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he off-road world is in mourning after the sudden death of one of its most popular figures, Drew Bowler, on 14 November. The engineering genius behind Bowler Motorsport, Drew was responsible for some of the most successful Land Rover competition cars ever built – most famously the Wildcat, which went on to carry a Race2Recovery crew to a heroic finish in the 2013 Dakar Rally. Having started his off-road career on two wheels, Drew moved on to Land Rovers after a close family member was injured in a biking accident. In the early days of hybrid building, he was one of the first to use Range Rover front suspension on the back of a Land Rover – a technique which went on to be widely copied by others over the decades that followed. Those early hybrids achieved great success in the comp safari scene and went on to fly the flag for Land Rover in the reborn Hillrally series during the 1990s. They spawned first the Tomcat and then the Wildcat – both designs which were subsequently sold to other 4x4 specialists as Bowler’s company grew. With an ever-closer relationship growing between Bowler and Land

Rover itself, the Nemesis racer was followed by the modified 90s which have starred in the Defender Challenge over the last three seasons. While the company’s clientele has moved on from the self-builders it served in the early days, however, Drew himself always remained humble, modest and down to earth – a good-natured, good-humoured person who would always have time to stop and talk, even amid the hurly-burly of a Hillrally service area. Drew’s achievements during his life were such that in a world of small

businesses and one-man bands, the Derbyshire business bearing his name is now big enough that it will continue to operate as before. ‘Drew was an inspiration,’ the company commented in a statement. ‘A pioneer, engineer and racer, Drew will be greatly missed by all who knew him.’ Drew leaves behind his wife Diane and three children, Sam, Grace and Frances. The sympathy of the entire off-road scene is with them, as we come to terms with the passing of one of the most brilliant engineers the world of Land Rovers has ever known.

sleep with our mouth open or, if pushed, fix that intermittent misfire. Because the good news keeps on coming. October in Europe was JLR’s strongest October like, ever. Sales are up 12% year on year. Sales on the Land Rover side were pumped up by the Discovery Sport and the Evoque, while the Jaguar side joined in with its big seller being its own SUV, the F-Pace. European sales amounted to 46,325 vehicles, but this is a global phenom-

enon, with China up 29%, North America up 25%, and the UK market up 22% year on year. The problem is that we’ve got so used to these impressive and faintly amazing sales figures, that one day they’re only going to grow very slowly and we’ll be all upset. But in the last five years alone our favourite brand has doubled sales and employment, tripled turnover and invested over £12bn. We don’t need to worry.

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nyone who’s ever followed motorsport of any kind knows that Cobra makes some of the best and most stylish racing seats out there. If you’re approved by the FIA then you can be fairly sure the stuffing won’t fall out before the Boxing Day sales have started. Mostly because racing seats don’t have much in the way of stuffing. But these little Cobras do, and they’re the only Cobra seats you could sit back in and enjoy a sip of an ice-cold Cobra too. Because we can start with the RXL Racing Bar Stool. This is like a racing seat on a metal base, and would look great beneath any breakfast bar, or in

a man-cave or pretty much anywhere. It’s custom-made and can be totally personalised, so you can specify colour, trim, even name or logo. It’s based on the Cobra Classic seat and should last you a long time as even if you have one Cobra too many you’re unlikely to subject it to the sort of G-forces it was designed to withstand. Seatbelts are not included I’m afraid, so you’ll have to stop yourself from falling out. Cobra seems to be branching out into interior furnishings, although as yet Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes isn’t sporting a nice occasional lamp beside his head nor any ethnic rugs under

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For those of you out there that are keen adventurers, and find yourselves travelling through the night across all number of far-flung destinations, this product should definitely attract your interest. MUD UK are offering a Flexible USB Powered Travel Light, courtesy of RAM Mount, which via a USB adapter, plugs straight into your dashboard and voila, you have light. This should be ideal for those moments where you manage to inexplicably send a bottle of water flying into the depths of the footwell after dusk. Instead of the alternative, which involves blindly scouring the area with the soles of your shoes with no sign of bottle-to-shoe contact, this handy tool means you can

simply illuminate the area and save all that fumbling about. While this may cut-out the sense of achievement when you do, rather than spending fifteen minutes fumbling around for the rogue bottle, I’m sure we can all agree that this product would make life much more straightforward. This product can be found at www.mudstuff. co.uk and is available for a price of £8.00.

the pedals. But if you like the Racing Bar Stool, you’ll probably need the two-seater sofa, again based on the Classic design. It’s like a stretched racing seat, but can accommodate two. Again, it’s fully customisable, from the steel tubular frame to the material used – vinyl to Alcantara – and can also be adorned with logos and names. Finally, there is a full range of office chairs, built to the same high standard, which would make office chair racing the proper sport it deserves to be. The RXL bar stool starts at £375 (Inc. VAT), the sofa £699 and the office bucket seats £290. To find out more, sit back and look at www.cobraseats.com


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The Wooden Wheel Sometimes I worry about these British companies. Those tech kiddies in the States sneer at us for being a bit slow and a bit stuck in the past. Well, this may not help that attitude much. Here’s the thing. Mountney is a company that’s been making things for ages for motor cars but, well, we can’t help feel they should be moving forward a bit. They’re still making a wooden wheel. In fact, they make great play of it, saying how it’s never been out of production, it’s timeless and so on. Timeless? We first made a wooden wheel about 3500BC, when the Mesopotamians decided there must be a better way to move goods around other than dragging

them around or using rollers like the Ancient Egyptians did. Yet here Mountney is, still making them well over 5000 years later. No wonder they don’t say how long they’ve been making them. We’ve seen wheels made of metal and carbonfibre, fitted with rubber tyres, come on, wood and Tarmac just isn’t going to work. Maybe they could be used as a steering wheel instead, that might work. They come with three metal spokes and are slightly dished, and that axle hole in the middle might just do for fitment to a steering

column. They’re a bit small for wagons too, so at 13, 14 or 15in sizes they’d actually be pretty handy for a steering wheel. With the light wood finish (dark is an option), three metal slotted spokes and a silver centre it would actually look rather smart atop your steering column in your Land Rover. In fact the wheel, called the Mountney Classic, would look good in your classic Land Rover or Range Rover. It costs £120 and, unlike wagon wheels, you only need one of them. www.mountneyltd.com

Ready for Transmission The clue is in the name, Ashcroft Transmissions. No, not the Ashcroft bit, the whole bit together. If you’re after an expert for any aspect of your Land Rover transmission, from gearboxes to diffs, then Ashcroft Transmissions do the business, everything from new parts to rebuilt and reconditioned units. Which isn’t news, so why are we wasting your time? Bear with... Oh yes, because you can now get their stuff through Britpart as well as themselves. If you need anything, like heavy-duty CV joints or halfshafts, or an automatic torque-biasing centre diff for your LT230 transfer case, then Ashcroft Transmissions and Britpart are the names you need. Check out the British company Ashcroft Transmissions’ kit through the British company Britpart – the clue’s in the name – at: www.britpart.com


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P38 receives Foundry Just Stop treatment The X-Brake has been around for a long time now, and it’s been a massive hit with Land Rover drivers. For all their many strengths, Defenders of a certain age aren’t exactly noted for their handbrakes, but by replacing the hopeless old drum with a high-quality, adjustable disc, the X-Eng original has transformed many a 90 and 110 into things whose wheels only turn when you want them to. And now you can say the same about the P38 Range Rover. Because a new X-Brake has just been launched for this vehicle – adding to the ever-growing list of hardcore kit you can get for turning it into a serious off-roader. The P38 X-Brake costs £275 including the VAT and is available from Foundry 4x4 – you’ll find them by paying a visit to www.foundry4x4.co.uk.

With winter upon us and our Landies, it makes sense to check that we can not only get going when it’s snowy or icy, but also that we can stop. Cruising along while all the normal cars are stuck in the snow is great fun, but if we can’t stop promptly then we’re going to look mighty foolish as we toboggan into a line of stalled executive cars. Tyres and brakes are critical for the non-tobogganing aspect, and right now we’re looking at brakes. Are yours in need of replacing? Now is a bit late, but better late than never, and now there are more options than ever to keep your vehicle retarded. Well, you know what we mean. Hotbray runs the eurospare brand, which globally sources aftermarket and OEM spare parts for Land Rovers, among other brands. Eurospare is now able to

offer not one but two new sets of brake pads and fitting kits for the Land Rover range. There are the eurospare and the europspare XP ranges, and you’ve doubtless already worked out that the XP range is the premium one of the two. Both use the latest technology and they’re all certified to ECE R90 regulations. If you want to find out more about how you can simply stop this winter, then check out your nearest Land Rover parts specialist. www.hotbray.co.uk/eurospare

eurospare is very excited and pleased to advertise our full range of eurospare and Premium eurospareXP brake pads and fitting kits. This new competitively priced range has been introduced to complement our existing brake discs. The pads and discs have been developed and manufactured to the highest quality that our eurospare brand demands. All our brake pads are fully certified to ECE R90 regulations.

