Favorite Vehicles From Overland Expo East

Our Drive The Globe Unimog got some attention from Outside Magazine & GearJunkie at the Overland Expo East 2018. Check out the articles below as well as the other cool rigs from the event.

Photo By Bryon Dorr

The Unimog & Overland Expedition Camp Trailer Match!

They match! The Mercedes Unimog & the new overland expedition camp trailer are a matching pair. In this episode we check out the completed exterior and talk about the new hardware mounted to the front tongue hitch area. Follow this series as we continue to outfit the interior in the quest to create the ultimate off road camp trailer.

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Mercedes Unimog - A Walk Around Video

Drive The Globe - 1979 Mercedes Unimog Walk Around - Overland Expo East 2017

The following video was filmed at the 2017 Overland Expo East at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville North Carolina by Jason Koertge of Swell Runner Overland. 

Jason, and Drive The Globe's Michael Ladden cover the Unimog from bumper to bumper and show why this vehicle is unique and adventure ready.

A big thank you to Jason for this awesome video. Be sure to check out his other work at:


The Ultimate Land Rover Defender At Auction

2014 Land Rover Defender SVX "Spectre"

Chassis no. SALLDHSP8FA462391, Without Reserve

The ultimate Land Rover Defender; crafted by the best in the business. One of just 10 originals built; eight in private ownership. Used in the 24th James Bond film, Spectre. 234 km from new.

This car represents the ultimate version of the iconic Land Rover Defender. When shooting the 24th James Bond film, Spectre, Sony Pictures needed a menacing vehicle to be used by members of the Spectre criminal organisation in the Austrian Alps. They turned to Jaguar Land Roverโ€™s Special Vehicle Operations to supply a total of 10 cars. But a standard Defender simply would not do. These 10 cars were sent to famed Land Rover tuning and racing specialists Bowler, with the task of transforming them from regular Santorini Black crew-cab 110s to something worthy of a Bond villain. The SVX Concept, or Spectre Defender, is the end result.

Perhaps the most obvious part of the transformation is the use of huge 37-inch tyres, which are bolted directly onto the wheel rim and are said to greatly improve the ride over a standard Defender. Suspension upgrades include rose joints and Bilstein rally dampers, built to Bowler race specification, while a full roll cage runs both externally and internally. Hidden away are significant engine improvements, with power up from around 120 bhp to 185 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. Recaro seats with 4-point harnesses complete the interior transformation, as does a hydraulic handbrake, which had been disconnected prior to private sale.

Bought by the consignor direct from Bowler, this Spectre Defender is presented in perfect condition, having been used only in drive-by scenes. It is fully road legal in the UK and has been driven just 234 km from new. It will be sold with its accompanying V5 document and a range of papers documenting filming schedules and the high-end parts used in its construction.

Given the way in which some of these cars were used during filming, it is unsurprising that not all survived intact. However, this particular Spectre Defender was used for drive-by filming only, sustaining no damage during filming, and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Source: http://www.rmsothebys.com/lf17/london/lots...

Mercedes 1428 Expedition Camper Build

The Mercedes 1428 Expedition Camper build that we are following along with is coming along. The vehicle has now been painted. Rumor has it that it might be for sale too. Looking for an adventure truck?