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A VIRGIN REBUILD Attempting your first Land Rover rebuild could be a delicate topic for many who’re thinking of giving it a go. Phil Keeling decided to look at the task from a completely different perspective, though. Building up your 90 from scratch, on a galvanised chassis, he thought… just how hard can it be?

The Freelander 2 was, and still is, a great car, but these days it’s been overshadowed by the Disco Sport. Well, that shouldn’t be the case… Full story: Page 20

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Travelling around the world brings many great experiences. But it also brings along responsibilities to the places you’re passing through Full story: Page 36

After a fire nearly wiped this Series I out, it has been brought back to life – thanks to one lad… Full story: Page 34

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or this year’s Great British Land Rover Shows, both this April and November, Rimmer Bros will be the new headline sponsors, bringing with it a fresh look and stacks of fabulous Land Rover parts and accessories. On Sunday 23 April you can expect showers, but the only one you’ll be concerned with inside the halls of Stoneleigh Park will be the raining of Land Rover goods. Rimmer Bros has long been associated with its wide range of parts, including genuine, OEM and aftermarket

options for virtually every type of Land Rover ever made. From crossmembers to coat hangers (seriously) these guys have got the Green Oval merchandise you’ve been saving for in that piggy bank of yours. Advanced tickets are now available for the season-opening event, which will give you access to the show from 9.30am as well as entry into the prize draw. Advanced tickets are just £5 per adult while under-14s and disabled carers can walk in free of charge. Admission on the day is £10 with entry permitted from 10am.

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Organisers will be announcing exhibits and features over the coming weeks, but at present there will be a new outdoor autojumble section for you to grab all those bargains; access to Stoneleigh’s 2.4-mile off-road course, plus an additional bar and seating area – just in time for the warmer weather! The show will also be running its welding masterclass once more and there will be Land Rover line-ups to peruse as well as Land Rover-only parking, because, well, you deserve it. Stay tuned for further details.

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fter emerging from the inevitable food coma after Christmas dinner, many people like to get outside and into the country for a bit of fresh air. Unfortunately, on 29 December one trail bike rider got a bit more than rich oxygen when he came off his bike and suffered a suspected broken leg while exploring the Wayfarer in North Wales. But fortunately for our two-wheeled friend, a gaggle of GLASS members were enjoying a trip out on the Yorkshire 4x4 Treks’ ‘Christmas Blast’ tour, also taking in the famous Wayfarer. Emergency services were present, but because of the nature of the byway, the ambulance couldn’t get down far enough to reach the casualty. These GLASS members are well-trained individuals, however, and prepared for just such situations, partly down to the professional guidance and training they’ve received from Yorkshire 4x4.

‘The services were really pleased with us,’ said Russell Dykes, co-founder of Yorkshire 4x4 Treks and Yorkshire 4x4 Training. ‘They don’t usually accept help from outside parties but this is the type of thing we train for.’ One of the 110s travelling in Russ’s group had its back stripped out to make way for the injured motorcyclist. Having stabilised his leg, the paramedics and others lifted the biker into the Land Rover before he was transported safely to the ambulance. The air ambulance was unavailable at the time and, regardless of whether the casualty had been a motorcyclist, walker or horse rider, you cannot downplay the capabilities and vital uses that 4x4s can have on the byways of Britain. From GLASS, Yorkshire 4x4 and ourselves, The Landy, we all wish the rider a speedy recovery. Picture: Supplied by Russell Dykes

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he good people at 4X4 Overlander and Nakatanenga combined together towards the back-end of 2016 organising a charity auction in the name of a very special cause – that cause being multiple sclerosis. Support for this most deserving of causes was born from the personal experiences of a fellow Defender owner too. This idea came to those organising the event through a simple forum post, from a member called Kate Green, who gave her own moving account of living with the condition, as well as her

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However, to their admitted great surprise, the bidding quickly overtook this initial estimation, and eventually settled at a mightily impressive £700 from Stuart Murray. This, bear in mind exceeds the normal retail price of the product by a good £75. Then to top it all off, Stuart, who currently resides all the way in New Zealand, stuck on an additional £175 as a gift aid contribution. So if that doesn’t reaffirm your faith in Landy owners the world over, then we don’t know what will. In total, a whopping £2115 was raised. To everyone involved, you should all be very proud of such a commendable achievement.

efore Christmas, the Essex Land Rover Club and its Rover Rescue team were presented with the ‘Team of Pride Corporate’ award at the annual Pride of Essex Awards. Rover Rescue coordinator, Nigel Wood, accepted the gong after the ceremony paid tribute to the team’s efforts having assisted at the many ‘Race for Life’ events held across the county for the past decade. The Pride of Essex Awards were founded in 1994 as the ‘Essex Achievement Awards’, set up to celebrate the triumphs of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the community. These Race for Life events don’t run like clockwork by coincidence, no. Club members are there from the early hours transporting first

aiders and marshalls around the courses, along with any heavy equipment that only a Land Rover can handle. Speaking at the event, Volunteer Manager Gill Burgess said: ‘They do all this gratis, with enthusiasm, passion and smiles on their faces. They have helped us to raise millions of pounds for Cancer Research, they really are our “Heroes on four wheels.”’

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hew! Not sure how we all survived that, but we’ve made it! ...I’m referring to the month of January, probably the most depressing of months, and also the fact that everyone seemed to be getting struck down, left, right and centre by some sort of lurgy. Still, if you were one of the unlucky few to be laid up, then I’d like to think The Landy was there to support in your time of need... and cough syrup. But now it’s time to look onwards and upwards. Soon we’ll be done with this weather and before you know it, the longer days will be here and it’ll be show season. Which reminds me... The Great British Land Rover Show is just on the horizon and we’ve got Rimmer Bros. onboard to help make it an even better show than ever. Let’s face it, they’ve got some pretty sweet gear! Otherwise, it’s been business as usual here, which basically just means another bostin’ month of Landies. Phil Keeling’s 90 is just that, having built it back up from scratch and made it as durable as any Land Rover around. We’ve given some spotlight to the Freelander 2 as well this month after we felt it had been a bit neglected. The truth is, though, that it makes for a cracking used buy and they’re one of the most Green Oval-wearing vehicles out there. You can check out our feature and our buyer’s guide for more info on that brill piece of kit. Elsewhere, Will Goodyear shows us how good a Series I can be after playing too close to fire, while we compare some of our favourite Land Rover engineering with future engineering... Our resident 90 has been given the Dynamat treatment, thanks to John Craddock, and we look at how you can make your Classic Rangey less gappy. One thing is for sure – there isn’t a gap left to fill in this mag! Happy reading! Mike Trott, Editor michael.trott@

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o how was 2016 for you? Remember it still? Jaguar Land Rover remembers it well. It was the best year in the company’s history. Like, ever. In fact the company came up with a fact so extraordinary that I’ve had to go off and play with the calculator to check its veracity. But it’s true – last year JLR sold more than one new vehicle every single minute of the year. Day and night, weekends, Monday to Friday, every single minute of 2016 the company sold at least one vehicle.

That’s how you end up selling 583,313 vehicles in a calendar year. That’s almost three times the figure of 2009, just seven years ago. Those are breathtaking figures, they really are. And the good news is that Land Rover is taking the lion’s share of that total. Jaguar is doing astonishingly well, with sales up 77% on last year, but that adds up to 148,730 cars. Land Rover, by comparison, is also up, to a total of 434,583. Naturally, Land Rover has been showing the way when it comes to premium 4x4s. However, let’s not ignore Jaguar because one of its biggest

sellers was the F-Pace, showing that a desire for a premium SUV is not just restricted to the Green Oval. Those epic sales were spread liberally around the world, with Europe, North America and the UK all recording sky-high sales figures. What makes that Land Rover figure even more eye-catching is that this was in a year when the old Discovery model was running out, in preparation for the launch of the eagerly-anticipated new model this spring. Just imagine what Land Rover is going to do with a new Discovery on the books.

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s each of us are all too well aware, the days of cars being made without an abundance of fancy technology are most definitely numbered. It all began with those meddling parking sensors to stop you reversing through your own garage doors, and even some prevent you from running over the nextdoor-neighbours kamikaze cat. However, in the near future we are headed towards vehicles that have sensors which give it ‘machine-learning capabilities’ – which sounds a bit like the idea that started that whole problem with some Ter-

minator bloke or something. As you would expect from Britain’s largest automotive manufacturer though, Jaguar Land Rover are progressively moving forwards and jumping on the hover-wagon to the future. This comes in the form of a $15,000,000 investment in CloudCar, the connected driver experience developer. Alongside this sizeable venture, they have also confirmed that they will be becoming an early adopter of the California-based company’s next-generation of cloud services platform. It is an open secret that Jaguar Land Rover plan to be the first manufacturer to debut the aforemen-

tioned CloudCar platform within their first fully electric model, the Jaguar I-Pace. The company’s Executive Director of Corporate Strategy had this to say about the future plans: ‘This represents an important step in developing connected car technology. This investment is integral to Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicle technology programme.’ So from that, it looks like this will be a large leap in the right direction where new automotive technology is concerned, and Jaguar Land Rover will be hoping that this closer partnership with the company situated within ‘The Golden State’ will continue the golden age for themselves.

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hose folks at the Shire Land Rover Club – they’re great. In fact, they’re so great that they decided to share some of their forthcoming events with you so you can pop along and be great alongside them. Of course, as with many club events, if you’re driving isn’t so great, you should expect a suitable ribbing for your porr showing. It’s all part of the fun, though. So here’s a couple of events: • Sunday 12 February FREE Mannington Play Day (Free for Shire members, £15 for annual membership) • 18 & 19 March Cornwall Green Laning & OffRoad Camping Weekend

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s we’ve previously reported, Jaguar Land Rover have been stepping up their game in the past months as they begin the process of taking on their new intake of apprentices. However, on this occasion, they have welcomed in a whole new wave of female applicants to take part in the company’s ‘Young Women in the Know’ programme at five select centres across the Midlands and Merseyside area. Over the course of the four-day scheme, the women are given unparal-


leled insight into the engineering and manufacturing careers at JLR. During this time, they are given the opportunity to spend a day working alongside a female mentor on a placement; tour the various design and manufacturing facilities at the centre; and also network with current female employees. This is the fourth year that they have been running such a course, initially starting off at its original Solihull plant, and they are already starting to see it pay dividends. Since its inception in the year 2012 the company has seen 42 participants directly secure apprenticeships in the following years.

To add to these already promising facts, Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering at the company said: ‘The whole automotive industry is facing a shortfall of engineers, and for Jaguar Land Rover, encouraging more girls and women to consider a career in engineering is a vital part of addressing this shortage. We’ve seen our female engineering workforce grow from 9% to 11% over the past four years due to our initiatives’. Therefore, courses and opportunities like these on offer by Jaguar Land Rover can only help address this widespread issue in the years to come.

