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and Rover has revealed the new Discovery Sport, featuring a fresh interior, hybrid power and a switch to the latest Green Oval platform. Inside, the MkII retains the five-plustwo seating arrangement, with a sliding middle row and a pop-up third row to give 24 different seating combinations. Small item stowage now stands at 48 litres, thanks to a larger cubby and improved door bins. There’s also central storage with the removable tray, cupholders, and a net to keep stuff secure. The Sport also boasts a wireless charging pad – a first for Land Rover. There’s room for 1,179 litres of luggage in the boot as a five-seater and

folding the second row flat affords you an extra 307.5 bottles of carbonated drink in the back (615 litres). Standard items include a cargo net to stop bits rolling about when the boot isn’t full. There are five powertrains on offer from launch, with two petrol options offering 200hp or 250hp, and three diesels ranging from 150 to 240 horsepower. All come with the revised ZF nine-speed auto ‘box and all-wheel drive, apart from the entry-level D150, which has frontwheel drive and a manual gearbox. The 48-volt mild hybrid system comes as standard with all but the D150 variant and focuses on harvesting energy usually lost under braking and stores it in the underfloor battery, until needed to assist the engine in pulling away and acceleration. At speeds below 11mph the engine will also shut off to minimise emissions, with the unit able to reach 40.9mpg. Before the year is out there will be a plug-in hybrid option on the market, too. A true Land Rover, the new Discovery Sport has a towing capacity of 2.5 tonnes and has superior off-road ability in its class thanks to 212mm ground clearance and approach, departure and breakover angles of 25, 30 and 20 degrees, respectively. Four-wheel drive models get Terrain Response 2 off-road system, offering Comfort, Sand, Grass-Gravel-Snow, and Mud and Ruts modes to keep the Dis-

covery Sport surefooted on all surfaces. It also features Hill Descent Control, All-Terrain Progress Control on fourwheel drive models and it can also be fitted with the ClearSight Ground View technology that debuted in the all-new Evoque, effectively visually depicting a transparent bonnet. For a safer time on the road, equipment includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Steering Assist, whilst there are three Isofix fittings. Other standard safety features include front and rear parking sensors, a rear camera, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor. There will be twelve exterior paint options for the newly sculpted bodywork, whilst the interior features fully redesigned seating and the dash now incorporates a 10.25-inch Touch Pro infotainment touchscreen. There’s a mix of rotary dials and buttons, too, set into the gloss black interface. The three-spoke steering wheel features capacitive switches that integrate with the multimedia system and the driver has a clean and crisp digital instrument cluster. There are many responsible material options for the revolutionised interior, such as non-leather Luxtec, made from recycled polyester microfibre. Orders are open now, with pricing starting at £31,575 on the road for the two-wheel drive model.

to get one, you have to be one of Virgin Galactic’s commercial astronauts. But still, this Range Rover is worth an ogle. It is finished in a stunning Zero Gravity Blue paint, which is unique and inspired by the deep colour of the night sky. The exterior also features unique badging on the tailgate and the side profile finishers. Part of the landing skid from the Virgin Spaceship Unity’s space flight in December last year has been repurposed as part of the cup holders, and also houses a Richard Branson quote

– ‘See you up there.’ There are also various details inscribed about the trip, and will be updated for each Future Astronaut with part of the wooden skid from the customer’s own space flight. Based on the Range Rover Autobiography, the Astronaut Edition features a high-specification and is powered by either the P400e hybrid powertrain and the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 P525 unit, too. Is it odd to want to go to space, purely for the car that comes with it? Asking for a friend…

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t has been three whole decades since the debut of the Land Rover Discovery. That means that it’s older than Angelo Campus, Paul Michaux and Amelia Friedman. Now, whether I picked that trio of names from Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list at random or not, a car reaching that milestone is a sign of a nameplate that is really special. Many people will agree that the Discovery is just that. And to celebrate, Land Rover has gone to the trouble of embellishing the Discovery with a special edition. In commemoration, the swanky Disco 5 has been given enhanced standard equipment, building on the SE specification. To help distinguish the Landmark Edition from its peers, the Dynamic pack is fitted as standard, adding a Narvik Black mesh grille, matching wing vents and a more aggressively styled front bumper. The same darkened hue is


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used with the signature bonnet nameplate, whilst a unique Landmark badge adorns the tailgate. A fixed panoramic roof, front fog lights and signature taillights also differentiate the model, with privacy glass and 20-inch gloss black wheels enhancing the look of the model at no additional cost. Within the confines of the handsome SUV, the Windsor leather is available in three separate colourways, each with contrasting micro-piping. A Satin

Brushed Aluminium centre console is complimented by titanium mesh finishing about the cabin, which features the powerful 380W Meridian Sound System as stock, giving passengers a first-class experience every journey. Both petrol and diesel propulsion are on offer, including the revered SD4 and SD6 diesel units. The Discovery Landmark Edition is available to configure now on the Land Rover website, with pricing starting at £57,350 on the road.

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Range Rover gets straight-six power The flagship Range Rover has been updated with a new 3.0-litre straightsix engine. Rated at 400bhp, the Ingenium petrol unit was recently introduced to the Range Rover Sport, and thanks to the electric supercharger it produces 406lbf.ft. Spooling up in just half a second, the full-fat Rangey hurls itself to 60mph from stationary in just 5.9 seconds. The electric supercharger works with the twin-scroll supercharger to remove any lag in a mild-hybrid setup that features Continuous Variable Valve Lift, which helps the engine breathe with maximum efficiency. There is also a 48V battery to retain energy that would be lost under deceleration. These reduce emissions and boost economy, with outputs standing at 212g/km and 30.4mpg. The latter might seem underwhelming, but remember this is quite a large wagon, with a 400bhp, 3.0-litre petrol heart, so taken in that context it’s nothing like as bad as it first appears.

There are some new personalisation options on offer, too, with two new paint colours – Eiger Grey and Portofino Blue – plus there is a new, 22” Gloss Black alloy choice. Sign Post Dimming and Tourist Mode are now standard features on their respective light setups. The former dims the specific LEDs that will reflect off road signs to limit glare in both Matrix and Pixel LED systems, whilst the latter will help the Pixel system by being adjustable for driving on the right or left side of the road. The Smartphone Pack is also now standard across all models in the range, adding both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Prices for the updated Range Rover, erm, range, start at £83,655 on the road.

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trange things occur on the roads of Britain whilst under the cover of darkness. I’m not just referring to the occasional fox trotting nonchalantly across the road either. A few evenings before this issue went to press, I found myself driving back home from the office at approximately 2.30am. That’s not a typo you’ve just read, and I’d like to confirm my sanity is still more or less in tact. Nevertheless, whilst heading home to the sleepy suberbs of Cannock, I was travelling down the A5 and, following the successful exiting of a roundabout near Brownhills, I unknowingly latched onto the back of a prototype Defender, liveried up in camo and clearly using the dark of night to cloak its presence. Last month I talked briefly about the Defender testing in extreme conditions, such as the desert or Arctic, so I was a bit surprised to see a development car hammering around the periphery of Cannock in the early hours. I mean, what’s challenging about driving past your local Toby Carvery? Still, the new Defender, while needing to be brilliant off-road, could benefit from some improved on-road manners, so I appreciated the route being undertaken. I can tell you that it was the new ‘90’, because it possessed three doors and a short wheelbase, while its rear door opens like a traditional Defender. It was also a petrol model, having noted the reg and checked the DVLA records, so there’s every chance the Defender will have the same engines as you’d find in the new Discovery Sport. I’ve no doubt the new Defender will make for a very good car, but as my colleague expertly noted, it needs to remember to be a great Defender, too. Mike Trott, Editor michael.trott@

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Evoque gets clean The new Range Rover Evoque has become the first luxury compact SUV the meet the Real Driving Emissions standards (RDE2) before the regulations kick into effect next year. The manual and front-wheel drive D150 is the cleanest model in the new Evoque range that helped it achieve this milestone of frugality.

