Category: Land Rover stories

A 1970’s guide to Land-Rover expeditions

In the 1970’s and early 1980’s, Land-Rover published a rather nice booklet named a guide to Land-Rover expeditions for customers and users brave enough to take their Series to the end of the world. The 26 page booklet, packed with tips on how to prepare an expedition with your Land-Rover, showed a list of what […]

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The double life of a Land Rover 90

Just imagine the amount of effort that was put into styling this very early Land Rover 90 County for a 1984 magazine advertisement, pre-Photoshop. From my personal collection, page ripped out of a French magazine so long ago I do not recall which. Cool detail: the military type lift/tow eyes on the front bumper. Ronald […]

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Range Rover Holland & Holland for Holland

At the end of its lifecycle, the Range Rover P38 model was available in quite a few special editions and the Holland & Holland was one of the most special. It was sold in the USA, UK and in The Netherlands. According to most sources, 400 Range Rover Holland & Holland cars were built. 300 […]

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The Camel Land Rover Ninety, a special edition in Sandglow

In 1984, the year the Land Rover Ninety was introduced, the Dutch Land Rover distributor offered a Sandglow coloured Camel edition in limited numbers. Following the succes of the 1983 Camel Land Rover One Ten, Land Rover Netherlands ordered a batch of Ninety models in Sandglow, a 70’s Leyland colour made famous by the Camel […]

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Land-Rovers on a mission – and on KONI

When converting people in the 1950s and 1960s, it was the Koni Shock Absorbers that took punishment The world’s most versatile vehicle was not only great to combat guerillas, it was also very usable when navigating around one’s colony or spreading Christianity. Dutch company Koni provided aftermarket shock absorbers for Land-Rovers Series 1 and 2 […]

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The original Rostyle wheel for Range Rovers and Land Rovers

The steel Rostyle wheel was the original OEM Range Rover wheel and its simple design compliments the clean lines of the car like no wheel has since. The Rostyle wheel was manufactured by Ruben Owen (his initials were the ‘RO’ in Rostyle) for a range of British vehicles. It was first seen on the Rover […]

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Land-Rover Series: Let it Snow Plow

In the early 1960’s American company Meyer Products Inc. offered a few snow plow models and angledozers for the Land-Rover Series, approved by the Rover Motor Company of North America. These were available through the Land-Rover dealer network and could still be purchased in 1969, according to a period US market Land-Rover Series 2a brochure. […]

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Land Rover Series apron panel identification

During production of the Land-Rover Series 2a, not much changed in the design until the headlights moved to the wings and a different shape grill was fitted. There is one notable exception: the front apron panel. Early Series 2a cars used a ‘straight’ apron panel (part no. 332640), carried over from the Land-Rover Series 2. […]

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An armoured Land-Rover Series 1

These rare images show some modified Land-Rover Series 1 models in wartime action during the 1950’s. This armoured Series 1 was deployed during the ‘Malayan Emergency‘ or ‘Anti-British National Liberation War, a guerilla war of the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA) against the armed forces of the British military and Commonwealth. Other vehicles used during […]

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The classic Range Rover with TWR bodykit, or ‘Brooklands bumpers’

The 1992 Range Rover Ascot, Windsor and Brooklands limited editions all featured TWR bodykits, or ‘Brooklands bumpers’ as they are now known. This is their story. The Range Rover Windsor you see in the image above was a Dutch market only limited edition, based on the UK market ‘Range Rover in Brooklands Green’. Both models […]

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