Land Rover Owner international magazine, December 2022 issue

LRO Magazine December 2022 cover

by Land Rover Owner |

DEFENDER TRANSFORMED, L405 MUD-PLUGGING... Here's what else is in LRO's latest issue...

Our cover star this month is a tasteful but creatively modified Land Rover One Ten, built by Defender guru Daniel Padmore. He’s cherry picked some the best elements of Defenders from different eras, combining a Td5 engine with a TDCi gearbox, among other highlights – no mean feat! It’s a comprehensive and stunning vehicle that’s bound to inspire.

Also in the new December 2022 issue of LRO…

Featured Land Rovers

In addition to Padmore’s wizardry, we’ve tree surgeon Fred Barclay’s red workhorse 110. Complete with crane and huge rear loadbed, it’s designed for heavy haulage off-road and it has the battle scars to prove it. If you like Land Rovers that are relied upon and built to work, you’ll love this.

Meanwhile, Russ has been fixing the central locking in his Discovery 3, and John’s 110 has been having its broken damper fixed while travelling in Portugal. Our ‘Your Land Rovers’ pages feature a unique and ingenious Defender cubby box, and an adventurous Range Rover L405 with an off-road trailer.


Learn where to find beautiful rural greenlanes between Thetford Forest and Bishop’s Stortford, as we trace the East Anglian byways that comprise Part 20 of the LRO Adventure Trail.

Further afield, John Pearson and photographer Bob Atkins share Part 3 of their wild adventure though the mountains of Portugal. Mechanical hiccups interrupt progress, but not for long thanks to local knowledge and camaraderie.

Classic LRO

Mark Saville reveals one man’s magnificent restoration of a soft-dash Range Rover Classic, and a Finnish reader tells the story of rejuvenating his barn-find Series IIA.

In Roverphile, James Taylor’s nuggets from the history books include RAF Range Rovers built for ceremonial occasions, a Defender 130 with a Quadtec body, and more...

News and comment

Clubzone includes a report from the Baskerville Challenge 2022 and news of the Solihull Society’s big 2023 outing in Utah. Readers’ letters include LRO Show feedback and thoughts about old maps, Defender values and more.

We’ve columns from writers Sam Watson, Peter Galilee, Jerry Thurston, and workshop editor Martin Domoney – plus editor Neil’s monthly round-up in Watty’s World. And as always, our December 2022 issue includes a pithy overview of the latest news, plus the latest Land Rover events, shows and adventures for your diary.


As always, we’ve our trusted compilation of some of the best new products on the market. Our ‘Used and Abused’ tests include a review of the Insta360 One camera (great for filming off-road adventures), Spafax mirrors, and a novel ratchet spanner by Laser.

Turn to our Price Guide for up-to-date valuations of a vast range of Land Rovers old and new.


This month’s step-by-step guides include how to replace a Series steering relay, how to service an L663 Defender at home (yes, really!) and how to fit billet switchgear from Optimill. Our ‘Essentials’ guide dives into the topic of period upgrades for Land Rovers – how to up-spec your classic while keeping it retro! And you’ll find your technical questions answered by our team of greasy gurus.


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Td5 modified One Ten by Dan Padmore
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Td5-powered One Ten – retro ruggedness meets everyday practicality

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