. Nuff said

£4000-£40000 Versions: 3.0 Td6 (‘02-’06), 4.4 V8 petrol (‘02-’07), 3.6 TDV8 (‘06-’10), 4.4 TDV8 (‘10-’12), 4.2 supercharged V8 petrol (‘05-’09), 5.0 supercharged V8 petrol (‘09-’12).

Pros: Great off-road, luxury, image, TDV8 powerplants Cons: Your maintenance bill

£45000-£150000 Versions: 3.0 TDV6, 4.4 SDV8, 5.0 supercharged V8 petrol, 3.0 SDV6 hybrid (‘14-present).

Pros: Styling, engines, capability at pretty much everything Cons: Price

£7000-£40000 Versions: 2.7 TDV6 (‘05-’09), 3.0 TDV6 (‘09-’11), 3.0 SDV6 (‘11-’12), 4.4 V8 petrol (‘05-’07), 3.6 TDV8 (‘07’10), 4.2 supercharged V8 (‘05-’09), 5.0 supercharged V8 (‘09-’12). Pros: Decent performance from both engines and chassis, a lot of car for your money Cons: Not as practical as a Disco, not as prestigious as a proper Rangey


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he second-generation Range Rover Sport has also been on a diet to save over 400kg, just like the daddy Range Rover. That means that even this big bruiser is relatively economical when spec’d with the SDV6 motor. Some won’t like the vulgar and flamboyant posture, while others will adhere to the smart, yet mean styling. But no one can knock the Sport for its

£43000-£130000

performance. It feels incredibly light for such a big car, and if you’ve robbed a bank and can afford the SVR version, it’s as good round a race track as it is on a green lane. The only stumbling block with such a fine motor is going to be how to pay for it. Removing limbs is possibly the most feasible option, or wait ten years and see if the prices have come tumbling down off those high pedestals.

RR Evoque (2011-present)

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hen the Range Rover Evoque was launched, it signalled Jaguar Land Rover’s intent on hitting the mass market. And given that the Evoque is their fastest-selling vehicle to-date, they’ve clearly done the job. That doesn’t mean it’s a hit with purists. They don’t much like the fact Victoria Beckham was involved in the designing of it, nor that it is the polar opposite to a Defender.

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It’s actually still a capable thing off-tarmac, but it would rather not go down that route. Nevertheless, it is economical by Land Rover standards and because there are so many out there, they have decent residuals. Go for a five-door with the new Ingenium engine, and make it the 4WD version. The 2WD model may be eco-friendly but what is a Range Rover without four-wheel drive?

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he earliest version of the Discovery was aimed purely at providing a middle ground between the agricultural Defender and the luxury, upper-class Range Rover. It carried much of the Defender’s capabilities, but added more refinement and a driving experience more suitable to families – but without a Range Rover price tag. Blessed with the same wonderful

Tdi engines, the Discovery saved Land Rover and hit back at offerings from other nations by being an affordable all-rounder. And that still holds true even today. Early Discovery 1s in fine condition are now classics and will continue to appreciate. We would recommend trying to find a tidy and later 300Tdi example, but watch out for body rust – the boot floor, arches and wings etc.

Discovery 2 (1998-2004)

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ollowing on from the first-generation Discovery, in 1998 Land Rover gave its family SUV some minor cosmetic tweaks and a whole new power unit in the shape of the Td5. The engine is arguably Land Rover’s most reliable unit and it’s a strong performer out of the box, although it does lend itself to being tuned – just make sure any mods have been done properly. You can also buy a V8, but

the fuel bill isn’t going to be welcome, plus they’re more temporamental. Unlike on the D1, its the chassis that’s the problem, not the body. We all know that Discos make for a great tow car, and consequently many of the rear chassis on D2s have dipped their rears into the sea. Not all of them live to tell the tale... Get a later example for more creature comforts and difflocks too.

