Many would consider this sacrilegious – but it was a work of genius that saw the Discovery featured in the July 2011 issue of LRO.
Since the impressed LRO team first saw Martin’s Discovery in early 2011, he’s continued to transform it into his perfect Land Rover. The 18-inch Silver Sport alloy wheels have been ditched in favour of 16-inch black modular steel wheels shod with higher-profile Cooper Discoverer STT tyres for better off-road performance.
The most noticeable difference, though, is the bodywork. What used to be a subtle, inconspicuous dark red paint job is now a bright, in-your-face lime green: even the steering guard and bead lockers on the wheels are colour-co-ordinated. If a soft-top Discovery didn’t stand out enough already, it certainly does now, but Martin’s enjoying it more than ever. A Land Rover and a convertible all in one. What more could he ask for?
Published in the January 2013 issue of Land Rover Owner International. Download a digital issue, or order a back issue by calling 01858 438884.