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Declaring WAR


ou could argue that calling your product WAR is a touch misleading. And you’d be right, because it stands for Wheel Arch Refinement and that’s the least of what’s on offer here. Developed by Buzzweld, WAR will do a lot more than refine your wheelarches. Assuming they need refining. Are they perhaps a trifle vulgar at the moment? Do they seem a bit common to you? Assuming you feel your Land Rover needs a bit of a pick-me-up, then this stuff will really make things better and for a long period too. Basically what you are doing is covering the underside of your Land Rover with a rather clever protective wax/underseal. The exact composition has been the subject of constant refinement, until

you now have a material that is easy to apply – you just spray it on. The black waxy substance then sticks like, something that sticks very well indeed. It wets out well, so it expels moisture, bonds directly to existing rust and generally stops corrosion getting any worse while it’s there. And it will be there for a long time as it can self-heal, won’t absorb dirt or even road salt, and can resist even pressure-washing, chemicals and assorted debris. It stays flexible so it won’t crack off even if the temperature drops. Frankly, it sounds like just the sort of thing the driver could do with being coated in, particularly during the winter months. Who needs moisturiser? However, it sticks to aluminium, stainless steel, plastics and even rubber

rather better than it adheres to skin, so perhaps lavish this on your Land Rover not on yourself. The stuff is sold in either 400ml or 2500ml can sizes, and you can find it here: for/W.A.R. Make WAR not love.

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If you click on the Britpart website you can start to collect a set of Land Rover models. They’re in 1:76 scale, and finished to a high standard. The first two in the range are a Baltic Blue Range Rover Evoque and a Tamar Blue Defender 90. You’ll need to add your own oil leak to the Defender for proper authenticity, and we’re not sure where you can get a 1:76 scale Victoria Beckham for the Evoque, but you can find the vehicles at www.

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Lazer Lamps has launched a new range of Utility Series lamps, which are aimed at those who need good work lighting ‘to go about their daily business’. Moles, mice, that sort of audience I guess. Although the LED lights do offer ‘outstanding levels of night-time illumination’, so it’s also for those who conduct their daily business at night, so that is badgers, foxes, that sort of clientele. Lazer Lamps should be commended for catering to a wide audience. As you know, life in a den or sett is fairly tough on electrical components due to the levels of damp and debris, like fur balls. But Lazer has this covered, with a heavy-duty series of lamps from 45W upwards. The 45W unit features four LEDs with a colour temperature designed to give you the best definition while reducing fatigue and eye strain. The lenses are also interchangeable so you can have anything from diffused to something called Dual Zone Reeded, which is apparently for when the lights are low to the ground. The lamps feature a lot of protection against corrosion, overheating and even, as an option, protection against severe vibration. So if you’re doing DIY in your nest or sett, trot down to Lazer Lamps and see their range. You’ll need to go during the day though – they’re closed at night for some reason.

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Get the Evil Eye

The new range of Wildbear Suspension now in stock, available for Defender 90/110/130 and Discovery 1 & 2. Call us for for more info or visit our online store.

Hamshaw 888 is not a company in business to be self-effacing. While quite a few other companies make headlight surrounds and front grilles, it’s rare to find them being called the Evil Eye or The Ram Raid Edition. Of course that 888 in the name is a puzzle too. The number of Jesus, apparently, and it means triple the luck in Chinese. Although 666 would appear to be more Hamshaw’s number. But, whatever the reason, if you buy their Light Surround – Standard Evil Eye, then you will be getting a heavy-duty insert that fits inside the standard plastic light trim on your Land Rover. And the effect is very much that of the evil eye. Made of powder-coated steel, the surround comes with LED sidelight and indicator and will fit all Defenders.

It also has 888 cut into the steel, which at least has the advantage of being the same number should you have the misfortune of overturning your Landy. The surround costs £69.00, and that includes the indicator and sidelight. They are designed to go with the Front Grille – M2 Ram Raid Edition. If you get stopped by the Police, telling them that is what the front grille is called is probably not a great idea. For most people it will prove more useful protecting the radiator and intercooler on their Defender from sticks and stones, although words will go straight through. Made from steel, it is fitted with security bolts to ensure nobody nicks it – unless they nick the whole vehicle. Set within the black steel are

two super-bright 18w lamps with toughened glass, to improve visibility at night. Should you be out at night for some reason. The grille is £150.00 although Hamshaw 888 say they will do you a deal if you buy the grille and light surrounds together. You can contact them through their website at and stay safe y’all.

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Imagine if you could have a small diagnostic tool which you just had to plug into yourself and it told you what ails you. For humans, that’s perhaps in the future but for your Land Rover it’s here and now. The Bearmach HawkEye Total Diagnostic Tool plugs into your Land Rover, then reads what is wrong with it and tells you on the small screen. It’s suitable for both home and professional use and comes with a well-defined keyboard. The clear graphic display can read all kinds of626141 applications including READ 01291 and CLEAR fault codes, LIVE DATA and Electronic Module data. It’s simple to use, finds faults quickly and could prove a really useful bit of

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kit to carry in the glovebox. It’s been tested on a whole range of Land Rovers up to 2014 registration, everything from Defenders, Freelanders and Discoverys, to Range Rovers from Classic to Evoque.

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Seating Plan There’s something undeniably invigorating and manly about doing some serious off-roading when the weather is wintery and the ground is muddy and the winch is whining. There’s really very little difference between a chap doing all that on a Sunday morning and the retriever bounding happily through the quagmire, tongue lolling. But then reality bites. The dog has to be hosed down before he can come back in the house, then dried with a towel, and it all takes time. Similarly, if you’ve been hopping in and out of your Land Rover in the wet and the mud, the outside has a habit of coming inside with you. You don’t tend to notice so much at the time, as you hop back in, coat streaming, only to have to leap out again in a few minutes. But then you get home and look at the interior of your vehicle which, yes, your partner needs to get to work in tomorrow. Your wagging tail stops, your ears droop. Oh dear. It’s far better to simply fit waterproof

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seat covers ahead of your foray, rather than spending all Sunday afternoon glumly trying to clean out all the mud and baffling stains your seats seemed to have picked up. These waterproof covers are just the thing as they’re washable, and they

include headrest and armrest covers, so you are quite literally covered. These black Inka covers come in a natty case and, if it all goes really terribly wrong, then they’re fire-retardant too. May as well leave them on all the time then. Find them at

The fans feature PTC heatconducting ceramic elements, and you can have either one of two heat settings or just a fan setting. When you come in from the cold or your garage is simply too chilly to work in, firing up one of these babies may be the quickest way to get warm. Then you’ve got no excuse not to get on with that winter rebuild. Sealey’s range can be found at

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Down to a T There is a chance that you own something called a T-shirt. Unless, of course, you’re one of those people that likes to be in touch with nature and parade around exposing every conceivable wobbly bit about your person. We do hope not. However, even if you are Mr Bojangles himself, 1948 Original Equipment may have some garments that will make you consider scarring Joe Public when you walk outside. Take this T-shirt here, for example. Not only will it cover you and your parts, but it also lets people know exactly what vehicle you’re a fan of and

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Finding Your Fan We all like hot air, it puts balloons in the sky and gives us instant heat. In the absence of one your mates spouting the stuff, Sealey has now come up with a new range of electric fan heaters. They’re industrial-strength PTC fan heaters, running off electricity in ranges from 2000W to 9000W. So that means no condensation or fumes or smell, just instant dry welcome heat.

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that you have no fear should the cold weather grip the nation. How cool is that? Certainly people will be looking at you in a whole different light. There’s not just one T for you either! No, 1948 have a whole stack of other prints, and just like this one, they’re made from 100% cotton so it’ll feel as soft on you as you’ll now be on the eyes. Probably. The T-shirts are also tubular in shape so you don’t look like you’re wearing a bin bag and they range from size small to extra large. They cost £19 each, so start building your wardrobe at


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Diesel Do The injectors on your diesel engine have plenty of work to do, with common-rail systems working at least twice as hard as older systems. Add in some questionable fuel, a lack of maintenance in changing filters and so on, or half a dozen other issues and your injectors are going to start becoming non-injectors. At which point there’s no point in being sentimental, they have to go. But how to get them out? They’re not the easiest of items to remove, but Britpart has come up with a nice little blue case that will help enormously. Well, the case won’t, smart though it is. But the contents will. Inside are six sockets specially designed to get those injectors out, and

of course Britpart has thought of Land Rover owners when it designed them. Made of high-quality chrome molybdenum with a tough black coating, the diesel injector sockets

will get in there and winkle out the injectors. Job done. Well, apart from putting in some new ones of course. You can dig out the injector kit from Britpart, at






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If your Landy is occasionally losing its cool, there could be an issue with the cooling system – like, duh, as any obnoxious ten-year-old would point out. Having worked that out, what do you do now? Short of putting it into the dealership for an expensive check-up, there’s not much you can do unless you have some data and facts to back up your feeling. Which is where this Cooling System Pressure Test Kit comes in. It contains everything you need to see what your cooling system is up to. There’s a hand-operated pressure pump, a gauge in bar and psi, 16 different sized adapters, connectors and everything else. This comprehensive kit also contains a radiator pressure cap tester, so you should be able to work out what the system is doing, assuming it’s not cooling properly. This cool kit is available from Britpart at www.

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You’ve heard of the rear quarter panel on a Range Rover Classic, right? And you’ve heard of the rear quarter panel seals, too? You should have because we featured them last month and if you head over to our workshop section this month, you’ll find a whole fitting guide on them. Anyway, that’s enough of the plugging. The main reason we’re here is to tell you about these rear quarter straps. Yep, those in the pictures. Now Atkinson Bespoke Engineering already sell an uprated rear quarter panel seal, but they also recommend that you buy the straps at the same time. The reason being that when you replace the seals, the original straps tend to have rusted and are therefore obsolete. If you don’t know what the strap is, it’s essentially what holds the rear quarter panel in place. Makes sense. The studs can often break on the original as well when being removed, so it’s best all round if you put a better strap with the better seal. At the very least, these straps make it easier to refit the quarter panel back on. The nut also has a flange on it, so when you’re using your trusty socket set, it’ll stay on the top rather getting lost and generally being a nuisance. If you feel like you’re in the need of some straps, or indeed any other rear quarter parts for a Range Rover Classic, visit the company’s website at or drop them a call on 0121 559 5255. They will only be too happy to help.

