BAG A £5000 BAR­GAIN

There’s never been a bet­ter time to treat your­self to a great Land Rover at a bud­get price

Land Rover Monthly - - Welcome -

Hnow the Land Rover mar­ket has changed over the last decade! Where once there was very lit­tle choice for the would-be owner with a £5000 bud­get, now there is an al­most be­wil­der­ing range avail­able. To help you choose what’s best for you – and what to avoid – in this is­sue we’re pub­lish­ing a spe­cial 12-page guide to the five-grand bar­gains. It starts on page 44.

Also in this is­sue is the first of a new se­ries by Gra­ham Nash, a life­long Land Rover fan who worked at the Lode Lane fac­tory from the late 1950s through to the early 1970s. His Soli­hull Mem­o­ries bring alive in a very real way many of the his­toric events and key play­ers from that golden era. His reve­la­tions are sure to re­write a few his­tory books, too. Don’t miss the first in­stall­ment, which be­gins on page 86.

Another Land Rover that played its part in re­cent his­tory is the re­mark­able bul­let-rid­dled De­fender used to trans­port CNN cor­re­spon­dents dur­ing the Balkans War and nick­named the ‘Pizza Truck’. Now fully re­stored, we’ve been to pho­to­graph it and un­earth its re­mark­able story. Read all about in on page 56.

Mind you, you don’t have to play a ma­jor role in his­tory to grace the pages of LRM. Teenager Dan Cleve­land’s Se­ries III is noth­ing out of the or­di­nary, but his lifestyle and love of clas­sic en­gi­neer­ing is noth­ing short of re­mark­ble. You’ll find him on page 96.

Of course there’s much,much more in this month’s LRM. I hope you en­joy it all – and, as al­ways, happy Land Rover­ing.

“Gra­ham’s Soli­hull Mem­o­ries bring alive the his­toric eventsand key fig­ures of a golden era”

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