LAND ROVER SIIA
2-door, multi-body choice, 88ins or 109ins.
Rover's ubiquitous four wheel-drive 'workhorse' is still, with little competition (except from BMC's Gipsy), enjoying a huge market share worldwide. Near-unbreakable chassis, rock-hard leaf springs, and rot-proof aluminium bodies of many types. For us, the 88ins 7-seater/109ins 12-seater estates were nearest to being 'cars'; pre-Range Rover, there was little other choice where off-road traction was needed. But will your liver stand it?