Witness the return of a legend

Fulfilling a promise of love and restoration

From humble farm life beginnings, carrying pigs and potatoes — to traversing rugged landscapes, across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Through sand dunes and muddy rainforests, over rock beds and mountain ridges, this Land Rover Series 3 has had a lifetime of adventure. After its epic overland journey [/] it took on a more domestic role, as a family daily driver. At one point it was almost sold, but has stayed in the same family since.

Decades have passed and this legend is ready for a full restoration, from the chassis up. To fulfill Alec and Jan Forman's promise, made on valentine's day 2018, to love their Land Rover back to life!

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Legend

1977 - 1978

Exploring more of the world during a time way before GPS of hashtags.

1978 - 1985

Used as an everyday family car and for frequent camping trips in England and across Europe

1986 - 1993

Turning on the ignition every twenty one months for summer adventures, all over the UK.

2003 - 2018

Valentine’s Day 2018, after the Land Rover sat parked for over two decades, and after the release of their book Alec and Jan Forman decided to make a pledge — To Love Our Land Rover Back To Life!

2018 - 2019

Twelve months of dismantle work brought back memories of the past and hope for rejuvenating future.

1977
Watch this space
2021 -

Plans are in the making to love this legend back to life!

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The journey to a full restoration

Follow along as we document the return of a legend

7
min read
Completed on
February 22, 2018
The inspection

Overall it is clear that there are a lot of severe effects after so many years of neglect, and at the start of any restoration endeavor can be overwhelming, but let’s get stuck into our findings.

3
min read
Completed on
March 31, 2018
A good cleaning

Brushing revealed the years of neglect, paint chipping away, corrosion, and tints of green from the algae growing full on in the door windows. Regretful evidence that we should have protected our trusty trooper from the elements of the seasons.

4
min read
Completed on
May 8, 2018
Tackling the frontend

When you take on dismantling a vehicle, such as a Series, there are many thoughts on how best to tackle the project. Alec and Jan jump right in and get to work.

Products inspired by our legend

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