1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SLOctober 5, 2017
1995 Range Rover ClassicOctober 9, 2017
Desert Beige | 4x4 | 4 Speed Manual | 2.0 litre | 5218 miles showing |
The Landie was the brainchild of Rover's chief designer Maurice Wilks, inspired by the Willys Jeep in 1947 he wanted to build on the concept and make an even tougher adventure vehicle.
Legend has it that the first rudimentary outline of the vehicle was drawn in the sand of a beach in Northern Wales.
Fast forward over 70 years and the Land Rover has spawned extreme versions created for war, for Hollywood and for extreme off-road events becoming arguably the most globally recognised product of the British automotive industry.
The military have been big fans and big users of Land Rovers as well since the vehicle's inception. From the 1940s with the British Army, up till the 1990s, when US Rangers found Hummers couldn't navigate through the narrow streets of Kosovo, the Land Rover has been a military stalwart from day dot.
Available here is a Series I Land Rover, kitted out in signature WWII Pink-Panther livery and designed to keep you alive out in the remote expanses of the Sahara Desert during any skirmish.
In great condition, this desert rat features quick release jerry cans, compass, lanterns, axe, pick and shovel and two spare wheels. This visually epic Land Rover is a globe trotter, designed to get you to the end of the earth and back again.
These early Land Rovers all shared an 80-inch wheelbase steel box-section chassis with lightweight and easily detachable aluminium panels, including doors, bonnet and windscreen, making them a versatile go-anywhere machine.
Ruggedly built and perfectly simple in construction, today the Land Rover's cult following is only growing from strength to strength, made all the more special after production ceased in January of 2016.
Eminently usable, incredibly collectable and offering a unique investment opportunity this well spec'd Land Rover Series I would make a welcomed addition to any garage or established collection.