Category: Land Rover stories

Range Rover roadmovie: crossing the Sahara in 1971

A very early Range Rover makes a fantastic road movie car, as the 1971 film Ginger Baker in Africa proves. Watch it on YouTube, before you can’t. Just imagine going to your local Land Rover dealer, take delivery of your brand new Range Rover and drive it down to Nigeria, straight through the Sahara desert. […]

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New: Land Rover Series x Harris Tweed

We are proud to offer these Land Rover Series seats that add instant style and comfort to your beloved classic. Our seats are upholstered in genuine Harris Tweed, a strong and stunning wool fabric handwoven on the Outer Hebrides. OriginalityAt the Autoboerderij we believe that, when it comes to classic Land Rovers, originality is key, […]

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Cool classic land rover keyrings

Just added these genuine Land Rover dealer keychains from the 60’s to the 90’s to my personal collection. These are for reference only and not for sale.  

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‘A new way of travelling close to nature’

Do you like to eat fresh insects on the go? Then Italian company C.M.C. di Merli F. & C. had this wonderful option for your Land Rover Series: an ‘opening front screen with automatic windscreen wiper lifting mechanism’. It was even tested ánd approved by the Rover Company. The small brochure comes in three languages […]

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A Land Rover Lightweight in 1:18, at last

Model car firm BOS (Best of Show) is the first to launch a scale model of the Land Rover Lightweight, or Airportable. The German firm chose to do a Series 2a version with canvas top, with some lovely details, such as the high mirror stems and screw on tail lights. The ‘galvanised’ rear cross member […]

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When the Land Rover marketing department got lazy

Can you tell the difference between a 1973 Range Rover and a 1979 Range Rover? Only minor cosmetic details give the game away, so Land Rover’s PR department decided that the sales brochure for the 1973 model year was good enough to reuse a full six (!) years later, for the 1979 incarnation of the […]

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The flying Land Rover

Most Land Rovers are made for the land, some purely for tarmac (hello Evoque!) and few were modified for the sea. But the Land Rover Lightweight  – or: Airportable – is the one built to fly. Not only so it would fit in the cargo space of a C130 Hercules airplane or hanging under a […]

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A Range Rover on the cheap

It is hard to imagine the current Range Rover line-up (‘flagship’, ‘upmarket’, etc) featuring a ‘van’ version, but there was a time Land Rover was happy to sell a Range Rover to a farmer, market vendor or carpenter. Just about anyone could walk into a Land Rover dealership and order a commercial Range Rover. In the […]

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This is what a Land Rover dealer looked like in 1979

This is what heaven must look like: a showroom floor full of brand new 3 door Range Rovers, Land Rover Series 3 cars and some recently introduced Stage One vehicles. These black and white photographs were taken in 1979, when Land Rover dealer Knook had just opened their new showroom and workshop on the Flevostraat […]

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S.M.C. Engineering Land Rover Series trailer

You might know Bristol firm S.M.C Engineering for their wacky eighties six wheeler Range Rover Sahara Six, or their Land Rover Stage One based Forward Control continuation (the FC82), but they also manufactured trailers for Land Rovers. There is not much information about these out there, but at least one was made in the early […]

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