Certified Land Rover nut
The emblem that got me started - our family used to go exploring the dirt roads in North Georgia in a Ford Country Squire wagon and always had to turn around when the roads got too rough - saw this emblem on a truck in Clayton Georgia in 1964 and thought it was the coolest car I had ever seen.
My first Land Rover purchased in 1972 - a 1961 Series II with a Ford 289 V-8 stuffed under the hood - fast but it had terminal rust in the rear frame.
Removing paint from the 1967 SIIA pickup in 1976 - ex-Florida Land Rover used to pull a mower on the highways
1967 SIIA Land Rover in 1976
1967 SIIA in full open mode
The Ford V-8 powered 1961 Series II in a typical pose
1967 SIIA pickup
1967 SIIA 88" pickup
1967 88 on an excursion in the woods shortly after I repainted it Corvette chrome yellow.
The 67 SIIA after its new paint job.
Original window sticker for my 1966 SIIA diesel 109" wagon - more than a Corvette!
The 1966 109 had this lovely "camo" paint scheme on it in 1979.
The 1966 109 diesel as purchased in the fall of 1979 - towed home from Chattanooga because of no brakes
1966 109 diesel - note the "Keep on Truckin" sticker
1966 SIIA 109" diesel station wagon - purchased in 1978 - now has over 375,000 miles on it
1971 Series IIA - looks like a bag of walnuts but it did eventually run again (two owners later)
Dragging home a 1971 SIIA from a field about 40 miles south of Atlanta
1954 Series I Land Rover with a very rusty frame
The frame literally broke in half when the next owner unloaded it from his trailer - luckily he only needed it as a parts car
Another 1971 SIIA - sister car to the light blue one I dragged home a couple of years earlier from Hampton, GA. The owner of both of these cars sold them individually to different buyers - they both eventually wound up in my driveway anyway.
Picking up the 1985 Range Rover Vogue from a dealer in San Antonio - strangely enough it had been owned by a dentist in Atlanta who lived only a couple of miles from me so the truck made a round trip to Texas.
1985 Range Rover Vogue Edition - Gray Market import and my first Range Rover
1991 Hunter Edition Range Rover - cloth seats, no sunroof - best of the Range Rover Classics
Hunter editions had manually adjustable cloth seats, no sunroof.
The 1967 SIIA when I brought it home for the second time - after a fifteen year gap in ownership. I always regretted selling this truck and was lucky enough to track it down and buy it back after fifteen years.
Guys always have one car (or more) that they say they wish they had never sold - this was mine. I was lucky enough to get it back about twenty years after I bought it the first time.