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The Star of the Show Wham Bam Box sounds like it might be the stage name of a dodgy Nebraskan porn star. And indeed, it can swallow a lot of tools. The tools in question are the kind you might use in the workshop, fortunately. And the box is… well, just a box. Reassuring for all concerned. Actually, it’s not just a box. It’s the Wham Bam Toolbox (that’ll be the title of her first movie), and it’s not from Nebraska, it’s from Yorkshire. That’s home to PlasticBoxShop, which claims this latest product to be ‘virtually indestructible.’ This rather brave claim is based on the material these plastic boxes

are made from. PlasticBoxShop says it’s designed to resist high-impact damage, even at the sort of low temperatures that can make some plastics brittle. ‘Our customers have been really impressed with the strength and durability of the Wham Bam Box range,’ says the shop’s founder Gary Lyons. ‘So having a toolbox made from the same tough-as-old-boots material is bound to be popular.’ The box has a removable dualcompartment insert tray and a hinged snap-shut lid, as well as a strong aluminium handle attached to its body – meaning you can lift it with

confidence even when it’s heavily loaded. It’s not trying to be a cheap alternative to a proper tool chest, but at 40 x 23 x 25cm it’ll take a decent selection of the sort of tools you want to carry with you in the back of your truck. You can even use it as a stool or a step, which could be very handy if you need to get in there beneath the bonnet of a lifted vehicle. As far as we’re aware, that’s the limits of the Wham Bam Toolbox. It might be prudent to crank up your safe search options before Googling it, though, just in case. Or play safe and head straight for www. plasticboxshop.co.uk.

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Here’s a clever idea. If you’ve fitted some nuts and bolts to your Land Rover, you don’t want them nicked, so now you can get these tamperproof nuts and bolts. The unusual design means they can only be put on or off if you have the special key. Aha, only you will have this key and someone trying to undo your nuts with a manky monkey wrench is going to be thwarted and will leave despondent, vowing to go straight from now on. Of course, it’s just occurred to me that this would also mean that anything the nuts and bolts were holding on would be kept safe too. Pure genius, hadn’t thought of that. So if, say, you had an expensive winch bolted on to your Landy bows, then these tamperproof nuts and bolts would not only stop a thief from taking the nuts and bolts but they wouldn’t be able to steal the winch either. Gosh that’s cunning. They come in sets and you’ll find them on the Britpart website at www. britpart.com


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Side steps can be quite useful things, helping elderly relatives up into your Landy, while at the same time depositing all the mud they’ve carefully collected onto their trousers and shoes. They also bend and break when the vehicle ventures onto rougher terrain and gets involved in even nastier terrain than the verge outside The Dead Pelican. So if you’re heading off into the rough stuff you need something a bit more robust to protect your delicate sills. Which means of course rock and tree sliders. When you’re exploring your ramp breakover angle you’ll be glad to have something robust that, at least in theory and often in practice, can take the weight of the vehicle. Britpart has a whole range of sliders for everything from a Defender 90 to a Discovery 2, all made in heavy-duty 3mm steel which then gets a sleek zinc phosphate and black powder coating. The rocks will be impressed. What the trees will think about it is a completely different matter. They have enough problems dealing with bug infestations and badgers building setts under their root systems, so they really don’t need you adding gashes and wounds to their bark so they have to then spend a year fending off bacterial and fungal attack because your tyres slid sideways. Will nobody think of the trees? www.britpart.com

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TDS-9.5i Bridge Model Goldfish complete with wire rope, roller fairleads, and a heavy duty swingaway pulley block. 9,500 lbs. £479 + VAT Upgrade to 10mm x 100’ (30.5m) ® Dyneema Bowrope and aluminium hawse in lieu of wire rope £149 + VAT Goodwinch Bow ‘2’ Powered High Speed Commissioned TDS-9.5c Challenge winch upgraded by David Bowyer £669 + VAT 11mm x 90’ (27.5m) Dyneema® Bowrope with an aluminium hawse as an optional extra for only £149 + VAT

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Goodwinch Bow ’2’ Powered Large Drum High Speed Commissioned TDS-9.5c Challenge winch giving really impressive results. £864 + VAT 11mm x 125’ (38m) Dyneema® Bowrope with an aluminium hawse as an optional extra for only £199 + VAT All prices shown above are for 12 volt winches. Also available in 24 volt NEW - Short Drum TDS-12.0 Goldfish Winch, available as a bare winch with no rope or hawse, in 12 volts for £423 + VAT Or with a10mm x 75’ Dyneema® Bowrope and small Ali hawse for £566+ VAT Or as shown in the picture, mounted on a portable Bak Rak kit complete with vehicle harness and Anderson fittings £653 + VAT Also available our new receiver hitch mounting kit. See website for details.

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he Defender. What a vehicle. Perhaps one of the most notable qualities of a Defender, though, is that virtually no two Defenders are the same. They are one of the most customisable vehicles on the road; free to be the canvas of inspiration to all those budding artists out there who fancy themselves as an automotive enhancement expert. There are plenty of us about. It could be that you want to turn your 90 into a green lane veteran, or transform your sizeable 130 into the world’s most accomplished overland machine. Fair play to you, I say. It’s just further testament to how versatile this Solihull icon really is. Some of you out there, though, go all dreamy when you see those special De-

fenders out on the roads and wish you could call one your own. I’m talking about limited edition masterpieces, the rare and exotic breed of Defender that, for many of us, may be out of financial reach or a lifetime’s wait away in terms of availability. Think of the NAS spec 90 of the 1990s, the limited edition variants that were used to celebrate the last year of Defender production – namely the Heritage, Adventure and Autobiography Editions. And what about the very last Defender itself, set for a millennia in a heated garage, only to be uncovered on special occasions? They are all fine vehicles. And they would be. That’s why some of the inventive souls hiding in all sorts of places around the UK have been

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making replicas of these machines, bringing the haloed Defender to ordinary Joe Bloggs. The very idea of a replica Land Rover is ingenious in itself: we get the Defender we want, but at a fraction of the price an authentic one may be. So, just what can you find out there? We start with a peach of a Defender; in this case a 90 that has been built by Elite Services based down in Taunton, Somerset. It’s a homage to the very last Defender that emerged from Solihull back on 29 January this year. But it comes with a few alterations, that some would consider make it even better. For starters, this final Defender replica has been built on a galvanised chassis. Instant brownie points there to Elite Services! It also carries an engine

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To advertise in The Landy, call our team on 01283 553244 w w w. t h e l a n d y. c o . u k We’re on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelandyuk from a simpler time, a 200Tdi powerplant that has received one of Timber Trail’s boost pins alongside a transmission equipped with Syncro Gearboxes’ respected Slickshift. With a couple of neat extras from Exmoor Trim – the polished metal gear knobs and hood – combined with the carefully applied decals to mimic the real deal, it creates one fantastic replica that not only shadows one of the most famed Defenders, but it will almost certainly last just as long. Of course, the last Defender was a Heritage Limited Edition that happened to be the one tasked with turning out the lights. There are other companies out there throwing together Heritage versions, and with more and more people creating them, you can almost select one that has the spec you’d like. But what if you don’t like Pastel Green? What does a poor soul do when they want something a bit more…beefy? Enter Tweaked Automotive. Now what these guys have done is spend too long at their local cinema. More specifically, they’ve seen the most recent Bond film, Spectre, and begun to fantasise over the Land Rovers the goons use in the epic blockbuster. But because this is Tweaked Automotive, they have the skills to, well, tweak automobiles! Using one of the latest Defender 90 Station Wagons with a 2.2-litre Puma engine, the company will extend your wheel arches, install a roll cage and roof rack and beef up the 90 with guards, a winch and a comprehensive suspension rework using heavy-duty components and a 2” lift. And this is all on the exterior of the beast. Inside you’ll find even more trinkets, including satnav, front and rear camera systems, heated leather seats and a little plaque that reminds you that you’re in no run of the mill Defender. It looks the epitome of a rough ‘n’ ready 90, but it probably doesn’t move like one given that this has a stage 3 ECU remap, with an uprated intercooler, air filter and exhaust system. Oh you villain. I do have the hots for such a vehicle, but that is the splendour of so many people jumping on the replica bandwagon – an influx of new engineers, whether it’s companies making their own mark, or your dad thinking he’s Einstein in the shed. Some of you may recall a fine Defender we featured last year, belonging to Matthew Pike. He had managed to acquire a NAS spec replica that had been converted by Simmonites. Modified to become a soft top, this Td5 Defender was finished in the same red as you get on a Range Rover Evoque and had been garnished with a few black highlights to create one fine looking 90. And Matthew still uses it as his green Continued overleaf

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Top: The engine of Elite Service’s last Defender replica is a 200Tdi unit – arguably the best. It also has a Syncro Slickshift and a Timber Trail boost pin for increased whistle Above: Tweaked Automotive’s Spectre Edition Defenders are less green and more mean Below: Jacked-up heavy-duty suspension, polybushed all-round, a roof rack, 35” Trepadors and a host of engine ‘tweaks’ all add up to one fierce Defender replica Bottom: While the outside of this 90 isn’t very hospitable, the cabin is. There’s satnav, cameras for parking and modern-day connectivity. Presumably so you can ring up buddy, Blofeld

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Above: Converted by Simmonites, this is Matthew Pike’s fantastic NAS spec replica Right: Graham Mann’s take on the perfect Defender. It’s unique to say the least! laning truck today. Attractive they may be, but these vehicles can still waltz through woodland and tango over terrain like the rest of the Defenders out there.

While some of the builders out there are content with conjuring up a replica as close to the original as possible, some throw the rulebook out the window and produce a very abstract replica.

