Truck Thursday: V.I.S.I.T: Long Shots: Series One Land Rover


So the Miami Beach style bungalow this olelongrooffan calls home down here in the town that thinks its Lake is Worth something is about a fifteen minute drive from the dust factory I call my woodshed these days. While the ride is a tadbit shorter if I happen to utilize one of Eisenhower’s Highways to get home, as I spend alot of my day on this beasts, I usually take a bit more leisurely stroll, if you will, along the surface streets to reach my humble abode. And along one of those streets, Dixie Highway, there is a lot containing some rather mundane trucks. However they do have a couple on their lot that strikes the fancy of this olelongrooffan. This Series One Land Rover is one of them.


Now this one is not in pristine condition and this olelongrooffan doesn’t have one complaint about that fact. Sure the aftermarket spot lights out from are from a different generation and it has a few dents and dings, those mirrors and the remaining lights out front make this one desirable utility vehicle. As an aside, when I first acquired my old Waldo, thejeepjunkie and this olelongrooffan contemplated locating the spare tire for it in the same location as on this sweet ole Series One.


Factor in the soft canvas top, the lack of major modifications to it, the left hand drive steering  and its original British version of military green, this softroof really trips the trigger of this olelongrooffan. Yeah, I’d Hoon it any day. Especially on the World’s Most Famous Beach.


Even the red jerry cans out back don’t deter from its attractiveness to this olelongrooffan. Now that Lucas Headlight smoke is another story.

About this time, this olelongrooffan can hear my fellow Hoons screaming “How is the sighting of this cool Series One (a term this olelongrooffan reserves for Land Rovers and XKEs BTW) behind a cage have anything to do with a V.I.S.I.T. post?


Well, my fellow Hoons, I grabbed the images of that softroof Series One a coupla weeks ago and a few days later I spotted this longroof version on the street down at the intersection of Dixie Highway and the tracks.


When this olelongrooffan spotted this even more desirable version of a Series One Land Rover, I immediately started rummaging about in my backpack for my now daily driver image taker. To me this SUV, well really just UV, is one of the coolest around, at least today anyway, even if it was a RHD.

But when I passed by in my minilongroof and flashed that elderly driver (as if I am one to talk) a happy thumbs up, he returned it in kind and we both meandered off to our lives, I hope equally as content with having shared a moment of appreciation for his mode of transport.

Images: ©2013 Hooniverse/longrooffan

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7 responses to “Truck Thursday: V.I.S.I.T: Long Shots: Series One Land Rover”

  1. Ramblinrover Avatar

    The lights on the first are consistent with a ~'65-'67 north Am. import Series IIa (screwless front lights clear, all red rear with chrome ring). Possibly earlier rather than later due to chicken tax limits, but it's hard to say. Pastel Green is always a good color. The second is more indeterminate due to being a Brit and having had some work done. If original light colors and not plastic replacements, possibly ~'64-'65 IIa.

  2. Newport Pagnell Avatar
    Newport Pagnell

    Love it! Do you know if it's for sale? Name of establishment?

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      Newport: It is for sale. I'll follow up with additional information about it due to TheK ordering me to do so in the next comment.

  3. Kamil_K Avatar

    Longroof, there seem to be some other interesting vehicles at that estabilisment. Please investigate further, in the only way you know how – walk in and act like you belong.

  4. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Very nice, and a great spotting. Those Landies make me think back to the Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom shows, where they provided protection no matter how thick the lions or wildebeast got. A wonderful demonstration of how irrelevant horsepower is to performance. Insanely impractical in daily life.. I'm quite intrigued by the company it keeps, and hope they can all break free of the compound.

    1. FЯeeMan Avatar

      Plus eleventy for the MOWK reference. Loved that show when i was a kid!

  5. tomleemo Avatar

    cant pull my little home with this, but it would work taking the Barngoddess to the beach.
    keep it up

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