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Through my illustration shop, shop.l-dopa.com, I illustrated and designed this vintage Ford Bronco t-shirt. I draw them in original, factory colors, and am really happy with the way they’re turning out. This one is a 1973 in Carmel Bronze.

If you’d like to have a look, check them out here. More colors after the jump.

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Ford Bronco tee at L-dopa.com

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If you’re thinking about buying a Range Rover Classic (or even if you’re not), you might enjoy this North American promotional video for the 1989 model year.

1995 Range RoverClassic LWB, via WCXC

I just spotted this 1995 Range Rover Classic LWB for sale on Bring a Trailer. It is said to have been meticulously maintained by a collector-owner and the photos certainly bear that out. You just can’t beat the design of the the Classics. They just look so right, even after twenty years, especially in this color combo of Plymouth Blue paint over tan hides. Power is provided by a 4.2-liter V-8.

Of course, their legendary good looks and off-road prowess are only matched by their legendary need for maintenance. As one commenter on Bring a Trailer put it, “For anyone considering buying this vehicle let me offer you this option. Gather up all of the money you were going to spend (cash only, no checks) and pay me a visit in person. We will split the money 50/50. I will kick you in the crotch as hard as humanly possible and you will go back home both mentally and financially better off.”

Ouch… Still—she’s a beauty, isn’t she? Here are the rest of the details, in case you can’t resist.

The air suspension has been replaced with coil springs and Bilstein shocks. Mileage is 107,000. The truck is available in Woodland Hills, California. Bidding currently stands at $15,200 with no reserve and about 13.5 hours on the ebay auction clock at the time of writing.

Many more photos and the original ad text after the jump.

Update 02/05/2015: Well, that ended quickly. The ebay ad says the item was pulled because it was no longer available. Surely it was picked up by someone with impeccable taste, balls of steel, and a wallet to match.

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Bring a Trailer post

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Boston Boot Co.
bills itself as Boston’s first micro-shoery. Their goal is to do for boots what micro breweries did for beer: charge a little more but make a top quality product. The company is currently in pre-production mode, drumming up funding on Kickstarter.

Their boots are expected to retail for $180 but, if you back them before December 3 at $125, they’ll send you a pair of boots next March when production is up and running. Not a bad deal. And the boots look great.

1970 Land Rover Range Rover
Here’s a set of images I found by way of our WCXC Pinterest board. I’m not sure where they’re from other than the webpage I found them on. They’re a great shots of the 1970 Land Rover Range Rover. That’s the first year the Range Rover was released.

Read the rest of the post to see a gallery of my favorite images or follow the link above to see the whole set on the source site.

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There’s something very cool going on. All over the world small shops are taking advantage of the fruits of industrial production (like an abundance of vehicles and interchangeable parts), injecting them with fresh ideas, and rebuilding them through small-scale production. ICON in Southern California does it by turning old Land Cruisers into highly capable, high-spec wonders. Another So-Cal company, Singer, does it by reimagining the air-cooled 911.

Singer strips the car down to its frame, then cherry picks the best oem and specialty components from the model’s long history, to create the ultimate 911. They even go so far as to reshape the curves and forms of the car itself. They do what we all do when we modify our trucks: that is, build a vision of the perfect vehicle.

It’s industrial design taken back to the level of craft. That is, the design takes place, not in a remote studio, but in the same place where the thing is built. Design and manufacture are fused together. The results are extraordinary.

Oh , wow. This is good. The LeMans Classic races as shot by photographer, Laurent Nivalle.


The other day I spotted this pristine Range Rover County LWB on Expedition Portal. This is reported to be a one-owner, California car with about 77,500 miles. The LWB, of course, means that this is a long wheelbase model with more legroom for the rear-seat passengers. The color is called “Cornish Cream.” Sounds delicious.

The seller reports the following twin miracles: no electrical faults and a working air suspension. It’s now in Staten Island, NY and available on ebay for a buy-it-now price of $14,900. Miracles don’t come cheap. Although, when you think of what it cost when new, maybe it’s not such a bad deal.

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The Range Rover Hunter model was offered for two years, 1989 and 1991. The 1991 edition, offered as a base model, was aimed at those that wanted the Range Rover’s off-road performance but not the increased cost of all of its luxury features. For the Hunter, Land Rover deleted leather, power seats, ABS, sway bars, fog lights and the sunroof. This made the Hunter a somewhat simpler, somewhat lighter machine.

The company found, however, that American buyers weren’t interested in the more utility-minded Hunter. Many languished on dealer lots — only 405 were sold in 1991 model year.

Fast forward to today though, where dodgy electrics and worn-out leather seats detract from typical Range Rover Classics, and these deleted items are a boon.

This particular truck features an Old Man Emu suspension, NATO steel wheels, and a 4.6L V8 and 5-speed transmission sourced from a Discovery. That engine, however, may be a risky proposition, according to comments on Bring a Trailer.

This 1991 Range Rover Hunter clocks in at 156k miles and has currently been bid up $6,050 on ebay without having met reserve.

The auction closes on April 3rd.