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If you’re going to do a job properly, then having the right tools is essential. It’s no different with vehicles, so when it comes to motorsport recovery, a six-wheeled Range Rover Carmichael is perfect for the task



eing big can have its advantages. For example, Anthony Joshua is likely to make for a better stand-in sumo wrestler than Sir Mo Farah. But on the other hand, if Sir Mo and Mr Joshua partnered in a life of crime, I suspect the dainty ‘Mobot’ would outrun the fuzz far more easily than the hefty heavyweight. It’s not just humans that share these differentials, either. Land Rovers are not the first vehicles you might associate with fast lap times or speeds above 6mph, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a role to play in motorsport. Sometimes having a big lummox of a Land Rover in attendance can be very useful indeed. Imagine racing a nifty Citröen through the Welsh forests, like






Bigger is Better

Words and Pictures: Mike Trott they do in the WRC, and then getting closer to a tree than you really ought to. You might be grateful of a big Green Oval machine coming to your rescue rather than some bit-part Berlingo. And you may be even more reassured with this machine coming to your aid. It belongs to Malcolm Collings and has been a part of his personal Landy brigade since the turn of the Millennium. The truck has been used for occasional fire rescue operations, but has also spent a large period of its life working in motorsport recovery. ‘I obtained it through a closed bid auction down in Somerset,’ reveals Malcolm. ‘It was what the military call a cast vehicle, so when they dispose of a vehicle from service.’

Above: A friend supplied the panels before Malcolm added the array of switches – hopefully he knows what they’re all for...

The vehicle in question is a Range Rover Carmichael and far more special than simply possessing six wheels. This is actually the last Carmichael that was produced for the military. ‘The Carmichaels were made in batches of six and this is the last military model from the last batch to be made,’ explains Malcolm. Its military number – 34 RN 60 – is testament to that, and before it got into the world of motorsport, this Carmichael fulfilled its military service at the Royal Naval Air Station in Yeovilton. Between 1988 and 1998, the Royal Navy used the truck as fire cover for the helicopters down at the Somerset base. ‘It is air transportable, so it could fit onto the back of a Hercules and may

have potentially travelled to Kosovo, for instance,’ clarifies Malcolm. However, the Civil Aviation Authority eventually specified that all vehicles needed to be all-wheel drive and, as it would be too costly to convert all the Carmichaels, the Navy had to get rid of them. ‘It was old technology coming to the end of its life and purpose-built trucks were the new thing,’ says Malcolm. But when this Carmichael found itself without purpose twenty years ago, Malcolm was looking for a new vehicle to meet his requirements. ‘My previous vehicle was another six-wheeler, but just a regular stretch Range Rover also used for motorsport recovery,’ explains Malcolm. ‘The metal

Above: Few vehicles look more ready for a rescue mission than the Carmichael Range Rover

maggot got onto the chassis and saw that off, though, so this was purchased to replace it and takeover the recovery duties, along with assisting on fire rescue operations.’ Malcolm still has a crew on standby who can take it off to a motorsport event today if needs be, but this Carmichael now ventures out to shows more frequently than forest rallies and sprint tracks. The Range Rover has also changed from its original specification thirty years ago, most of which is down to modifications Malcolm has made to better prepare it for recovery duties. Under the bonnet, you’ll find a 3.9-litre V8 with electronic fuel injection rather than the original 3.5 on carbs. ‘I

Above: Carmichaels eventually ceased being made on the grounds they were too expensive to convert to all-wheel drive

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Above: Following a life in the military, providing fire cover for helicopters, the big Carmichael made the switch to motorsport recovery found the 3.5 lacked in power getting up some of the mountains,’ smiles Malcolm. The Carmichael is also running on LPG, while a host of components have made their way from Malcolm’s last six-wheeler to this one. The rear seats have come from the previous vehicle, along with the free-wheeling hubs that have been placed on the rear axle where normally it would just be a load-carrying unit. The water pump and tank needed to be moved out to make room for the cab extension and additional equipment, so the trailer now replaces that element. Inside there are a number of extra panels, thanks to one of Malcolm’s friends who was able to supply and bend the materials to fit. The switchgear is down to Malcolm and I can only imagine how useful the rear camera is when piloting a rig this big. ‘Its uniqueness is the thing I like most,’ shares Malcolm. ‘It’s the only one in motorsport doing fire rescue.’ From rescuing military personnel to recovering motorsport mishaps, this Range Rover Carmichael has shouldered big responsibilities over the years. But throughout it all, this Land Rover has put its size to good use and critically ensured the safety of others. It would seem an apt moment then to recall one famous quote which perfectly encapsulates how this Carmichael lives its life: ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ Below: The water tank has since been relocated to the in-tow trailer, while the back lockers can still house spares and attachments





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Barking up the right tree

Words: Mike Trott Pictures: Joe Cipolla


here is no denying that dogs and Land Rovers fit together in perfect harmony. Think of Simon & Garfunkel, Wallace & Gromit, Mike Trott and Rosie Huntington-Whitley… Okay, maybe not so much the last one, but you get the gist. Dogs seem to be aware of how brilliant the Green Oval machines are, I mean, how many times have you seen a dog launch itself onto the tailgate of an old Series Landy, bursting with excitement for the next adventure? There is an understanding, it seems, throughout canine society that these machines are gods of the car. I always knew dogs were smarter than cats. It’s that bond with dogs which many of us can empathise and why we can

all appreciate the great work of caring establishments like the Dogs Trust. They rescue our four-legged friends from unfortunate and sometimes terrible scenarios, before giving them a new thirst for life and eventually a new home in which to thrive. But it’s not just the canine part of this duo that can need salvation. Across the pond, over in the Sunshine State of Florida, Land Rovers from all walks of life can end up at the Defender Adoption Agency, aka Surfside 4x4. While there, they can receive some TLC and prepare themselves for their next home – and just as you may choose a dog on its personality, you can do the same with a Land Rover over at Surfside 4x4.

Ken Jagolta, who runs the enterprise, tells us that the vehicle you see before you looked in a considerably different state when it first came through the doors of the Defender Adoption Agency. ‘Originally, we purchased the vehicle in 2013 as a 1997 NAS 90 with the 4.0-litre Rover V8,’ explains Ken. ‘It was a one-owner truck that lived in Rhode Island and was well ready for a restoration at that point.’ But rather than just carry out a simple restoration, a plan was hatched to convert the NAS 90 to a NAS 110 threedoor soft-top perfect for the beach. ‘In 2016, we sent the Land Rover to our friends at Safari Heritage Parts in Orlando. It was completely torn down and rebuilt using mostly new parts, while

the Rover V8 was punched out to 5.0 litres by a local Land Rover dealership,’ says Ken. The Shore Thing has been rebuilt on a galvanised chassis and received a new rear tub, a Safety Devices roll cage, Twill Exmoor Trim seats and a number of Puma Defender features. Ken continues, ‘I personally specked out the build and am a big fan of Arles Blue. The Shore Thing is a unique vehicle, a true one of a kind. Land Rover never made a NAS 110 soft-top we did, and we think it came out great!’ This is certainly more than just a rebuilt Landy. The specification also includes OME suspension, LED lighting and Sawtooth alloys, a rebuilt automatic transmission and Borla stainless steel



Some Land Rovers arrive at workshops in a worse for wear state, in need of attention and down on their luck in life. If there is one place where their fortunes can be reversed, however, it’s at the Defender Adoption Agency exhaust. Head to the Surfside 4x4 website and you’ll see The Shore Thing has been given a personality labelled as ‘fresh and excited’. ‘Its natural habitat is on a beach, of course, preferably on Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard!’ smiles Ken. The Shore Thing may have been a mongrel when it first traipsed through the doors of the Defender Adoption Agency, but thanks to Ken, the Surfside 4x4 team and a couple of local friends, a Land Rover has been created carrying all the pedigree of the original NAS 90, but with a new focus on living a dog’s life, running free across the beach and ready to soak up the attention from anyone it passes.


