Category: Land Rover stories

Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy

Yes, there still is life in the old Defender, as Land Rover Classic proves with a new limited edition: the Works V8 Trophy. The Defender Works V8 Trophy is obviously inspired by the Camel Trophy Land Rovers of the 1980’s and 1990’s, but the colour applied is not the original Sandglow in which the Camel […]

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Dutch Royal Marine Land-Rover Series 2a ‘bugeye’

The Royal Marine of The Netherlands has a history with Land-Rover that goes back to the Series 1, and continues to this day with the Defender 110 XD WW. In the 1960’s then Dutch Land-Rover distributor Sieberg in Amsterdam delivered a batch of extremely rare Series 2a vehicles, now known as ‘bugeyes’. These Land-Rovers were […]

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The 1965 1.5 ton 112 inch Forward Control Land-Rover, or ‘Truck No. 21’

The British Motor Museum houses many a special Solihull built vehicle, and some are more special than others, like the signal yellow 1.5 ton 112 inch Forward Control prototype, named ‘Buttercup’. With its Rover Eng Dept lettering and crane in the back it looks like a recovery vehicle, but that is not how it left […]

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First of the last: the 1982 Land Rover One ten

This is a period press image of one of the 50 pilotproduction Land Rover One Tens built for the launch in 1983. All these early 110 vehicles came with a CWK registration and are now sought after classic Land Rovers. While their value is not up there with the preproduction Land-Rover Series 1 80″ or […]

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Schneller! The 210 PS strong Franz Albert Range Rover Turbo

The Albert Turbo is an extremely rare engine upgrade for the classic Range Rover, done by Austrian tuning legend Franz Albert. At the moment of writing, one of these very fast two door Range Rovers is offered for sale. Austrian racing driver and engine tuner Franz Albert was famous for making Porsches and BMW’s go […]

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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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