Land Rover Owner international magazine, September 2021 issue

THE PERFECT 110! Defender Td5 restoration

Discovery Cornish green lanes in the September 2021 issue of LRO

by Theo Ford-Sagers |

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!

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Our cover star – this brilliant 110 restoration

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