Okay, so it gets to the point where the vehicle no longer really sticks to the original brief, but that can be easily forgotten when you see the finished masterpiece. The masterpiece in ques-

tion is the work of Graham Mann, aka Outlander Custom Vehicles. While the Defender he has put together does have a certain Heritage glow, Graham wasn’t worried about hurting anyone’s feelings if it didn’t completely resemble such a thing. ‘I could have re-sprayed it Grassmere Green and put some steel Wolf wheels on it and left it at that, but I wanted to go with my own take on the iconic Defender,’ explains Graham. ‘I have therefore built what I think is the perfect Defender. ‘I wanted to build something timeless, that conveys the timeless style of the Defender, but with some fun touches and a bit of personality.’ The 90 will certainly remain timeless with a galvanised chassis and bulkhead fixed in place, while virtually every component of the vehicle has been rebuilt, using new or upgraded parts. ‘This is my ideal Defender as I personally love the look of the old Landies and wanted to respect that heritage. However, I prefer Keswick to Grassmere Green and the alloys to the steel wheels,’ says Graham. ‘I also feel that the soft top has that extra sense of fun and life about it. I particularly like the idea of making something that looks old, but is actu-

ally new, so keeps the charm but loses the foibles.’ The Defender is definitely of the classical stance from the outside, with the Heritage front grille and cast iron Land Rover badges, a shade of green fit for any Land Rover and a soft top configuration to throw back to the days of decades gone by. Get the magnifying glass out, though, and you’ll notice the Xenon headlights and LED exterior kit, before stepping inside and being greeted with a cabin that is closer to that of a brand new Range Rover. The centre console takes the spotlight, while the Exmoor seats are yet to be even sat in and some more personality comes through from the Union Jack mat. As I said at the top of the show, these Defenders really are so customisable. If you can’t find one that is right for you, there is always a way of making it just so, whether that’s through copying some of Solihull’s own special editions or just replicating what you’ve seen in a film. Essentially, replicating a Defender is simply replicating greatness. Thank you to Elite Services, Tweaked Automotive and Outlander Custom Vehicles for their help with this feature.

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As with many Series Land Rovers, there are budding restorers out there helping these old relics back on to their feet and aiming to give them another lease of life. But with Paul Devine’s Series III, the unsuspecting Land Rover let down its guard and revealed a sea of history

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veryone loves the seaside. You have the piers that look like they’re about to collapse at any moment, the seagulls that are dive-bombing you so they can feast upon your delicious fish ‘n’ chips and the freezing-cold sea that is just waiting to give you hypothermia. Brilliant. Of course, outside of the UK, the seaside can swell up images of hot beaches, marinas filled with yachts not dinghies, and lobsters swimming outside restaurants awaiting your pointy finger. Okay, so it’s not really that bad here in the coastal resorts of old Blighty – at least not in June anyway. There are other scenes we see at our own little

rivieras, too, like children with ice creams as big as their heads, grown adults competing against each other in the bucket and spade competition, and me, spending time with my own kind… aka riding a donkey. This is all very well, but sometimes we forget about Land Rovers. Yes, those Land Rovers that drop those dinghies into the harbour, the Defenders that the Lifeboat heroes use to pull us from trouble or maybe just the Green Oval machines that HM Coastguard uses to patrol our shorelines. The idea of the Land Rover was conceived on a beach, so it’s only natural that they’re found so close to the sea.

But let’s put that aside for one moment and introduce you to a fellow called Paul Devine. He was innocently scrolling through the Gumtree website when curiosity got the better of him. ‘I wasn’t exactly looking for a Land Rover, but while I was on Gumtree doing some research for my job, I dangerously flicked over to the Land Rover pages’ confesses Paul. ‘I saw this Series III on there and moments later I was phoning the owner, who told me the vehicle had only been listed for ten minutes!’ So while driving home in his new Green Oval machine, Paul started dreaming of all the possibilities his new Landy could lead to. This was

Above: Before Paul got his hands on the Series III this was the state of play


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Above: Just to make sure everyone is quite clear, about it this Series III is no longer in service folks! back in March, and since then a lot has changed on this vehicle. ‘Even though I hadn’t been looking to buy a Land Rover, I fancied a bit of a project and thought about just returning the vehicle to a reasonable standard,’ recalls Paul. Some of the task ahead was going to be largely simple, while other elements were going to need a greater deal of attention. For example? ‘The front wings looked like they’d gone three rounds with a gatepost,’ laughs Paul. ‘And the doors had given up and taken early retirement!’ But before addressing all the bodywork issues and getting the vehicle back into its ‘reasonable state’, this Landy had some explaining to do. A friend of Paul’s sailed over to see Paul’s new toy, and was faced with a perplexed Paul, questioning why the roof of his Series III appeared to be of the yellow nature. An inclination in Paul’s mind told him he could be looking at an ex-British Telecom Land Rover, as they were renowned for being pasted in a bright yellow livery. However, on closer inspection, Paul’s friend identified that this Land Rover was in fact an ex-coastguard vehicle – something that would have called upon both yellow and dark blue. Ironically, the exterior at the time was finished in Marine Blue, although it wasn’t that shade of blue that pointed to the coastguard history, it was the dark blue aura washed around the interior of the Series III. With this new development in the story of Paul’s Land Rover, the cogs started turning and this vehicle’s owner had a brainwave. ‘I had a flash of inspiration and thought, “What if we take her back to how she would have been while in service?”’ says Paul enthusiastically, as he relives the moment in his eyes once more. ‘It was the first time I’d really paid any interest to the coastguard Continued overleaf

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Above Left: The graphics emblazoned on the side of this lovely Series were the work of a local company to Paul. He said they even took the liberty of adding a few quirks that even he hadn’t thought of. It’s not a paint scheme you’ll see too often – but when you do, it is definitely one to admire Below Left: Fitted with a Fairey winch, only this is of the Capstan variety. Paul assumed it would be as dead as a dodo when coming to view the Landy, but happily it’s still in full working order and looks just as good as the rest of the vehicle

Landies, but I wanted to see what she would have looked like in 1984.’ It’s a vehicle that has been sympathetically restored and Paul has always maintained that the aim was never to make it concours. While this ’84 Series has had two brand new front doors and one new door top, the nearside front wing is a couple of years old and the offside wing has received a new side and front panel. That coastguard blue exterior comes courtesy of four coats of coach paint, all applied by hand, although the graphics that help mimic its service roots were professionally layered on by a local company to Paul. ‘I haven’t really had to play about with it too much. I prepped it for painting and my son gave it a service, but I haven’t touched the mechanicals other than fitting a new exhaust manifold on it as the old one had given up and broken in half!’ states Paul. ‘The original chassis is sound, though. Apparently, the Land Rover

was used as a training vehicle, so it wasn’t one that got continually dipped into the sea.’ It would explain why a vehicle living close to the sea for so many years was able to walk away with its particulars very much intact. As an added bonus, Paul’s coastguard Land Rover is still on its original engine and has only covered 63,000 miles. But that could change the way Paul is going. ‘I’ve used it every day and have done since I finished the work,’ smiles Paul. ‘I thoroughly enjoy driving it. My normal car hasn’t been out in two to three weeks! I’ve always felt that old vehicles should still be used, though, that’s what they were created for after all.’ It seems that Land Rovers come to find Paul rather than the other way round. Not only did this Series III weave its way through the web to him, but the very reason he got into Land Rovers appears to be down to fate. ‘It was mainly down to my son as to why we got into this whole

Land Rover business. It was when he was looking for his first car and he said he would buy the first car he saw where someone would take a cheque (a while ago now) – and it just happened to be a Land Rover,’ explains Paul. From that moment on, Paul has been unable to escape the Green Oval marque. But then he wouldn’t have it any other way. As for his coastguard Series III, we wouldn’t have it any other way either. A lovely classic Land Rover given the opportunity to be someone’s first mate once again – the only thing left to do now is for Paul and his companion to take a trip to the seaside.

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ere we go then. The year is 1980 and Margaret Thatcher is at the helm, Britain slips into recession and Michael Jackson is still black. The decade will be remembered for some very good things: the music, the hair (arguably)

and… hmm, come back to me on that. It wasn’t all rosy, though, and Britain was gripped in the worst recession since before WWII, strike after strike was witnessed through our boxy TVs, and we managed to get involved in yet another political war.

It was a decade of revolution, and so the same can be said for Land Rover too. Having seen the Series I evolve from its earliest 80” interpretation to a third-generation vehicle now in 88” and 109” platforms, the machine that epitomised the Solihull outfit was in need of

a substantial revamp, both mechanically and visually. The vehicle you see here is the first pre-production machine to carry the 110 name – and as a result, was the first road-going Land Rover created to resemble the modern-day Defender.

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After 30 years of evolutionary changes to the original Land Rover, Solihull reached the 1980s needing to mix things up and step away from the outdated technology of the Series models. And the pioneering result is this beige and ordinary-looking vehicle. But ordinary it ain’t! This was Land Rover’s second wind, if you like, on their way to establishing the icon that was eventually christened in 1990. Yes, Defenders and the 110 and 90 before it were still the replacement models for the Series III, in much the

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To advertise in The Landy, call Ian Argent on 01283 553242 w w w. t h e l a n d y. c o . u k We’re on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelandyuk same way the P38 was a replacement for the Range Rover Classic. But Series Land Rovers and Defenders have often been categorised as being separate individuals – and you’re about to find out why. Most of you will already know this, but it was the long wheelbase variant, the 110, that emerged from the assembly line at Lode Lane first, not the famed 90. The example we have here was put together in 1980, three years before the official launch of the Land Rover ‘One Ten’ on British roads. The body colour is typical of a horrible paint scheme from decades gone by, in this case something reminiscent of a hearing aid or a Werther’s Original (other confectionary is available and significantly trendier). However, the vehicle itself is more than just a fashion disaster. This was one of about 25 pre-production 110s manufactured in 1980 to help with the development of the Series’ successor. Many of the styling cues were adopted from the Stage 1 V8, with the flush front end and the headlight surrounds all providing an upgraded exterior, and setting the standard for what would come on the Defender in the following years. It was a clear attempt to segregate the new era of the Land Rover away from the Series vehicles, with rebadged models and the deserting of that famous grille. This was never going to be the Series IV. However, for the initial 110 and 90 production the vehicles still had to make do with the 2.25-litre petrol engine carried over from the Series III. It was about as ideal and well-suited to the vehicle as I am to being Prime Minister. Fortunately, the new range of Landies only had to wait until the mid 1980s for the 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated engines to appear, although neither the 2.5 NA petrol or diesel have gone down in the history books as masterpieces. This pre-production 110 still has a 2.25 petrol motor, but it is not the original one that was first installed by Land Rover. Having been given permission to leave the engineering fleet back in November 1983, this beige 110 moved