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In with the old, out like new

Words: George Dove Pictures: Insa Turbo Tyres are visually checked before being scanned and sent for buffing

The resulting smooth surface is ideal for applying new treads

Insa Turbo research and develop their own tread patterns, alongside producing tyres for big-name manufacturers


here’s a misconception that remoulded tyres are simply a budget option. While they do offer better value than most new tyres, cost-effectiveness is not their only benefit. They also exist to be as environmentally ineffectual as possible and represent an attempt at reducing the planet’s wasted tyres. Part of the Soledad Group, Insa Turbo is only one piece of the eco-friendly tyre puzzle. The whole group is committed to completing the rubber cycle, with a plethora of companies finding ways to reduce tyre waste and reuse rubber wherever they can. Their ethos is to enforce a circular tyre economy. Insa Turbo will only remould a tyre onto the casing of a premium brand, and each one of them is thoroughly scrutinised first. They process hundreds of thousands of used premium tyres from all over the world at their biomass-powered factory in Alicante. The tyres are separated into those that are suitable to be a remould casing, and if they’re not, there are a number of ways in which they could be repurposed. That could mean being cut and bagged as decorative gardening supplies or shredded and used as the rubber crumb on 3G synthetic sports fields, whilst some tyres are sold on second-hand. Metal and fibres within the layers of unusable tyres are removed and reused where they can be, too. Every single tyre is given new purpose one way or another.

Some people believe remould tyres are an inferior option to new tyres. But dig beneath the surface and you’ll see that these tyres can be a clever and eco-friendly solution...

Before remoulding, every tyre is visually inspected prior to being categorised. Tyres are then scanned for imperfections before being sent for buffing. If there are any problems, the tyre is sent for appropriate repurposing. Adequate casings are buffed down, leaving a fine surface suitable to reapply a new tread onto. From this point on the process is just like that of a new tyre. Research, development and design goes into the tread patterns that are applied and Insa Turbo’s highgrade machinery is used to produce finished tyres efficiently and accurately. Each batch is made using casings of matching tyres from the same brand, minimising the difference in exact sizing and weight after the remould. The smooth casings are then inspected again and cleaned if needed, removing any rust. If there are resolvable imperfections, these are seen to by hand before applying the new tread. There are two ways of remoulding a tyre, and Insa Turbo cover both of them. A cold re-tread is the less extensive method, as it only requires reapplication of a new tread to a tyre that still sports its original sidewalls. Once buffed and ready, the tyre has a pre-pressed tread fitted and fused before being cured at 120˚c. These cold re-treads are often used on buses and agricultural vehicles requiring bigger, more industrial tyres and Insa Turbo produce these on behalf of a host of big name tyre brands, including Continental and Hankook.

Hot remoulding is a more intense process, where the tyre is completely new from the sidewalls up. Once buffed and given the all clear, the tyres are then placed into the hands of the ‘bots. A mechanical arm picks the casing up, scans it one final time for impurities and then lowers it down for the application of fresh rubber. Once the rubber is on, it is then cured in the mould at 150˚c – hence the hot and cold differentiation. The tyre is baked between four aluminium plates, which impress the tread into the fresh rubber and vulcanise the newly moulded tyre. Once cured, the tyres are cleaned up with any excess rubber removed prior to final inspection and being prepped for distribution. A remoulded tyre is not 100% new, but the rubber used to tread the premium casings at the Insa Turbo plant is. Mezclas Caucho is the rubber production branch of the Soledad Group. They work closely with Insa Turbo and half of the rubber they produce is for remould treads. They have state-of-the-art equipment and process over 300 different compounds, for applications that range from tyre tread to shoes, bridge bushings and playground flooring. They also produce rubber compounds for Continental. Using Banbury machines, the oils, polymers and black carbon are blended into rubber using formulae developed in their research lab. Small samples are examined to tailor the properties of

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Above: Fresh remoulded rubber ready for distribution their formulas, before small samples are used once again to minimise waste and make the fresh rubber the company does use ideal for purpose. With weightings of the different elements measured by the Banbury machines, the production process will not start without the exact amounts in the recipe for the programmed compound. Therefore, the highest possible margin of rubber produced is used – not wasted. Much of Insa Turbo’s innovation is down to their colleagues at Mezclas Caucho. It’s thanks to their work that Insa Turbo has been able to release their off-road motorsport range, Ecorace tyres, featuring nanotech sidewall technology. This toughened rubber sidewall compound is designed to offer more resistance against impact with rocks and debris, whilst having been tested and developed by professional offroad racers Andy Degiulio and Andy Sargeant. The tyres are available in three compounds and two treads: standard, soft and super-soft offer variable combinations of grip and durability, and in conjunction with either the Sahara mud-terrain and Ranger all-terrain patterns they can suit a variety of competitors and races. Alongside the Ecorace series, Insa Turbo have also recently released their flagship off-road tyre – the K2. Robust and grippy, the K2 is for dedicated off-roading and designed to offer control and confidence to drivers over technical terrains. In the face of re-tread naysayers, Insa Turbo hasn’t batted an eye. Their response has been to continue doing what they always set out to do and create top quality, eco-friendly tyres and let their products do the talking. And with new motorsport tyres within their repertoire, the products are talking loud and clear. Below: If a tyre doesn’t cut the stringent criteria, the rubber is never wasted and always ends up with a new purpose of some description



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Home Sweet Home

Words and Pictures: Barrie Dunbar

Africa is a colourful, diverse and majestic continent, extending all the way down to its incredible animal kingdom. And few people know it better than Barrie Dunbar of Active 4x4 Adventures…

Above: In what is sure to feel like the opening scenes from The Lion King, touring the savannah grasslands of Africa can reveal a variety of wildlife that is rivalled in few places around the world. No doubt you can figure out which of these two lovely creatures is the giraffe and the elephant...


look out of the plane’s window, down through the shimmering heat, and I can almost hear the cicadas and smell the mopane. I am returning to my homeland, Africa, and I have 12 eager clients with me, all excited to get cracking on our forthcoming Botswanan adventure, crossing the Kalahari Desert en route to the Okavango Delta. We arrive at Gaborone airport, where our fully equipped 4x4 camper vehicles await us. Each booking gets their own vehicle, complete with rooftop tent, fridge freezer, cutlery, crockery, camp furniture, recovery gear, freshly laundered linen, and pretty much everything else required for self-sufficient independent travel through the remote wilderness of Southern Africa. We head directly into town to stock up with provisions, have a look around and generally acclimatise ourselves to being in Africa. But everyone is keen to get out of the city and into the bush, so before long we’re off and on our way to the Kalahari via the town of Molepolole. After a couple of hours we stop at the little town of Letlhakeng, the last opportunity for fuel for the next 1,200km, and fuel-guzzling kilometres they are too, many through thick, soft, deep desert sand. Needless to say, we fill up all of our main tanks, reserve tanks and jerry cans. Fuel is cheap compared with what we are accustomed to paying, and one can never have enough where we are going.

We enter the Central Kalahari Game Reserve through the Khutse Game Reserve in the South East and, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we visit the waterholes at the pans of Molose and Moreswe, where we get lucky and spot lions, wild dogs and brown hyenas. All on our very first day in the bush! That night we camp at Mahurushele Pan, enjoying the first of many delicious BBQ braais on white hot coals of the local mopane wood, bought on the roadside before entering the reserve – it is forbidden to help yourself to any flora or fauna, dead or alive, within any of the reserves. Quite right.