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The Forgotten Land Rover

Words and Pictures: Mike Trott

With the emergence of the Discovery Sport, the name of one particular Land Rover was consigned to the history books. But seeing as the Freelander 2 was actually a brilliant car, is it now a brilliant used car buy? There’s one couple that seems to think so


here’s a vehicle out there whose name has been quickly forgotten. In fact, there is little trace of its existence on Land Rover’s own website. Yep, that would be the Freelander, or more specifically, the Freelander 2. After the Discovery Sport came along in the autumn of 2014, we quickly realised that this signalled the end for the Freelander name, with Jaguar Land Rover wishing to align their model ranges into set ‘families’ or ‘pillars’, namely the Range Rover and Discovery clans and, in time, the new Defender models. As such, the FL2 walked off the end of the stage with little acknowledgement from the crowd, which is why we believe it’s about time the Freelander 2 was permitted its encore. While the Discovery Sport may be lapping up the spotlight, it’s the FL2 which will be winning the critic’s

choice award. You see, currently, if you would like a baby Disco in your life, the price isn’t very babyish. In fact, pretty much any Sport is priced (watch as I shamelessly use Land Rover’s own motto) ‘above and beyond’ £25,000. Hmm, a little steep still, don’t you think? Today you can peruse the likes of eBay and Auto Trader and you’ll be welcomed by the sight of Freelander 2s from as little as £4000. That’s a bit like going to your favourite pub and finding out that the beer you covet most is a mere £1 a pint. Cheers! However, something so good for so little money is often a sign that you should stay clear. It goes without saying that it would take a brave – or deep pocketed – person to dive into such an acquisition. Only the oldest, most sparsely decked high milers will greet you at this price range, but the good news is that you wouldn’t have to spend much more to be on to a winner.

One couple did precisely that, even with their previous prejudices against Freelanders. They felt the Freelander was a bit on the soft side to be considered a true Green Oval. However, Paul and Nicola Cooke took the initiative and bought themselves a quite fantastic Freelander 2. Theirs is a six-year-old 2.2-litre TD4 XS, and at the time of purchase it had 42,000 miles on the clock. Oh, and just one previous owner to boot. It’s a smart vehicle and at a fraction of the price of a Discovery Sport. However, and crucially, the 2.2-litre unit in the front of this Freelander is related to the same 2.2 that was in the earliest of Discovery Sports. It was, clearly, a rather good powerplant and it’s only since the introduction of JLR’s new generation of Ingenium engines that the Sport moved on from this unit. On the road, the older 2.2 diesel is, as you’d expect, a little less refined and

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In keeping with most modern Land Rovers, there is little interesting to see under the bonnet. Nevertheless, you should rarely ever have to look under it anyway because the 2.2 diesel engines are very dependable enjoys a healthier intake of diesel - but not to the point where you’re really missing out on the new Ingenium motors. And if you opt for the most recent SD4 variant, the power (190hp) and torque (310 lb ft) figures are very similar to that of the Ingenium-powered Sport, while the TD4 in this

Freelander (150hp) whistles along well, pulling comfortably to suit the Cooke’s needs – and yours should you decide to invest. ‘She feels big, like a Range Rover,’ reports Paul. He’s referring to the Freelander and is quickly selling the whole FL2 idea to me as he steers us through


There is a variety of trim levels to opt for on the Freelander 2, from the basic S level to the fully-loaded Metropolis derivative. The XS trim is a good middle ground, giving you parking sensors, heated seats and snazzy alloys

the dales of Derbyshire. ‘It’s quiet, pulls well, and once you get the turbo spooling it revs really nicely. It’s good on fuel too, so I can’t grumble.’ But while it may be Paul in command of the FL2 at the moment, it is Nicola who influenced him into the Land Rover scene.

‘I come from a farming background where I was used to off-roading and Land Rovers,’ says Nicola. ‘Paul and I met and he got into it from there. To me a proper Land Rover has always been like a Defender or Series – it took a bit of persuading for both of us, but the Freelander is genuinely great.’

They acquired it from a company in Wessington by the name of Proctor Cars, which specialises in Land Rovers… and Ferraris, would you believe. Clearly a Prancing Horse wasn’t going to be good enough, so they upgraded to the Fuji White Freelander! Continued overleaf

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Their ideal family car may not have been far away, but they had been looking for a few weeks and had originally felt that an auto was the way forward.

mium, though, and anyway, if you can find a manual that hasn’t been worked hard like our friends the Cooke’s, you’ll have no reasons to fear.

There is a case for this, as the Freelander 2 doesn’t possess a lowrange ‘box, meaning that if a previous owner has been utilising the two-tonne

towing capacity (on some, but not all derivatives) then the clutch in a manual could start slipping like a bar of soap in your hands. Autos do demand a pre-

Fear is what they did experience during the rather brief ownership of a BMW, however. ‘We got a BMW as a run-around to use as the family vehicle, but of course in the winter it used to just spin up all over the place. The Freelander drives like a car anyway,’ states Paul. ‘This is the first Land Rover we’ve owned where we’ve relied on electronics, though.’ Certainly, once you’ve stepped into the Freelander you can instantly recognise that this comes from the newer generation of Solihull machines. The XS trim you have here is a typically sensible level of equipment to aim for. It doesn’t cost the bonkers amount of money that HSE variants can demand or the end of the line Metropolis version, but with heated seats, front and rear parking aids and satnav all included, you have a very comfortable and convenient daily drive. Seeing as the FL2 will predominantly be Nicola’s, however, it will be she who reaps those benefits of modern creature comforts. It was something they’d be keen to find while deciding what to go for, having discarded the Disco Sport for being too expensive. They wanted something as up to date

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Above: The manual ‘box can be an issue, with a shorter lifespan than you would expect, often decreased through excessive towing. If you can, the best choice would be to go for the auto, although naturally you’ll pay a little more for the luxury – and the peace of mind that comes with it as they could afford, but ultimately something reliable. The Freelander 2 is arguably one of the most reliable Land Rovers out there. Rest assured, the Cookes haven’t been completely converted from the ‘proper’ Land Rovers, though, as they also own a lovely Defender 110. ‘The Defender will be something we’ll always keep, because there are just too many memories with it,’ expresses Paul. Paul’s dad helped build up the Defender, with its 1992 rolling chassis, but unfortunately Paul’s father is no longer here with us today. Thankfully, though, prior to his passing, Paul’s dad did manage to get the chance to see the finished vehicle. I’m sure Paul and his father shared a moment of real pride when marvelling at the fruits of their labour. From now on, however, it’ll be the Freelander that’s given the daily duties, especially with their expanding family. The Freelander 2 is an excellent used buy – they’re mechanically very sound and, providing you don’t go for one that has excessively towed or been overworked, you should have relatively trouble-free motoring. Something that can’t be said of all cars carrying the Green Oval. So it turns out that not all modern Land Rovers should be dreaded and, in the case of the FL2, it’s actually one of the few Solihull machines on the market that can be seen as a bit of a bargain. Lest we forget then, the brilliant and dependable Freelander 2.

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Faced with a less than perfect Land Rover, Phil Keeling thought it would be a good time to embark on his very first rebuild of a Green Oval machine. Building the perfect Land Rover from scratch – just how hard can it be?


ou might think, judging by the title of this article, that I’m going to reveal a horrific story of a rebuild highlighting the pitfalls you could face when embarking on losing your rebuild virginity. But you’d be well wide of the mark. As a matter of fact, it’s more like a can-do tale of how you could just be like our story’s main protagonist - a man not frightened to take on an unfamiliar challenge and who insists that these Land Rovers are not as daunting as you may first think. It’s a bit like starting a new fitness regime and being presented with what







How Hard Can It Be?

Words & Pictures: Mike Trott can only be described as a pipette’s worth of baby food, only to find out that it tastes better than you imagine. Especially when you close your eyes. Or so I’m told. Phil’s 90 also needed trimming when the vehicle he bought turned out not to be as exemplary as he first believed. ‘I thought it was in a half-decent condition, but when I started digging deeper, the vehicle clearly needed a lot of work doing,’ admits Phil. ‘I figured I’d take it back to basics, go back to the beginning and start again from scratch.’ One thing you’ll quickly note about Phil is that he doesn’t mess about: do

a job once and do it properly, that’s very much his outlook, none of this skimping and bodging crap. Think of Phil as the sort of person you’d feel happy conducting your triple-heart bypass surgery – you know he wouldn’t take any shortcuts. And you only need to look through a list of all the various modifications and new components that have been installed on the 90 to further confirm your decision that Phil knows what he’s on about. A galvanised chassis from Richards Chassis is always a good place to start on any rebuild, something immediately followed by a galvanised bulkhead.

Dr Phil did just that and followed it up with a set of Puma axles meaning disc brakes all-round, and a fully reconditioned 200Tdi motor. These are the core elements of this newly revived Land Rover, but there is a whole lot more besides. Inside there’s a cabin by Exmoor Trim, outside there’s a pro respray with some individual and neat touches, and a personal favourite is the five-speed manual ‘box with overdrive. Please don’t think I’ve gone potty now it’s 2017, because while the mechanics of a gearbox are all very well and good, that’s not what’s getting me excited here.

Notice how the gearstick has a little button on top? Like the sort of button Bond would have in his DB5? Well, that triggers the overdrive. It may not launch missiles or some annoying cretin employed by Spectre from your passenger seat, but I love stuff like that. And so does Phil. ‘I bought the vehicle in January 2015 and work started on it three months later,’ recalls Phil. ‘It was all a bit of a fad and I really fancied trying one out! The idea was simply to make the best possible Land Rover I could in my eyes; to make it as robust as possible, hence all the galvanised parts.

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Above: Phil’s search for a galvanised chassis took him directly to Richards Chassis, as these quests so often do ‘It took around ten months, just working on it at weekends, although I was putting in 14-15 hours each Saturday and Sunday!’ You can see where those hours have been spent with the precision and attention to detail in making sure this is a 90 that’s more champ than chump. Sure, everyone can whack a stainless exhaust and suspension lift on their Land Rover, but even the windscreen is new and has new seals for crying out loud! New propshafts, a full LED light conversion, a return-to-centre steering damper and more. It’s all there. Phil has even gone all stylish inside with a light blue theme cropping up on the cubby box, stereo surrounds and piping on the seats. You’d expect him to be handy with piping, though, as he’s a plumber by trade. I’m guessing that explains why he’ll have used silicon hoses in the engine bay too. Either way, Phil explains: ‘Plumbing means I have a pretty good grasp of problem solving.’ Yep, and it could go some way to answer his inability to be frightened when faced with new challenges. As anyone should, ‘I’ll give anything a go!’ Having said that, and despite this being Phil’s first big venture, it all seemed to go swimmingly well. And you know by now how good the finished result is. ‘I thought it looked stunning when finished,’ Phil exclaims. ‘It was all new to me, building a car myself, but I had gotten a few prices for having the work done and it was just spiralling, Below: It might not drop an oil slick or smokescreen, but this button does activate the overdrive. Smoooooth

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Above Left: While Phil admits that this 90 isn’t ever going to be used off-road in any extreme manner, he wanted it to be lifted and bulky in its stance so that it at least looked the part. Mind you, in winter you can always find an idiot to rescue in the snow… Above Right: Looking through the cabin you can make out the waft of blue that lines the speakers and piping of the seats. The interior trim is from those well-known folks at Exmoor

Above Left: The engine bay is a work of art in itself – a beautiful reconditioned 200Tdi sits proudly within. It is quite clear that when Phil rebuilds a car, he does so with only the best results Above Right: A set of new propshafts were installed on the 90 during the rebuild, in fact the majority of the vehicle carries new components. And while the chassis is galvanised, many other parts are from stainless steel – like the custom exhaust and fuel tank so I just thought to myself, “How hard can it be?” ‘I’d recommend anyone doing it themselves – it is heavy work, but with a car of that age it’s definitely not rocket science. You just go with the flow and work it out as you go along.’ Piece of cake, easy as you like, simpler than a BBQ on a beach. Actually a beach is more than just a useful link to the next part of the tale. You see, as Phil had such tremendous enjoyment

from rebuilding his 90, there’s another project on the wish list. ‘I’m tempted to do another project, although it won’t be another Land Rover. I’m thinking of going for a beach buggy with a 5.7-litre Chevy engine,’ grins Phil. ‘It sounds silly, but because not many people will want one around here [Phil resides in Stoke-on-Trent] I won’t be getting pestered to sell it once it’s done.’