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TRUST Above: Like waiting for a microwave to ping, this 110 had to wait patiently for a new variety of engine. This is just an old 2.25 petrol unit. Pah! It’s like the Chicken & Mushroom of Pot Noodles! onto pastures new, but its engine was retained by Land Rover along with many of its particulars, such as the gearbox, propshafts, wheels, doors, exhaust and radiator. According to the Dunsfold Collection, with whom this vehicle resides, a scrap dealer mistakenly sold the chassis and the body of this early 110 when they were supposed to be whisked off to the great scrap heap in the sky. Following a break of 25 years, whereby the 110’s remains had been kept in dry storage under lock and key with a Land Rover specialist, Dunsfold took ownership of this important artefact at the end of 2005. Rather than spending their Christmas holidays eating mince pies and getting lairy on the mulled wine, the team got to work and carried out a full rebuild. While you can see the restoration was successful, and they managed to keep many of the Land Rover’s original details, The Collection is still looking for its original engine, which went by the numbering of 24FRF17. If any of you reading this happen to know the whereabouts of this particular engine, I’m sure I can think of a party who would be keen to take it off your hands. This pre-pro 110 bears the chassis number F19. A fighter jet it is not, though, especially in terms of its technology. What wizardry it does call upon is the amazing coil spring. The Range

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Rover was the Green Oval’s only other recognised model in the 1980s and it utilised those more modern coils for its suspension. But for the Series’ successor to ditch leaf springs and move to coils that was quite a leap. Of course, today all Land Rovers have fully independent suspension and many of the models call upon air to achieve those sumptuous ride dynamics we’ve come to associate with Land Rovers of the 21st Century. But in 1983, the coil spring setup provided that improvement in ride quality, while the 110 and 90 also ended up adopting the Range Rover’s permanent four-wheel drive system too. In our sandy-shaded steed we have here, though, it adopted more from the Range Rover than anticipated. Let’s just say the steering wheel doesn’t bear the 110 name. This pre-production Land Rover is now one of only five remaining survivors that initially wore the new wave of Land Rover updates. They were all made by hand. The inner wings and wheelarch eyebrows were shaped by the limbs of men, not robots. This model also has the export-spec side windows, although many other body specifications were tested during those early months. Inside you can see the ‘fresher’ interior with the five-speed manual gearbox and cabin closer to that of the Defender than the Series III. No heater in this example, though. What makes me like this car so much, however, is that it defines a pre-production vehicle. It’s still a little rough around the edges, and if you go over it with a detailed eye – past that milky tea shell – you can see why it isn’t the polished article. But rather than be jealous of all those 110s that followed, it stands proud and wears its inaccuracies with pride. Just like any old Land Rover should do. Thanks to the Dunsfold Collection for the availability of the vehicle. If you would like to view the entirety of the collection, or donate to the charity, visit www.dunsfoldcollection.co.uk

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Land Rover enthusiasts can often get a bit of a chinwag on when mingling together. Talking Green Ovals, diff locks, headlinings and chassis rot is all very ordinary – but sometimes a conversation can lead to more than just the mutual appreciation for these machines

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e’ve all been there – you know, when Dave is telling you the latest nut he’s tightened on his Land Rover over the course of the weekend. It’s just a shame he isn’t tightening his own screw every now and again. We’re all guilty of it, though. Talking Land Rovers I mean. No matter what Land Rover we own, another Green Oval enthusiast is another pair of open ears. Whether you’re a lover of all things Series, or a die-hard green lane

fan that swears by a 90, we’re only too happy to let the world know about our pride and joy. However, on occasions we find ourselves talking to folk who are less ‘in the know’. But that doesn’t mean to say they can’t come out with some juicy information about Land Rovers themselves. Stick with me here. Take Craig Mills, for instance. One day, our Craig found himself deep in dialogue with a work colleague – nothing unusual about that, of course, but

when the colleague revealed a friend was into tractors, cars and other toys that could get a man’s hands dirty, some further investigation was required. Often, these ‘toy’ hoarders can have a truly mixed bag of items. Think of their collection as a bag of Revels – sooner or later you’re going to come across a couple of real duffers. I was going to point to the coffee-flavoured variant of Revel, but I’m actually a fan. So please, insert your own hated Revel for your own satisfaction.

In the meantime, I’ll continue the analogy and say that on occasion you can stumble across a diamond in the rough. Or Malteser in the Revels bag, either works. There, in the midst of a collection of mediocrity, lies a proper gem; a machine that stands head and shoulders above all else in the barn, shed or field. The ‘gatherer’ that Craig had been tipped-off about did indeed possess something a bit special. But I’ll let Craig deliver the bombshell himself: ‘It turned out that within this guy’s possession, he had a 25th Anniversary Range Rover Classic,’ announces Craig with a slightly startled look on his face. He probably was startled when he saw the Classic lying there for the first time, because this special Land Rover had been dwelling in a barn for the last decade. Now, anniversaries can become a bit, er, hard to remember, shall we say – at least after so many years anyway. Although given my distinct lack of

wife, I’m probably not the chap to know. Still, I’d imagine that your 25th anniversary is one of the more memorable, given the milestone. And to mark the Range Rover’s 25th birthday, they knocked up a few limited edition vehicles to go down in the history books. What makes this Classic relatively exclusive, then, is that it is just one of 25 examples ever made – this here is No 7. Although, Craig tells me a funny rumour that there are in fact 26, because Land Rover sold 25 and realised they hadn’t kept one for themselves. It’s believable for sure. Now that Craig had become aware of this Classic’s existence, he couldn’t sleep at night knowing that it wasn’t on his own driveway. Don’t worry, no thefts took place in this story, but Craig did enquire about purchasing the Range Rover. Having done a spot of homework and sought some advice from Kingsley Cars, who suggested it may be a good idea to ‘tap it up’, Craig went in for his Range Rover.


To advertise in The Landy, call our team on 01283 553244 w w w. t h e l a n d y. c o . u k We’re on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelandyuk ‘The owner said he wouldn’t just sell it to anyone, but because I’m into Land Rovers as well, he felt it was going to a good home,’ says Craig. ‘So a deal was struck and I took it off his hands.’ It’s not like the gentleman didn’t have anything else to play with anyway! ‘I knew it was a 25th Anniversary model when I set eyes on it. The Oxford Blue paintwork and Lightstone leather were some of the clues, along with all the plaques,’ explains Craig. ‘My neighbour, who is also into Land Rovers, said “It must be rare if I haven’t heard of it!”’ Craig had been in the market for a Land Rover anyway having sold his Defender a month or so previously. ‘I sold my 64-plate Defender earlier this year after I had run it for about 12 months. Like any good businessman I saw an opportunity to sell it and actually sold it on the day the Defender production ended, selling back to a

garage for profit!’ says Craig. And the frenzy for Fenders still continues today. Countless offerings can be found on the internet, all with substantially inflated price tags. It means bargains are now few and far between and a less than ideal situation for us mortals looking for a modest and honest Defender. Back to our Classic, though, and Craig expresses to me another rumour, only this time specifically about his own No 7 vehicle. ‘This Range Rover was one of two to be sold from new at Lindacre Land Rover in Ipswich,’ reveals Craig. ‘But this particular one supposedly went to a senior figure within the Ford Motor Company. ‘Unfortunately, we have no way of verifying whether this is true or not, as the service history only goes back to 78,000 miles’ (the odometer currently sits a nudge beyond 90,000).

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Whoever owned it, however, was certainly no stranger to the Classic as it racked up 29,000 miles in its first year. That is certainly company car sort of mileage. No 7 was assembled on 22 September 1995, with six others built on that same day. The sister car to this – the other Lindacre Ipswich car – is in North America and Craig

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works there, Gary, had worked on the car when it was first released, and he remembered the car from all those years ago!’ Range Rover Classics are usable classics. Craig is proving this at the moment and I’m sure when he makes his way around Suffolk, the little Anniversary details about the vehicle make


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There are hundreds of places we travel to throughout our lives, exploring different towns, climates and terrain, and some of them strike a chord with us more than others. In the case of Ian Foggett, Portugal has had him captivated from the moment he first put a wheel on its soil

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e can all think of a place, a country, where we’ve made some happy memories, then taken them away with us on the journey home only to get home and realise we need to get back to paradise as quickly as possible. Paradise isn’t necessarily sipping on a piña colada in the middle of the Caribbean, though. For those of you reading this story, it could be when you took your Land Rover up to Iceland, or when you ventured out to your favourite green lane at your preferred time of year. Wherever your happy place may be, your Land Rover is likely to be a part of the equation. For Ian Foggett, it was Portugal that stole his heart – and it has been pulling on his heartstrings ever since.

