Tag: Series

Land Rover plastic surgery gone wrong

Recently I acquired this strange looking 90/110 front panel. Although it looks standard at first sight, the top goes past the radiator on a Land Rover 90/110 and it is not made of aluminium but a form of plastic. Having absolutely zero idea who made and marketed it and what it was for, I put […]

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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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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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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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Peak Land-Rover: the ‘Long Station Wagon’

The Series II(A) is the archetypical Land Rover and in Long Station Wagon shape is an absolute design masterpiece by David Bache. The example in this late 50’s/early 60’s press image was registered 53 FWD, which makes it a Warwickshire registered (‘WD’) vehicle. Solihull, where this car was built, is in Warwickshire, and this ‘Land-Rover […]

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the MAP land-rover winch MkIII by mayflower

This is the original sales leaflet for the gearbox driven mkIII drum winch for the Land Rover Series by Mayflower Automotive Products, published in May 1968. Price was a hefty 2750 Dutch guilders (before tax and fitting) in 1968, which was about 1/6 of what you would pay for a new Land Rover 88, and […]

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