It was a different story with the 90. But then when Hollywood stars win Oscars for stunning performances, you’re going to have to expect a little bit of fandom for your efforts. In the case of Phil’s 90, this workable British icon has been taken from shabby to splendid by a man full of Brit grit. When life gives you lemons, go make lemonade. Or in Phil’s case, when you have a duff 90, make a machine the whole town is envious of.



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Historically, the Range Rover has always been a heavy drinker. But a few years ago, one particular Land Rover set about changing that ideology. Called the Range_e, this was the beginning of Land Rover as a diesel hybrid manufacturer, and a much greener Oval than ever before. But how does that compare to, say, a dinosaur?


Above: Expect to see this sight more and more over the coming years. The positive (sorry) side is that Land Rover is going to be making vehicles beyond the extinction of fossil fuels

ow do you put the world’s cleanest Range Rover into context? Do you compare it to other low-emission cars? Do you try and drive it everywhere you would a normal one? Or do you simply gawp at it, amazed at the fact that it only puts out 89g/km of CO2? The Range_e was a development vehicle. It was built in 2010 to assess the plug-in hybrid propulsion system Jaguar Land Rover had been working on for several years, and it became a common sight in car magazines as Solihull strove to show the world its green credentials.

Based on a Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE, the vehicle’s design uses a battery bank and electric motor which augments the diesel engine to bring emissions and fuel consumption right down. It can be driven in electric-only mode for as many as 20 miles at a time, and it can be plugged in and charged from the mains in around four or five hours. And how do you put it in context? Well, one way is to wheel in an ‘old school’ Rangey; one that symbolises what the Range Rover WAS. Today, virtually every car manufacturer has their fingers in the hybrid and

electric pies, as each outfit attempts to tread ever lighter when it comes to their carbon footprint. But set the Range_e alongside a 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged L322 from the Jurassic period and you start to see just what progress Land Rover has been making. To be fair, the Range Rover’s journey from gas-guzzler to planet-saver has been a long one. It’s almost thirty years since the Mark I model got its first diesel engine, and these days oil-burners account for the overwhelming bulk of European sales. Still, a few years ago you could grab an L322 with a filthy big V8 with a list

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Above and Bottom: To the casual eye (obviously we Land Rover dons know the difference) these two vehicles are pretty much the same... But under the surface, one carries the heart of a saint – and the other a sinner price of £86,345. Of course, this meant you’d need to be someone who treated gold bullion as five-pound notes, and then you’d need even more bullion to fuel the brute. This 2.8-tonne vehicle had a combined cycle of 19.0mpg and 348g/km of CO2 – shocking today, but quite the norm 15 years ago. On the plus side, assuming you didn’t need a fuel stop along the way, the L322’s 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds meant you’d always be early to your destination. And bankrupt. So here we are with the cleanest Range Rover, and the dirtiest. At present, the technology from the Range_e has so far filtered through to the current Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, with the 3.0-litre SDV6 Hybrid variants, though, these don’t use plug-in charging like the Range_e does. Speaking with Paul Bostock, Head of Hybrid and Electrification Strategy, before these hybrids reached the showrooms, he made it clear that Land Rover was and is considering every available technology in the quest to produce greener vehicles. Diesel hybrids will be the first of these, and plug-in charging is ‘one of

the major technologies in the portfolio’. Fuel cells are further off – and when they do arrive, he believes they’re likely to appear as range-extenders on plugin electric vehicles. Operating range is of course a primary concern, and Bostock acknowledges that there are ‘many issues on the battery technology side’ which will need to be overcome before electric propulsion can offer a genuine alternative to the internal combustion engine. In particular, early experience from cities like Amsterdam which already have a strong network of public charging points suggests that customers with plug-in hybrids prefer to charge them at home – a strong indication that while cost is obviously a key factor in moving people towards electric vehicles, the convenience a car offers will ultimately play a crucial role in their acceptance. But a Range Rover needs to be more than just a car. It needs to be a luxury car, a performance car, a top-quality towing vehicle and a world-class off-roader. The latter two, in particular, put obstacles in the way of the move towards electrification. Solihull’s targets with the Range_e project were to achieve emissions of

less than 90g/km, a charging time under eight hours and a range of more than 20 miles, then to ‘maintain as many of the base car’s attributes as possible’ in terms of load space and passenger capacity. Beyond this, Bostock stresses that while the development vehicle’s off-road abilities are theoretical, ‘any product needs to be fully off-road capable.’ In terms of towing, the Range Rover has always been able to haul the legal maximum of 3500kg. But it’s likely that this will drop a little in hybrid form. ‘We’d very much like to keep 3500kg, and engineering-wise it is achievable. But how much more would you like to pay for an extra 500kg of towing capacity?’ To answer questions of a less rhetorical nature, let’s turn to Range_e itself. And to the 5.0 Supercharged leviathan parked next to it. The huge V8 engine is a model of refinement as you drive the L322, and the response is instant as you go for the throttle. Instant, but not harsh: it leaps into action, for sure, but with a poise that leaves you unruffled. Very Range Rover. Time and again, people come back from driving a Range Rover Continued overleaf

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and comment on how extraordinarily well it handles: for it to do so with such precision and body control while being thrown in and out of corners beneath the relentless urge of a 510bhp engine at full chat takes the experience to another level altogether. Based on the Sport platform, Range_e is a different vehicle from the ground up. Previous experience has shown that it’s capable of actually besting the full-fat Range Rover in terms of handling, if not refinement, but it doesn’t take long for the drivetrain’s near-silent operation to hit home at low speeds. That’s as it should be when you’re being propelled by an electric motor, Below: This is an engine that will make you smile for very different reasons: the quietness of the journey, offering tranquilty that isn’t apparent in all Land Rovers, or perhaps it could be the fuel bill at the end of the month – or lack of in this case

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Above: This really is OUR planet, so we need to start making sure it will still be OUR planet in generations to come. Thankfully, with Land Rover’s guidance, we can still drive the marque we love, but while blowing kisses to the trees as we pass but what’s particularly impressive is that as speed builds up and the diesel engine kicks in, it does so with a seamlessness and total lack of noise that means you’d be doing well to notice it. By this stage, you’re hearing plenty of swoosh from the tyres, but for the engine to start up without throwing any vibrations through the car is quite some achievement. Even with an extra 100hp from the electric motor, you wouldn’t expect the diesel hybrid unit to match the crushing performance of the 5.0 V8. It pulls very, very strongly all the same, though, with the instant torque that characterises electric propulsion adding to the already irresistible urge of the TDV6 lump. Out on the open road, encouraging it with a gentle throttle is rewarded with a steady build-up of momentum until you’re bowling along powerfully with engine noise still almost completely ab-

sent. It’s the diesel unit that’s doing most of the work now, but lest you forget that this is a hybrid, the automatic gearbox is hesitant to respond when you treat the throttle harder. Give it a bootful at around 50mph, as so many Range Rover drivers will when confronted with the blunt end of a car being driven by a lesser mortal, and you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve stalled it. No change in engine noise, no change in momentum, nothing… then, seconds later, boom, and it picks up its skirts. Naturally, it’s worth pointing out that the Range_e was a development vehicle and we know how good the latest ZF autos can be, and that the SDV6 hybrids Land Rover makes today are just as much Land Rovers as their old-fashioned stablemates. But, crucially, greener. Ultimately, the Range_e was a step along the path towards a Range Rover powered by nothing more than mains

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ccidents happen. It’s a fact of life and these accidents can vary from knocking over your granny’s prized china to going out and having a car crash. Naturally, no-one means for these things to happen, which is why they’re called accidents. But we have to accept that they will, and can affect me, you and anyone else. Perhaps this is all a little serious, a bit morbid for some light-hearted Land Rover-themed entertainment – so picture this. While writing this very article I attempted to open a pot of yoghurt. There’s no degree required with this sort of thing so I felt the situation was in good hands. The yoghurt pot had other ideas though, as evidenced when I eased the lid back and that small release of air also set about releasing what seemed like half a pot of black cherry gloop onto my trousers. Splendid. I’ve seen this sort of thing happen to colleagues before, admittedly taking great pleasure in their misfortune. That’s the thing, though, you never think it will happen to you. Now, howAbove Left and Left: No doubt you’ll have figured out which of these shows the ‘before’ state and which illustrates the ‘after’ condition. Considering what it looked like and how extensive the damage was previously – now it looks as epic as it should!

ever, I’m resigned to opening yoghurt pots with added anticipation and unease for the rest of time. The Land Rover in this story (you thought I’d forgotten about those crazy vehicles, didn’t you?) doesn’t have anything to do with yoghurt - or trouser accidents. But it does relate to burning, both in a passionate sense and the literal sense. ‘It was quite an unfortunate set of events really,’ says Andy Goodyear. His son is called William, or Will to you and me, and he’s the proud proprietor of this Series I. But before he became to be so, there was a bit of an accident, almost mimicking the tumbling of dominoes in a string of calamitous happenings. ‘Basically, the previous owner had removed some hot ashes from his fire and, well, they obviously weren’t as cool as they needed to be before he put them in the bin!’ Andy explains. ‘So, the bin fell over, which then caused the nearby caravan to catch alight, and that led to a gas container exploding. Unfortunately, not only was the house on fire, but the Series I had its driver’s side melted!’ Even though the area was fenced off, apparently some kids got over the fence and set about smashing all the remaining windows in the vehicle with a brick. Bloody youth. Seemingly doomed, the Series I looked very sorry for itself once the final embers had been extinguished. It needed rescuing, it needed some



Cars and fires don’t mix well. So when this singed Series I survived an explosive fireball, it needed a caring environment in which to complete its rehabilitation. Step forward Will Goodyear attention and it needed a young man called Will. Interestingly, the owner at the time hadn’t insured the vehicle, perhaps perceiving it to be out of harm’s way. Either way, it meant that as Will and his dad came in to start the rescue mission, there would be no category A, B, C etc rubbish to contend with on documents. Will had grown up with Land Rovers lying around the yard and had waited long enough to get hold of the car of his dreams: a Series I Landy, the epitome of the Green Oval. Hell, Will had previously even tried to persuade Andy to part with his own 1949 80” but Andy managed to resist the sweet-talking. ‘My dad said I will eventually have it, but until then, it’s a no,’ smiles Will. In the meantime, he’s been preoccupied with this relic. It’s a 1956 88” Series I, which pleases Will immensely. It was acquired a few years ago and the first thing Will and Andy did was take it back to the workshop. You should know that Andy runs Central 4x4, going some way to explain the numerous Land Rovers lying around during Will’s upbringing. It also explains why Will wasn’t worried about the state of his Series I – he knew Andy and he together could mend the stricken Landy. ‘We stripped it down to the chassis and performed, not a complete, but a part rebuild,’ says Andy. ‘It took us 12 months to rebuild it,’ recalls Will, ‘With my dad rebuilding it while I was studying at college and

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We’re on Facebook: Left: Before this Series I was owned by Will, the old owner decided to fit a 2.25 petrol engine within the Land Rover’s bay. More power, more torque… you can see why these young lads are after them!