Having been on a tour previously that saw Ian cut through the Portuguese interior while running south to north, it was an experience that captured the essence of what Ian considered to be a proper adventure, and Portugal went firmly to the top of the list of places he needed to return to. As is sometimes the case, Ian caught the off-road bug while serving in the Armed Forces. Some may say that spending such a lengthy time with Land Rovers is bad for your sanity – others, simply for your wallet. Ian seemed to get on with the Green Oval machines like a house on fire, however. Certainly after mastering them anyway. ‘It seems a long time since I was with the old Series III and trying to work out what the sticks with the yellow and red knobs actually did!’ laughs

Ian. ‘It was at that time I discovered how capable these vehicles actually were. From there I continued with the 4x4 scene, helping to organise events in Kielder Forest in Northumberland with the Forestry Commission. ‘I also helped run a lot of pay and play events and green laning runs, as well as the odd RTV with various local clubs. Like many enthusiasts, I had read a lot of the stories about people’s inspiring adventures and travelling was something I had always wanted to do, but other priorities prevented me from doing so,’ he says. Two decades on and Ian is now (relatively) semi-retired with a bit more time and freedom to spare. Happily, some of Ian’s friends also fancied overlanding and together they’ve started to hit the trails and not look back.


33 But it is Portugal that stuck in Ian’s mind, like a hand caught in a cookie jar. It’d be rude not to go back for one more bite. Ian explains the lure. ‘I was amazed at what a beautiful country Portugal was as the landscape and scenery constantly changed. I had visited the Algarve area a few times on family holidays and had in fact hired an old 4x4 and headed off into the hills to find some off-road tracks. I remember having some great times navigating my way around using nothing more than a tourist leaflet! ‘Some would argue this was foolhardy, but what an adventure! Having experienced Portugal and what it had to offer, myself, along with a couple of friends, Melvyn Langford and Richard Hamilton, then considered doing another independent trip.’ It was such a draw that Ian decided to check out a company he’d seen advertised: Go-Exploring. And having met the company owner, Joe, at one of the Land Rover shows, the trio were soon booked onto a one-week tour with the Portugal experts. I use the word experts because Portugal is not just what they specialise in - it’s their sole focus.

Seizing the opportunity, the trio took the chance to tie in the weeklong tour with a journey down to the Algarve beforehand and an excursion back through the Portuguese interior, Spain and the Pyrenees, followed by a spot of kayaking in the Ardeche region of France. Finally, the convoy would hit Holland, Belgium and Northern France before heading back to the UK. So a six-week adventure with the highlight of a one-week stay in one of the best parts of Portugal imaginable. Simply splendid. Richard would be travelling in his Puma 90 while Melvyn and Ian were traversing Europe in ‘Queen Boudica’, or to me and you a sensible 300Tdi Discovery 1. Queen Boudica – or QB to her mates – had various guards, all-terrain tyres, a winch and suspension lift, along with a fridge/freezer and plucky auxiliary battery. She even had a nifty bed situated behind the driver’s seat big enough for one person. Ian informs me that they were a little jealous of Melvyn’s setup when the rains hit in the Pyrenees. Still, it’s the one-week tour with Go-Exploring we want to hone in on here. ‘The purpose of the tour for me was the adventure and revisiting places

that I had previously been to, but not explored fully,’ says Ian. ‘There is always that feeling of discovery that you get, for me personally whether it is green laning in the UK or visiting far flung places such as the Algarve and beyond, you get to see the places “off the beaten track”, and there is never a truer saying. It’s places that you wouldn’t normally see unless you were in a Land Rover.’ The guys opted for an all-inclusive package with Go-Exploring seeing as camping lay ahead of them for the rest of the trip. It was the most logical option really, given the company’s pricing structure anyway, as board prices offered good value against the camping. Travelling from Portsmouth by ferry to Northern Spain in June last year, Ian, Richard and Melvyn disembarked in Bilbao after 24 hours and began winding their way down to the Algarve, driving for as long as comfortable with the group and stopping off at the odd campsite or hotel to conclude each day. ‘Once in Monchique we met up with Joe at the village supermarket and followed him to the accommodation,

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name Tembo and the logo of an elephant long before the video game of the same name appeared. I’m quite sure you’re all familiar with Tembo the Badass Elephant video game

which came out a year or two back. Great graphics. Anyway, in between making electric 4x4s to run in mines and other stuff, they’ve made a roof rack for the Defender 110 Station Wagon (fitting models from 1990 onwards). It’s made out of 6063 grade aluminium which Tembo modestly reckon means they make the ‘strongest, lightest and most reliable roof racks in the world’. The legs in the gutter spread the load well, and they have rubber ends to avoid damage, while the fittings are made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel. The design is not only light but also means you shouldn’t get the kind of noise when you’re driving along that makes you wonder

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any animals have worked out how to climb steps. This ARB Simpson rooftop tent can be set up either out the back or to the side of your makeshift Land Rover. The pack means you can quickly put up the tent and it can keep all the bedding and so

if you have a choir doing its first recital on the roof. The racks cost 1580 Euros, and can be had powdercoated in black or silver or in a variety of other colours. You can order one here: http://www.

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Champion on inside, while packing down to a sensible size. Naturally it’s all made of aluminium and tough, waterproof UV-resistant materials, and it includes insect screens on the door and windows, a retractable veranda for the sundowners, and mattresses with covers, and more. A room with a view sounds like a great accompaniment to your expedition gear, and it will live the whole time up on the roof, thus ensuring the interior is kept clear for the important stuff like chilled Chablis and some decent claret. We’re not savages you know. www.britpart.com The Camp Champ Deluxe Mobile Kitchen is exactly what it says on the 660 x 540 x 570mm tin. Give it some gas and you’ve got four burners on the stove top, enough to cook up a feast. There’s plenty of worktop room so you’re not spilling stuff everywhere, and the set includes pots, pans, cutlery, knives, and even a coffee percolator. But, being civilised folk, if you’re entertaining on a bigger scale then

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35 Above: The guesthouse, Casa Jaede, offers fantastic facilities… the award-winning bed and breakfast, Casa Jaede, where we met up with Joe’s colleague, Peter, and the owners of the guesthouse, Belgian couple Luc and Freya,’ recalls Ian. A feast greeted the guys and it set a precedent for the entirety of their stay at the guesthouse. ‘Luc being a retired chef certainly knew his way around the kitchen,’ remembers Ian. Breakfast would usually be followed with a safety briefing just to cover the housekeeping that most off-roaders and overlanders should know. Then it was time to hit the trails with Joe and Peter leading and displaying their wealth of knowledge on the variety of tracks available. On this occasion, Ian, Melvyn and Richard had the tour guides to themselves and a modest three vehicles to the convoy. ‘We were quickly onto some great tracks with some fantastic scenery, high up in the mountains. The tracks consisted of a loose surface of shale and gravel, mixed with forest roads and what appeared to be firebreaks,’ describes Ian. Local villages provided the ideal respite for lunch, with cafes and bars stacked with tasty offerings suitable for fuelling hungry travellers. Further off-roading ensued in the afternoon before retiring back to the accommodation for a few drinks and a change of attire ready for the evening. For their stay, Joe would take the guys to a nearby restaurant for the evening banquet. A recommendation was always on the table from Joe, but he’d forgive you for trying any of the other delicious options too. Full, both with food and drink, the lads would head back to the ranch with Luc and Freya joining them for a while before leaving the guests to roam free. Everything you could need was there for the taking, it was just a matter of Below: …including a pool with a rather stunning view!


36 helping yourself. That included the sun lotion for when you stepped out of your Land Rover and into the Portuguese heat. ‘After the first day’s tracks, Joe did tell us that it was what he considered to be an easy day, just to get us used to the trip and to give him an opportunity to check on our individual driving ability, so he could use suitable routes for us. All a matter of safety,’ assures Ian.

‘The weather throughout our stay was fine and dry, so we had no problem at all with mud or water levels in the numerous river crossings we encountered. However, I suspect that things would be totally different at other times of year.’ While being based in one location may not seem to be that advantageous to everyone, the fact that different times of year really do turn experi-

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ences into polar opposites, it’s worth remembering that a trip in June would serve up a very different collection of memories to that of a winter excursion. ‘I got the impression that Joe and Peter know the area very well and can adjust the routes accordingly,’ suspects Ian. ‘As our week progressed, we encountered some rather tricky terrain with some steep inclines involving some quite technical driving.

‘Go-Exploring advertise a “rest day” during the trip where they take you to a village to experience the local culture. However, this isn’t compulsory and we opted to have another day’s off-roading. We actually ended up helping Joe to recce other routes which he hadn’t used on any of his previous tours.’ The band were having a whale of a time until it all got a bit too close for

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comfort with a tree, while perched on a steep ascent. Cue a two-hour winch session to recover Queenie. Ian praises Joe’s flexibility for arranging such a day – and happily admits the reason for getting a little stuck was down to them! ‘If I was asked what the highlight of the tour was, I would find it difficult to give an answer,’ confesses Ian. ‘Could it be the fantastic off-road tracks high up in the mountains? The fantastic scenery? The food at the guesthouse and the restaurants we visited each evening? Or the relaxing in the swimming pool with a beer after a long day’s off-roading? I can’t give just one answer to the question. The whole package was the highlight! ‘As a destination for a trip away from the UK, for me, Portugal ticks all the boxes. If you go at the right time of year you are almost guaranteed sunshine, it’s relatively cheap and so easy to get to. With Go-Exploring you get the chance to see what that part of Portugal has to offer to the traveller/ off-roader and you will not be disappointed. Our last night of the tour was at the Casa Jaede as Luc prepared a fantastic farewell meal, setting us up nicely for the next part of our trip.’ Now that Portugal’s very own Minister for Tourism, Ian, has spoken up for the nation, we think it’s going to be pretty difficult for you to resist the idea of Portugal as your next destination. Fortunately, Go-Exploring will be ready for you. Go on, go and create your own memories. Go-Exploring offers a host of packages for anyone who would like to visit the brilliance that is Portugal. If you would like to find out more about what Joe and his team can offer, please visit their website at www.go-exploring.com