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We continue our journey northwest through the Kalahari Desert, towards Bape Camp, which is not so much a camp, as a clearing in the bush. In Europe, it is what we would refer to as a wild camp, a secluded place of natural beauty, devoid of any infrastructure or development of any sort. Perfect if you appreciate immersing yourself in the unspoiled wilderness environment of Southern Africa. We enjoy a relatively short and easy day’s driving, along well-defined tracks without too much momentum-sapping deep sand (that will come tomorrow, a tiring day of proper desert driving), through the heart of Bushmanland, ancestral homeland of the Stone Age San Bushmen people. We pass a

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In adaptation to the environment of the Kalahari, these lions generally exist in smaller prides, hunting over greater distances and thriving on smaller prey. Kalahari lions are smaller than other lions and are able to survive without water for much longer periods. Their bushy black manes give them an imposing, threatening appearance. These are the guys who keep us awake at night, with their raucous noise. From Piper’s Pan we continue northeast towards Deception Valley, pausing at the numerous waterholes along the way, and chalking up additional sightings of all manner of African wildlife. Think of any African animal that comes to mind and the chances are, if you haven’t already seen it, you will soon. Lions are plentiful in this area, as are cheetah, and of course their preferred fare of springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest, wildebeest and the likes. Deception Valley is an ancient fossilised riverbed, providing good grazing for the huge herds of antelope frequenting the area, in turn attracting the predators which so enthral us. During our game drives in and around Deception Valley, we will encounter





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lion, cheetah, jackal, hyena, bat-eared fox, and possibly leopard, though they can be shy. We exit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve at Matswere Gate in the north, on our way to the town of Rakops, where at last we can fill our dwindling fuel tanks, stock up on fresh water and provisions, and enjoy a bit of banter with the locals. The Tswana are a fantastically friendly and welcoming people, always with huge smiles and great humour. And they love their country and their wildlife.


From Rakops we take the road (potentially the most pot-holed road in Africa!) northwest to Maun – gateway to the Okavango and base for most of the safari operators. We are done with the desert for now, so it’s time to head to the

delta. From the mighty Kalahari Desert to the awesome Okavango Delta, this trip offers diversity in spades. You might even see the elusive Fukawi bird. We stay at Audi Camp, on the river just north of Maun where we enjoy a sunset boat cruise. Witnessing hippos, crocs and all manner of waterfowl. It’s a wonder-filled experience in the backdrop of the blood-red evening sun. Then back to camp for yet another meat feast from the braai. Steaks, chops, boerewors – you name it, we serve it, authentically and deliciously. From Maun we head to Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta, to our bush camp base located near South Gate. It is a semi-wild camp in that, although located deep in the Bushveld, is equipped with toilets and showers. Game roam freely through, and the naughty elephants regularly

destroy the water pipes, much to the chagrin of the manager, who seems to spend an inordinate amount of time undertaking remedial plumbing works.


For the next few days we will be making excursions into and around Moremi National Park, an absolute treasure of a nature reserve, providing the most amazing and exciting wildlife viewings at very close quarters. If you’ve come for the big game, you will be in your element for the next few days. Moremi was the first ever wildlife sanctuary to be established by a local tribe, and very proud of it they are too. With good reason, it is exceptional, offering varied vegetation, terrain and conditions in which to experience the best of Southern Africa’s big game. The legendary Third Bridge, Fourth Bridge and Khwai Bridge – we cross them all, exploring everything in between, and experiencing the occasional challenging river crossing to boot. After the exhilaration of Moremi, it’s hard to imagine there is anything left to be excited about. But there is, and it comes in the form of the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan National Park to the east, where we stay at North Camp, marvelling at the spectacular wildlife, which abounds around the main waterhole. August is the perfect time of year for big game – because the Bushveld is so dry, rather than spending all of their time out grazing under cover, the animals all need to come and take water. South of Nxai Pan, we camp out at Baines’ Baobabs, where some of Africa’s largest, ancient sentries majestically overlook an endless flat saltpan. From this imposing natural spectacle, we make our way east to the luxurious resort of Elephant Sands, for a very special conclusion to our adventure. The Botswana excursions only run once every two years, with a maximum of 12 spaces available. If you’d like to find out more on the Botswana voyage or on other Active 4x4 Adventures, head to:

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he head gasket of an engine can blow for several different reasons, and when it does, fixing the issue is no small task. Of course, some engines are stronger than others. The Freelander 1 with the 1.8 petrol engine was notorious for blowing its head, but over the years, most have been skimmed and had the problem rectified to leave a K-series engine that actually works. Td5 engines can have head gasket issues of their own, and when a customer of Marrion 4x4 came in complaining

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13. Progressively slacken cylinder head bolts, working outside in. Remember the M8 nut and bolt at front of cylinder head 14. Carefully lift off cylinder head – may need to use an engine crane or an assistant 15. Important to identify thickness of head gasket originally used. Number of holes stamped on the flange will show this 16. Clean top of engine cylinder block before placing new gasket (the right way up), use steel dowels rather than plastic 17. Strip rest of cylinder head ready for it to be skimmed and pressure tested. Remove camshaft... 18. ...Then inlet manifold, fuel block connector from driver’s side. Remove exhaust manifold, heater plugs from other side




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ost people would concede that Land Rovers aren’t typically pretty vehicles, but even so, many of the older Landies are considered to be charming automotive creations. However, the Lightweight Land Rover

has always been less charming than its non-military siblings. It’s a rarer machine, with it being built purely for the military, which means the Lightweight stands better chance of being a shrewd classic investment. Prices for these machines are not as

high as civilian models at present, but in time could emerge as more valuable assets. And with most being tax and MOT exempt, along with carrying very little running costs on the insurance front, the Lightweight could be the out-of-the-box answer to your next investment.

Series I (1948-1958) If 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 if you can source all the bits you need and come up with a finished example, it could well fetch mega bucks.

Series II/IIA (1958-1971) In 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 60-year-old vehicles start to come into their own as an investment and 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 rather noisy.

Series III (1971-1985) Following on from the Series IIA, the Series III emerged in 1971 with a few cosmetic tweaks and safety features 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 – we’re not sure it’s the full five stars on the latest 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

Lightweight (1968-1984) Possibly 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

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that does divide opinion when you and your mates are in the pub. To mimic the civvy Series machines, 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 own-

* Based on a 1976 Series III Lightweight covering 3,000 miles per annum, 50-year-old driver, with green lane, off-road cover, agreed value and £100 excess

£7000-£75000 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?

£3500-£35000 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, both under the hood, but also underneath the body.

£2500-£25000 more durable five-bearing crank rather than the three-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.

£3500-£18000 ership, 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. They’re a rare breed, so if you find one, it could be worth keeping hold of.

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 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

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

Pros: Not like all 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 exclusivity over regular models

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Forward Controls (1962-1978) Only serious enthusiasts need continue reading here. Ownership of any Forward Control is not for the faint-hearted and it takes real commitment to stick with one. 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.

Ninety/One Ten (1983-1990) The 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, because they’re starting to be a real

collector’s item. However, you’ll likely be searching far and wide for that pristine example. 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

Defender Tdi (1990-1998) In 1990, the Defender name emerged and for the first time it meant that no longer was a Defender being powered by a feeble hamster in a wheel. If you’re after a 200 Defender, though, you might get a 200 unit but check whether it’s a Defender engine. Replacing blown units with a Disco

200Tdi is popular, so check the arrangement of the turbo and manifold to see which one you’ve got. After the 200 followed the 300Tdi, a revised version with a little more refinement, but just the same durability. Properly maintained, they can last for decades. Look around for one with

Defender Td5 (1998-2007) Following 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 before you take the plunge and purchase. 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 frequent-

Defender TDCi (2007-2016) The 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 off-road 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 for obscene money. If you like paying

Freelander 1 (1997-2006) We haven’t always held the Freelander 1 in the highest regard here at The Landy, but as market prices constantly change, so too can our opinion on certain vehicles. With examples attainable from as little as £500, the Freelander 1 represents a cheap gateway into Landy ownership.