Discovery 3/4 (2004-present)

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he Discovery went through a dramatic revamp for its launch in 2004, but it came out the other side as one hell of a vehicle. Greatly improved in terms of power and refinement, the Disco 3 received the relatively economical 2.7 TDV6 engine (although the thirsty 4.4 V8 petrol was an option) and became the first Land Rover to be given Terrain Response. If you need one vehicle in

your life, this could be the one that ticks the most boxes at once. Be weary of maintenance costs, especially as you approach the 105,000mile/seven-year mark that means the timing belt is due – it’s a body-off job! The 3.0 TDV6 and SDV6 engines are even better, with monumental amounts of torque. Luxury has also increased significantly in later examples. A later SDV6 model is best.

Discovery 5 (2017-present)

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aunched just a couple of months ago, this latest Discovery is still yet to hit the UK roads on mass. Land Rover needed to improve economy in particular with this edition of the Disco, and having chopped 480kg from the kerbweight, it would seem their proficiency in the use of lightweight technologies is only getting better and better. We’ve yet to drive the latest Discov-

ery, but expectations are high – especially as this will be Land Rover’s most capable SUV in production. New engines look promising on paper, and Land Rover has listened to customers regarding the infotainment system. It will remain to be seen whether the changes have quenched the thirst of the critics, though. We reckon the base Sd4 model could turn out to provide all you really need.

Discovery Sport (2015-present)

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rought in to replace the Freelander 2, the Discovery Sport was the vehicle that turned the Discovery brand into a family. It has come to be so much more than a re-badged Freelander, though. For starters, the Discovery Sport has seven seats (just), drives better than a Freelander 2 and is now more refined thanks to the Ingenium Td4 engine. Land Rover is now churning out

substantial units of the baby Disco, now even matching the Evoque for pace as one of the fastest-selling vehicles they make. It’s a more usable vehicle than the Evoque, though, and carries less of the feministic stigma that often surrounds the Evoque. Grab a cleverly-spec’d SE Tech for a car that can be as practical as a daddy Disco, but for a more attractive price.

£500-£3500 Versions: 200Tdi 2.5 4cyl turbo-diesel (‘89-’94), 300Tdi 2.5 4cyl turbo-diesel (‘94-’98), 3.5 V8 (‘89-’93), 3.9 V8 (‘94-’98). Pros: Almost as every bit as good as the Defender off-road, price, practicality Cons: The body rusts like it’s been doused in sea water

£1500-£7400 Versions: Td5 2.5 5cyl turbo-diesel, 4.0 V8.

Pros: Td5 power and reliability, great all-rounder, better comfort than D1, diff locks for ‘03 onwards Cons: Rear chassis crumbles like its dessert namesake

£5800-£56000 Versions: 2.7 TDV6, 4.4 V8 (‘04’09), 3.0 TDV6 (‘09-’12), 3.0 SDV6 (‘12-present).

Pros: Off-road capability, usability for every occasion, luxury on later models, torque of 3.0-litre engines Cons: Maintenance costs, air compressor on D3s, D4s not so cheap

£43500-£68300 Versions: 2.0 Sd4, 3.0 Td6, 3.0 Si6 (‘16-present).

Pros: Most technologically-advanced Land Rover to-date, keeps Discovery practicality Cons: Not many can afford one currently, easy to mistake for D Sport

£28000-£46000 Versions: SD4 2.2 4cyl turbo-diesel (Jan ‘15 - Aug‘15), TD4 Ingenium 2.0 4cyl turbo-diesel (Aug ‘15 onwards).

Pros: More practical than an Evoque – and less vulgar, seven seats, still great off-road Cons: Back seats only for small mammals, price of high-spec models


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Series I 86” (1956). 85,000 miles. MOT Sept ‘16. New crossmember. Waxoiled, propshafts greased. Starts, runs well. Hard Top available at additional cost. £15500. Carlisle, Cumbria, 07745 519503 07/16

Series IIA 88” Perkins 4203 (1969). 69,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. Tax exempt. Safari roof, Kuhmo tyres, overdrive, recon’d clutch, new starter motor, springs. £3250. Northampton, 07711 381216 03/17

