Do you mean the one without the Hardtop?
Do they sell a civilian model I mean the convertible model. Hook it up with some phat rims, lower it about 4", and put a huge speaker in the back seat. No seriously do they sell the convertible model??
I think you can buy most bodystyles commercially. There are a few Defender 130s on the street here but they mostly seem to have the four door roofed cabin with a canvas covered rear deck.
Call me a wannabe, but what I want is a Pink Panther. It's gotta at least have a Gimpy!
The pink panthers thats what im talking about
There are a lot of companies that modify Land Rovers, mainly for expedition vehicles, on the civilian market. I'm sure you could get a stripped-down civilian vehicle (a roll cage would probably have to be fitted).
I know that the military hard and soft top versions can be stripped down basically with a spanner (wrench!).
Interesting, have to say I'm more of a fan of pinkies than suped-up landies. Though I suppose pinkies are suped-up in their own way.
I don't like 4x4/jeeps/SUVs or whatever you like to call them in general. Fine if people use them off-road or at least soft-roading, but otherwise, no thanks.
The Land Rovers are the exception and that Bowler thingy since it lloks like a heap of fun (read as fast) off road.
Too true. Most 4x4 'offroaders' are simply used for the school run in the morning, clogging up city suburbs. Very few could hack the same that a landie could.
Probably few off-road vehicles that are as capable "as-is" out of the box. Now, body lift these puppies, put on some 38" tyres, lower the final drive ratio, etc. and you're ready for a glacier safari!
Maybe, in Iceland, but not in the UK. You'll be lucky to find a frozen puddle to ride a bike over, let alone a glacier to thrash about on!
True, but still, mostly you will see Land Rovers and others SUVs modified to this magnitude nicely polished sitting outside of financial institutes/corporations.
Status symbols, that's all. If they have the money to waste on something they won't use, then let them. At least it keeps the blokes doing the modifications in work.
Well, that IS one way of looking at it...
My problem is that if these guys grew a bit of taste (a subjective matter) and would buy nice sportscars instead I could actually find a nice used spotscar at a decent price when I could afford one. Nope, just gargantuan 4x4s for the milk run...
I read somewhere that you could order a Land Rover from the factory built to your specifications to include the equivalent of the British Army's version with a strengthened frame and other mods. I also understand that you can buy used Army Rovers and have them shipped to the States, even ones with left hand stearing (built for duty in Canada, I think). The magazines "Wheels and Tracks" and "Land Rover"(?) has info on this.