There are a few issues to be aware of, though, such as the viscous coupling, which is expensive to replace and can be upset by simply having mismatched tyres on your axles. The 1.8 petrol used to be notorious for head gasket failures, but today’s replacements are much more robust.

£8000-£35000 If you’re going to go the whole hog then why not buy a 101 Forward Control. 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?

£5000-£13000 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 2.5 NA version with low miles and good history. They’re robust and as simple as they come.

£4000-£22000 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. If you can find one, you’ll have a workhorse set for life.

£6000-£30000 ly 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. Bar the Tdi, the Td5 is up there with the best.

£10000-£80000 thousands of pounds for some bucket seats and additional leather, then go ahead. You will pay a premium for a Puma, 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...

£400-£5000 The V6 is thirsty and the 2.0Di is gutless, so opt for a TD4 – but check the condition of the injectors first. Buy a Freelander 1 and you even get a Landy that’s decent off-road and doesn’t carry the usual trait of rusting after five minutes. It just might not have the credibility of other Green Ovals...


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 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 Versions: Defender 90, 110, 130 (1990- 1998). 200Tdi 2.5 4cyl turbo-diesel (‘90-’94). 300Tdi 2.5 4cyl turbo-diesel (‘94-’98). Pros: Excellent off-road, arguably the very best engines, old-school electrics Cons: Units are getting rare, many have been used hard; Tdi it might be, but that doesn’t mean rustproof Versions: Defender 90, 110, 130 (1998-2007). Td5 2.5 5cyl turbo-diesel.

Pros: Off-road capability, power, reliability (generally) Cons: Rear chassis, premium prices at the moment Versions: Defender 90, 110, 130 (2007-2016). 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 Versions: 1.8 4cyl petrol (‘97-’05), 2.0Di 4cyl diesel (‘97-’00), TD4 2.0 4cyl turbo-diesel (‘00-’06), 2.5i V6 petrol (‘00-’05).

Pros: Cheap to buy, no major rust issues, surprisingly good off-road Cons: There are better Land Rovers out there, FL2 showed the FL1 how it should have been done


Freelander 2 (2006-2015) Most 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 Freelander 1, 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... generally.

Range Rover Classic (1970-1996) The Range Rover Classic is one of those vehicles that you could theoretically still use everyday, even now 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 and even untidy examples are starting to demand reasonable values.

Range Rover P38A (1994-2002) Many 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 start to look like a cartoon bill. Still, it’s not all doom and gloom with the P38. In fact, if you find one in good

working order, it’s still a sensational car to own, even today. 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

Range Rover L322 (2002-2012) Compared 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

Range Rover L405 (2012-present) If you want the very best in automotive luxury, then look no further than the current Range Rover. 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

RR Sport Mk1 (2005-2013) Much of the first-generation Range Rover Sport was borrowed from the Disco 3, in fact it shared virtually identical underpinnings, whereas today’s Sport uses the same foundations as the L405. Nevertheless, Land Rover put a Range Rover in a tracksuit and at-

tempted 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

£2500-£21000 Do be aware of the rear diff and Haldex unit for costly outlays. 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.

£5000-£60000 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.

£1500-£11000 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 a limited edition anniversary model or even a Holland & Holland...

£3000-£30000 Rovers, they have lost their accessability for the home mechanic and any issues you’re like to encounter will require deep pockets. 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.

£27000-£200000 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 either a link to the royal family or the drugs trade. If you fit into some of these categories, then we envy you.

£4000-£30000 you need to love it for itself, because 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. Perhaps the only issue with the Sport – and it’s a big one – is that is shares all the problems the D3 experiences.

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 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 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 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 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 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 RR

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RR Sport Mk2 (2013-present) The second-generation Range Rover Sport has also been on a diet to save over 400kg, just like the current daddy Range Rover, the L405. That means that even this big bruiser is relatively economical when spec’d with the SDV6 motor.

Some won’t like the flamboyant posture, while others will love it. But no one can knock the 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.

RR Evoque Mk1 (2011-2019) When the Range Rover Evoque was launched, it signalled JLR’s intent on hitting the masses. And given that the Evoque was, and still is, their fastest-selling vehicle, they clearly hit the brief, even if it wasn’t for the traditional Land Rover owner.

They don’t much like the Victoria Beckham connection, nor that it is the polar opposite to a Defender. It’s actually still a capable thing off-tarmac, but it would rather not go down that route. Nevertheless, it is economical by Land Rover standards and because

RR Evoque Mk2 (2019-present) Most Range Rovers all look the same at the front now, but the new Evoque has adopted a similiar back end to the larger Velar. It’s not just the exterior that mimics the looks of the larger

vehicle, however, as the Evoque has gained the latest Touch Pro Duo tech and a hike in quality. The main highlight of the new Evoque is the fact the majority of the

£25000-£155000 Its recent update has seen the Velar cabin tech filter through to the Sport. The only stumbling block with such a fine motor is going to be how to pay for it. Sell a kidney, maybe (not necessarily your own) – or wait for prices to come tumbling down through depreciation.

£10000-£47000 there are so many out there, they have decent residuals. The Convertible was launched in 2016, and the are three and five-door version. We say stick to the latter, and avoid the 2WD model. What’s a Range Rover without four-wheel-drive?

£31600-£55000 range is made up of mild hybrids, available with diesel and petrol engines combining to an electric motor. Only the base front-wheel drive D150 Evoque escapes the electrification.


Versions: 3.0 SDV6, 4.4 SDV8, 5.0 supercharged V8, 3.0 SDV6 Hybrid, 2.0 P400e Plug-in 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 Versions: 2.2 SD4 (‘11-’15), 2.0 Si4 4cyl petrol, 2.0 TD4 (‘15-present).

Pros: Economy, handling, beats rivals off-road Cons: Not as practical as the new Discovery Sport

Versions: D150 FWD 2.0-litre 4cyl turbo-diesel, D150, D180, D240 AWD MHEV, P200, P250, P300 AWD MHEV. Pros: Feels like a proper Rangey Cons: The petrol engine is poor on fuel economy, even as a hybrid


Range Rover Velar (2017-present) And so the Range Rover family welcomes its fourth model, confidently making it the most prominent of Land Rover’s sub brands. It’s a vehicle designed to fill the gap between the smaller Evoque and larger Range Rover Sport. It’s a competent cruiser and has received numerous

accolades because of its particularly handsome exterior. The Velar is based upon the same architecture as the Jaguar F-Pace, but has greater off-road ability than the aforementioned (good for Green Oval enthusiasts) and it is available with a wide choice of engines, most of which

Discovery 1 (1989-1998) The earliest version of the Land Rover Discovery was aimed purely at providing a middle ground between the agricultural Defender and the luxury, upper-class Range Rover. And the Solihull outfit succeeded. It carried much of the Defender’s capabilities, but added more refinement

and a driving experience more suitable to families, including seating for seven, but all without a steep 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

Discovery 2 (1998-2004) Following 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 before purchasing. 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,

Discovery 3/4 (2004-2017) The 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

Discovery 5 (2017-present) Launched a couple of years ago, this latest Discovery has received high praise in taking the utilitarian Land Rover into new territory. Land Rover needed to improve economy in particular with this edition of the Disco, and having chopped 480kg from the kerbweight, along with

introducing new engines, they’ve taken one huge step towards doing so. Having driven the latest Discovery, we can confirm that it has lost none of its versatility and is comfortably the most capable Land Rover currently on sale today. All of the engines have great flex-

Discovery Sport (2015-present) Brought in to replace the ageing 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 next-generation 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 to carry a green oval.