Series IIA 88” LPG (1968). 83,500 miles. MOT Nov ‘16. 3.5 V8 with LPG. Tax exempt. Overdrive, solid chassis, internal roll cage. CB, cubby box, snorkel. £4000 ono. Burntwood, Staffordshire, 07773 616391 09/16

Series IIA 88” (1969). 12,000 miles. Has been fitted with a Discovery 200Tdi engine. Overdrive. Pulls like a dream. New set of Exmoor Trim seats. £5700. Torquay, Devon, 07889 367888 02/17

Series III 88” 2.25 Petrol (1971). Lovely early SIII with overdrive ready to enjoy. Previous body resto by previous owners. Good tyres, brakes overhauled. £7000. Salisbury, Wiltshire. 07831 778567 03/17

Series III 109” 3.0 Perkins (1980). 91,526 miles. MOT Sept ‘16. Owned since 1981, second owner. Overdrive. Free-wheeling hubs. Never used in winter or off-road. £17500. Rosewell, Scotland, 07974 249398 06/16

Series III 109” Ex-MOD (1981). 59,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. Displayed in The Royal Logistic Corps Museum ‘94-’08. In service from 19/09/84 to 23/09/93. £3500. Aylesbury, Hertfordshire, 07818 035916 02/17

Series III 88” 2.25 Petrol (1977). MOT Dec ‘17. Tax exempt from 3/3/17. Chassis, bulkhead, mechanics, tyres good. Needs little TLC, but v. genuine. £5650. Hull, East Riding of Y’shire. 07703 333360 04/17

Series I 86” (1954). 94,750 miles. MOT July ‘17. Very original. Lots of work done – some by Jake Wright: full wiring harness, carb overhauled, rear leafs. £16500 ono. Keighley, West Y’shire. 07957 101510 02/17

Land Train Business – Series IIA 88” (1968). Fully refurb’d “Land Train”. Road legal with Akerman steering. Tdi engine. Respray, tax exempt, undersealed. £34995. Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, 07791 012434 07/16

Series IIA 88” 2.25 petrol (1968). 88,550 miles. MOT Jan ‘18. Nut and bolt rebuild by Hanbury Garage in 2010. Galvanised chassis, bulkhead. £14950 ono. Machynlleth, Mid Wales. 07949 074449 04/17

Series III 88” Hard Top (1979). MOT Feb ‘18. Tdi engine fitted. New galv chassis, bulkhead. Full nut and bolt rebuild. Body refurb’d: floor, wings, seals etc. £15000. Darley Dale, Derbyshire. 07968 830333 04/17

Series III 88” 2.25 petrol (1980). 72,200 miles. MOT April ‘17. Galvanised chassis, bulkhead overhauled. Resprayed. Seats replaced, new doors, windows. £7000. Liss, Hampshire, 07951 549868 11/16

Series III 88” 2.25 Diesel Hard Top (1983). 65,683 miles. MOT June ‘17. Overdrive. Full length roof rack, recent respray, new exhaust. Chassis and bulkhead solid. £5995. Gilberdyke, East Riding, 07961 408332 09/16

Series III 109” rebuilt (1976). 38,000 miles. Nut and bolt resto. Galvanised bulkhead. New bushes all-round, new springs, shocks, new brakes, radiator, Weber carb. £13995. Chelmsford, Essex, 07884 008691 12/16

Series III Lightweight (1979). 36,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. 2.25 petrol. New plugs, coil, points, leads, distributor cap and arm. Fairey overdrive. Heritage certificate. £4250 ono. Ashburton, Devon, 07484 775751 11/16

Series III 88” 2.5 Petrol (1971). 14,118 miles. Stored undercover for two years. New clutch master cylinder. Winch, guards. Two sets of wheels and tyres. £4250. Pilling, Lancashire, 07889 825908 08/16

Series III 88” Lightweight HalfTon (1973). LHD. Spent most of life in Spain: chassis never welded. Body clean, straight. Diesel fitted, 2.25 petrol included. SORN. £8500. Worksop, Notts. 07761 706729 03/17

