This iconic 4×4 has already stopped production, but it has made the Defender one of the most sought- after vehicles in Rover history. Here are some facts about this 2-m selling SUV.
The original series I Land Rover was powered by a four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine that provides just 50bhp. It cost £450 in 1948.
A total of 2,016,933 Series Land Rovers and Defenders have… Read more
While getting a new Land Rover Defender in the U.S. without the danger of the government seizing your car is practically impossible, it’s not the same situation in Japan, where you can buy the prized Rover easy as pie. Japan’s market is wide open to the new Defenders.
3,225 Land Rovers were brought into Japan last year, according to data provided by the… Read more
The new replacement for the Discovery 4 was seen on a test drive in Europe. The Discovery 5 will boast seven-seat family hauling and strong off-road credentials, just like its older brother. It was reported that the newer model will have a more fluid design, smaller windows, and softer front end. In comparison, the previous Discovery looks more like a bush basher.
Gerry McGovern,… Read more
Okay, the auction for this beautiful baby happened December last year, but it’s still worth checking out the special car that Becks once proudly owned. The customised 2007 Range Rover Sport was snapped up at the auction for AU$64,000 which is more than AU$16,000 over its expected price.
Customised by British design house Khan, Beckham’s former ride comes with twin screens in the back and… Read more
Here’s a bit of a guide to which parent companies make and own which cars.
Tata of India currently has Jag and Land Rover. Things seem to be going well with someone who really wants it at the controls.
I wonder if that rumour of the Defender manufacturing gear being sent to India for an ongoing Asia spec Defender might come true.… Read more
This is incredible! This fella makes a working, miniature V12 engine from hand lathed parts. 1220 hours. It looks easy in a 5 minute video.
Engine rebuilds are time consuming and work out to be pricey. “Reconditioned” engines tend to be patch up repairs that don’t last long. We rebuild engines to new tolerances with full machining of bores, crankshafts, checking… Read more
Gearboxes. Check this out for how a manual works.
The most common gearbox is the R380 in the Disco 1,2, and Defenders of the same year. They are good quality and go for a lot of miles.
The trick is- if you hear a bearing noise (a whine) coming from the box, bring it in and don’t keep driving it. Once a… Read more
The Defender 2,000,000, a one-of-a-kind Defender vehicle, fetched a staggering £400,000 at the prestigious charity auction in Bonhams last month. It was sold to a winning bidder from Qatar. Proceeds of the auction will be donated to Land Rover’s humanitarian and conservation partners. It is considered as the most valuable Land Rover product ever to be sold at the auction.
What Makes This Defender… Read more
The Land Rover Discover Sport was put to the test at the 2015 Land Rover Experience Tour. The participants drove the vehicle on a 3,000 kilometre trip across Oz. The journey started in Darwin in the northern part of the country, crossed the Outback, and then went on the heart of the continent and Ayers Rock.
The trip spanned 20 days and was mostly… Read more
You know that thought about putting some wildly high lift springs in the car, or interfering with ride height systems…. It will change the drive shaft angles. Look what happens.
Roverworks is Canberra’s top choice for automotive repairs, parts and maintenance. Our mechanic team specialises in Land Rover and Range Rover models, in addition to servicing of 4x4s, off-road and other car… Read more