Right: Despite being engulfed in flames, the suspension had been wrapped in old plumber’s rag – which somehow meant it escaped the fire relatively unscathed Below: There are few places that Will likes to be more... if any! He may be a young lad, but his taste is strictly vintage. It’s the simplicity and the fact they’re not like anything else on the road anymore that attracts Will to these great machines then I would get my hands dirty once home or if I had some spare time. ‘I would like to thank my father for helping me restore it, mainly because if he hadn’t, I’d probably still be working on it now!’ Given the state of it after the blaze, it’s remarkable that all this was done in 12 months. A breeze it may appear to have been, but the axles needed work, a new loom was required, as was glass for the windows; and the clutch plate had welded itself together following a hosing down from the fire brigade. ‘The problem with fires is that they can do a whole lot of damage very

quickly,’ rues Andy. ‘We managed to get the build finished in time for the Classic Motor Show at the NEC, though, and even had the vehicle on the Series I stand.’ ‘The hardest bit was simply getting parts. The back tub, for example, half of it was destroyed, and at the scrapyard we only found half a tub too. So we took the good half of the original and joined it to the new half!’ Will and Andy had more luck with the bulkhead, though. These are like hen’s teeth for Series Ones, but happily the fire had failed to distort it – so after having it shot-blasted, it was virtually

mint. This 88” still possesses its original chassis, although new outriggers were summoned and the shocks were changed, although the springs were found to be like new having been preserved in that ‘old plumber’s rag you used to get,’ says Andy. This is a Series I that has gained a few scars, but lost none of its dignity. It has been put together again with common sense in mind – take the rear lights for example. They’re supposed to be the old-fashioned ‘pork pie’ lights, but, at £400 a set, Will and Andy have kept with the style they found it in.

And having an individual style is something Will relishes. ‘I prefer driving a Series I. People say, “Oh you can drive a car now,” but I always tell them, no thanks, I’ll stick with the Series I! ‘I like that they’re different. I was brought up with them and they have been a part of me since I was a baby – they run in my blood. I always wanted a Series I, they’re just the original.’ While this Land Rover may have been through tough times following the blaze, Will is thankful that such a Land Rover came along to set his world alight.


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How to be a Responsible Overlander Our obsessive overlanders, Noel and Marilu, are back once again this month to run through some of the points we may neglect when we’re embarking on our dream vacation. Quite simply, when you’re overlanding, you still have responsibilities. Here’s why


esponsible tourism is essential to our travelling and overlanding philosophy. Not only do we want to have a great time visiting some of the world’s most beautiful places, but we also want to make sure that we’re not hurting local communities or the environment along the way. And, wherever possible, we strive to ensure that our impact on local communities and the environment is positive. We believe that responsible overlanding minimises negative social, economic and environmental impacts, generates economic benefits for locals, and provides opportunities to enhance the wellbeing of local communities. We take both an idealist and pragmatic approach to responsible overlanding – idealist in that we strive to be

as responsible as we can, but pragmatic because we recognise that it won’t always be possible to have the perfect scenario everywhere we travel. Recycling, for instance, is not widely practiced in many African countries, and it will therefore not be realistic for us to commit to recycling all of our rubbish along the way. However, we will recycle where we can and praise establishments that are committed to environmental protection. There is no one way to be a responsible traveller, and we understand that many issues surrounding responsible tourism are controversial. For instance, Noel and I are choosing to volunteer with and raise funds for local charities that we meet along the journey, which is important to us even though ‘voluntourism’ is coming under fire.

Words: Marilu Gresens Peries Pictures: Noel & Marilu Peries Needless to say, we understand that ours is not necessarily the only approach, and there can be many different approaches that are all just as equally responsible. With that said, these are our five rules of thumb for responsible overlanding:

Travel globally, spend locally The income generated from tourism is essential to the economies of all of the various countries that we intend to travel through, or have travelled through, in Africa. However, too often money from the tourism sector never reaches local communities, and may actually end up having a negative impact on people and the environment. There are countless examples of this

throughout Africa – such as the displacement of San (Bushmen) communities in Botswana to make way for tourism development in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), one of the country’s biggest safari parks. It is important to us that most, if not all, of the money that we spend on our journey benefits local areas, and at the very least does not contribute to any harm. It is for this reason, for instance, with regards to our own personal experiences and adventures in Africa, that Noel and I opt not to visit the CKGR, and instead prefer to spend our time and money visiting places such as Kubu Island, which is run by a community trust, and buying souvenirs from the Kuru Art Centre where money generated from tourism goes

directly to improving the economic well-being of local communities.

Accessorise your vehicle to reduce fuel consumption Let’s face it – if you want to be self-sufficient on an overland journey, you’re going to need to take a lot of equipment with you in your Land Rover. Let’s face it – if you want to be self-sufficient on an overland journey, you’re going to need to take a lot of equipment with you in your Landy. Still, we have found that overlanding and self-catering camping can be an environmentally friendly way of travelling if done strategically. Noel learned a few hard lessons on his first trip from London to South Africa about the pitfalls of over-packing a vehicle.

Imagine consuming one too many bacon sandwiches – not only will you be heavy, slow and cumbersome, but you’ll also require a few more glasses of H2O to quench that thirst. For us, the trick is finding a good balance between self-sufficiency and over-packing, especially when it comes to water canisters and jerry cans, which can really hinder a vehicle. Our advice: be mindful of the weight of the kit you intend to carry, and if you don’t need it, don’t bring it! In southern Africa, for instance, safe sources of drinking water will be available at the vast majority of campsites and waypoints in between. So at the most, carrying just five litres of water per person is more than plenty in our experience. Unless you’re planning to go into the desert for a week, don’t bring excessive amounts of water. It’s all about assessing your destination. The same principle applies to fuel. If you have enough juice to make it to the next station, or next few stations, then stop at each station along the way to top-up your main tank, rather than bothering with the reserve tanks and jerry cans. It may seem tedious to stop every couple of hundred miles, but you’ll get the benefit of a few more miles per gallon for not carrying the additional weight. If you’re ever in doubt about the availability of fuel, however, be safe and not sorry and make sure you’re suitably stocked. You can also select modifications for the vehicle which don’t add unnecessary bulk, such as a lightweight but sturdy aluminum roof rack rather than one made of heavier materials. You can keep up to date with our modifications on Maggie, our 110, on our blog.

Don’t pay bribes, if you can help it Perhaps one of the biggest urban legends about travelling through Africa is that you have to pay a lot of bribes. On this point, Noel and I have vastly different opinions and experiences. During my time living and travelling in southern Africa, I can recount only a few occasions where I think I may have been asked to pay a bribe or unwittingly did so, but I am not sure. Continued overleaf



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Adventures with your tarp Sometimes the simple things are best. There is a plethora of different ideas on how to keep you warm and dry in the outdoors. High-tech ma-

terials, multiple layers, pre-tensioned poles, they’re all out there bringing the outdoors indoors. However, if you’re someone who’s doing some

solo travel or who likes to keep things simple, this Canvas Adventure Tarp might make a good if temporary home. Firstly, you have to make something like this pretty tough. A thin sheet of nylon is not the solution. But military-grade, waterproof, rotproof, fire-retardant canvas is just what the military ordered.You can get it in olive green or khaki sand, so you’ll blend into most backgrounds this side of the Arctic Circle. Of course, you’ll need to attach your tarp to a variety of anchor points – trees, the ground, rocks, whatever is to hand. So there is a grand total of 10 reinforced attachment points, and that includes three webbing loops and a centrally mounted loop – as well as a loop inside so you can hang things up. The shelter is 3 x 2m so ample for

Under your feet A Defender doesn’t exactly have the largest amount of stowage space, particularly if you want to keep things hidden away from prying eyes.You know how it goes with the children – stash away some sweet treat pretty much

anywhere in the vehicle.Your intention is to tell them it’s there about halfway through a long journey. But, like truffle hounds, they seem to find everything before you’ve even got out of your drive. Well, kiddies, try this.

The Nakatanenga Footwell Safe is, in fact, a safe that lives in the footwell.You can set it into the floor either on the left or on the right and of course it fits under the carpet so it can’t be seen. It is made of 1.5mm stainless steel which is then powder-coated and comes with a range of locks. Dimensions are roughly 260mm long and about 100mm high so if you’re on a big overland trip it might be just the place to store things you don’t want seen or found, like papers and passports. The Footwell Safe fits the range of Defenders from 90 to 130 and is for Puma models although other versions are coming soon. It costs £295 and you can get them from 4x4 Overlander. When it’s closed the safe is waterproof and dustproof, so as well as keeping your Haribos dry and clean, it means that no odour will escape to alert your little monsters to their presence.You win.

someone to stay dry during the night. There is no sewn-in groundsheet or mossie net or anything, this is the rugged baseline you’ll need to keep warm and dry. Since the material is fire-retardant, you can have a fire

very close to it without any danger of torching your shelter either. Wynnchester Outdoors (www. will supply you with one if you cross their palms with £220 in return.