Series IIA 109” Hi-Cap (1968). 15,500 miles. MOT Oct ‘17. Just serviced. Re-painted. Galvanised chassis, very original. 2.5 NA diesel, new tyres, new battery. £8500. Whitchurch, Shropshire, 07811 698250 02/17

Series IIA Lightweight (1969). Stripped and rebuilt in 2005, including engine. Needs resto now, chassis, bulkhead in good order. Fairey o/drive. Tax exempt. £4750 ono. Coventry, West Mids, 07931 138919 04/17

Series III 88” LHD Santana (1977). 60,000 miles. 2.25 diesel. Parabolics. Light and polite to drive. Engine good. Paintwork needs addressing from Spanish heat. £3640. King’s Lynn, Norfolk, 07712 825138 06/16

Defender 90 200Tdi (1993). 119,000 miles. MOT Dec ‘17. No advisories. Hard Top with windows and bench seats fitted. Waxoyled. Paintwork and general condition all good. £4950. Hereford, 07999 536514 04/17

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Defender 90 2.4 TDCi Hard Top (2009). 4,729 miles. Showroom condition, has never abused or taken off-road. Always garaged. Heated seats. Immaculate condition. £23500. Derby, 07977 981184 08/16

Defender 90 300 Tdi Auto (1992). 96,000 miles. Long MOT. Disco engine. Carpet in rear, Porsche seats, Puma bonnet, steering wheel. New x-member, fully serviced. £9995. Worcester, 07711 591000 09/16

Defender 90 200Tdi (1990). 163,810 miles. MOT March ‘17. Disco engine. New crossmember, clutch slave and brake master cylinder. Spots, winch bumper, winch, lifted. £5000. Northampton. 07875 840037 04/17

Defender 110 Td5 (2005). 72,000 miles. MOT July ‘17. One owner. Just resprayed. Engine, ‘box sweet as a nut. Chassis very good. £10995. Doncaster, South Y’shire. 07950 461197 02/17

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Defender 90 300Tdi (1998). 162,000 miles. MOT May ‘17. 2” lift. Snorkel, guards, sliders, Kenlowe fan, winch bumper, silicone hoses, Td5 dash. Polybushed. £7000. Maidstone, Kent. 07855 300305 02/17

Defender 90 Td5 County (2003). 74,000. MOT Nov ‘16. Service history from 2008 onwards. Two previous owners. Test drive welcome. Tow bar. PAS. £11600. Torquay, Devon, 07719 115629 08/16

Land Rover 90 (1989). 144,000 miles. MOT Nov ‘17. 200Tdi engine fitted. New rear x-member, brake slave cylinders, alternator & belts, resprayed. £11995. Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire, 01905 840085 03/17

Land Rover 90 (1988). MOT Sept ‘17. Rebuilt from chassis up. Daytime running lights, LEDs, cubby, Bluetooth, heated screen, r/window, seats, KBX grille. £15000. Havant, Hampshire 07539 284416 02/17

Land Rover 90 (1988). MOT Nov ‘17. 120,000 miles. Resprayed, undersealed. New water pump, clutch, wheel bearings. Wiring faults fixed, soundproofed bulkhead. £6295. Durham, 07895 824168 02/17

Defender 90 300Tdi (1998). 147,000 miles. Totally standard. Good blank canvas for modifying. Alarm. Used for towing, not off-roading. Timing belt recently fitted. £6750 ono. Nottingham. 07984 884808 04/17

Land Rover 90 Off-Roader (1988). Resprayed. 10 months’ MOT. 5” Terrafirma lift, dislo’ cones. Diff guards. Sump, belly plates. Fedimas. Winch. Snorkel. £4650 ono. Launceston, Cornwall, 07929 400704 08/16

Defender 90 200Tdi Galvanised Chassis (1992). 130,000 miles. New galv crossmember. Lifted. +4 shocks, tubular turrets, castor-corretion arms, guards, 24-spline axles. £13500 ono. Stoke, 07899 687175 09/16

Land Rover 90 (1989) 300Tdi engine fitted. 154,000 miles. Recent MOT. Chassis sand-blasted, corrected and undersealed. New headlining, new footwells, bulkheads. £7990. Sheffield, South Y’shire, 07803 522983 03/17

