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    Back from Java

    Hello again.

    No matter where you go in the world, beat the bushes hard enough and out will fall one of the few genuinely global horseless carriages.

    Just back from East Java - Malang mainly - and, as ever, they were about in various stages of motion or no motion.

    Returning its elements to where they came from near Karengploso:



    Ex military S2A with an unusual tub - note also the steering column and semi-floating axles. Possibly a hybrid using some Landcruiser or S1 bits.



    Another adventurer on the way back from Ngantang in the hills around Batu:





    It had Defender and 110 stickers all over it, but is clearly a Series 3 - hence appropriately qualifies for these pages.

    Plus another in Ngantang - probably waiting for its owner to break his Ramadhan fast and get back on the track:





    Back to Africa on Friday to meet up with the half-chewed Andre ready to p-ss him off chasing Land Rovers all over the veld - not your typical fan. I suppose getting part-eaten by a lion can take the edge off your humour. That or it's just that old Afrikaner heritage.....

    Cheers,

    Neil

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    Heres one that was dead

    Here's one that was dead but now is alive and drives
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    1950 80" #R06105221
    1958 88" "project"
    1984 110 County Wagon

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    Packing away the Melville and Moons

    Hello again from Brisbane.

    Back to the land of the living after a fairly extensive traverse of the open spaces of Southern Africa. Beyond the usual idle days of gawping at the animals and sundowners, pleasant enough past time as it is, the opportunity to play Series Land Rover spotto also came to the fore. However, like game viewing, some of the best got away without the metaphorical shot - waving down motorists on isolated roads, enthusiasts that they might be, or jumping out from behind a bush and yelling "gotcha" can bring you unstuck in a region with as many guns and trigger happy locals as Texas......

    Nevertheless, a few did stand still long enough to be recorded:

    Early morning near Hermanus (Western Cape) with an interesting canopy





    Not so common SWB game buggy in Hwange (Matabeleland) - most are LWBs





    A veteran from Hoedspruit (Mpumalanga)





    A few more nearby





    Including this ruin of a previously good 107" wagon



    And another oddity of the game buggy genre being a Series 2 tricked out with some Defender viewing bling



    For part of this jolly I was accompanied by the half-chewed Andre of lion attack survival fame

    Andre saying hello to a couple of well-armed rhino guards (Matopos Matabeleland) - those AK47s are loaded and ready to go bang..........



    Now I happen to mention Andre here because he commonly expresses disdain for the Solihull product.

    However, I did point out from casual observation across his fence that he lived in close proximity to one such example





    Having never taken the time to master Afrikaans expletives I took his muttered ramblings to mean something other than "well spotted".

    Might get around to the topic of spotted animals and comfy digs in due course.

    Cheers,

    Neil

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    This one's claim to fame is that it is probably the most southerly Land Rover wreck in Australia.

    It is located at the end of the Ida Bay Railway line in Tasmania.
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    1973 Series III LWB 1983 - 2006
    1998 300 Tdi Defender Trayback 2006 -
    - often fitted with a Trayon slide-on camper.


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    Under your nose.............

    Hello again from Sherwood.

    Just to prove that you don't need to trek miles to find appropriate subject matter for this thread, this example of one of Britain's finest was parked up in the next suburb (Graceville) last week.





    Cheers,

    Neil

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    A few more from Tassie

    Quote Originally Posted by vnx205 View Post
    This one's claim to fame is that it is probably the most southerly Land Rover wreck in Australia.

    It is located at the end of the Ida Bay Railway line in Tasmania.
    Good to see that Tasmania wasn't forgotten (excellent photo by the way), and here are a few more - mainly dead ones and a couple of phoenixes.

    Burnie:







    Tunbridge:



    Molesworth:





    You have to wonder about the claim that 80% of all Land Rovers ever built are still working for a living.................

    Cheers,

    Neil

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