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1987 Jeep Wagoneer: The Finest Classic Luxury SUV for $43k?

Buying a classic Range Rover too predictable? Then meet the 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer! Historians dictate that the Range Rover lays claim as the world’s first luxurious SUV. However, they would be mistaken. Long before the UK trend-setter reached American shores, and some years before the Rangie ...
By Calum Brown May 23, 2019

The Perfect Land Rover Discovery Is For Sale With Morris Leslie

Land Rover’s second-generation Discovery is largely ignored by those seeking a classic 4x4. Here’s why it’s the perfect blend of heritage and usability The first-generation Land Rover Discovery broke new ground when it first hit tarmac in 1989. Based on the well-proven underpinnings of Spen K...
By Calum Brown May 22, 2019

This 1989 Land Rover One Ten Won The Toughest Off-Road Event Ever

Joe and Bob Ives are legends in the Land Rover world for their exploits during 1989's Camel Trophy event – and we've driven their winning One Ten! The mere mention of 'Camel Trophy' sends most seasoned Land Rover enthusiasts into a fit of excitement, overloaded with admiration for what is widely...
By Calum Brown May 16, 2019

Celebrating Land Rover's Unloved Range Rover P38a

It's World Land Rover Day! To mark the occasion, we take a look at the criminally underated Range Rover P38a. Motorious' own workhorse, in fact. If you wish to experience a true love/hate relationship, buy a Range Rover P38 – although it’s very much love from you, hate from it. A bit like dati...
By Calum Brown Apr 30, 2019

The Incredible Story Of America's Lost 1939 Antarctic Snow Cru...

Designed to tackle the treacherous conditions of Antarctica in 1939, America's Snow Cruiser – still missing in action – remains one of history's greatest engineering legends. But what went wrong? Known to us mere mortals as the Snow Cruiser, and causing tailbacks along a 1020-mile route stretchi...
By Gillian Carmoodie Apr 28, 2019

The Super SUV That Arrived A Decade Too Early: Spyker D12

The Spyker D12 Peking To Paris Concept car was ahead of its time, ultimately costing its success. The notion of high performance SUVs is something we are all familiar with today. Just about everyone and their mother is building a premium high-riding car in a bid to cash-in on the booming fashion...
By Tyler Heatley Apr 06, 2019

The Crazy Twin-Engined Citroen 2CV That Challenged Land Rover

The Citroen 2CV Sahara 4x4 is a quirky design that makes use of two engines The Citroen 2CV is now over 70 years-old and is credited with being the vehicle that got France moving. Just like the British Mini and Italian Fiat 500, the 2CV was cheap to buy, cheap to run, and cheap to fix. It is als...
By Tyler Heatley Apr 01, 2019

Driving The Rambo Lambo: Lamborghini LM002

Simply one of the most outrageous vehicles ever made, the Lamborghini LM002 was the world's first super SUV. The temperature is in the negative figures, the usually blue Braies Lake is frozen and icy white, and the landscape that surrounds it is dusted with snow. The Italian Mountains make for a...
By Tyler Heatley Feb 01, 2019

Why The Range Rover P38a Deserves Space In Your Garage

Forever lampooned as a liability by keyboard warriors and marque snobs alike, the second generation Range Rover (P38a) remains criminally underrated. Here's why you should ignore the horror stories and buy one... There is one question often repeated to myself while stuck at the side of the road,...
By Calum Brown Jan 09, 2019

Top Five Most Iconic Paris-Dakar Rally Cars

There’s a longstanding argument as to which form of motorsport is the most gruelling. Is it Formula 1 with its relentless G-forces, the World Rally Championship due to its need for brain-frazzling pace notes, or is it the Word Endurance Championship for the required stamina? We think the answer m...
By Tyler Heatley Jan 07, 2019

How To Buy The Perfect Range Rover Classic

Price are going wild! But are there any bargains left? And if there are, how do you find one? Here are the answers... How much to pay• Project £800-8500 • Good £5800-30,000 • Concours £20,000+ • Overview Practicality ★★★★★Running costs ★★Spares ★★★★DIY Friendly ★★★★Investment ★★★★Desirability ★★...
By Motorious Staff Jan 04, 2019

Lamborghini Urus vs LM002: The Ultimate SUV Shootout

The Lamborghini Urus might split opinion, but many forget that wasn't the Italian marque's first 4x4. We put the Legendary LM002 up against its modern-day successor Hardcore automotive enthusiasts are currently at war over the notion of Lamborghini building an SUV. Some say that it is a necessit...
By Tyler Heatley Dec 18, 2018

Why The Land Rover Series III Remains Britain's Ultimate 4x4

With modern off-roaders boasting all manner of driving aids, we take a look at the ultimate incarnation of Land Rover's classic lineage. The basic machine that separates the men from the boys - the Series III It doesn’t handle. It’s drafty, unrefined and the heater remains largely aspirational. ...
By Calum Brown Dec 04, 2018

Fiat Panda 4x4 MkI and MkII Buying Guide

Chic and simple, the original Panda 4x4 is an emerging classic star. Here’s what to look for when taking the plunge How much to pay • Basket Case £300-£500 • Project £500-£1200 • Good £1200-£3000 • Concours £4000+ • Overview Practicality ★★★★★Running costs ★★★★★Spares ★★★DIY friendly ★★★★Investm...
By Motorious Staff Aug 13, 2018

UK Government Releases Historic MoT Rules – It's Good News!

The long-awaited UK MoT exemption rules have been released, and owners of historic cars, especially specials and modified classics, can breathe a sigh of relief The UK's Department for Transport has released the long-awaited definition of a Vehicle of Historic Interest (VHI), which will define t...
By David Lilywhite Dec 18, 2017

Top 10 Greatest Rally Drivers Of All Time

We outline ten of the greatest drivers ever to storm a special stage Henri Toivonen The son of former European Rally Champion Pauli Toivonen, this Finnish star was electrifyingly fast, winning the RAC Rally of Great Britain in 1980 at just 24 years old. Sadly, his name is forever linked with a ...
By Motorious Staff Nov 23, 2017

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