Land Rover 90 CSW (1987). 121,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘16. Defender 200Tdi engine. Extended arches, modulars, snorkel. Insa Turbos. Chassis, bulkhead good. £3999. Bradford, West Yorkshire, 07943 523513 08/16 Land Rover 90 2.5TD Pick Up (1988). 116,000 miles. Ifor Williams top. 2nd owner from new. New clutch. Bull bar. Blue. Has been used for limited use on a farm and has no MOT. Will need to be trailered away. £2700. Guildford, Surrey, 07702 084142 07/16

Defender 90 200Tdi Hard Top (1993). 118,645 miles. MOT Dec ‘17. No advisories. Good, tidy condition. Starts and drives really well. Ready to go for winter. £4950. Hereford. 07999 536514 03/17

Defender 90 300Tdi (1995). MOT Oct ‘17. BFG ATs, modulars, bucket seats, CB radio, cubby box, snorkle. Lifted. Steering guard, winch bumper. High lift jack. £4750. Manchester, 07949 280663 03/17

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Defender 110 300Tdi Pick Up (1996). 66,500 miles. MOT Dec ‘17. One owner. Lovely, straight, standard Defender. Body, engine, transmission, bulkhead, chassis, crossmember all good. £8990. Kent, 01795 842925 04/17

Discovery 1 3.9 V8 Premium (1998). 152,295 miles. MOT Dec ‘17. Ltd edition. Auto. Work done: head gasket, new water pump, radiator core, batt, spark plugs, crankshaft oil seal. £1650. Leicester. 07973 481161 04/17

D2 G4 Expedition Replica (2000). 129,564 miles. MOT Nov ‘17. Auto. Ashcroft recon’d gearbox, diff lock conversion. Fox shocks, roll cage. £9995. Available by Gumtree 4x4, Mid Sussex. 01444 241457 04/17

Discovery 2 Td5 Facelift (2002). 141,596 miles. MOT May ‘17. Auto. Green. Rear chassis excellent. Recent new front tyres. Alarm. Seven seats. £3750 ono. Buckfastleigh, Devon. 07890 067730 04/17

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Defender 90 County HT (2010). 23,760 miles. 12 months’ MOT. FSH. As new. Tracker included. Never off-roaded. £22750 ovno. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, 07921 480095 04/17

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Defender 110 Tithonus Wolf Soft Top (1993). 87,600 miles. MOT Nov ‘16. 2.5 NA diesel. Roll protection system, chequer plating, uprated Exmoor seats. £5499. Rossendale, Lancashire, 07564 907024 09/16

Defender 110 Pick Up (1997). 56,000 miles. MOT Nov ‘17. Manual. Selling my Land Rover due sadly to personal circumstances. First viewer will buy – she’s a beauty. £7000. Glasgow. 07787 355008 04/17

110 300Tdi (1989). 131,000 miles. Disco 300Tdi, Kenlowe electric fan, axles from crew cab. Discs all-round. New clutch, timing belt, front outriggers. £4300. Burnley, Lancashire, 07940 486837 11/16

Discovery 1 300Tdi Off-Roader (1996). 157,000 miles. MOT Jan ‘18. Welding work just done (sills, wheel arches). 2” lift. STT Pros. New batt, rad, starter. £2200 ono. New Brighton, Merseyside. 07958 752398 04/17

Discovery 1 300Tdi Off-Roader (1996). 136,000 miles. Cat D – fully repaired. Heated seats. 4” body lift. Extended arches. Snorkel. Manual sunroofs. £2750. Bradford, South Yorkshire, 07807 860007 06/16

Defender 110 Camel Replica 2.4 TDCi (2008). 175,000 miles. One owner from new. Comprehensive service history. Many new parts. May p/x. £11990. Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 07891 579071 12/16

Defender 110 300Tdi County SW (1996). 183,400 miles. One owner from new, in daily use. MOT Jan ‘17. Serviced every year at Caffyns. Good interior. £5000ono. East Sussex, 07944 705299 (Evening only) 10/16

