I’ve known them since they were series 2’s and 3’s when I was a toddler. I learn’t to drive in a series 2. Land Rovers have always been the “proper” 4WD to me.
My first Land Rover was a 1963 Series 2a 88inch with a canvas tilt. I wish I had never sold it.
I have recently purchased my 4th Land Rover and am looking at aquiring a restoration project which will constitute my 5th.
I had a 300Tdi 130 called “Turbie”. I sold “Turbie” about Twelve months ago. Our Range Rover is simply known as “Rangie” and the new Defender is yet to be named but is simply referred to as “The Rover”.
As a five year old child my father would set me up in the driver’s seat of our Series 2a and set the hand throttle in first gear so I could steer the vehicle and trailer around our cattle paddocks after snow while he fed hay out from the rear.
I would have to say my ARB colour coded bullbar with Warn Magnum 10K winch would have to be my favourite accessory as it protects and rescues my Land Rover from my own mistakes.
My Land Rover has soul because it constitutes my own signature in automotive ink.