Our thoughts are with Nepal.
Drive The Globe supports Team Rubicon & their mission.
On April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. With over 4,000 deaths confirmed, it’s the largest to hit the country since 1934. The capital city of Kathmandu was hit especially hard, with the hospitals overrun and nearly 90 percent of the homes near the epicenter destroyed. In response, we’re deploying a recon team with a larger team forming for a potential follow-on effort.
Help us help the people of Nepal. Your support will provide immediate aid to those affected.
Thanks for being on the team!
Recommended Land Rover Event:
We are excited to announce the 2015 dates and location of the Muddy Chef Challenge. July 30 – Aug 2, 2015. For the first time the Challenge will return to the same location – Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, CT. New sponsors, new event challenges and diabolical cooking challenge events! REGISTER HERE
In 2008, a large group of like minded Land Rover owners got together in Stowe, Vermont for the first Muddy Chef Challenge. A three day event that combines off-roading and a vehicle based gourmet cooking challenge (think Top Gear meets Top Chef).
In 2014 the event was moved to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT. The new location offered a perfect combination of space – the event has grown significantly, beautiful scenery (the northwest corner of Connecticut is breathtaking), access to sporting events (sporting clay shooting and fly fishing at Orvis, etc.) and challenging off-road driving – all while surrounded by Lime Rock Park’s 53 year history of automotive culture. In short – if you like off-road driving, cooking, expedition style camping, motor sports, shooting, vintage cars, fine cigars, craft spirits, and Land Rover – this is the perfect place to be.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:55 am | Posted by Michael Karkafiris
Early Defenders are not exactly the easiest or most comfortable cars to drive around but they are universally loved with companies all around the world offer various restomodding solutions in order to make them more modern and more safe.
We have already seen crazy Defenders using Corvette engines or even being stretched with an extra axle but sometimes keeping it simple and close to the character of the original feels cooler.
This particular 1967 example is a green Land Rover 109 Series IIA and has been carefully restored and modified by the well-known Himalaya4x4 in conjunction with Peerless Overland, using the axles, brakes and the powertrain from a later Discovery model. The modern hardware has been integrated almost seamlessly without messing with the classic looks of the car and the only thing that’s not original on the outside is the later Defender mirrors.
Under the bonnet there is a brand-new 4.0-litre fuel-injected Land Rover V8 mated to a rebuilt automatic gearbox. According to the seller, the interior is now more quiet and comfortable thanks to extensive Dynamat insulation and some heat shielding on the floor and the transmission tunnel. The attention to detail is simply beautiful and everything looks clean and stock, apart from the gear selector which is housed in a new centre console.
The car is up for grabs on eBay over here, with the reserve not met yet so if you want a really nice early Land Rover you better hurry.