Defender 110 Td5. 11 months’ MOT. Engine & gearbox run v/ well. Used for site work, not off-roaded. Few marks on body, driver’s seat worn. £6995 ono. Leeds, West Yorkshire, 07966 459896 12/16

Discovery 1 300Tdi Bobtailed Off-Roader. MOT June ‘17. 34” Insa’s, bead lockers, lifted, RAC Twister Kit, X-Eng handbrake, twin batts, winch, CB. No fuel gauge. £2750. Ilkeston, Derbyshire. 07828 446487 04/17

Discovery 1 200Tdi Auto (1994). 67,000 miles. 12 months’ MOT. One previous owner. SORN. VGC in & out. Ideal for collector. £9995 ono. Nuneaton, Warwickshire, 07921 480095 12/16

Defender 110 300Tdi CSW (1998). 149,200 miles. MOT Feb ‘17. PSH. Work includes new brakes, exhaust, waxoyling, new turbo, exhaust manifold, gasket. £11500. Brighouse, West Y’shire, 07884 444855 12/16

110 2.5NA Diesel (1987). 31,000 miles. Direct from MOD. Chassis sound. Full canvas top. Bodywork straight. Very well maintained, starts, drives well. £4750. Craigavon, Northern Ireland, 07594 108427 01/17

Defender 110 Td5 (2002). 172,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. Mazda seats, chequer plate, rear camera, blind spot windows, new grille, bumper. £5000 ono. Strathaven, South Lanarkshire. 07545 155952 02/17

Discovery 2 4.0 V8 LPG (2003). 83,500 miles. MOT Oct ‘17. Top hat sleeve engine rebuild. £3000 job. Top LPG system – no tank in rear. Black leather. Five seats. £5000. Barnsley, South Y’shire. 07482 239581 04/17

Discovery 1 200Tdi Auto (1994). 149,000 miles. MOT May ‘17. Recently serviced. New alternator and drive belts, new exhaust system, rear shocks and discs. £2000. Spalding, Lincolnshire, 07845 108997 11/16

Defender 110 300Tdi Hard Top (1994). 85,560 miles. MOT July ‘17. Runs beautiful. Disc lock, Safe T pedal, tracker. Solid chassis, bulkhead. Snorkel, waxoyled. Guards. £7999. Godalming, Surrey, 07557 224183 01/17

Land Rover 110 Pick Up. Professional rebuild, 200Tdi engine fitted in 2016, 500 miles since build & MOT. Resprayed. New clutch, turbo, seats, tyres. £8250. Hertfordshire, 01920 464540, 02/17

Defender 110 300Tdi (1993). 94,918 miles. MOT June ‘17. Auto. Alarm, Exmoor interior. Air-con. Winch bumper, wider arches. BFGs. 2” lift. Ashcroft halfshafts. £9499. Horley, Surrey, 07853 444214 09/16

Discovery 3 2.7 TDV6 HSE (2005). 115,000 miles. MOT Sept ‘17. No advisories. Lots of receipts. Manual. Cambelt, air susp. replaced, new track rods, arms. £8495. Chichester, West Sussex. 07710 708624 04/17

Discovery 1 200Tdi (1993). 163,788 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. Snorkel, steering guard, light bar, CB. Plenty of new bits over the years: radiator, alternator, injectors. £1250 ono. Morden, London, 07767 860990 01/17

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Discovery 1 300Tdi (1996). 114,000 miles. MOT Nov ‘17. Very solid, no rust. It does have dents, scratches; has been off-road. Just needs new shock on back. £1000. Consett, County Durham, 07565 085552 04/17

Discovery 2 Td5 GS (2001). 152,000 miles. MOT May ‘17. Manual. Seven seats. Chassis v. sound, solid rear legs. New discs, pads and brake pipes. New tyres. Air suspension all good. £3250. Hereford. 07786 781421 04/17

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RR Classic 3.5 V8 Suffix A (1972). Ready for restoration. V5 present. All original, including raised letters and wing mirrors. Perfect project, investment. £4600. Darwen, Lancashire, 07512 514902 12/16

