Everybody knows that the Land Rover Defender is the best 4x4, and that makes it the best classic off-roader of them all. Doesn’t it? Well, sort of. If you’re using your off-roader to go mud-plugging and staying off the roads, it’s certainly up there.
But in reality, most classic off-roaders are still very firmly on the Queen’s Highway. And that opens up a whole new criterion for judging greatness. And as wonderfully classless as the Defender is, relaxing you on the M25 on the way to the Bromley Pageant is not among its greatest talents.
So, here are the best seven classic off-roaders – for enjoying on the road.