£38000-£85000 combine good economy with usable everyday performance. The interior is Land Rover’s most advanced cabin to date, with other models expected to follow the Velar in due course. Other than that, you do pay a premium for the suave looks...

£700-£10000 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.

£1500-£8000 especially towards the back end. We all know that Discos make for a great tow car, and consequently many of the rear chassis on D2s have been dipped into the sea. However, not all of them live to tell the tale... Get a later example for more creature comforts and difflocks, too.

£3500-£40000 timing belt is due – it’s a body-off job! Rust is becoming more and more of an issue with these vehicles, too. 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.

£34000-£80000 ibility and, along with its increasingly upmarket – and Range Rover-esque – interior, the new Disco 5 is one of the best machines to cover long distances in, whether that’s on the road or not. Like most new Land Rovers, it’s easy to overspend on the options, but a well-specced Sd4 is all you really need.

£16000-£50000 It’s a more usable vehicle than the Range Rover Evoque, though, and carries less of the feministic stigma that often surrounds the baby Range Rover. Grab a cleverly-spec’d SE Tech model and you could find yourself with a car that can be as practical as a daddy Disco, but for a more attractive price.

Versions: D180 2.0-litre 4cyl turbo-diesel, D240 2.0-litre 4cyl turbo-diesel, D300 3.0-litre 6cyl turbo-diesel, P250 2.0-litre 4cyl petrol, P300 2.0-litre 4cyl petrol, P380 3.0-litre 6cyl petrol. Pros: Very stylish, interior, choice of engines, driven verdict soon... Cons: Could hurt the bigger Sport and L405. Prices stretch to near £100K 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 Versions: Td5 2.5 5cyl turbo-diesel, 4.0 V8.

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

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

Pros: Most technologically-advanced Land Rover to-date, keeps Discovery practicality, comfort Cons: Has lost its sense of value, steps on the toes of the Rangey Versions: SD4 2.2 4cyl turbo-diesel (Jan ‘15 - Aug‘15), TD4 / SD4 / eD4 Ingenium 2.0 4cyl turbo-diesel, Si4 2.0 4cyl petrol.

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




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Series I 86” 3.5 V8 Truck Cab (1958). Series III g’box, axles. Fairey O/D, free-wheeling hubs. Tax, MOT exempt. 1st gear knocking. B’head repaired, needs rewire. £7000 ono. Preston, Lancs. 07976 764069 07/19

Series I 88” 2.0 Petrol (1958). 100,000 miles. Historic vehicle. Only two other owners. Engine overhauled, new tyres. Starts on the button. Good condition for age. £9950. Chatham, Kent. 07747 800191 05/19

Series I 80” 1.6 Petrol (1953). Requiring resto. Chassis number 36161156. Import from NZ, engine from earlier 1951 80”. Built in Oct 1952. V5 and Heritage Cert present. £6450. Reading, Berks. 07584 306026 12/18

Series II 109” Truck Cab (1961). 52,300 miles. Tax and MOT exempt. Restored vehicle with good chassis, solid bulkhead and original 2.25 petrol motor. £8000. Thirsk, Yorkshire. 07794 827473 07/19

Series IIA 88” (1964). Tax and MOT exempt. 2.25-litre petrol. Ideal for restoration. SORN. £3500 ovno. South Suffolk. 07778 463172 07/19

Series IIA Soft-Top (1971). Immaculate. Completely restored four years ago. Galv chassis, recon’d engine, full bodywork. Power steering, winch. New brakes and tyres. £17500 ono. Bristol. 07890 948758 06/19

Series IIA 88” Hard Top (1965). Historic vehicle. MOT Aug ‘19 (even though exempt). Daihatsu 2.5 NA diesel. Series III bits added. Parabolics, solid cond. Project to cont. £3500. West Mids. 01384 375136 03/19

Series I 80” (1953). Three owners. 2.0 petrol. Seized engine. Aluminium bulkhead. Good chassis but needs welding. New rear x-member, fuel tank. £8495 ono. Alfreton, Derbyshire. 07761 242509 07/19

Series I Fire Tender (1954). 1400 miles. Unmolested, no welding, patching or filling. Original with no corrosion. Heritage cert. £30000 ono. Corfe Castle, Dorset. 07732 979129 12/18

Series I 86” Ex-Ministry of Supply (1955). Mechanically good – Steve Parker conversion to 2.3 Ford V6. More driveable. Bodywork all original. Stainless exhaust. £12995. Dundee, Scotland. 07814 400565 08/18

Series II 200Tdi (1959). Tax and MOT exempt. Reliable and usable. Recent work: brakes, battery, starter motor. Heated screens, freewheel hubs, clayton heater. Winch. £5000. Norwich, Norfolk. 07507 105754 06/19

Series IIA Daihatsu Tdi (1971). Tax and MOT exempt. Series III reconditioned ‘box. O/D. Free-wheeling hubs, parabolics, BFGs. Used every day. £4250. Aberbeeg, South Wales. 07980 674759 06/19

Series IIA 88” Time Warp (1967). 20,200 miles. Never welded, A1 all-round condition. Drives superbly. Original logbook. Matching numbers. Used sparingly. £23500. Leicester. 07974 109111 Trade

Series IIA 109” (1966). 2.25 petrol, overdrive. Has had a complete rebuild, many new parts including rear x-member, wiring loom and elephant hide seats. £15000. Meopham, Kent. 01732 823671 03/19

Series III 88” (1972). 78,749 miles. Tax, MOT exempt. Petrol. Galv chassis, bulkhead. Recon engine, done 23,000 miles. New g’box, rad, fuel tank, brakes. Alu floor. £8500. Maidenhead, Berks. 01628 629295 07/19

Series IIA 88” Hard Top (1970). 49,504 miles. 2.25 petrol. Externally restored by Stuart Brown. Fairey Overdrive. Interior and engine retains patina. Part service history. £12300. Royston, Cambs. 07341 335502 02/19

Series III 88” (1983). 70,696 miles. MOT Sept ‘19. 2.25 petrol. Galv chassis, O/D, free-wheeling hubs. Stage 1 head. Professional respray, Exmoor rubber matting. Recent service. £5250. Redhill, Surrey. 07786 665577 02/19

Series IIA 109” Pick-Up (1966). Hi-Cap back, dropside bed. Galv chassis, refurb’d bulkhead, 2.25 petrol, Salisbury axles, o/d, new rad, batt, fuel tank. Good body. £4490. Consett, County Durham. 01207 255318 01/19

Series III 88” (1973). 4.6 V8 Auto Complete chassis refurb £5800 Godalming, Surrey 07791 468944 06/19

Series IIA 88” 2.5 Tdi (1969). 69,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘17. Tax exempt. Recent improvements: reconditioned engine, clutch, new starter motor, springs. Overdrive. £5900. Northampton. 07711 381216 03/17

Series III Isle of Scilly Fire Tender with Godiva pump. Fully restored, FWH, Fairey Overdrive, MOT till August ‘19. Featured in The Landy. Offers over £16000. Cornwall. 07759 973098 03/19

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Series II 88” Truck Cab (1959). 2.25 petrol. Tax, MOT exempt. Stripped back, rebuilt a few years ago. Full respray. Bulkhead repaired, galvanised. Wheels blasted, coated. £11995. Ascot, Berks. 07850 285460 12/18

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Defender 90 Td5 (2003). 158,550 miles. MOT Sept ‘19. Great condition. Underside, bulkhead, engine all sound. Just serviced. New tyres. Cat C repair in July ‘17. £7950 ono. Ayr, Scotland. 07905 354702 01/19

