Land Rover Owner international, November 2022 issue

LRO magazine November 2022 cover

by Land Rover Owner |


This month we take a deep-dive into the subject of Freelander modifications and upgrades. (Freelanders are 25 years old this year, so they deserve some limelight!) Get ideas for which model suits you best ­– Freelander 1 or 2 – and discover a surprising range of potential options. Whether you’re upgrading for gentle greenlaning or more serious off-roading, Freelanders can be affordable, practical and amazingly capable!

Also in this issue…

Featured Land Rovers

We’ve a dramatic first-hand account from AlliSport boss Andrew Graham, writing about his campaign in the Barbados Rally this summer with his beautifully prepared Defender 90.

Reporting from seven miles underground, Mark Saville reveals how one Discovery 2 has been prepared for its life working in a mine.

Meanwhile, Russ has been curing engine oil leaks from his 300Tdi 90, Sam has been putting the final touches to his desert-bound Defender 130. And the ‘Your Land Rovers’ pages feature a tidy Td5 Defender 110 that’s found a loving new home.

Classic LRO

Mark Saville reveals the fascinating railway history of a stunning red Series I 107in Station Wagon. And – sticking with the heritage railway theme, his Series I ‘Plimsoll’ dons its bespoke train wheels for a spell on the Severn Valley Railway.

In Roverphile, James Taylor’s historical nuggets include stretched Discovery 1 ambulances, and the many shades of grey paint used for Series Is.

News and comment

Clubzone includes a report from the Solihull Society’s National Rally, and news of the resurrection of the Association of North American Land Rover Clubs. Readers’ letters touch on the topics of parts prices at Land Rover dealerships (more positive than you might expect!), Scotland’s bridges, punctures and more.

We’ve columns from writers Sam Watson, Vicky Turner, Mike Gould and workshop editor Martin Domoney – plus editor Neil’s monthly round-up in Watty’s World. And as always we’ve the a pithy overview of the latest Land Rover news, plus the latest events, shows and adventures for your diary.


We’ve our usual compilation of some of the best new kit on the market, and our ‘Used and Abused’ product tests include a review of the Mobicool MCF40 compressor fridge. Turn to our Price Guide for up-to-date valuations of a vast range of Land Rovers old and new.


Overlanders Peter and Eileen Crichton conclude their imaginative expedition across Scotland’s ‘Great Divide’ in their Discovery 1. Meanwhile, John Pearson and photographer Bob Atkins reveal some of Portugal’s most stunning locations and cultural highlights – discovered from behind the wheel of John’s ex-G4 Challenge Defender 110.


We show how to rebuild a worn steering box in a Series Land Rover, how to cut down on noise, squeaks and rattles, and everything you need to know about replacing your Land Rover’s brake fluid. Plus you’ll find readers’ projects – and as always, our workshop gurus have answered a range of your technical questions.

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Series I 107in Station Wagon with a fascinating history on the railways

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