Discovery 1 200Tdi (1992). 110,000 miles. MOT Nov ‘17. New cambelt, engine serviced 4k ago. New battery. Bodywork avg. Sunroof sealed. Chassis good. £1350. Buxton, Derbyshire, 07585 873937 04/17

RR Classic Vogue 3.5 V8 (1983). 82,444 miles. MOT June ‘17. Air-con. Original LT77 manual ‘box. Respray. Replacement discs & pads. New master and slave cyl. £20000 ono. Poole, Dorset, 07929 180956 07/16

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RR Classic LSE (1994). 76,700 miles. 12 months’ MOT. Restored. New air suspension, upgraded rubber mounts, anti-rollbars. New brakes, tyres, headlights. £17995. Macclesfield, Cheshire, 07767 884865 11/16

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RR Classic 200Tdi (1992). Offroad/expedition spec. MOT July ‘17. High lift jack. Chassis sound, body reflects off-road use. Rear door needs repair. £2995 ono. Much Wenlock, Shropshire. 07769 226777 03/17

RR P38 4.0 V8 SE Manual (1996). 12 months’ MOT. FSH. Two owners. VGC. Totally original, leather in good order, little wear. Original blue logbook. Silver. £2000. Ilkeston, Derbyshire. 07880 772026 03/17

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RR Classic 3.5 V8 ‘In Vogue’ ltd edition (1983). 87,000 miles. Manual. New sills, rear crossmember, discs, pads, calipers. Axles refurbished. Body needs restoring. £6650 ono. Hertford. 07973 152158 03/17

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Freelander 2 2.2 TD4e HSE (2009). 97,710 miles. MOT Oct ‘17. Manual. FSH. Sat-nav. Heated leather seats. Two keys. Parking sensors, air-con, cruise control, climate control, Bluetooth. Excellent bodywork. £8995. Pershore, Worcestershire. 07985 879701 03/17

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RR Classic 3.5 V8 Pick Up (1987). 133,000 miles. MOT July ‘17. Professionally converted. Resprayed. Five new tyres. No issues with vehicle. Engine runs well. £7495. Spalding, Lincolnshire, 07885 566660 11/16

RR L322 Vogue 4.4 V8 (2003). 147,000 miles. MOT Sept ‘17. FSH. Excellent condition. Recent work: two new front air suspension struts, air-con re-gassed. No faults. £5500. Widnes, Cheshire. 07920 494771 03/17

RR Classic 3.5 V8 Manual (1979). 117,000 miles. Stored for last 17 years. Needs recommissioning. Sills have rust, clean elsewhere. Treated with Ziebart from new. £15000. Dorchester, Dorset. 07986 185894 03/17

Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 SE (2006). 118,080 miles. MOT Jan ‘18. No advisories. 2 previous owners. FSH. Nav, leather, parking sensors. £4k spent in 2 years: shocks, brakes etc. £5995. Porth, Wales. 07467 042601 03/17

RR Classic 3.9 V8 Bobtail (1994). 165,000 miles. MOT Nov ‘16. Soft dash. Low usage. Lifted. HD bumpers. Modulars. Waxoiled. Fuel tank relocated. £4200. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, 07738 566955 08/16

RR L322 4.4 TDV8 (2010). 70,000 miles. Updated TDV8 version, 316bhp and 8-speed auto ‘box. Finished in lovely dark green with beige leather interior. £24750ono. May P/X. 07711 591000 10/16

Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8 EFI (1988). 135,000 miles. Previously owned by Ripspeed Conversions. Dry stored for some years. 5 new tyres. No rust. £3950. Wigston, Leicestershire. 07804 250986 03/17

Range Rover 2.5 DSE (2000). 167,000 miles. MOT July ‘16. Auto. Air suspension works, compressor and EAS valve block have been serviced. Reduced to £3250. Somerton, Somerset, 07521 303154 07/16

Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 GS (2007). 150,000 miles. 12 months’ MOT. Manual. FSH. Immaculate inside and out. Parking sensors, cruise control, folding mirrors. £4995 ono. Bathgate, Scotland. 07876 717494 03/17