Series III 88” Truck Cab (1984). 56,000 miles. MOT Sept ‘19 – no advs. Used, but very tidy. Lots of recent work. Excellent chassis and bulkhead. Resprayed. £4250 ono. Hedge End, Hants. 07810 698279 12/18

Defender 90 300Tdi (1996). 113,000 miles. MOT May ‘19. LEDs, snorkel, solid, original engine and chassis. £££s spent. Six seats, new wheels and BFGs. £11000. Hemel Hempstead, Herts. 07766 869321 04/19

Series III LWT (1983). Full MOT. Extensively rebuilt. Exceptional condition. New chassis, springs, brakes, tyres, recon gearbox, unleaded conversion, resprayed. £21500. Northampton. 07966 134526 07/19

LR 90 300Tdi Off-Roader (1989). 88,228 miles. MOT Dec ‘19. Roll cage, winch bumper, winch, Special Tracks, sliders, Pro Comp susp, solid chassis, bulkhead. Offers welcome. Lichfield, Staffs. 07751 438536 04/19



Series I 80” Welder (1953). Imported, rust-free vehicle. Mechanically overhauled. Lots of new parts. 250 amp Lincoln welding plant. £11000. Worthing, West Sussex. 07849 979105 07/19

Defender 90 300Tdi (1996). 89,693 miles. MOT Dec ‘18. Rebuilt, resprayed. Light damage front wing. R380 g’box, KBX parts, AlliSport intercooler, new alt. £11000. Halifax, West Yorks. 07854 841154 01/19

Defender 90 300Tdi CSW (1998). 131,548 miles. MOT Sept ‘19. Late 300, excellent bodywork, tidy interior, PSH, solid chassis. £10950. Uckfield, East Sussex. 07950 659523 01/19


Defender 110 Td5 Special Vehicle (2000). MOT June ‘19. VGC. New g’box, clutch, turbo, fuel pump. Genuine parts. Secure back (ex-BT). Chassis, bulkhead very good. Reluctant sale. £8500. 07912 645867 06/19

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Series III LWT GS 12V (1982). 51,000 miles. Petrol. Recent major service and new MOT. Nato Green. 7 seats. New canvas, vent panel, fuel tanks, door tops etc. £8500. Norfolk. 07501 466060 07/19

Defender 90 Td5 County (2003). 204,000 miles. Full MOT. FSH. Solid truck, some marks. Recent work: new fuel pump, exhaust, clutch, flywheel. £9900. Hailsham, East Sussex. 07921 577925 01/19

Series III LWT FFR 24v (1985). 15,100 miles. MOT Oct ‘19. Orig cond. Registered ‘93, barn stored from ‘97 to today. Overhauled, inc. slave and master cyls. VGC. £9950. St. Leonards, East Sussex. 07427 533512 01/19

Defender 90 2.4 TDCi XS SW (2009). 74,800 miles. MOT Oct ‘19. Excellent condition. Service history, last serviced at LR specialist in Oct ‘18. Three prev owners. £19495. Nr Watford, Herts. 07770 231261 03/19

Defender 90 300Tdi (1996). 104,000 miles. Full MOT. Very good condition. Loads of history. Seven seats, snorkel, dog guard, radio and CD player. £7000 ono. Rochester, Kent. 07733 218673 06/19

Defender 90 Rebuilt 200Tdi (1994). Taken all apart and put back together again. Engine, gearbox rebuilt, you name it, I’ve done. Please ring for full details. £9995 ono. Tewkesbury, Worcs. 07815 460939 02/19


Land Rover 90 Off-Roader (1985). 200Tdi fitted. Lifted, spacers, sliders, guards, new rear x-member, new PAS box, fuel tank. Needs new rear diff. £3000. Bolton, Greater Manchester. 07885 535200 09/18

Defender 110 300Tdi SW (1996). New MOT. Full history from new. High mileage, but good runner. Various spares inc. g’box. Zeus timing gear, O/D. £6950 ono. Kettering, Northants. 07592 716210 07/19

Discovery 300TDI 3 door 95H 125K miles. 2 owners. New sills. Long MOT. £1600.

Defender 110 300Tdi RHD Hard-Top. Perfect technical condition. Vehicle prepared for South America a year ago. New shocks, clutch, timing belt. €17,500. Germany. 06/19

Defender 110 TDI 91J 200TDI only 63,000 miles. Good order. £4995.

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Defender 90 300Tdi (1995). 170,000 miles. MOT March ‘20. New front brakes, brake servo, battery, vacuum pump, fan, timing belt. Solid truck. £5400. Gillingham, Kent. 07887 564381 10/17

Defender 110 CSW (1991). 165,000 miles. Full MOT. 3.5 V8. Genuine South African import, original galvanised chassis and bulkhead. Air-con. £13450. Umberleigh, Devon. 07585 337686 05/19

Defender 110 200Tdi (1992). 181,000 miles. Full MOT. 18-month renovation. R380 gearbox, stumpy bell housing, Wolf wheels. Loads of new parts. £7995. Kent. 07999 806630 05/19

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Discovery 3 2.7 TDV6 GS (2007). 124,000 miles. Just had full service, new gamblers and oil pump. Full MOT. Seven-seater. £6995. Available from Marrion 4x4. 01922 492765 07/19

LR 110 (1983). Rare, early 110. New galvanised chassis and bulkhead, 200Tdi, reconditioned ‘box. Rebuilt and resprayed in 2016. Featured in The Landy. New butt ribs. £11000. Cornwall. 07759 973098 03/19

Defender 110 2.4 TDCi. 39,769 miles. 10 months’ MOT. Excellent cond’. FSH. No VAT. Sound deadening, Masai roof rack, spare wheel carrier. Wolf wheels, BFGs, LEDs. £POA. Lichfield, Staffs. 01543 254507 Trade

Discovery 2 Td5 (2002). 111,000 miles. MOT July ‘19 – no advs. Manual. Cambelt, bearings done. New water pump. No leaks or lights on dash. Good tyres. £2500. Paignton, Devon. 07748 240028 09/18

RR Classic 200Tdi (1993). 175,000 miles. MOT Oct ‘19. PSH. Interior VGC. New discs and pads. Sills, mount points recently welded. New clutch, bumper. £4000. Leeds, West Yorks. 07984 004843 01/19

Freelander 1 Spares or Repair (2003). 104,000 miles. No MOT. 1.8 diesel. Suspected burnt out exhaust valve in cylinder head. Leather seats. Tow bar, good tyres, alloys. £500. Bristol. 07747 863543 07/19

Defender 110 Td5 CSW (2002). FSH. 150,000 miles. MOT Aug ‘19. Handbook pack. Two keys. Roof rack, ladder, snorkel. Excellent cond. Spares included. Offers near £11000. Leicestershire. 01455 292949 04/19

Defender 110 Td5 Double Cab (2004). 136,000 miles. MOT Oct ‘19. Drives very well. No off-road use during ownership. Security devices fitted. £13995 (p/x considered). Exeter, Devon. 07788 876657 12/18

RR Classic LSE (1993). 141,000 miles. MOT April ‘20. LPG. Electric seats, sunroof, air-con. Great example, hardly any rust. Pleasure to drive. £9000. St Albans, Hertfordshire. 07784 179974 06/19

RR Classic Vogue (1988). 3.5 V8 petrol. Automatic. £6000 ono. Droitwich, Worcestershire. 01905 774441 or 07377 751946 (after 4pm) 09/18

Range Rover Off-Road Buggy Rolling chassis, no engine or gearboxes. Stainless steel fuel tank, some new parts. £525 Brentwood, Essex 07860 541644 06/19

Defender 110 Ex-MOD (1991). 116,888 km. MOT Aug ‘19. Built ‘91, decom’d and registered ‘98. CSW with Disco 200Tdi. Rebuilt early 2018. Lots of extras. £7000 ono. Gainsborough, Lincs. 07557 770392 10/18

