Tag: Land-Rover

Land-Rover Series 1 80 inch armoured – Made in Singapore

In an earlier post I published some rare images of armoured Series 1 vehicles, as used in Malaya in the 1950’s. Thanks to visitor Spencer Owen, another armoured Land-Rover Series 1 model with oriental origins is unearthed. This 80 inch model was advertised in 1952 and the conversion to bullet-proof was done locally. Since this […]

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The 1955 Rhodesian Swamp-Rover

In the 1950’s this Swamp Skipper, named ‘Mudlark’ was designed and built by Peter Parton in Abercorn, now called Mbala, a town on the border between Zambia and Tanzania. It was powered by two Land-Rover Series 1 engines coupled to two gearboxes. Parton built two of these Swamp Skippers locally and they were used to […]

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Vintage Land-Rover art by Terence Cuneo

Around 1955, the Land-Rover marketing department commisioned the by that time highly regarded British artist Terence Cuneo to paint at least five works featuring the Series 1 for use in bochures, advertisements and on posters. One of the these original commisioned paintings sold in 2016 at auction for 7.000 GBP, the whereabouts of the other […]

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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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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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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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