Love From Land Rover

Love From Land Rover New Zealand

I have a confession to make... I've always had a soft spot for Land Rovers, especially the Defender/110 model. I can trace it back to a very specific thing, when I was three for Christmas I got given a Dinky Toys Land Rover Series 2a 109 in dark blue... and I loved that wee truck, it went with me everywhere, which was probably it's undoing because somewhere along the way it got lost and I've always regretted it.

Back in the 1970's a Dinky Toy was a rare thing indeed, basically as a kid, you only had them if you had family in the UK who could send them over, as the tax and duty on them made them just too expensive for parents to buy on a regular basis... which is why mine was never replaced.

Love From Land Rover Valentines Restoration

So I can understand the attachment that four blokes had to their Land Rover purchased together when they were at university and then reluctantly selling 15 years later.

The story of their life with their 'Landy' appealed so much to the team at Land Rover New Zealand they secretly purchased and began a ground up restoration.

With the help of one of the owners wives, Claire, a plan was hatched to reunite 'Landy' with her boys for Valentines Day, 2015... this is their story...


And in case anyone else wants to make somebody happy... this is a Dinky Land Rover circa 1970 to 1973.


Source: Land Rover

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