Our star vehicle this month is a beautiful ground-up restoration of a black 2006 Td5 Defender 110. It’s creator Dan Clarke has proved that a Defender doesn’t have to be wild or intensively modified, but a few choice modifications – combined with great attention to detail – will go a long way.
And in some filthier pages, we came up with the Straightline Challenge – a ridiculously muddy endeavour to cross our local quarry the hard way, with a Series III 109 in a dead straight line. Why? To put our off-road driving and recovery skills to the test, to pick up new techniques, and… yeah, it was fun too.
Also in the September 2021 issue of LRO, you’ll find…
Tested off-road: The latest L663 Defender V8
The story behind an awesome supercharged V8 Series IIA
LRO Trail, Part 7 – exploring coastal greenlanes in the north of Cornwall
How to remove a Freelander 2’s gearbox
Essential tools – our overview of stuff your toolbox will benefit from
Range Rover Sport at the forefront of autonomous off-road driving technology
Readers’ projects, adventures and photography from around world
The latest news and events lists
15 of your technical queries answered by our team of experts
Information about the LRO Show 2021
Columns from writers Sam Watson, Peer Galilee and Jerry Thurston
Dozens of Land Rovers for sale
Meet the man with a dusty collection of over 50 Range Rovers, including rarities
Our Land Rover stories, including Plimsoll’s new semi-floating wheelhub bearings
Our project 90 rebuild receives wipers, wiring and bulkhead fittings
Ever heard of single-piece Range Rover Classic tailgates? Roverphile reveals all
How to enter our LRO Photo of the Year competition
Neil on Sankey maintenance and sudden automatic braking in Watty’s World
And loads more!
Defender 110 restoration
Our cover star – this brilliant 110 restoration