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and Rovers have some very good attributes, like their off-road capability, practicality and, in some cases, luxury and comfort that puts other manufacturers firmly in the shadows of Solihull’s newest products. But not everything on Land Rovers is rosy and coated in gold. You, like me, know that it can be a very different story. Think about the potential rust on a Discovery 1; the electronics on, errr, all of them, and then handbrakes - well, need we say more. As this is a feature, yes, we do need to say more. So we shall. Seized handbrake – does that sound familiar? Perhaps you’ve got a stubborn Defender that won’t budge even once you’ve released the handbrake, or maybe you’ve got one of those new

shiny Landies that has a special magic button, and it isn’t being quite as magical as you’d like? Yes, most of the new breed of Land Rovers have some level of electronic parking brake. Wonderful in theory, but never in reality. Exhibit ‘A’: here is one Discovery 4 ready for a probing at Derby 4x4. One of the many skilled technicians, Mike (not me as I’m in no way skilled), is about to take us through the process of fixing a Discovery 4 that has a faulty handbrake. If it’s simply a case of a seized handbrake arm, then the job won’t be too horrendous. If that isn’t the case, the owner could be looking at a new EPB (Electric Parking Brake) module. The module costs £400 alone. Fingers crossed it’s the former. So, without further ado, here is your guide to remedying the handbrake on a Discovery 3 or 4.

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1. ‘First thing is always trying to find the bloody locking wheel nut!’ laughs Mike. It would be a short article otherwise... Nevertheless, you’ll also require a ramp, jack or some other safe implement to hoist the corner of the vehicle up 2. With the wheel off, the brake assembly can be clearly displayed and here you can see the caliper carrier with the caliper held within the middle 3. On the rear of the brake, on the vehicle side, unscrew the two points so you can move the one half of the caliper carrier aside, leaving it to look like this 4. Now the brake pads have been freed, simply remove them from their position and now you can see the outer rim of the brake disc 5. In order to get the brake disc off, you need to undo the two remaining screws holding the other part of caliper in place 6. Once off, keep the caliper carrier and its corresponding screws safe

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8. Here Mike just unscrews the retaining screw using a drill. This will allow us to remove the disc and get to the shoes

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11. The brake shoes are being held down by two clips – remove them. There are also a couple of retaining pins located behind which you should keep safe

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12. Next, start to ease the brake shoes off the vehicle. You’ll notice how it is all connected together, with springs and clips. It’s the bottom part of the brake shoes that form the handbrake as the spring, when triggered, pulls the two shoes together to squeeze on the brake. It’s worth either making a note of how each piece fits together, or at the very least lying down the components in situ to make reassembly that little bit easier

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13. On the one brake shoe you’ll see the handbrake arm. This is the potential culprit you’ve been searching for. Where the shoe connects to the arm and pivots, this is prone to seizing and is, according to Mike, the problem nine times out of ten. Should the arm be completely seized, then bin it. However, if the arm can be freed with a little encouragement, then a simple clean and application of WD40 can get the arm back up to its usual trouble-free self

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18. Whether you’ve got a seized arm or not (and we’re referring to the handbrake arm here), you’ll need to get the brake setup back to working order. To the left of the wheel bearing you can see the retaining pin poking through the shoe. Relocating these can be a pain, but you’ll know when you get any of this stuff right, as there will be approving clicks, or components simply won’t gel properly together

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20. Mike inserts the linking arm spring back in behind the wheel bearing. It can be a frustrating task if you’re trying to rush, so don’t

21. With the linking arm in place and the springs holding the base of the shoes toegther, it’s time to start bringing both shoes back into position. Those springs can pop out and it is a challenging step in the handbrake remedying course. Watch they don’t pop out

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23. ...and once there, you can see where the handbrake adjuster goes back, sitting above the one spring and joining the two shoes 24. The adjuster looks like a pin with a gear on one end. Once settled and the brake disc has been put back on over the shoes, use a flash light to look through where the dust cover goes. It is through there that you can see the adjuster. Now this sounds elementary, but this is where you can use a screwdriver to adjust the handbrake. Fully adjust the shoes up so that disc locks (you’ll be able to check if it’s locked by trying to spin it). After it has locked, bring the shoes back down six clicks of the adjuster. Such an adjustment should make the handbrake work effectively, but without unnecessarily catching the discs

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32 33. A useful look at how the shoes are assembled when on the vehicle (although in this instance you need to flip the picture, as the spring would be at the bottom as you look at the vehicle). Notice the two clips, the retaining pins, the main spring, the link arm beneath it and the handbrake adjuster at the bottom also with its corresponding spring Sadly, both handbrake arms on this vehicle weren’t seized, and after running some more tests and Autologic diagnostics, it was concluded that the EPBM had failed. The part alone is £400, and naturally, with all these new Discos and Range Rovers, the module isn’t in an easy place to reach. Thanks to Mike and Derby 4x4 for their co-operation with the feature. If you’ve got a Landy in need of work, visit www.derby4x4.co.uk

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Project Td5: It’s been a quieter month for our Defender 90, providing us with the opportunity to reflect on all the products and accessories we’ve applied to the Land Rover so far. That said, some general tidying on the front end along with some discreet modernising has freshened up our 90 no end Words and Pictures: Mike Trott

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ell, it’s now December and as per usual our social media channels, streets, TVs and generally every element of our lives has

become orientated towards Christmas, whether we like it or not. The Christmas adverts are battling each other in the stakes to be the nation’s favourite between-programme entertainment, while everyone is busy making arrangements for the festive season, trying to fit in all those

relatives that you haven’t seen since last December. We at The Landy have been keeping busy with Green Oval matters, though, carrying out a spot of housekeeping on the Td5 Defender. Yes, it’s our resident 90 that has been on the receiving end of this ‘tidying’, and it’s the only type of Left: The AT3s we’re currently riding on have impressed both owner and editor. Grip is plentiful from the Cooper Discoverer all-terrain tyre and opting for a slightly wider profile has given the Defender all the capability you should need from each corner of the vehicle

Right: A quick 10-minute modification would leave most assuming you’ll receive minor benefits. But with the Defender Demister Vents, it’s remarkable how just concentrating the airflow improves the problem. Highly recommended to any Defender owner out there Left: Cataclean is one of many fuel additives out there, but we chose this particularly one after learning that the RAC fleet keep Cataclean onboard their vehicles, which suggests there are real gains to be reaped. So far we’re getting a mile or two extra to the gallon – marginal, but an increase nonetheless. And it’s still early days Right: Before the full brunt of winter set in, we ensured our Defender was in top-notch condition by getting the underbody sprayed in Buzzweld’s Chassis In One protection system. The finish is superb and it looks like this Landy will be fighting off rust for years to come

tidying you’ll see us get involved in – you should see our office floor. Anyway, briefly, the Defender has been into Ashley 4x4 within the last few weeks, firstly for a new front bumper, as the original one had (funnily enough) been bumped and had adopted a kink along the periph-

ery, causing it to bend in towards the driver’s side front wing. It’s at this point that Colin, our advertising manager and owner of the 90, would like to reiterate that this was not of his doing, but instead it was like this when he bought it. We believe him, of course.


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Above: Having unscrewed the grille and lifted off the rubber caps covering the bolts holding the bumper in place, use some masking tape to protect the paintwork from the ratchet Aside from the new bumper, which was supplied by 4x4 Overlander I might add, the Defender’s lighting system has been given a firm push towards 2016 technology, as opposed to the existing candles that illuminated the vehicle beforehand. A full LED light kit from Britpart has been installed along with some uprated headlights from the same establishment. But more on that later. The festive season also gives us time to reflect: have I achieved anything this year? Am I any thinner this year? Do you remember the summer? Of course you don’t, it never showed up! But away from personal nonsense, we’re looking back at all the different products we’ve applied to the Defender over the last few months, to see what’s been a success and what has yet to prove itself. We started, sensibly, with some new rubber, as the old tyres were perished. Step up Cooper Tires, who supplied a set of Discoverer AT3s. After having them fitted at John Craddock, Colin reported some instant improvements and has only grown fonder of the tyres as the weeks have gone by. ‘I said they were good before, but I think one thing that has really helped is opting for the wider tyre – switching from 235 to 265. It gives it a much nicer stance and the road-holding is much improved,’ says Colin. ‘The white writing on the sidewall has grown on me too! It’s a quiet tyre, this, and there is a huge amount of grip, whether conditions are wet or dry.’ Ashley 4x4 carried out a routine service on the Td5 as well, which got the vehicle back into its harmonious sweet Below: Once the new bumper is positioned correctly, apply some copper grease to the threads of the screws so that they remain manoeuvrable in future

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spot. Plus, we’ve added a couple of cheap and simple mods to the car. The Cataclean fuel additive is a slow burner, but while Colin has been using the vehicle as his commuter, figures have risen from fractionally over 30mpg to now returning 31.4 mpg. Given this magic liquid is supposed to have a lasting effect over three months, we may not have seen the full potential of it just yet, but there are minimal gains to reap, for sure. One thing we can say for definite, though, is that this Td5 engine, for whatever reason, is running like a peach at the moment. It is a joy to rev and listen to as the whistling of the turbo introduces the torque to the forward momentum. It’s a great engine, the Td5. A product that has really impressed us is the Defender Demister Set. ‘This is an instant improvement that anyone can make,’ assures Colin. ‘It’s definitely worth the £59.00 price tag. Not only does it seem like more air is being forced through the vents, but because it’s concentrated and directed, it’s so much more effective.’ It was certainly a doddle to fit them in. A trickier task was applying Buzzweld’s Chassis In One protection system. For this we had to take the 90 to one of Buzzweld’s application centres – in this case, Derby 4x4. The harsh winter weather will be its biggest test, but the way the paint has been applied and how the chassis and axles have come up is very notable. It looks fantastic, and we’ve already had a few admirers commenting on the quality of its finish. A big thumbs up for Buzzweld so far then. As mentioned earlier, the bumper has also been swapped in the last few weeks, while we’ve hooked up some Britpart LED lights and improved headlights, while Ring Automotive also supplied some brighter halogen headlight bulbs. The bumper was a straight swap for the original and is an easy enough task to carry out, with just a few bolts to remove and put back in afterwards. The majority of the LED lights are also simple to install. Britpart sent us its Deluxe LED Clear Light Kit which includes replacement side lights, indicator lights and stop/tail lights, but also uprated versions for the fog and reversing units, and a fresh 12v LED flasher unit. The side repeaters were given the LED treatment too, although those aren’t included in the Deluxe Kit.


