Old lady Landy

Land Rover AFRICA Magazine - - CLUB PROFILE -

Vic Walker (70), an ex-Rhode­sian liv­ing in KwaZulu-Na­tal, drove his first Land Rover in 1955. It was a 1954 Se­ries 1, Truck Cab, which be­longed to his fa­ther’s boss. In 1960, work­ing as an ap­pren­tice on the Bu­l­awayo City Coun­cil, Vic bought his first Land Rover – a 1958 Se­ries Truck Cab for £250 (in pic­ture). Ac­cord­ing to Vic, the Landy has done an in­cred­i­ble 836 000 km! In 2006, he re­placed the mo­tor with a 1959 2.25L mo­tor, which is run­ning well. “The old lady is still go­ing strong. I have given it to a young me­chanic who works for my daugh­ter and he uses it all the time. I’m afraid the Na­tal chrome has started to at­tack the fire­wall and it needs to be stripped down and re­fur­bished.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Egypt

© PressReader. All rights reserved.