I MOD­DED MINE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics - ALEX BYWATER

Alex, a com­mit­tee mem­ber of the Land Rover Se­ries II Club (se­ries2­club.co.uk) owns this mag­nif­i­cent Dor­mo­bile. He says: ‘It’s the third Dor­mo­bile that I’ve re­stored and I’m al­ready restor­ing my fourth. My wife and I cov­ered thou­sands of miles in it dur­ing sum­mer, driv­ing through 14 coun­tries. I’ve fit­ted a TDi en­gine and LT77 gear­box with a higher-ra­tio diff (from a V8). It’ll sit all day at 60mph, or even 70mph if you don’t mind the fuel con­sump­tion. The car also has a Zeus disc brake con­ver­sion (a £585 bolt-on kit) and a pow­eras­sisted steer­ing set-up from the De­fender, which makes the car a lot more en­joy­able to drive.’

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