Classic Land Rover - May 2017

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LAND ROVERS

STAGE ONE PERFECTION
Perfectionist Dean Jacob meets Emrys Kirby to show off his now immaculate Stage One in green and limestone

BEHIND THE WHEEL
Kev Mills recalls some of the hybrid Land Rovers he has known over the years

OLIVE THE SERIES III
This no fixed abode 1983 Series III finally finds her forever home with the Lane family after 26 owners in 20 years

LANDY AT THE FACTORY
Veronica Lamond’s latest book sees Landy taking a trip back to the Solihull factory

LONGING FOR A SERIES ONE
Andrew Munden meets Martin Port and shares his love of Land Rovers and how he finally tracked down a sound Series One as a daily driver

PHIL LAMBERT
Lucky Phil Lambert discovered his 80in has AA heritage. Now he’s discovered his 1951 80in was an important factory demonstrator at home and abroad

OUR LAND ROVERS
The beginnings of our next international adventure - work commences on the magazine’s 109in Series III Station Wagon

TECH AND TOOLBOX

TANKED UP
Adrian Cox’s 80in goes in for engine reconditioning, and comes out having also had its fuel tank replaced to fix a previous ‘fix’
DOORTOPS PART TWO
Jim Willett explains how to overhaul rusty and rattle-prone door tops of leaf-sprung Land Rovers

WIRED AND WONDERFUL
Our 1982 Series III 109in Hi-Cap, recommissioned by Simon Services, has a new winch cable, passes its first MOT since 2011 and is now road legal

JOURNEYS

COMMANDO COUNTRY
Craig Allen goes Commando, retracing the steps of the earliest special ops units trained in the Scottish Highlands

WESTERN SAHARA
Toby Savage searches for Spanish built Santanas supporting the nomadic life of the Saharawi people

AUSSIE JOURNEY
A trip through the Australian Outback decides the fate of a Series III on its Judgement Day

DEFENDER SUPPLEMENT

NINETY, ONE TEN AND DEFENDER
Since production ended in 2016, has this Land Rover model already become a classic of our time?

BUYING GUIDE
Ninety or 90, that is the question. John Carroll finds out what makes a good buy in the Defender range

TIMELINE PART ONE
The 90, 110 and Defender Story 1983-1996

DAVID BOWYER’S 90
David Bowyer takes us through the design and build of his bespoke 90

CENTRESPREAD
The 1989 Camel Trophy in Brazil

DEFENDER BUYING GUIDE – WHAT TO LOOK FOR
John Carroll gets the low down on what to look for when purchasing second-hand Defenders

TIMELINE PART TWO
The Defender Story 1998-2016

REGULARS

NEWS
This month’s news and letters, product releases, and shaggy dog tales

EVENTS
As the clocks herald the arrival of British Summer Time, we welcome better weather and a jam-packed spring and summer season of activities

VINTAGE ESSENTIALS
Richard Johnson tries out old school welding with a portable oxy-acetylene welding set

LOOKING BACK
1957: The County Show, Hertfordshire