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There was a great post by Sinuhe Xavier on Expedition Portal last month called Risk and Reward in the Utah Backcountry. The short story is Sinuhe and his buddy go scouting through Utah’s Canyonlands National Park and the place flash floods on account of heavy rain.

The even shorter story: the photos are amazing. Check it out.

Link: Risk and Reward in the Utah Backcountry

South African off-roader, Andrew St. Pierre White, takes a stock Land Rover Discovery on what he states is Southern Africa’s most difficult road, Baboons Pass in Lesotho.

He does the trip with friends in two well-prepared Defender 110s. By the looks of it, it’s not for the faint of heart. Will his stock Discovery make it through without a scratch?

Read more, to see Part 2, below. Read the rest of this entry »

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I spotted this 1971 Land Rover Series IIA 88 Utility on ebay yesterday. The seller states that it was treated to a $50k, frame-off restoration in 2000 at the British Northwest Land Rover Company, and has taken four Best in Class awards since that time. Better-than-new upgrades include dual gas tanks, leather seats, stainless steel exhaust, and gearing to allow 70-mph highway cruising.

This classic, soft-top Land Rover was finished in marine blue and features a 2.25-liter, four-cylinder, gasoline engine. Total mileage is just over 51,000, with 4,000 having been driven since the restoration. The condition really does look fantastic.

The vehicle is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Bidding currently stands at $14,600 with an unmet reserve. There are about eight days left on the auction. More photos below.

Update 5/19/2013: This Land Rover sold for a high bid of $34,250.

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In 1993 three friends from New Zealand set out from Morocco on what would become an eight-year, eleven-part adventure through Africa, the Middle East, India, China, and Mongolia.

In their travels they saw the whole of human experience: war, corruption, but also great festivals, amazing desert cities, and friendly people of all creeds and colors.

These four videos detail their trip. By all evidence, it was epic. Read the rest of this entry »

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I came across this recently. Quite a nice drawing of an early Land Rover.

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Here’s a classic overlander for sale on Expedition Portal. It’s a 1972 Land Rover Series IIA Dormobile. These Land Rovers were modified by the Dormobile company with the addition of a sink, stove, and integrated tent roof.

This one is said to have a rare, 2.6-liter, 6-cylinder engine and about 50,000 miles. According to the ad, it needs a little bit to address the brakes and a leaky gas tank but at $12,000 it may be a pretty good buy.

It’s located in Golden, Colorado. More photos after the jump.

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Of the many trucks for sale in the Expedition Portal forum, here are three stand outs: a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, professionally converted into a 2-door truck; a nicely built 2004 Discovery with RoverTym mods; and a 1976 Chevy 1-ton, long-bed truck with a massive 513 c.i.d. Cadillac big-block V8. Read the rest of this entry »

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This looks like quite a nice rarity, a fully restored 1971 Land Rover Series IIA 109, that’s been re-powered with an intercooled Cummins 4BT turbo diesel engine. In addition to the roof rack, it’s fitted with a custom bumper, 8,000-lb Warn winch, and dual fuel tanks. From the sound of the ad and the look of the photos, this is a first-class truck.

Can you imagine yourself sitting in that clean, purposeful interior as you rumble across the terrain? The seller is asking $31,000. More images below. The seller offers a full write-up on his blog.

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Here’s a nice video of the history of Land Rover from its post-war inception all the way through the Discovery and Freelander models.

It includes footage from vehicle’s famous expedition history as well: the First Overland, London to Singapore Expedition from the mid-1950s; the British Trans-Americas Expedition from the early-1970s, the Great Divide Expedition across the Rocky Mountains in 1989, as well as clips from various Camel Trophies.

Here a team from a Kenyan group called Amboseli Trust for Elephants put their Land Rover Defenders to use pulling an eight-month-old elephant out of a well.

I don’t know if it’s the same baby elephant as in this video but if so, be careful little guy!