Many of you out there are looking for a capable but interesting classic off-roader, dreaming about big Benzes and forbidden-fruit Land Rovers. Here’s a simple piece of advice: just buy a Jeep.
The Land Rover Defender is an archaic, slab-sided agricultural work truck. Yet people are paying $200,000 for custom versions with extra layers of leather inside and outrageously overpowered engines. I’ve driven a lot of steroidal trucks, but East Coast Defender’s Chevy V8-swapped Land Rover was definitely one of the…
The camping-with-your-car-but-more-hardcore scene known as “overlanding” has picked up some steam in the last few years. And this $50,000 Wild Fennec conversion for your Land Rover Defender is pretty much the ultimate manifestation of it.
Beloved British car writer and collector Harry Metcalfe has added one hell of a vehicle to his garage: one of the ten Land Rover Defender SVX monster trucks made for that mountain chase scene in the last James Bond movie Spectre. Lucky for us, Metcalfe’s taking the opportunity to crawl all over it with a camera.
Go to your happy place. Your happy place has mud and dirt and a Defender.
If you’re not familiar with the off-road vehicles Australians consider “iconic,” here’s your chance to see how well four of the all-time greatest hold up against the outback. And if you do know these trucks, you know they’ll be fun to watch.
Bored of scrolling past updates about your old roommate’s cousin’s new baby or weird tirades from your crazy uncle? Delete your Facebook and check out Defender Journeys, a site Land Rover set up for owners to share off-road adventure stories.
“Now I’ve seen everything,” you can probably say. Behold: the NASCAR Land Rover, the unholiest and most hilarious of automotive unions I’ve ever seen dreamed up.
I recently visited Charleston, South Carolina, so I could finish my latest book. While I was there, I visited Charleston Cars and Coffee and encountered a six-wheeled Land Rover Defender fire truck. It was at that moment when I realized I would have to finish my book later.
The Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender: two awesomely archaic vehicles steeped in cultural identity. That would be American and British, respectively, of course. What better excuse for a trans-Atlantic truck throwdown?
The Land Rover Defender. A loud, uncomfortable British SUV built twenty years ago and cancelled in America because they couldn’t afford to fit it with airbags. It’s unreliable, it has few amenities, it’s slow… and a nice one is worth $70,000. And a really nice one is worth $100,000. How the hell is this possible?
Last year U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Charles Overby set out to legally import his 1985 Land Rover Defender from his station in Germany to the U.S. Now the truck’s trapped at an impound lot, and could potentially set a whole new precedent for automotive importing because of one arbitrary discrepancy.
The Isle of Man is a 220 square-mile splinter of the U.K. floating between England and Ireland. Host to (in)famous motorcycle racing and a spectacular auto museum, they love their cars out there. Especially Land Rovers.
The last Land Rover Defender, chassis number 2,016,933 on its way to the history books at the Solihull plant on 29, January, 2016. Photo credit: Land Rover
Pour one out for the Land Rover Defender. Surrounded by more than 700 current and former employees from the Solihull plant, the last one ever rolled off the assembly line today.
ICON’s Defender is certainly fancier than Land Rover’s now discontinued original, but company founder Jonathan Ward doesn’t want it to be a fashion item.
The two-millionth Land Rover “Defender” built at the illustrious Solihull plant was just sold at auction for $600,000 to a bidder from Qatar. The truck is a publicity product which Bear Grylls and actress Virginia McKenna “helped assemble.” The money collected for it will go to charity.
Land Rover’s design chief Gerry McGovern has confirmed that the next Land Rover Defender will look “nothing like” the Lego-looking concepts we’ve seen, but he has said he wants to sell more the next time around. Way more.