Discovery 1 300Tdi (1997). 152,000 miles. MOT June ‘19. Refurbed rear diff, skimmed head, new gaskets. New turbo, water pump, alt, rad. Off-road mods. £1495. Winchester, Hants. 07825 211324 06/19

RR P38 (1999). Rare Oxford Blue with certified LPG conversation, new headlining, exhaust and front radius arm bushes fitted for Jan MOT. £5000 ono. Lutterworth, Leicestershire. 07930 910870 05/19

RR Classic 6.2 V8 GMC Diesel (1982). 51,000 miles. MOT Oct ‘18. Auto. Conversion done during full rebuild. New uprated gearbox and springs. Good tyres. £15995. Sheffield, South Yorks. 07931 655911 05/18

Kids Series III Replica Ride On. Wooden body based on electric quad, remote throttle cable to control speed externally whilst walking alongside. £1550 ono. Bemersyde, Scotland. 07870 505716 11/18

110 Ex-MOD Winterised (1991). 55,400 miles. MOT Jan ‘19. 2.5 NA diesel. Bulkhead, rear x-member, chassis excellent. New exhaust, batt, props, water pump. £5650 ono. Aldershot, Hants. 07948 909380 11/18

Discovery 2 Td5 (2001). 205,000 miles. MOT Dec ‘19. Manual. New batt, good Grabber ATs. Two keys. Lots of paperwork. Some filler on front bumper. £1500. Shrivenham, Oxon. 07879 618866 04/19

RR Classic 200Tdi Auto (1987). 150,000 miles. Converted in 2005. Brooklands bumper. Exterior good, small patches of rust. Solid chassis. Lots of new parts. £2500. Longfield, Leics. 07566 216388 05/19

Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 GS (2010). 74,000 miles. MOT Dec ‘19. Manual. FSH. Two brand-new front tyres. Cruise and climate control, A/C, parking sensors. £6900. Harrogate, North Yorks. 07788 540192 07/19

Series III restored bulkhead Sandblasted, zinc-primed, seam-sealed, 2K primed ready for colour. £1100 ono. Scottish Borders, Melrose. For more details call: 07870 505716

Defender 110 300Tdi SW (1998). 136,000 miles. MOT March ‘19. New cambelt, battery in last year. Never off-roaded. Good tyres. Swing away arm on rear. £8500 ono. Milton Keynes, Bucks. 07816 327559 11/18

Discovery 1 Early 200Tdi (1989). Recent boot floor, cambelt, water pump. Rolling resto. Rare three-door. Original radio, service and owner’s book. Heritage cert. £2500. Birmingham. 07694 450448 12/18

RR P38 Pre-Production 2.5 DSE (1994). 147,000 miles. Manual. Part service history. Original handbooks and pre-pro features. Repainted, new headlining. £9750 ono. Wednesbury, West Mids. 07831 582983 02/18

Freelander 1 TD4 Spares or Repair (2002). 137,134 miles. No MOT. Service history and loads of parts. Prop still in place. Noisy engine. Needs new headlining. £500. Kidwelly, South Wales. 07790 087571 07/19

Full set of 18” Mondial alloy wheels and tyres Wheel nuts and locking nuts Good clean condition – not been taken off-road. £300. Colwyn Bay, Wales. 07919 877880 05/19

Defender 110 Hi-Cap Tipper (2002). Comes with Hi-Cap trailer. Massive extras. Please ring for additional details. £12950 no VAT. May part exchange if it helps. Worcester. 07711 591000 12/18

Discovery 3 2.7 TDV6 (2007). 157,000 miles. MOT March ‘19. Auto. Seven seats. VGC. PSH. Good bodywork. Full leather, reverse camera, parking sensors. £4900. Wolverhampton, West Mids. 07577 215201 11/18

RR L322 Vogue 3.0 TD6 (2005). 110,000 miles. MOT June ‘19. Runs, drives well, smooth auto. Sandstone interior. Heated seats, climate, sat-nav. £5500. Chipping Norton, Oxon. 07887 848428 01/19

Freelander 1 TD4 Commercial (2005). 149,551 miles. MOT Jan ‘20. Auto. Two-owner vehicle, runs fine. A/C, ladder rack, CB, removable hard top. Good ATs. £2025. Walsall, West Mids. 07768 105020 07/19

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North West England

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Specialist in Land Rover Gearboxes and Transfer Boxes rebuilds and overhauls, based in Coventry Established since 1994 reconditioning Land Rover transmissions Stock items available with next day delivery across the UK Prices start from £250 Trade enquires welcome


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CB Radio T-800



Latest Version with New Microphone






Off-Road Playdays

Dates are apt to change, so always check with the site before travelling

26 May

Frickley 4x4

Cowm Leisure Whitworth, Lancashire


Frickley 4x4 Frickley, South Yorkshire

Slindon Valley

Frickley, South Yorkshire Tixover, Northamptonshire

Slindon Safari Fontwell,West Sussex

Fontwell,West Sussex

15 June

27 May

Burnham Off-Roaders Tring, Hertfordshire

Hilll N Ditch Mouldsworth, Cheshire

16 June

2 June

Burnham Off-Roaders Tring, Hertfordshire

Minstead, Hampshire

Explore Off Road Silverdale, Stoke-on-Trent

Parkwood 4x4

Muddy Bottom

Muddy Bottom

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Slindon Valley Fontwell,West Sussex

Thames Valley 4x4 Harbour Hill,West Berkshire

29 June Kirton Off Road Centre Kirton Lindsey, North Lincs

30 June Avalanche Adventure Sibbertoft, Northamptonshire Cowm Leisure Whitworth, Lancashire Kirton Off Road Centre Kirton Lindsey, North Lincs

Tong, Bradford

Minstead, Hampshire

Picadilly Wood Bolney,West Sussex

Protrax Tixover, Northamptonshire

Devil’s Pit

9 June

23 June

Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire

4x4 Without a Club

Devil’s Pit

Harbour Hill,West Berkshire

Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire

Devil’s Pit

Frickley 4x4

Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire

Frickley, South Yorkshire

Essex, Rochford and District 4x4 Club

Mud Monsters

Rayleigh, Essex


East Grinstead,West Sussex Tixover, Northamptonshire

7 July

Frickley 4x4 Frickley, South Yorkshire

Muddy Bottom Minstead, Hampshire

Parkwood 4x4 Tong, Bradford Picadilly Wood Bolney,West Sussex

Green Lane Convoy Events 25 May Tracks and Trails North Pennines

25-26 May Protrax

16 June UK Landrover Events North Yorkshire

22 June


UK Landrover Events Lake District

26 May

22-23 June

Tracks and Trails Durham

4x4 Adventure Tours North Wales

3-4 June

Trailmasters Yorkshire

UK Landrover Events Cumbria/Yorkshire

23 June

7 June

UK Landrover Events Eden District

UK Landrover Events Yorkshire Dales

27-28 June

15 June

UK Landrover Events Eden/Tynedale \

Tracks and Trails Yorkshire

28-30 June Low Range Adventure Yorkshire to the Lakes

29-30 June Tracks and Trails Lake District

4-7 July 4x4 Adventure Tours Lakes and Yorkshire

5-7 July Low Range Adventure Mid-Wales

6-7 July Trailmasters Lake District

7 July UK Landrover Events Peak District

Davanti has spent years developing this All-Terrain tyre, applying the latest design and manufacturing innovation to develop a tyre as comfortable on the road, on the construction site, in the fields or up in the mountains.


Carry that extra load with ease DA3072

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





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

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The Landy July 2019  

Our July issue is packed with Green Oval delights, including the last Carmichael built for the military, a converted NAS 110 Defender follow...

The Landy July 2019  

Our July issue is packed with Green Oval delights, including the last Carmichael built for the military, a converted NAS 110 Defender follow...

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