RR P38 4.0 V8 HSE (2001). 83,000 miles. MOT March ‘17. Outstanding condition. Water pump, thermostat and head gasket replaced. Black leather. £3500. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 07477 483980 08/16

Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 (2007). 176,151 miles. MOT June ‘17. FSH. Manual. Exceptional condition. Cambelt replaced & clutch at 150k. Sat-nav, 19” alloys, Bluetooth, phone kit. £3800. Bristol. 07880 527507 04/17

Freelander 1 2.5 V6 GS Softback (2001). 87,000 miles. MOT March ‘17. Auto. SORN. Custom body kit, light setup. Clean and tidy. Some age-related marks. £1295. Oldham, Lancashire. 07703 331867 03/17

RR P38 4.0 V8 SE LPG. Excellent condition, just back from Spain. Very reliable, no water issues. Coil sprung, Ashcroft auto ‘box, new discs, tyres. £3950. North Hykeham, Lincolnshire. 07413 197397 03/17

Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 HSE (2008). 115,818 miles. MOT Sept ‘17. FSH. Auto. Original receipt (£34,750). Factory-fitted bodykit. Detachable tow pack. Sat-nav. £8995. Manningtree, Essex. 07508 678910 04/17

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Bonnets • WingTHAN top protectors • Sills • Corner WHICH IS THICKER OUR STANDARD STOCK (3MM) Available in this range are: plates • Steering Guards • LED Lights • Snorkels WHICH IS THICKER THAN OUR STANDARD STOCK (3MM) Wings with or without Steering and Aerial hole, Bonnets, 90 Sills, 110 Sills • Mountney wheels and Boss’s in this110 range (3 door or 5 door)Available 90 corner plates, cornerare: plates, Puma Bonnet. Bonnet Wings with or without and Aerial hole, Bonnets, 90 Sills, 110 RHD Sills WELCOME All availableTRADE in NaturalENQUIRIES or Powder coated Black LHD and (3 door or 5 door) 90 corner plates, 110 corner plates, Puma Bonnet. NEW PREMISES: Unit 3 Redlands Industrial All available in Natural or Powder coated Black LHD andEstate RHD

Oakengates Telford 9JX. TEL 01952 618190 NEW PREMISES: Unit TF2 3 Redlands Industrial Estate Check our new website www.m12-offroad.co.uk Oakengates Telford TF2 9JX. TEL 01952 618190 Check our new website www.m12-offroad.co.uk Defender 90 in Natural natural Defender 90 £106.25 £99.99 in natural £106.25 SteeringGuard guard£110 £99 Steering

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Carry that extra load with ease DA3072

These roof racks are manufactured from aluminium with a smart black powder coated finish. Fully welded, they are extremely strong, versatile and easy to use. The floor plank profiles are orientated longitudinally which results in a reduction in wind noise. There are nut channels on all the extrusions to allow for easy fitment of 3rd party accessories. DA3072 Defender 90 3 feet per side Weight - 32kg Dimensions - 2,050mm long x 1,500mm wide Vehicle gutter to top of rack - 265mm DA3070 Defender 110 4 feet per side Weight - 38kg Dimensions - 2,750mm long x 1,500mm wide Vehicle gutter to top of rack - 265mm

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DA6537

DA3269 Defender 110 Double cab pickup Defender 130 Double cab pickup 3 feet per side Weight - 27kg Dimensions - 1,600mm long x 1,500m wide Vehicle gutter to top of rack - 265mm DA6529 Discovery 1 & 2 Low profile 3 feet per side Weight - 26kg Dimensions - 2,050mm long x 1,500mm wide Vehicle gutter to top of rack - 265mm Note - Will only fit vehicles without factory fitted roof rails. DA6537 Discovery 3 & Discovery 4 4 feet per side Weight - 23kg Dimensions - 2,300mm long x 1,260mm wide Roof to top of rack - 120mm Note - May need roof rail kit (CAB500120PVJ or CAP500090) to be fitted to vehicle prior to roof rack installation.

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