Dutch Originals Brits tend to like the Dutch, since in many ways they are quite like us, although generally they speak English a bit better. And the Dutch have invented all kinds of things, not all of which we’ve really appreciated – the speed camera springs to mind. However, a more useful device that bears their name is the Dutch Oven. It’s a pot. With a lid. That’s it, and their whole country gets in on the naming act like they’ve invented the first standards for wi-fi or something. Oh, they did. Anyway, the Dutch Oven, as countless rugged outdoors people know, is a very useful device indeed, when you have food and a fire. Just think – you have a fire, you have water. How do you boil the water without a metal container? Actually it can be done, and involves clay and hot stones but it takes ages. Better to just pop the Dutch Oven on the fire and heat the water. You can boil eggs in there too, since roasting eggs without a metal

container is possible but it’s devilish difficult. The Dutch Ovens have a flat bottom so they can sit on the hot embers and heat or cook just about any food you have. The lid keeps things a steady temperature and stops things drying out. That lid can also be flipped over and used as a skillet directly on the coals, so you’ve got pretty much any kind of cooking covered with just one pan. If you get them from Expedition Equipment ( then you have a range of sizes from four to eight litres. Bon appetit, or ‘eet smakelijk’, as the Dutch would say.

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I believe it will be possible for us to travel from South Africa through East Africa without paying a single bribe. Noel, on the other hand, has had more experience being solicited for bribes, especially on his 2009 trip from London to South Africa. Naturally, he isn’t so optimistic. Although our experiences differ, both Noel and I believe that responsible overlanding requires a no-bribery-wherever-possible attitude! No matter how you look at it, corruption is a drain on African economies and often diverts funds that could otherwise be spent benefitting the local population, such as through

tourism. We therefore believe that it is super-duper important to avoid engaging in bribery at all costs. Here are some simple tricks for being an anti-bribery warrior: • Never set out thinking that you are going to pay a bribe to accomplish something – this is silly and could actually get you into trouble • Know what fees and taxes are going to be required before you get to the border or office, so you’re not vulnerable to illegal demands for money • Speak to officials together, where possible. It’s easier to bribe an individual than two or more people together

• Don’t be the easy target. Insist that you’re unwilling to pay. Be confident. Be patient. Keep insisting. Even if it takes hours. If it is a bribe, eventually the official will give up and look for an easier target • Demand a receipt explaining the payment and under which authority it is being demanded. Make sure you ask for full names and positions of the officers. Demand to speak to supervisors. Often this is enough to deter them. • If you are in a situation where you are solicited for a bribe, report it! Reporting may not result in anything, but not reporting the matter will only

You may spend 95% of your time camping, so know how to do it responsibly. Don’t litter, pollute the environment or endanger wildlife. Okay, so this one might go without saying… but it is definitely easier said than done on an overlanding journey. Dust off those scouting guidebooks, and remember everything you learned in summer camp, because this is the knowledge you will need to get you through an overlanding journey safely and responsibly. I have an amazing memory of a friend driving through the stunning Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana, jumping out of her Land Rover every half-mile to collect some bottles thrown on the side of the road. Perhaps an extreme example, but certainly admirable! You should at least have a rubbish system in your vehicle and in your camping routine, though, because wild animals are often attracted to trash. And if you can’t dispose of it responsibly, bring it with you until you can.


Also ensure that you know how to set up and put out campfires safely, and that you know the basics of safe bush pooping! You wouldn’t want to be rear-ended by the horn of a rogue rhinoceros…

Have respect for people and local customs This last tip is a pretty self-explanatory point, but perhaps the most important rule of thumb. If you are committed to having respect for your host communities and environment, then you can definitely call yourself a responsible overlander. The rules are simple: appreciate where you are, and the local customs and traditions of your host community. Appreciate and respect wildlife. Always remember that you are a foreigner, and are extremely privileged to be able to travel through foreign countries. If you abide by this and the other tips, then not only can you have a more enjoyable and culturally rewarding adventure, but you make travelling more sustainable and ensure a warmer welcoming path for parties following in your footsteps. Follow our adventures on


Ruby’s Off Again: Episode Two Having checked their preparations for the hundredth time, Ruby The Landy and her travel buddies have finally left British soil. But, initially at least, they’re not heading to the same destination

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t’s the end of May and Ruby The Landy is all at sea – and for once I’m not referring to the typical way a Land Rover handles. This veracious red Defender is cruising on a container ship towards Cartagena in Columbia, heading towards the ‘starting line’ for a rather ambitious but enviable world tour. Her owners on the other hand are making a detour and spending a couple of days in New York. Some people have all the fun! Jenny Bright and Gavin Lowrie will meet up with Ruby in a matter of days, but as flying to Columbia works out cheaper when you fly via New York, who’s to blame them for such a pit stop? ‘We were only in New York for two days,’ says Gavin. ‘We have both been

there before but not together. We did enjoy ourselves, though, visiting some new sites such as the 9/11 memorial museum (very touching) and the Highline: a walkway above the streets of New York on the site of an old overland train line. ‘There was chance to see Times Square again, which is exactly as it is in the movies, but soon enough we were on our way to meet Ruby in Cartagena.’ The couple took to the air once more on 25 May on their way to South America. Often, when we Brits travel abroad, it’s the heat that hits us first –and so it was in this case. Being on the Caribbean coast, Cartagena is very hot and humid, but on the plus side you have a vibrant culture with music in the air and dancing people in the streets. ‘It has a beautiful colonial centre (World Heritage Site) and our apart-

Below: Taking in the sights of New York before hitting South America seems like a brilliant idea to us!

ment was right on the coast,’ says Jen. It meant they could get a front row view of the spectacular thunder and lightning storms you can get out there. ‘We learnt very quickly how friendly the people were and how grateful they were that we were visiting their country. We loved it! We soon settled into a bit of a routine, shopping daily in the local supermarket for our groceries, going for walks along the beach as well as sight seeing. ‘Given its historical problems, Colombia has really turned a corner and felt a very safe and friendly place to visit. It has been our favourite country so far because of the people and the variety of beautiful landscapes.’ Grocery shopping can undoubtedly be exciting, but there were a few more interesting places and attractions they’d got on their list. The Tayrona National Park, the Lost City trek (Ciudad Perdida) and a visit to the capital, Bogota, were all on the itinerary. ‘We had a date to meet the Colombian Land Rover Club at Villa De Leyva for their annual meet having contacted them through Facebook and being overwhelmed by their invitations!’ enthuses Jen. You’ll have noticed that we haven’t mentioned Ruby for a bit, and that

Above: South America – colourful, vibrant, exotic… a joyous continent Below: Jenny and Gavin back with Ruby once more would be for the simple reason that Jen and Gav couldn’t pick her up straight away. She landed in Latin America on 31 May, although a Columbian bank holiday and additional red tape stopped the reunion briefly. However, on 7 June the container doors opened and Ruby appeared unscathed from her Atlantic voyage. The trio would set off together on 10

June for the Tayrona National Park, but Ruby proved stubborn from the offset by refusing to start. One starter motor (packed as a spare) and a new battery later, she was playing ball again, for now. Belatedly, Jen, Gav and Ruby started making tracks on the 12th, wild camping in Tayrona for three nights with the Caribbean Sea watching


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over them. Tropical rainforests, white sandy beaches, followed by a stint up the Sierra Nevada Mountains (minus Ruby) for the Lost City trek – already they were seeing so much of the world. ‘We then headed south to Santa Marta and San Gil,’ recalls Gav. ‘The Colombian military line stretches down the road and they individually give you the thumbs up sign as you drive past. This is to let road users know that it’s safe to pass. Friendly as ever, the local people were so interested in Ruby – particularly because she is a right-hand drive in a left-hand drive country.’ It may be early days, but already the trio have experienced so much, both in terms of their environment and culture, plus just being able to get started on their tour. enhancement They fear they may have packed Defenders too much – although the spares have already proven useful! Omega Automotive Ltd. ‘One thing we hadfamily. not prepped for ations of the Kuman was the heat and humidity, nsion, Rubber, Cooling ’ states Jen. ‘Our air-con the vehicle consists of nies around the in world. having the windows wound down! In the roof tent at night it was so humid that it was hard to sleep, so we bought a couple of small rechargeable fans from the local market and they did the trick!’ The cabin might be nice and cool now, but this adventure is only just hotting up.

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Older Land Rovers aren’t renowned for having the best quality seals, but with to Atkinson Bespoke Engineering, there is a solution for your Range Rover Classic... Words and Pictures: Mike Trott


anel gaps, dodgy seals – it’s all part of a Land Rover’s ‘character’. Supposedly. Surely, though, it would be nice to think you can leave your Landy outside without the worry of it taking onboard more liquid than a youth in Magaluf. Atkinson Bespoke Engineering is a company under the same impression. They’re specialists in the Range Rovers of this world and particularly the older Classic models. An area these Range Rovers can suffer is around the rear quarter seals. Naturally, over time, seals start to perish and shrink back from their starting position. But as Paul Atkinson points out, with their improved seals, the rubber sits better around the glass and has a more pronounced lip, giving the seal greater purchase on the body. Follow this guide to see how to replace the rear quarter seals on your Classic, but also check out the video on the company’s website. You’ll find it at 1. This is the rear quarter seal that is currently fitted. You can see it’s wearing now and a new and improved seal would look and perform much better


2. The first thing to do is clear the back of your Range Rover and to take out the spare wheel and its cover. Then it’s time to remove the seatbelt by using a ratchet and socket


3. Some Classic Range Rovers had an interior light as a optional extra that will need moving out the way of the window seal. This one didn’t, but if yours has, unbolt the seat catch mechanism, remove the bracket and shift the light to the side. Next take off the interior rear quarter panel using a screwdriver or trim clip remover


4. Now it’s time to pop out those rubber grommets. Use the clip remover again for this and be wary of any rot that may expose itself. There should be three grommets


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9. Cut away the rubber on the exterior to free the window from its holding. A stanley knife should do the trick 10. Once you’ve made sure there is no excess rubber encroaching onto the glass, you should be able to tap the glass out from the inside before lifting it gently away. Then take any remaining rubber from within the frame and bin it. You won’t be needing that with a nice new seal fresh from Atkinson’s 11. Now you have the glass to itself, give it a thorough clean to make sure there is no rubber clinging to the edges or dust that will linger for the new seal. General glass cleaner will work and you can apply the same to the edges of the car around the window. A clean is always beneficial before fitting new parts 12. This next step can be a pain, but persevere and you’ll be get there. Essentially, you need to feed the seal around the glass. There’s a distinctive groove that the glass will slide into, and you’ll just need a bit of strength to pull the seal over the corners



13. This is a method that looks too basic, even by Land Rover standards, but actually it’s pretty ingenious. While the seal may be sat nicely around the glass now, you need to get the glass and its new seal back into the hole where the window goes. Take some rope or thick string and run it down one of the grooves in the seal, using a screwdriver to push it into edge so it stays put for the time being. You should end up with string/rope lined all the way around and leave two exit points so that you can grab hold of the string in a moment... 14. Lower the window into place, sliding the bottom into position first before getting a friend to apply a small amount of pressure so you can keep the window from falling back



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15. Hopefully, you can now see the benefit of the two strings poking out of the seal. Using the strings, you can pull the rope out from the seal bringing with it the lip that needs to settle over the top of the body. A simple pulling of rope equals one perfect fitting seal 16. It might look like some sordid scene from the Titanic, but this is just the continuation of the string pulling and your friend assisting by holding the window in place 17. Once you’ve removed all the string, the lips will be sitting nicely over the edges and your new rear quarter panel seal will be fitted 18. A couple of taps with your fist should settle the glass into its prime spot and then you can start to put the rear panels back on the exterior and in the interior

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Quiet as a… Defender? Words and Pictures: Mike Trott


ou’ve probably seen one of those generic TV adverts going on about some special remedy for headaches and migraines, right? Well, have you ever noticed how they seem to always show the same sort of ‘noisy’ scenarios that instigate such pain? There’s normally a bloke up to his eyeballs in hi-vis attire, trying to jackhammer his way through to the Earth’s core, or another favourite is when they show a weedy two-stroke moped sat at some traffic lights with the rider proving to be the definition of moronic as they sit there revving the bollocks off

something that sounds like a blender that’s gone berserk. All very irritating, I know. But the chaps behind these ads clearly haven’t ridden in a Land Rover Defender before. No over-the-counter magic will sort the headache from this little (or substantial) problem. It’ll take something a lot stronger than aspirin this time, matey. Now, this is the point where you’ll be thinking, ‘Hey, I like my Defender just the way it is, thanks. I don’t need any soundproofing rubbish – it’s all part of the charm!’ Pfft, okay – and I love it when my dog craps in the house, because it’s ‘endearing’ when they mark their territory.

