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Landy Santana – Carrer de Badajoz: Barcelona,Spain

December 28th, 2012 by Emir

Old Landys are cool no matter where you live, what the local market calls them or where the country of assembly is situated. Santana is a Spanish car manufacturer that’s been building and modifying local market Land Rovers since the late 50s in CKD form (Complete Knocked Down kits). That’s a fancy way of saying that Landy parts were shipped over from the factory in Solihull, assembled at the Santana factory in Spain and sold through local dealer networks at less-than-Landy-prices. And despite the low rent affiliations that typically accompany kit cars, Santana models often ended up being superior to the Land Rover equivalents in both quality and reliability. Go figure.

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Land Rover Defender 110 Pick-Up – Worth Street, NYC

March 29th, 2010 by Ian

Defenders are pretty common in these parts. Price be damned, their pure, utilitarian form and unadulterated simplicity really does it for New Yorkers. This current generation (2007-present) 110 caught my eye because of its bright red paint and unique pick-up truck configuration. And while the flimsy canvas top does an awful job of actually covering cargo, it does lend a military feel to the truck – as if a group of machine gun-touting mercenaries are going to jump out at any moment.

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Land Rover Discovery – Madison Ave, NYC

December 25th, 2009 by Ian

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Happy Holidays from ManOnTheMove…

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Under the hood: Monty the Land Rover

December 14th, 2009 by Stu

Pictured – Monty, a ’94 Land Rover Safari Defender, passing through the valley of the East African Rift while on a 14,000 mile adventure from London to Cape Town.

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People tend to choose vacation destinations based on how blue the water is or how pampered they will get at the spa. And for those of us bound to e-mail inboxes and office cubicles, average length of stay is usually somewhere in the week to ten day neighborhood. Ric and his girlfriend Charlie took a slightly different approach to their escape from reality this year. The Shepherds Bush, London-based couple decided to skip the Pina Coladas and all-you-can-eat buffet lines and instead spend six months roaming the earth in their ‘94 Defender affectionately known as Monty. Ric, Charlie and Monty, who left London October 1st, will have clocked an astonishing 14,000 miles when they reach Cape Town in March. That’s about 2,000 miles more than most Americans drive in a single year. As you can imagine, WIFI access is pretty hard to come by but, somewhere between the border of Ethiopia and Kenya, Ric and Charlie were good enough to share their experiences with us.

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Land Rover Defender – Puerto Mutis, Panama

December 3rd, 2009 by Stu

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We spot Defenders in Manhattan all the time. But the owner of this handsome 110 would likely brand them as off road posers considering the biggest daily obstacle they will face is a pothole on the West Side Highway. And we must admit, this 4×4 looks particularly at home outside the concrete jungle, where its heavy duty underpinnings can make good on their engineering promise.

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Land Rover Defender 90 – West 20th Street, NYC

September 16th, 2009 by Ian

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The Defender 90 is already a pretty capable little ute. But equipped with Hella lights up top, added fogs in the grille, supersized hazard lights on the fenders and a Warn winch up front, this green hard top spotted on West 20th looks ready to take on just about anything Manhattan can muster. So watch out flash floods. Pot holes, eat your heart out. And cabbies…you better steer clear.  This all terrain warrior is ready for action, or a natural disaster, whichever comes first.

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Toyota FJ40 – Route 27 Montauk, NY

August 24th, 2009 by Ian

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Hurricane Bill made things interesting for beach-goers in NY/NJ this past weekend. Many NYC-area beaches were even closed due to the rough waters and strong current left in Bill’s wake. But thrill-seeking surfers were totally stoked by the out-of-this-world surf report and nearly 2,000 of them ascended on the Montauk beaches yesterday as waves reached peaks not seen in nearly 17 years. It looks like the owner of this white FJ40 decided to play it safe by racking the boards and spending the afternoon in town.

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Land Rover LR3 [G4 Challenge Edition] – Ludlow Street, NYC

July 23rd, 2009 by Ian

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The owner of this LR3 is going to scale the wall of Katz’s Deli after he scarfs down one of their humungous Corned Beef sandwiches. No seriously, this LR3 is a legit, trail rated ute thanks to its participation in the 2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge, a global off roading competition staged across Thailand, Laos, Brazil and Bolivia that saw 18 nations participate.

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Defender 110 – Greene Street, NYC

July 8th, 2009 by Ian

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This may not be the first Defender we have spotted in Manhattan, but it is certainly one of the more pristine.  With its long wheelbase and towering stance, this super clean 110 looks about ready to devour the mid size Mercedes SUV parked behind it.

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Toyota FJ40 – West Village NYC

February 9th, 2009 by Ian

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This Toyota Land Cruiser 40 series (1960 – 1984), also know as an FJ40, was spotted here in all its tangerine glory. Judging by the surf rack, rust spots and half used bar of Sex Wax, it’s obvious this dude takes his 4×4 to the beach from time to time. Think of FJ40, which was the design inspiration for the current Toyota FJ Cruiser, as a Defender 90 within reach (i.e. they are a lot cheaper). These rough and tough FJs are also a unique alternative to the similarly valued vintage wranglers, called CJs (Civilian Jeeps)

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