Landie with the lot

All good things come to an end and for John McMaster his 22-year affair with his Land Rover 110 has reached that point. When he set up this incredible vehicle it was for life but life throws the odd curve ball.

It all started back in the UK in 1993 when John purchased a 1986 Land Rover 110 when it was retired early from active service with its original owner the British Army due to a damaged rear cross member.

It was a left-hand-drive 12v/24v ‘fitted for radio’ hard top and John got it minus engine and gearbox and all the radio equipment.

After looking at options including a custom-built Rover V8 and a GM 6.5 V8 diesel he settled on a Chevy 350.

In 2010 the biggest change was removing the rear overhang and cutting the tray and chassis back to the rear wheels giving a 90 degree departure angle.

The final change was in 2013 when John got another set of beadlock rims, this time 15x8 which were fitted with 35x11.5x15 Simex Extreme Trekkers.

Sadly for John he has had to put the 110 up for sale, complete with all the spare parts and equipment as he is heading back to Europe, to the south of France, an area where he will not need the extreme capabilities of the 110 and that also does not have an LVVTA system like our own which will allow it to be registered and road legal.

To read the full story in the July 2015 issue of NZ4WD go to (on sale June 15) or purchase your own hard copy at the Adrenalin store.

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