1. Unhinge the bonnet off the Defender and using some generic panel wipe, clear the dust and any excess debris lukring on the underside of the bonnet

Project Td5: Project TD5: Don’t you wish your Defender would just give you a bit less of a headache? We don’t mean because of the blown head gaskets or crusty rear crossmember, although they can do one an’ all! No, perhaps it would be nice if a Defender was just a tad more… tranquil 2. Using a stanley knife or other sharp-cutting implement, cut out the strips you’ll need to comply with the contours of the bonnet. Tdi bonnets aren’t as sculpted, so they won’t need as many individual elements



3. Start placing the cut-out strips into position on the bonnet so that you know exactly where all of the matting will be going. It makes it much simpler when you come to stick the Dynamat down


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We’re on Facebook: 4. Once you have finished cutting, you can start sticking. Carefully peel off the backing and take time to stick down the Dynamat into place. Kudos to Craig here, he had it down to a ‘T’ I’m sorry, but no. My dog could do with a nappy and a Defender could do with soundproofing. So with that in mind, let me now introduce to you, Dynamat, or more specifically, Dynamat Xtreme. While it may look like something you could use to cover your Sunday joint, it’s actually… ahem, a ‘black butyl-based core with a 4-mil aluminium constrain layer and craft paper release liner,’ according to Dynamat themselves. It’s a patented soundproofing solution more importantly, and while it is best used in temperatures between -10 and 60 degrees celsius, the material is claimed to be able to operate between -54 and 149 degrees. We’re guessing it’s more durable than you then. It all sounds great, so we’ve gone and given it a try. Using our resident 90 as a mule, we thought we’d test an area, before and after fitting Dynamat, to see whether this stuff really works and have even attempted to bring some science into the equation. Using the Decibel Meter (free) app on my iPhone, we recorded what the decibel readings were prior to fitting the soundproofing and took another once the job was complete. Beware: this is as advanced the science will ever be in this publication. There are no Einsteins here, I can tell you that. Anyway, the area in question is an obvious one – namely under the bonnet. In our case, adding an extra layer between us and the top of that Td5 motor can surely only help. There’s


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4 two ways you can go about this: either going to Britpart and buying one of their Dynamat kits which are already cut to shape, or you can go all DIY about it and go direct to Dynamat and they’ll supply ‘sheets’ of the stuff for you to cut your own pieces from. It makes no odds other than how much time you spend getting the shapes onto the vehicle. We paid a visit to John Craddock in Cannock, where a particularly knowledgeable Green Oval fellow named Craig applied our new addition. The product, once cut into size is simply peeled from its backing and you then use the adhesive side to stick the matting to the underside of your bonnet, the floor of your load space, the footwells of your Defender – wherever you deem necessary. Prior to having the matting installed, a decibel reading was taken by standing in front of the Defender and we recorded 84db. After Craig had meticulously placed all of the various

strips into position, we stood in the exact same spot and got a reading of 81db. Proof then, thanks to the App Store, that Dynamat really does work. It might not sound like much of a difference, but remember that this is only for the bonnet and that while this product does help alleviate those headaches, you’re never going to be driving your Defender and feeling like you’re in a Range Rover. It just won’t happen. We’ll take the Defender for a proper run soon and see if it’s made a noticeable difference in the cabin. But on our first report – and with sciencey stuff – Dynamat looks like an affordable and well-worth substitute for aspirin. To learn more about Dynamat and their range of products, visit www. And if you’re in need of any parts or accessories for your Land Rover, or you need to enquire about servicing, repairs or regular maintenance, visit John Craddock at www.

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A reliable Land Rover?! In focus: Freelander 2 2.2 TD4/SD4

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Power: 147bhp Torque: 310lb/ft 0-60: 10.9 secs Top speed: 112mph MPG: 45 (claimed) Tax: £185 Insurance group: 24 Towing capacity: 2000kg

Pros: Reliable engine and generally more robust than other Land Rovers, no rust here, cheaper than D Sport Cons: Not quite as refined as new Disco Sport, only five seats, manual transmission can wear quickly

Insure your Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 with Adrian Flux from as little as £290 * Based on a 2011 XS variant, 40-year-old driver, average area, office worker, 5+ years NCB, 10000 miles a year, with agreed value and green lane and off-road cover, no claims or convictions and £150 excess.


t’s surprising, isn’t it, that one of the most ridiculed Land Rovers (for being a bit of a wet lettuce) actually turns out to be a better vehicle than most Land Rovers put together! Yep, this is the Freelander 2 we’re talking about.

Mock us too if you like, but the fact is that the Freelander 2 represents a bit of a bargain at the moment in what is a largely inflated market in terms of Land Rover pricing. The Discovery Sport replaced the FL2 in 2014 and are holding onto their value like a baby gripping your finger. Here’s the thing, though – the Freelander 2, in many ways, is just as good. Here we’re looking at the diesels – the TD4 and SD4 variants – chiefly because the 3.2 V6 petrols are so damn rare. And to take us through the few foibles the FL2 does possess, we caught up with Ashley Counsell of Ashley 4x4. ‘There are no big issues with the diesel motors,’ says Ashley. ‘Occasionally the EGR throttle flap mechanism breaks resulting in a whizzing noise from the front of the engine, but it’s easy enough to fix though. ‘Alternators and starter motors play up now and again as with most vehicles.

Otherwise we’ve experienced very little trouble with this unit.’ The body and chassis are a problem-free area on Freelander 2s – which can’t be said of all Land Rovers. The same applies to the heating/air-con unit and also suspension, although obviously, as with any vehicle, you can expect wear and tear with mileage. If there is one criticism of the Freelander 2, it’s aimed squarely at the manual gearbox. Ashley explains, ‘Clutches on manual versions do wear out, especially if abused when towing. It’s not a quick job and with the dual mass flywheel included it’s normally £900-£1000 to do.’ The advice Ashley gives would be not to skimp and leave a worn flywheel. You’ll leave the concentric slave/release bearing to be minced if you do and you’ll have to do it again anyway. Alternatively, get an auto. ‘That would be my choice,’ he adds.

Ashley 4x4 is based near Stafford and equipped to cater for any of your Land Rover repair, servicing or parts enquiries. Give them a call on 01785 243175 or visit ‘The rear diff pinion bearings can wear too, resulting in a drone from the axle. This is probably the most common issue with the FL2, but it’s repairable without needing a full diff – although it’s only about £500 through us anyway.’ So maybe it’s about time we paid the Freelander 2 some real respect? ‘It’s one of the better vehicles from

Land Rover in recent years. Mostly problem free, pleasant to drive and not too big! It’s about the same size as a Discovery used to be. ‘Remember it doesn’t have quite the full towing capacity of the bigger cars, so if you tow a big horse box for example, just check the weight limits. Generally a nice truck, though.’

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Series I (1948-1958)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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?


£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


Ninety/One Ten (1983-1990)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


s a general rule, we’d tell you to avoid the Freelander 1 at all costs, simply because no single version is without its hindrances. Still, if you insist on investing in such a bottomless pit, then we can at least advise. But while we can advise, we cannot tolerate you going anywhere near the 1.8 petrol. It’s a cow pat waiting to blow up in your face. Simple as. The petrol V6 is pokey, but requires

much coolant. The 2.0Di engine is pretty miserable and gutless, hereby making the TD4 the only real option to go for that will let you keep your dignity in tact. All the usual tips apply: make sure it has been regularly serviced and maintained to a high standard and you might end up with a very cheap route into Land Rover ownership. It’s not even that bad off-road...

Freelander 2 (2006-2015)


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.


£500-£7200 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 Cons: Cheap for a reason

£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


Range Rover Classic (1970-1996)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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


RR Sport 2 (2013-present)


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


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)


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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Discovery 1 (1989-1998)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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 I 86” (1955). 300Tdi conversion, turbo removed to make fit. Easy to convert back. Recent light resto. Seats re-trimmed. Resprayed. £12995. Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire, 01905 840085 03/17

Series I 107” (1957). MOT & tax exempt. 2.25 petrol. Chassis, bulkhead in good shape. Heritage certificate. Needs a bit of work – dodgy battery lead. £7500 ono. Reading, Berkshire, 07584 396026 01/17

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” (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 IIA 88” 2.25 petrol (1969). 41,250 miles. Three owners, current for last 30 years. Garage stored. MOT Sept. New clutch, battery, replaced rear chassis. £6950. Herefordshire, 07860 177799 05/16

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 I 109” Ex-Cheshire Fire Brigade (1957). 2.0-litre petrol. MOT & tax exempt. Loads of history, Heritage Trust certificate. Chassis and bulkhead solid. £16000. Weybridge, Surrey, 07799 412957 11/16

Series I 80” (1949). MOT & tax exempt. 2.25 petrol. Very original bar the negine and gearbox. Two owners from new. Could do with new canvas. £18495. Wrexham, North Wales, 07843 266127 01/17

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 109” ‘Double Cab’ 2.25 petrol (1967). MOT Jan ‘18. Replaced chassis ‘06. Salisbury rear diff. New exhaust, rear prop, master cylinder. £3900 ono. Watlington, Oxfordshire. 07766 325028 03/16

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 III 109” (1974).Originally One Ton. Completely rebuilt 2000. Converted to V8. Oversized front brakes, Salisbury rear axle, Fairey overdrive. Needs chassis repair. £1500. Sheffield, 07770 725728 09/16

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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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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

