Land Rover Defender 130 300Tdi Camper
You can see the
named 'safari room'
annex to the rear.
Oh, and the rather
scenery in the
Korcula island, Croatia
This is my latest Landy - it was built for me by Foley Specialist Vehicles.
Each step of the design and specification was agreed along the way, and after 5 months I took delivery in August 2004.
It was originally a 1988 British Forces MoD Defender 130 V8 Rapier, used to haul anti-aircraft missile launching systems in and
around RAF airfields in the UK and continental Europe, but also saw action further afield.
Although totally rebuilt from the ground up including a new 300Tdi diesel engine and R380 gearbox, it retains the original chassis
(now galvanised) and axles (refurbished), so it has an age related number plate. This is good, as it drastically reduces the cost
of getting a Carnet for more distant overland destinations.
A Carnet is like a passport for your car and allows the temporary importation of a vehicle into a country without incurring
expensive import duty. Thankfully you don't need one for Europe and most of north-west Africa, although you should always check.
Overland trips completed in this Land Rover include:
The vehicle has been fitted out to a very high standard, but to be rugged and functional rather than plush.
This way, not only will it survive the rigours of African travel, but is also comfortable enough for enjoying
year round in the UK and continental Europe.