Posts Tagged ‘land rover’

Grandpa’s Truck – 1967 Land Rover Series IIa

June 14, 2016

Frequent readers will know the preference here is for classic cars, as opposed to trucks. While classic trucks have a cool aesthetic, the slant here is towards cars whose full abilities you can approach on the road (and let’s face it, for classics those limits often aren’t very high!). With trucks, it always feels like you’re leaving something on the table – be it their load-carrying capability, their off-road ability, or the sacrifice of comfort in favor of those two strengths. Sometimes though, the allure of trying something different is too hard to resist, as in the case of this 1967 Land Rover Series IIa for sale for $4000 in SeaTac, WA.

1967 Land Rover Series IIa left front

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Mixed Feelings – 1995 Range Rover County LWB

November 24, 2015

Range Rovers bring up mixed feelings. On the one hand, they’re an iconic design and an extremely capable, well-designed vehicle, but on the other hand, they’re responsible (together with the Ford Explorer) for the concept of the modern SUV. Looking past the social baggage that carries, they are more practical and capable in utilitarian situations, like driving on trails, towing trailers loaded with rusty old sports cars, and driving over curbs and speed bumps at the mall snowdrifts. Recognizing these strengths, let’s take a look at this 1995 Range Rover County LWB for sale for $3900 in Vancouver, WA.

1995 Range Rover County LWB left front

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RustyButTrusty on the Street – Catch-Up Edition

October 18, 2015

When it comes down to it, there’s nothing like a move out of the city into the suburbs that will complicate spotting cars on the street that are there long enough to whip out a camera (phone) and grab a snapshot, but in spite of that, your trusty photographer has prevailed to capture the following cars. First up is a Land Rover that is technically not on the street. What’s more is, it probably hasn’t seen a street for a while. It looks to be a Series 1, and sports a pre-1963 British plate with county code TD, indicating it started life in Manchester. Being in Portland’s Pearl District, it wouldn’t be surprising if it was used as a display for one of the trendy shops there, and has since been stored and forgotten.

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