The Series Land Rover was conceived as a utility vehicle for farmers; one that could be repaired and maintained with the minimum of specialist tools. The early models rapidly built up a worldwide reputation for rugged cross country capability that led to them t only to great success in the agricultural industry, but also to being adopted by police forces in at least 37 countries as well as emergency services in the UK and abroad.The book describes the step by step development of the marque, so you are aware of each model's individual strengths and weaknesses. Choose your preferred model, then be professionally guided through important aspects of the retail market, with clear instructions on where and how to check for specific potential problems before you buy. Evaluate and score your potential purchase against an exhaustive checklist, learn how to test-drive it with confidence, and be forewarned about running and maintenance costs.The book also details the Land Rover community from clubs to specialists.With over 100 colour photographs carefully integrated into the concise and informative text, this really is like having a marque expert beside you when viewing a potential purchase.
Maurice Thurman's 1961 Series IIA 109in Land Rover has been with him for over 25 years. When he was offered a teaching post in Brunei some years ago, Maurice shipped the vehicle there and set up a Land Rover mechanic's club for his students. He did the same during a two-year stint in Papua New Guinea, after purchasing an 88in Series Land Rover.Since retiring from teaching, Maurice has devoted his time to creating a much respected website for Series Land Rover owners worldwide, and he remains an enthusiastic visitor to Land Rover shows across the UK.