Fortunately there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few ideas, selected from the ever-growing number of Land Rovers currently for sale on lro.com.
1993 Discovery 1 200Tdi
Buying a kitted out Disco 1 is a cost-effecting way to get lots of off-road ability. Be warned though, it won’t have had one careful lady owner, so you’d be mad not to give it a thorough inspection before committing to buy. With this Disco 1 you get oodles of kit for £2,250 ono including knobbly tyres and bum-hugging bucket seats, not to mention a 2-inch lift and lots of underbody protection. Taxed and MOTed and ready for the rough stuff.
100-inch 200Tdi Defender hybrid
More stable than a 90 on the motorway, more manageable off-road than a 110 – although not to everyone’s taste, a 100-inch hybrid can offer the best of both worlds. This one comes with a fresh MoT and service, and and interesting choice of retro Avon Rangemaster tyres. Suspension components are new, so they should be strong enough for enthusiastic use…
V8 Series III 88-inch
First things first: if you buy this, invest in a pressure washer and seal the underbody against corrosion. The chassis may be good at the moment, but without care it’ll soon dissolve into a million fragments if you get it muddy, and that would be a terrible waste. But if you can keep the rust away, the combination of V8 thrust and leaf-sprung bounce must make this handsome little runabout an absolute hoot off-road.