1. They’re great looking trucks. When I lived in VT they were fairly common but they were usually rusting away in a yard or a field. I guess they don’t work well in cold weather


  2. I wish I still had mine – 108″ Type II, jungle (double) roof, safari windows. I sold it when I started medical school.

    I got rid of the original power pack and put in a small-block chevy and Turbo350 trans, rebuilt the drive line to handle it, locking hubs, warn winch on the front, roll cage, air conditioning and most importantly:


    1. When I lived in the Top End of Australia in the Seventies, LWB Landies were very popular in the Outback. However the average Cobber didn’t have the patience to take three weeks to get from Melbourne to Borraloola and fitting a Holden six was the automatic first step. This got rid of the Lucas components you mentioned as well. The standard hubs didn’t last very long over Australian distances but Jeep Gladiator running gear solved the problem.

  3. As a British-Norwegian acquaintance is prone to say, “Eighty percent of all Land Rovers ever built are still on the road.

    “The rest reached their destinations.”


  4. Damn! Did I ever miss an opportunity. New wife and I were up in Scotland, on the way about we passed a yard full of excess military landies, big for sale sign out front, 1000 pounds each, you pick.

    Mind the exchange rate at the time was 1.12 dollars to the pound sterling or even lower depending on the day. and shipping to USA would have been about another K.

    Pulled in and drooled, new wife of course was staring daggers. Now mind she knows I love old cars, had an E type in restoration at the time. I suspect that was what caused the raised eyebrow (singular – which as every guy knows, is kryptonite). Sniff, another missed opportunity that will never happen again, even if the pound is once again near that level. Where is that bottle of Glenlivet…..

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