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Above Left: New bulb in place and new headlight ready to go, join the retaining ring back together with the headlight and screw back into position. This can be a little fiddly, but just adjust accordingly. Be careful to watch your levels, too, for the projectory of the light Above Right: Grille already off, we got cracking on the next phase: fitting the LED light kit. Most can be fitted simply by unscrewing and unplugging the light from its connector... before doing the reverse to the new shiny unit As I said, the majority of the lights basically just needed unscrewing and unplugging before connecting up the LEDs and using the new stainless steel screws to fix them in place. There are pitfalls, though. Firstly, while instructions are provided with the lights, depending on what age of Land Rover you have (these actually fit Series II and III Landies, plus every type of Defender from ’83 onwards), you may face having to reverse the pins in the connectors… a bit of a laborious task to have to carry out. If you have a Td5 model or later, though, the lights are very much as described, being plug-in and play. The new number plate light we were supplied with was also a pain to fit. It

involves having to remove an access panel from within the Defender in order to reach the connector. It’s a tight squeeze. Also, when you come to put the new flasher unit in, for Td5 models and newer, the switchboard is located behind the driver’s pod, rather than ahead of the gearstick. Minor things, but information that could save you hours of hopeless searching, whether in your Defender or on Google! Britpart’s Super Crystal 7” Headlights were easier to install. Having taken off the grille and unplugged the front sidelights and front indicators – a necessary step in order to remove the plastic trim around the headlight – you can then unscrew the headlight. Note that there is a retaining ring around

the headlight with screws and clips that you mustn’t lose. Clear a surface to lay the light assembly down in situ so it’s simpler when you come to hooking it back up again. We took the opportunity to replace the headlight bulbs as well so, taken together, the bulbs from Ring and headlamps should make quite the difference. We’ll report back on this as there will be plenty of opportunity to drive in the dark over the next few months. As for now, enjoy your festivities. And if you aren’t enjoying the company of your mother-in-law, you could always seek refuge with your Land Rover in the garage. You could treat the LED lights like a Christmas grotto? For more brilliant ideas, seek anywhere else.

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Moving up to the Prem? In focus: Range Rover L322 Td6

2002-2006 £4000-£15000 The Stats Range Rover L322 3.0-litre Td6 HSE • • • • • • • •

Power: 174bhp Torque: 288lb/ft 0-60: 12.7secs Top speed: 111mph MPG: 25 Tax: £515 Insurance group: 39 Towing capacity: 3500kg

Pros: Robust engine, bodywork, Range Rover luxury, price to buy Cons: Size, complex electricals, many have been tastelessly ‘blinged’, price to maintain

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or a time, virtually every Premier League footballer seemed to be pictured driving around in an L322 Range Rover of some description. It was the staple image of a rich kid in his dad’s Rangey, or the car you’d expect Posh or Becks to peer out of if they’d have lowered the window down. But these days you don’t have to have Wayne Rooney’s salary – or alcohol budget – in order to afford one of these colossal Solihull machines. The Td6 variant in particular seems to be priced at very reasonable amounts of Sterling now, and you get an awful

lot of car for your money. Let’s not forget that these vehicles were the best part of £50,000 from new – even for a base model. Like the P38 we featured last month, though, it can sound tempting – but are you risking a penalty? Will the L322 be accused of foul play? As with every month, we’ve got a referee to hand who knows the game inside out. Yes, it’s Ashley 4x4’s Ashley Counsell and these are just a few of his top tips for the Td6. ‘The engine is BMW six-cylinder unit; generally very robust and not given to major problems,’ informs Ashley. ‘You can suffer occasional injector or sensor problems, but nothing more than average for any vehicle.’ While the engine is generally a good solid grafter, the transmission has been known to cause the odd headache. Ashley points to the GM auto ‘box in the Td6 not being up to the same level

of reliability as the V8 models’ ZF unit, with some gearbox failures seen over the years. ‘Failures are difficult to anticipate, so check the shift quality on road test – any strange noises or rough shift may be a concern,’ describes Ashley. ‘Also any service history of gearbox fluid changes will add confidence.’ Ashley continues to reveal that some of the early vehicles suffered with spline failure between the front diff and propshaft. ‘This problem seems to have largely passed now, though, and repair kits are available to avoid having to have a complete new differential.’ On P38s, the suspension was a big issue... so were things improved on the L322 Rangey? Well, rear hub carrier bushes can fade, so look out for creaks coming from the rear, while front lower arm arm ball joints can also wear, generating knocks and vague steering.

Front air springs can leak and the air compressors can also run out of huff, but most of these items are easy enough to replace – it’s just the cost of parts. Oh and Ashley specifically advises to avoid seal repair kits, as they don’t last. So, what about electrics? ‘L322 have massively complex electrical systems, even making the P38 look simple! Check as much as you can for correct operation, although that can be easier said than done.’ Ashley suggests diagnostic kits could be in order for running such a machine and identifying faults, but even that may not see you out of the woods! There are some positives, however, like the fact L322s don’t seem to suffer from severe body corrosion issues and unlike some of the new Land Rovers, they don’t have a completely separate chassis; instead a monocoque construction utilising subframes. ‘The subframes can get a bit scabby

and suspension arms and fixings corrode, making them difficult to remove should replacement be required,’ outlines Ashley. ‘Check for water ingress into the spare wheel well and the nearside rear compartment with the audio equipment. Any cars obviously shipping a lot of water avoid like the plague, you’ll never dry them out and electrical problems will be never ending.’ Interiors hold up pretty well, but it’s worth testing cabin electrics, e.g. the seats, for instance. And a final word from Ashley? ‘Like the P38 you can buy these vehicles for not a lot of money, but get a poor one and repair bills can be high. Better to spend a bit more on a nicer example with some history. Get a good one and it’s a lovely vehicle. They’re big cars, though, parking at the supermarket or threading them round a multi-storey car park can be tricky!’


Series I (1948-1958)

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

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

Series II/IIA (1958-1971)

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

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

Series III (1971-1985)

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

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

Lightweight (1968-1984)

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

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

Forward Controls (1962-1978)

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

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

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

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

£1000-£25000 Versions: 88”, 109”. 2.25 4cyl petrol, 2.25 4cyl diesel. 2.6 6cyl petrol produced until 1980. Stage One V8 used detuned version of the 3.5 V8 (‘79-‘85). Pros: Most affordable way into Series ownership, still has the Series pedigree, parts still widely available Cons: Not as desireable as earlier Series models

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

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

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

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


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Ninety/One Ten (1983-1990)

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

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

Defender 200Tdi (1990-1994)

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

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

Defender 300Tdi (1994-1998)

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

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

Defender Td5 (1998-2007)

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

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

Defender TDCi (2007-present)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Freelander 1 (1997-2006)

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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)

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

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

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£500-£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-£31000 Versions: 2.2 4cyl turbo-diesel, available in two- or four-wheel drive, 3.2 V6 petrol (‘07-’09).

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


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Range Rover Classic (1970-1996)

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

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

Range Rover P38A (1994-2002)

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

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

Range Rover L322 (2002-2012)

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

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

Range Rover L405 (2012-present)

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

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

RR Sport 1 (2005-2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


RR Sport 2 (2013-present)

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

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

RR Evoque (2011-present)

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

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£43000-£130000 Versions: 3.0 SDV6, 4.4 SDV8, 5.0 supercharged V8, 3.0 SDV6 Hybrid. Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 supercharged V8 (‘15-present).

Pros: Feels light considering weight, engines, almost as luxurious as its bigger brother Cons: You’ll need deep pockets

£14000-£48000 Versions: 2.2 SD4 (‘11-’15), 2.0 Si4 4cyl petrol, 2.0 TD4 (‘15-present).

