Land Rover Owner April 2019

LRO is the world's biggest magazine dedicated entirely towards the Land and Range Rover enthusiast. Every issue you'll find our team of experts writing inspirational features on: - Adventure! Off-road adventures in some of the world's most spectacular countryside - Restoration! Inspiring tales of old Land and Range Rovers lovingly rescued and restored... - Maps! Tough tracks with OS maps for you to try - Rare models... find something unusual in every issue - Land Rovers and spare parts for sale... a fantastic range of parts & vehicles for sale, every month Plus the latest club news and events from around the world. Love Land Rovers? Love LRO!

United Kingdom
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s welcome

It’s always difficult to second-guess the weather we’ll get as winter turns to spring. Last year the Beast from the East arrived after many daffodils – the traditional harbinger of spring – had flowered. But one thing’s for sure: in the UK at least, it’s going to be wet. And that means plenty of water for us to drive through. While wading is quite easy when you know how, the sheer number of people getting caught out by a bit of water on the road is amazing. People fail to read – or properly understand – depth gauges on fords, or drive along flooded roads that are too deep for their vehicles. Read our guide on p32 and be one of the people to help others, rather than the one who…

2 min
world of land rovers

1st prize MARK DUNLOP WINS A SEALEY RECHARGEABLE 360° SLIM INSPECTION LAMP ‘MARK DUNLOP leapt into Land Rover ownership with this superb 1989 One Ten County Station Wagon, fitted with an ex-Disco 200Tdi engine. Great Land Rover, atmospheric pic.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR 2nd prize BUTCH DANTE WINS A SEALEY RECHARGEABLE PORTABLE 20w COB FLOODLIGHT & POWER BANK ‘All you need to make a pig fly is a 1997 Defender County 300Tdi like this, owned by BUTCH DANTE. A 12,000lb winch also comes in very handy!’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR…

1 min

For stockists, to order a free catalogue or to buy online, go to 1st PRIZE Sealey Black Series 1/2in sq dr Calibrated Micrometer Torque Wrench (AK624B) LIST PRICE £87.54 2nd PRIZE Sealey 5W CREE XPG LED Rechargeable Head Torch (HT107R) LIST PRICE £53.94 For a chance to see one of your pics in print, send it to Include a description of the vehicle and where the photo was taken, along with the names of anyone in it. Please send the biggest image file sizes you have. This issue, it’s well done to first-placed Mark Dunlop, who wins a Sealey Rechargeable 360° Slim Inspection Lamp. Second prize, a Sealey Rechargeable Portable 20w COB Floodlight & Power Bank, goes to Butch Dante.…

7 min
from zero to hero

An offer too good to refuse? You can understand why Julien Salmon thought precisely that when someone said to him: ‘I’ve got a Land Rover Defender, and I want to sell it to you for 800 quid.’ Julien, a heating technician from Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, is always ready for a challenge. Which is just as well, because when he first clapped eyes on the UK-registered 200Tdi 110, not only did it not have a straight panel to its name, but it was missing its windscreen, the interior had been completely stripped out, the dampers were shot and the water pump had packed up. ‘I’ll take it.’ Turning left One of the first of many jobs was converting the 110 to left-hand drive. ‘It took a while to do, but I was…

1 min
it’s a v8, mate

The guys at Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations have been at it again, bringing enhanced luxury and performance to the Velar. The most obvious addition is the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, which will whisk you from standing to 60mph in a mere 4.3 seconds and propel you to a top speed of 170mph. But it isn’t just a case of shoving a big engine in to create a vehicle capable of those times – the running gear has been tickled by the SV guys, and includes a sports-tuned active locking rear diff, uniquely calibrated eight-speed Quickshift transmission, uprated air suspension and SV high-performance two-piece ventilated disc brakes – 395mm (front) and 396mm (rear) – which gain additional cooling through the new front bumper. Performance comes at a cost, though: claimed maximum fuel…

1 min
relay secure

In recent years, several upmarket Land Rovers and Jaguars have been stolen by thieves who overcome the vehicles’ keyless entry systems. They use a purpose-made relay box close to the targeted vehicle and another near the owner’s key that tricks the car into opening and starting Now, though, Jaguar Land Rover has upgraded the system so that this means of attack can no longer work. In a recent Which? magazine test, the Discovery and the Range Rover were the only vehicles out of the many tested that didn’t succumb to the relay attack method.…