Series IIA Lightweight (1969). 80+ miles since rebuild. MOT June ‘17. 2.8 diesel. Tax exempt. SIII overdrive. New clutch, radiator, battery, wiring loom. £9900 ovno. North Y’shire, 07870 937634/01845 577352 12/16

Defender 90 Td5 Truck Cab (1999). 106,165 miles. MOT Jan ‘18. Ifor Williams canopy, two former keepers. Kept original, maintained correctly. £6495 ono. Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire, 01905 840085 03/17

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




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


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

Defender 90 ex-army soft-top 2.5 NA (1991). 93,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. VGC, drives well. New vented discs, calipers, pads, Exmoor canvas, Two keys, receipts. £6995. Bradford, West Y’shire, 07768 006445 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

Land Rover 90 V8 County (1989). 143,520 miles. MOT March ‘17. Matte Black paint job. 4” lift, winch, sliders, 33” tyres, twin snorkles, window guards. £5995 ono. Sheffield, South Y’shire, 07778 387777 02/17

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 Td5 CSW Double Cab (2001). 136,730 miles. MOT March ‘17. Full respray. Just serviced. Rubber matting, snorkle, EGR blanked, new injector wiring loom. £12500. Worcester, 07594 067551 02/17

Defender 110 XS Td5 Double Cab (2006). 131,000 miles. MOT May ‘17. Cooper STTs. Heated seats, air-con. Suspected re-map. Exmoor canopy, cubby box. Seats covered. £14250. South Molton, Devon, 07789 683704 02/17

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

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Land Rover 90 (1983). 11 months’ MOT. Galvanised chassis, 300Tdi engine. Gearbox rebuilt 18 months back, new clutch. Just needs tidying. £4200. Rossendale, Lancashire, 07860 915128 02/17

Defender 90 200Tdi. 86,325 miles. MOT March ‘17. One owner, good condition, towing hook. Serviced annually. Viewings can be arranged. £5500 ono. Ledbury, Herefordshire, 07854 822943 01/17

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

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

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 90 County Td5 (2002). 200,000 miles. FLRSH. Major overhaul, lots of new parts. Respray. New back door. Warn winch. Terrafirma springs, shocks. BFGs. £14,950. Nottingham, 07794 965646 07/16

Land Rover 90 (1986). 200Tdi fitted. 55,000 miles. MOT Sept ‘17. Simex tyres. Discs all-round. 24-spline diffs, winches, ARB locker, twin batts, lifted, X-Eng handbrake. £7500. Camberley, Surrey. 07769 970717 03/17

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

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

Discovery 2 Td5 Auto (2001). 92,000 miles. MOT Oct ‘17. Air-con, cruise control, power windows, electric mirrors. Everything works as it should. £1750. Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, 07971 424654 01/17

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

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

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

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

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

110 Pick Up. Full roof, rack available. Professional rebuild, 200Tdi engine fitted in 2016, 500 miles since build & MOT. Resprayed. New clutch, turbo, seats, tyres. £8750. 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

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

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 01792 702 022


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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

Discovery 3 2.7 TDV6 XS (2008). 95,087 miles. MOT Nov ‘16. FSH. Two owners. Bought damaged in ‘11, repaired. Maintained to high standard. £8500. Newent, Gloucestershire, 07974 570057 07/16

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 2 Td5 ES (2002). 144,000 miles. MOT Sept ‘17. Service history. 7 seats. Air-con. Heated electric front seats. Harman Kardon stereo. £4500. Leigh, Greater Manchester, 07585 873937 12/16

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

Looking to sell your Land Rover privately? To list your Landy for FREE call 01283 553243 RR Classic 3.9 V8 Vogue SE (1991). 130,830 miles. 12 months’ MOT. New tyres, new headlining, two keys. No leaks, smoke or rattles. No rust. £6995 ono. Harrogate, North Y’shire, 07817 062321 03/17

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

SHELT HILL FARM, SHELT HILL, WOODBOROUGH, NOTTS NG14 6DG Telephone: 07973 139 483 Telephone/Fax Home: 0115 965 2204

Defender 90 96N 300TDI 145,000 Miles, Good Runner, Chunky Tyres £5495.

Toyota Hilux DC Pick-Up 06-56 Reg. 1 Council Owner. 83K Miles. £6495.

Discovery 200-300 TDI, breaking for spares, most parts available.....POA

RR Classic 300Tdi Auto (1993). 190,000 miles. MOT Dec ‘16. Soft dash, good chassis, tailgate. Interior good bar headlining. No leaks, engine and gearbox good. Decent offers. Worcester, 07815 460939 11/16


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Quality Used Land Rover Sales Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE (2012). 47,750 miles. One owner from new. Sat-nav, heated seats f/r, 8-speed auto, reversing camera, LEDs, puddle lamps, Harman stereo. £25250. Barnet, Hertfordshire, 07825 333822 11/16

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 Auto (1996). 12 months’ MOT. FSH. Two owners. VGC. Totally original, leather in good order, little wear. Original blue logbook. Silver. £2500. Ilkeston, Derbyshire. 07880 772026 03/17



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

09 (09) DEFENDER 110 TDCI CSW. 64K, FSH. £20995.


10 (10) DEFENDER 90 XS SW. 54K, FSH. £20995.

DEFENDER TDCI 11 08 11 (08) DEFENDER 90 XS90S/W. 77K, HARD TOP ESTATE. 77K, FSH. FLRSH. £22750. £14995.

1502(15) 90 TD5 XS SW. (02DEFENDER DEFENDER 90 9KA/CON, ONLY, FLRSH. CSW. 81K, FSH. £33995.

09 (09) DEFENDER 110 TDCI 13 (63)CSW. DEFENDER 110 2.2 XS 64K, FSH. DOUBLE CAB, WINCH, 89K, £20995.

11 (61) DEFENDER 90 TDCI 07 (57) Defender 110 Tdci CSW. 40K, FSH. D/Cab. 71k, Many Extras. £23995.

10 (10) DEFENDER 90 XS 05 (05) DEFENDER 110SW. 54K, FSH. TD5 XS D/CAB. £20995. 2 OWN-




08 (08) DEFENDER 90 TDCI CSW. 76K, FSH, A/C. £18995.

Discovery 1 300Tdi (1996). 178,000 miles. MOT Jan ‘17. Part service history. HD bumpers with jacking points. Spot lights, snorkel, Cooper tyres, 2” lift. £1650. Paignton, Devon, 07831 277758 07/16

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RR Classic 3.5 V8 (1980) PLUS RR L322 4.4 V8 Vogue LPG RR P38 2.5 DSE (2003). Series II Landy for spares. RR: (2002). 128,000 miles. MOT 157,000 miles. MOT Oct ‘16. Grey Two-door, owned for 20 years. June ‘17. Serviced in Jan, Grableather. Grabbers. Cruise control. Overdrive. Piper cam, SU carbs. bers, new discs, pads. New susp’ Coil sprung. Service book comIdeal resto. Series: 6-cyl,DEFENDER 3.0 compressor Jan ‘14. Recon’d ‘boxDEFENDER plete up Good 15 (15) 90 until 128K08miles. (08) DEFENDER 90 TDCI 15 (15) 90 XS SW. BESPOKE XS.condition. 9K, SEE £2200.HARD TOP ESTATE.petrol. 77K, FSH. 9K ONLY, FLRSH. £3750. Maidstone, Kent, Oct ‘13. £5999 ono. Torquay, Barnstaple, WEBSITE.£37500. £14995. £33995. 07711 166641 08/16 Devon, 07775 828590 09/16 Devon, 07399 559070 08/16

Hot Picks Discovery 300Tdi off-roader. 194,000 miles. MOT Nov ‘16. Sills replaced w/box section. Inner wings repaired. 2”lift. Light bar, HD winch bumper, sliders. £1500 ono. Leek, Staffordshire, 07791 723448 07/16


FLRSH, £23,495+VAT


07 (57) DEFENDER 110 TDCI STATION WAGON. 1 OWNER, 157K, NO VAT. £15250. Range Rover Classic 25th Anniversary (1995). 90,000 miles. Nine months’ MOT. One of 25 made. Oxford Blue, Lightstone leather cabin. £29995. Ipswich, Suffolk, 07983 962735 01/17

0810 (08) DEFENDER TDCI (60) DEFENDER90110 CSW. 76K, FSH, A/C. TDCI CSW.£18995. 7 SEATS, 42K,

FLRS. £23995

ERS, 111K. £16495

2 OWNERS, 77K, £15750


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Hot Picks

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

Range Rover Classic 3.0 Mazda TD (1986). 174,000 miles. MOT Nov ‘16. Converted in mid ‘90s, Subject to restoration in 2008. Cosmetically tired. Just had service. £3750. Salisbury, Wiltshire, 07867 750152 07/16

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

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. £6895. Porth, Wales. 07467 042601 03/17

RR Classic 3.9 V8 EFI Vogue SE (1990). 82,000 miles. MOT July ‘17. Restored. Respray, new tyres, discs, pads, fuel tank, exhaust, water pump, starter motor, alternator. £7995. Isleworth, London, 07880 496463 11/16

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

Freelander 2 3.2 i6 Petrol HSE (2007). 85,000 miles. MOT Feb ‘17. Rare petrol variant. FSH. Heated leather seats, sat-nav, air-con, new rear diff. .Cruise control £7500. Aldeburgh, Suffolk. 07871 385563 03/17

Range Rover Hybrid (1972). 100” wheelbase, Series II 109 body shortened to match. 200Tdi, R380 Defender ‘box. Bronze Green respray. Full MOT. £9999. Selston, Nottinghamshire, 07791 461223 04/16

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 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

RR Classic 2.5 VM TD LHD (1990). 64,156 miles. Rust free, no welding. European import from Cordoba. Suspected head gasket failure. Ideal for 300Tdi. Great bodywork. £7000. London, 07985 155952 08/16

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/Lightweight Hybrid (1980). 70,000 miles. MOT March ‘17. SORN. Standard 100” chassis, 3.5 V8, LT95 gearbox w/overdrive. Stretched body. £2500 ono. North Y’shire 07870 937634/01845 577352 12/16

RR Classic LSE 4.2 V8 (1994). 76,700 miles. Repatriated from Japan. Restored. New active air suspension, upgraded anti-roll bars, polybushes, new brakes, tyres. £17995. Macclesfield, Cheshire, 07767 884865 12/16

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

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 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

Box Trailer. Professionally built, 8ft x 5ft x 4ft. Fitted with lashing rings and tie-down points. Ifor Williams. Sand-blasted and painted. Will carry go-karts. £1850. North Hykeham, Lincoln, 07413 197397 01/17

Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 GS (2007). 113,000 miles. MOT July ‘17. New intercooler, pads, discs. Nearly full service history. Couple of minor scratches. £5050 ono. Holt, Norfolk, 07877 730312 12/16


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Land Rover Series I Literature Pack. Sold as used condition. Contains owner’s instruction manual and owner’s maintenance manual. £50. 03/17

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