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Discovery 1 (1989-1998)

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

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

Discovery 2 (1998-2004)

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

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

Discovery 3/4 (2004-present)

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

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

Discovery 5 (2017-present)

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

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

Discovery Sport (2015-present)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Series I 88” (1956). Solid chassis, bulkhead. Just serviced. 2.25 petrol. New hood, frame, front matting system from Exmoor. Lots of history. £9995. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, 07891 836158 12/16

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 I 80” (1949). MOT & tax exempt. 2.0-litre petrol. Full chassis-up refurbishment. Bulkhead, chassis, engine all good. Ideal future investment. £24500. Swadlincote, Derbyshire, 07790 775014 01/17

Series IIA 88” 2.25 diesel (1972). Ex-MOD, not registered until 1988. Good condition. Front drum brakes, 109” spec. Fairey overdrive. Freewheel hubs on front. £2500. Aberlour, Scotland, 07720 387450 01/17

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” (1982). 64,000 miles. 12 months’ MOT. Parabolics, Fairey overdrive. 2.25 diesel. New injectors, water pump. Chassis and rear crossmember welded. £3000. Balerno, Edinburgh, 07773 171506 01/17

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 107” Pick Up (1954). MOT & tax exempt. Great project needing minimal work. Heritage certificate. Some rust, rear tub floor skin not present. £6500 ono. Reading, Berkshire, 07584 396026 01/17

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

Series IIA 88” Hard Top 2.25 diesel (1960). MOT Sept ‘17. Mechanically sound, previously restored: chassis, engine, brakes etc. Few spares available. £4000. Ludlow, Shropshire, 07967 810419 12/16

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-Military (1982). 24,000 miles. Converted to 2.5 NA diesel. Galvanised bulkhead. Complete re-wire. Garrison duty for most of life. Military history. £3600. Poole, Dorset, 07429 209302 12/16

Series III 109” Pick Up (1975). Requires restoration. Tax exempt. 2.25 petrol. Runs but may need new fuel pipe. Chassis very solid, bulkhead needs attention. £1500. Calne, Wiltshire, 07768 707787 12/16

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

Series III 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. Series III overdrive. New clutch, radiator, battery, wiring loom, doors. £9900 ovno. North Yorkshire, 07870 937634 12/16

Defender 90 Td5 Hard Top (2001). 129,800 miles. MOT Oct ‘17. Unmolested. Silicon hoses. F/R diff guards. Good chassis and paintwork. £7500 ono. Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 07506 746620 01/17

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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

Defender 90 300Tdi CSW (1994). 224,000 miles. MOT July ‘17. Alpine CD, USB, Bluetooth, pedal guard. Lifted, Terrafirma shocks, new disc, pads, timing belt. £6995. Hook, Hampshire, 07947 764254 01/17

Defender 90 200Tdi (1992). 120,000 miles. MOT Sept ‘17. Clean and straight in good condition. No advisories on MOT. Six seats. £6500 ono. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 07770 975713 12/16

Land Rover 90 SW (1989). 200Tdi fitted. MOT June ‘17. 143,000 miles. New clutch, springs, brakes, alternator, belts, doors, steering box. Lifted. Mud tyres. £3250. Oakham, Rutland, 01572 338098 09/16

Land Rover 90 Pick Up (1985). 300Tdi engine. Off-roader. Brand new tyres. Twin stacks. Front and rear discs. Uprated suspension. Winch. Needs a little welding. £3995. Oldham, Lancashire, 07404 094667 12/16

Land Rover 90 Off-Roader (1988). Resprayed. 10 months’ MOT. 5” Terrafirma lift, dislo’ cones. Diff guards. Sump, belly plates. Fedimas. Winch. Snorkel. £5250 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

Defender 90 300Tdi Hard Top (1998). 118,000 miles. MOT April ‘17. New axle, fully Waxoyled underbody. Recently serviced. Bodywork okay – been a workhorse. £6950. Bedford, 07796 065595 11/16

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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

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 Td5 Pick Up (2003). Restored, resprayed. Refurb’d chassis. Stage 2 Remap. EGR blanked. Uprated intercooler. Red Booster servo. £15997. Olympic Customs, Andover. 07956 906052 08/16

LR 90 CSW 2.5 TD (1989). 12 months’ MOT. Completely original. Never painted, dry stored for years. Chassis sandblasted, welded. New batt, front pads. £3700. Hinckley, Leicestershire, 07437 918652 06/16

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110 CSW Td5 Expedition Prepared (2001). 84,225 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. Roof rack, Exmoor seats, split charge, air-con, re-mapped, guards. £13,300. Coventry, Warwickshire, 07802 245017 12/16

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Defender 110 Td5 CSW (2004). 138,600 miles. MOT Nov ‘17. Recently serviced. Chequer plate, snorkel, NAS tow bar. Bucket seats in front. Folder of receipts. £9995. Bath, Somerset, 07443 614820 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

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

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

Defender 90 200Tdi. 126,000 miles. 37” Maxxis tyres, Terrafirma arches, steering damper, +5 shocks. +6 suspension, dislocation cones. Guards. £5250. Evesham, Worcestershire, 07985 270188 11/16

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

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

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

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 Metropolis V8 Auto (2003). 193,300 miles. MOT Dec ‘16. Sat nav, rear TV screen, cruise control. 7 seats. Rear chassis Buzzwelded. £3000 ovno. Nuneaton, Warwickshire, 07787 540481 06/16

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

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

110 Hi-Cap Pick Up 2.5 TD (1990). 157,000 miles. MOT Feb ‘17. Ivor Williams top. Power steering. Recon’d 2.5TD. Propshaft, shocks, bushes all replaced. £4000. Harwich, Essex, 07391 421201 12/16

Defender 110 300Tdi Hard Top (1994). 85,560 miles. MOT July ‘17. Runs beautiful. Disc lock, Safe T pedal, tracker. Solid chassis, bulkhead. Snorkel, waxoyled. Guards. £8999. Godalming, Surrey, 07557 224183 01/17

Discovery 1 300Tdi Off-Roader (1994). 4” lift. Cranked rear arms. External roll cage. Sliders. Front winch and bumper. Guards. New boot floor. Bucket seats. CB radio. £3000 ono. Manchester, 07884 308545 06/16

Defender 90 Td5 Hard Top (2002). MOT April ‘17. 95,000 miles. New rear crossmember, new brake calipers. Fantastic workhorse, usual minor marks and dings. £7500. Exeter, Devon, 07736 847973 11/16

Defender 110 2.4TDCi XS CSW (2007). 133,000 miles. MOT Dec ‘16. One previous owner. Half leather seats (front heated), air-con. HD tow bar. All-terrains. £14500. Hungerford, Berkshire, 07967 228882 01/17

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

Discovery 1 200Tdi (1994). 97,000 miles. MOT May ‘17. Excellent condition. Very solid body shell. Small amount of welding on last MOT. Drives well. £1895. Petersfield, Hampshire, 07766 565902 07/16

Discovery 2 Td5 ES Auto (2003). 144,240 miles. VGC. Seven seats, very relaible. Full set of mats plus rear loadspace mat. New battery, brakes, tyres. £5250. Colchester, Essex. 07984 666256 12/16

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Discovery 1 V8 (1994). 127,000 miles. MOT May ‘17. New inner arches. 5 new General Grabbers. Winch bumper. New brakes inc. master cylinder. £1500 ono. Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, 07796 710100 07/16

Discovery 2 Td5 (2000). 134,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. In good condition throughout. Recent new clutch. Currently SORN. Starts and runs well. £1999.99 ono. Rochester, Lancashire, 07834 416826 01/17

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

Discovery 2 Td5 (2004). 128,000 miles. MOT Feb ‘17. Bodywork excellent. Tan leather. No sunroofs, no leaks. New airbags, height sensor, starter motor. £4650. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 07545 686493 01/17

Discovery 1 ES Tdi (1995). 215,000 miles. MOT Feb ‘17. Electric leather seats front and rear, electric sunroofs (no leaks) electric windows. Lots of paperwork. £995. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 07790 259904 09/16

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

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

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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

Discovery 1 300Tdi ES (1997). 161,000 miles. MOT Nov ‘17. Service history, heated front screen, power steering, v. solid chassis, electric leather seats. £1975. Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, 07766 405714 01/17

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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 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 Classic Vogue SE 200Tdi (1990). 58,039 miles. MOT Oct ‘17. Was a 3.9EFI V8, converted to 200Tdi in ‘92. Lots of new parts: cambelt, exhaust, brakes, etc. £6000. Machynlleth, Powys, 07548 959362 12/16

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

Freelander 1 TD4 (2004). 2.0 diesel BMW engine. 154,000 miles. MOT May ‘17. Cream leather. Removable roof, genuine Land Rover tow bar. VCU intact. £1300 ono. Oldbury, West Midlands, 07887 953750 12/16

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 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

RR Classic 3.5 V8 (1987). 96,480 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. Never off-roaded. Waxoyled regularly. Chassis, body panels, engine bay all perfect. New alternator, HT leads. £7000 ono. London. 07944 989996 11/16

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

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. £5990 ono. Holt, Norfolk, 07877 730312 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 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 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

RR/Lightweight Hybrid (1980). 70,000 miles. MOT March ‘17. Currently SORN. Standard 100” chassis, 3.5 V8, LT95 gearbox w/ overdrive. Body stretched. New rear canvas. £2500 ono. North Yorkshire 07870 937634 12/16

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

Defender Hybrid (1985). 121,000 miles. MOT Sept ‘17. Formerly a 110 Hi-Cap, shortened to 90 dimensions. Ford 2.5 diesel. Salisbury rear. Sliders. Lifted. £3995. Sheffield, South Y’shire 07734 372874 12/16

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New Catalogue Now Available

The 13th Edition Is Out Now... The new Britpart Accessory Catalogue is now available. This is the catalogue to have! Whatever model you drive, whichever year it is, we have the accessories to suit your requirements.

> 8 more pages > Over 4,000 part numbers > More than 300 new parts > Fresh new look Order your copy today...

Note - Sorry but catalogues can only be posted to UK addresses. Catalogue can be viewed online at www.britpart.com *Alternatively write to the Marketing Dept, Britpart, The Grove, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 8DA.

Simply log on to www.britpart.com/request - fill in your details and we’ll send you a copy!*

The Landy January 2017  

The UK's only Land Rover newspaper!