Saturday, January 30, 2016

My favourite landrover

SWB Landrover

Sadly, yesterday saw the last Landrover Defender roll off the production line. You can see that they just used up all the leftover panels they had kicking around...

Seriously though, I love this landrover spotted as near the local Quickfit. Since the vehicles are pretty much a Meccano set, parts can be replaced with the aid of some spanners. Great if you use your 4X4 for proper off-roading as bits get damaged by nature.

The owner above has obviously carried out a few repairs but not bothered with any of that poncy paint stuff. The only time I saw anything that might be better was a landrover with a wing bought from an autojumble - how did I know? Well, the price was written on the side in permanent pen, upside down!

Now, where is that diecast model...

3 comments:

Nick Brad said...

Last year, Top Gear, (before it got pulled), mentioned that an all new Defender will be launched, but it just wont be the same. This vehicle has a legacy that no other will ever be able to match.

Andy Elms said...

That is dripping with character. It's odd reading the Landy enthusiast magazines - all well cared for customs, resprays and concors - and then seeing one which, to the owner, is just a means of getting about.

philmortimer109 said...

Way hay! Landrovers and model railways. Who can want more?

I think the Landy in the photo is known as a "Bitas" in the Landy world. i.e., it mainly consists of bits of various different Land Rovers.

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