Land Rover Owner May 2021

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

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40 Four new Land Rovers (not these ones) tested Are lots of coincidences a coincidence? I don’t know about things happening in threes, but I do seem to have lots of coincidences in my world. Such as this issue’s cover vehicle being Mike Dowd’s yellow Defender, and us featuring James Pearce’s restored yellow AA Series III (below) in the same issue. And, just as I was writing about the emissions from my Defender, talk of an investigation into claims that Jaguar Land Rover had fitted ‘cheat’ devices to vehicles was breaking. It’s like doing a bit of work on the Land Rover and cursing that you’re struggling to undo a seized fixing, dropping the spanner into the engine bay and finding a hose that was about to let go. Talking to other owners,…

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writing in this issue…

HELEN TAIT WRIGHT CONTRIBUTOR ● Helen has a house in France – quite handy, given that’s where she lives. She has made it home to a good selection of Land Rovers – meet them on p92. JERRY THURSTON CONTRIBUTOR ● What’s better than spending all of your own money on a Land Rover? Spending someone else’s, as Jerry finds when he helps get a friend mobile – see p39. THEO FORD-SAGERS NEWS EDITOR ● There’s nothing worse than struggling to diagnose a random fault on a Land Rover. But you’ll be made up when you finally do find the cause, as Theo was – p90. PETER GALILEE CONTRIBUTOR ● Loads of us are watching how the Ineos Grenadier plans are progressing, but Peter wasn’t. Well, not until they started talking about hydrogen propulsion (p35).…

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project big yellow

THE WINCH IS MOUNTED IN THE ENGINE BAY, IN THE SPACE VACATED BY THE RADIATOR ‘I WANT TO COMPETE IN IT’ OWNER MIKE DOWD By day, Mike rebuilds and restores classic Aston Martins for road and race in his Wiltshire-based workshop, so he knows his way around vehicles intimately. But at the weekends, he and his partner Maria Harvey head for the hills (Covid restrictions notwithstanding, of course) in this monster Defender that they built together. As you can see for yourself here, Big Yellow isn’t afraid to really let rip and get absolutely plastered in mud off-road. ‘Eventually, I’m hoping to enter competitions in it,’ reveals Mike. The first time Mike Dowd ventured off-road was as a passenger in an employee’s Discovery – and it sparked a passion that led to the…

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world of land rovers

1st prize WINS A SEALEY 20w COB LED WIRELESS SPEAKER WORK LIGHT & POWER BANK ‘Wow – even putting to one side the fact that it’s a 60-year-old classic Land Rover in action, this is calendar-quality stuff. Nice one, Robin!’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR 2nd prize WINS A SEALEY EIGHT-PIECE GRIPMAX SCREWDRIVER SET ‘Julie has expertly captured a true “Wish you were here” moment. It could be heralding the start of a new day, driving towards dawn, or chasing the setting sun to make the most of the daylight – you decide!’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR…

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For stockists, to order a free catalogue, or to buy online, go to 1st PRIZE Sealey 3pc Quick Release Locking Pliers Set (AK6863) LIST PRICE: £68.34 2nd PRIZE Sealey 6-24v Auto Probe (PP1) LIST PRICE: £38.34 For a chance to see one of your photographs in print, and be in with a chance of winning a great prize from Sealey, send your photo to Include a description of the vehicle and where the photo was taken, along with the names of anyone who appears in it. Please send the biggest image file size you have. This issue, it’s well done to first-placed Robin Lewis, who wins a Sealey 20w LED Wireless Speaker Work light & Power Bank. Second prize, a Sealey Eight-Piece Gripmax Screwdriver Set goes to Julie Swift.…

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cool response to series i & ii

The oldest surviving Series II achieved only £16,872 (plus fees), against an estimate of £18k-£22k when it went under the hammer recently with Classic Car Auctions, alongside plenty of other Land Rovers. YOG 306 was built on 24 March 1958 and has a prototype 2.25-litre engine, fitted when other 88in Land Rovers were still using up the old stock of 2.0-litre engines. A 1949 Series I in the same sale went for £23,865 against an estimate of £25k-£35k, suggesting that the high values placed on many Series vehicles are not always achievable – and sellers accept more realistic bids. Non-Series Land Rovers in the same sale performed better: a 110 XS crew cab, a Range Rover CSK and a Suffix-C Range Rover fetched £33,855, £31,080 and £16,750 respectively – each comfortably within estimate. Others…