03 December 2011

Sea Rovers

It's amazing what you can find at the bottom of the sea.

Photos courtesy of Matt Yates

31 October 2011

Museum Quality

This is one of the finest examples of an early Rover I've seen in years. And the price tag for "Buy-it-now" reflects it. Let the bidding begin

25 September 2011

1962 Land Rover Price List

Click on the photo for a better look

19 September 2011

Perfect Condition

1967 Land Rover NAS Series II-A 109 Station Wagon : Full restoration completed in 2009 with over $105,000.00 in receipts. Complete with a new galvanized chassis, all new hardware, and a professionally-converted 2.25 L Land Rover petrol motor which is period correct. One of 811 built, this was the last year for importation of this model (head lights on the inside of fenders).This Series II-A is complete with a Safari roof, a Fairey overdrive, a Nardi-style wood steering wheel (original also included). This Series II-A includes period correct tyres from Coker. Old Man Emu shocks, correct new leaf springs, a new Mansfield heater and a new correct headliner. Land Rover Royal Navy Blue with Limestone Safari roof and wheels. 

15 September 2011

Start The Bidding

32 Vintage Land Rovers are up for auction. Unfortunately they're all located across the pond.

24 July 2011

Top Off-Road Land Rover Destinations

23 July 2011

Series 1 Club

Another great club and gallery




A great gallery and story of vintage Rovers


09 July 2011

Helen Wheels

Paul wrote a song about this particular Series 2. If the story holds true he still has this and a Series 3 sitting in a garage in Scotland. Now that would be the Holy Grail of Land Rovers. 

21 June 2011

Great Ad For Land Rover

22 April 2011


A beautiful conversion by ECR of a 1993 NAS 110 turned into a new 110 G4. Astonishing.

13 April 2011

See Through 88

This is a great, detailed technical illustration of a Series 88. You can even see the screws on the inside of the safari roof vents. A great piece of art.

04 April 2011

Jeez Lady, Slow Down

Here's a nice little clip of the Queen driving one of her 110's around the estate.

31 March 2011

Land Rover Register Grille Badge

Great Series grille badge on eBay

28 March 2011

For Sale 1958


12 March 2011

Vintage Rover Ads

Here's a great collection of Rover ads from the past. Prices are decent, not great.


06 March 2011

The Norwegian Land Rover Collection Part 1

03 March 2011

16 Days Until Spring

28 February 2011

Buyers Beware

The speedometers in Defenders can go bad, some have been replaced for legitimate reasons and paperwork should be able to back up the actual mileage of any Defender. Here is an easy way to spot a replaced odometer in a 1993 NAS Defender 110 or in the 1994-1995 NAS Defender 90s.

The font (typeface) on the odometer (miles driven) display is different on the newer replacement units. The image above shows a stock and correct 1993-1995 Defender 110/90 odometer.

Compare that to this speedo that shows low mileage. You can see the font on the odometer is quite different. This is a replacement speedometer. Buyers beware.

Thanks to Mike over at ECR.

26 February 2011

2011 Defender Limited Edition

Fans of the Defender have been waiting with baited breath for the release of Land Rover’s limited edition Defender X-Tech series. Early images suggest that this vehicle was well worth the wait.

Making its formal debut at the Brussel’s Auto Show, the Defender X-Tech comes in two models: a three-door, Defender 90 style, or a five-door Defender 110 with a longer wheel base. The three-door model is produced exclusively in Zermatt Silver, with the 5-door sporting a rugged Olive Green. The roof and wheel arches feature a Santorini Black finish.

Unique to the X-Tech series, these Defenders feature black 16 inch Saw Tooth alloy wheels, which give the vehicle an aggressive, go-anywhere look. The Defender X-Tech is powered by a 2.4-litre commonrail diesel engine and matched with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Defender X-Tech lists at £24,995 and is available in March 2011. As usual and unfortunately, the Defender X-Tech will not be made available in North America.

18 February 2011

Rust In Peace

06 February 2011

More Prototypes

The first Series 1 prototype, 1947. Notice the original intention of the center steering column.

One of the first Stage 1 prototypes, 1976. These would become the Defender.

The first Discovery. Developed by David Evans, it was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989. 

And here is a green badge oddity. This is a Japanese Crossroad. Produced by Land Rover for Honda in Japan, the Crossroad was basically a badge engineered Series 1 Discovery. Notice the grille "H" badge. Blasphemy.

02 February 2011

The Road Rover. The First Range Rover

This is the #2 Range Rover prototype. 

June 17, 1970 is not a date etched on many minds. It is however the day that the Range Rover was announced to the worlds motoring press. Unknown to the Rover Company, it was a vehicle that over the years would totally revolutionize the leisure car market, a world beater.

The story had started a lot earlier. The Rover company had been 'toying' with the concept of a more "up market" Land Rover Estate car since the early 1950's. The first project was named "Road Rover", and several prototypes were built using the P4 'Auntie' Rover car chassis. Towards the end of the 50's the project ground to a halt, and was shelved. Continue reading here http://www.landrovercentre.com/history

01 February 2011

Canadian Collection For Sale 25K

Up for sale is a collection of Land Rovers from 1959-1972. Located in British Columbia. Bring a trailer.

29 January 2011

Model Land Rovers

Great collection of model Land Rovers.


27 January 2011

FOR SALE: 1963 Series 11A

This is actually a Rover that got away from me. In the midst of my NAS 110 sale, I tried to purchase this pristine truck from the previous owner. It is now for sale again, 10 months later, due to the current owner's financial situation - daughter getting married. Have a look, this is a great example of an early Series.


25 January 2011

Land Rover Paintings

Widely acclaimed British watercolor artist Anthony Forster. Check out his paintings of Staffordshire's rural life and Land Rovers.

22 January 2011

Vintage Series 2 Club Badge

Up for auction on eBay is a Series 2 Club badge. Starting price is $1.60. Unfortunately I own a Series 3. This is a steal.

21 January 2011

Rover Porn Starring Sir Paul

I'm sure when this Rover goes up for auction it will fetch a few pounds. Hey Paul, why not donate it to The Pinehurst Land Rover Society.

20 January 2011

Rover Cemetery - Don't Call it a Junk Yard

What distinguishes a collectible from ordinary junk is not always clear. Nonetheless, there are two primary characteristics that collectible items share: desirability and rarity. Not many people desire a rusted out Land Rover. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Still trying to find the locale of this resting place. RIP

19 January 2011

Congrats - Baby Arrival

Peter Mullett, a PHLRS member, has just added another Rover to his stable. This Series I was purchased back in 2003. Our great mechanic, Mark Raspi, has carried out a ground up restoration - resulting in the stunning Land Rover you see below.

For more on the restoration click here:

18 January 2011

1993 NAS 110 Turning G4

Here is a great link to watch the transformation of a 1993 NAS 110 to an updated G4 110.

09 January 2011

Land Rover Collection

Here's a great photo collection from Mark Griffiths over at Land Rover Centre in Huddersfield. See link below.


06 January 2011

The Best Tool For Any Job

Just don't let the neighbor borrow this one. Click to enlarge.