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Essential Buyer's Guide Series I,II & IIA

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Land Rover ownership, learn how to spot a bad vehicle quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right vehicle at the right price!

Illustrated with 100+ photos and written to also serve as an owner's reference of vulnerable points to monitor.


 

Land Rover Series I-III: Your expert guide to common problems & how to fix them (Auto-Doc Series)
A compact but comprehensive troubleshooter and guide to the Series I, II & III Land Rovers. This book identifies the most common problems encountered with Series Land Rovers, from engine noises to suspension issues, and provides quick, often innovative roadside repairs to get you moving again, together with thorough advice on more expensive repairs. Covering most civilian models, including both gasoline and diesel engines, this is an essential book for Land Rover drivers.

Now out of print but available as a an E-book.

This is a Kindle downloadable E-Book. Link includes access to free downloadable Apps for reading Kindle books on any device.

 



Land Rover Series III - The Essential Buyer’s Guide
STOP! Don‘t buy a Land Rover Series III without first buying this book! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Land Rover ownership, learn how to spot a bad vehicle quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!


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Land Rover Series II, IIA and III (Maintenance and Upgrades Manual) 

With step-by-step instructions and safety information throughout, this book is a valuable technical resource for owners of Series II, IIA and III Land Rovers. Author Richard Hall

Off-Road Driving Manual: Step-by-step instruction for all terrains (Haynes Repair Manual)

This extensively illustrated step-by-step manual, written by two renowned experts, is aimed at all drivers wishing to learn to drive safely and successfully off-road, whether for the occasional trip across a field or to prepare for an off-road expedition in a remote part of the world. The down-to-earth text, supported by numerous graphics and illustrations, will appeal equally to those with no previous off-road driving experience as well as those wishing to develop existing skills to a higher level. Dynamically designed pages with clear illustrations and graphics, and numerous photographs. Vehicle preparation, including tyres. Top-ten off-road problems. Throttle control, steering and gear selection. Hill climbs and descents, wading, winching and recovery, winter driving. Mud and grass, ruts and uneven ground, ditch crossings and deep V-shaped gullies, side slopes. Towing on- and off-road. Details of professional training, and where to go off-roading.

 

Land Rover Series III Specification Guide

The book follows it predecessor, "Land Rover Series II and IIA Specification Guide", in trying to establish how its subject vehicles would have been when they were new. Compiled over a period of more than thirty years, the book draws on extensive reference material from Land Rover itself, and on the observations and knowledge of an army of enthusiasts.

 

Land-Rover the Formative Years 1947-1967: The Real Story Behind the Worlds Most Versatile Vehicle


Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Land-Rover Series One Club Ltd (Mar 2009)
Contains approx 500 photos, drawings and illustrations some of which are published for the first time thanks to John Smith's extensive research.
 

Land Rover: The Incomparable 4x4 from Series 1 to Defender (Ludvigsen Library)

One of the world's most versatile and engaging vehicles is celebrated in this Ludvigsen Library book. Conceived by Maurice Wilks of the Rover Motor Company as Britain's answer to the ubiquitous Jeep, the Land-Rover made its bow in 1948. In accord with Wilk's desires it was more versatile than the Jeep, making it the ideal farming and countryside vehicle — perhaps the first-ever sport-utility. An explosion of different body styles and wheelbase lengths soon enriched the range of this popular off-roader, as did diesel and even V-8 engines. The Series 2 version was introduced in 1958 and the Series 3 in 1971. Special forward-control and military versions only increased the range of tasks this amazing vehicle could accomplish. The original Land-Rover rolls on into the 21st Century, now styled as the Defender. Rare and original photos from the Ludvigsen Library and Marshall of Cambridge depict the evolution of this globe-girdling 4x4 over half a century, amplified by an introduction by ""Landie"" expert Paul Woods.

 
Land Rover: 65 Years of the 4 X 4 Workhorse
The Land Rover has become an icon across the world, famed for its classic design, its practicality and its longevity. In this revised edition of his acclaimed book, first issued as Land Rover - 60 Years of the 4 x 4 Workhorse, James Taylor charts sixty-five years of Land Rover development in comprehensive detail, bringing the story right up to date with the latest Defender variants.
 
Land Rover: 60 Years of Adventure
The 60th anniversary of Land Rover occurs in 2008. The original Series 1 Land Rover was unveiled in 1948 and the utilitarian Defender models are still instantly recognisable as relatives of the original. The Land Rover range has also expanded over the years to elevate the Solihull marque to a premium brand in the automotive market place, the latest Range Rover models providing palatial luxury while still providing unbeatable off-road performance. This beautifully produced book tells the full story of all Land Rover models through a wealth of stunning colour images, many previously unpublished.
 
Land Rover Scrapbook (Original Scrapbook)

"The Land Rover Scrapbook" celebrates the British motor industry's most enduring brand as it enters its Diamond Anniversary year. The work employs a fusion of product information, company records, personal memorabilia and design ephemera, much of it published for the first time, to bring to life the marque's colourful history. The lush pictorial data is interwoven with a rich historical and product narrative from former Land Rover manager and motoring journalist, Mike Gould. As a key member of Land Rover's sales, marketing and PR team for over 30 years, Gould is well-placed to offer fresh insights into the company's business policy and design decisions. His honesty, passion and genuine affection for Land Rover make this work a unique record not only of the marque but of the personalities and products that built the business.
 
Military Land Rover: Development and in Service
Written by one of the country's leading experts on the subject of military transport in general and the Land Rover in particular, the book is published in the 60th anniversary year of the Land Rover project being given the go ahead. Superbly illustrated
 
The Land Rover File
* Hardcover: 368 pages * Publisher: Dove Publishing (Nov 2006)
..........it includes in one volume everything there is to know about Land Rovers, Range Rovers, Range Rover Sports, Discoverys, and Freelanders. Books on Land Rover abound but none has this wealth of readily accessible accurate and up-to-date detail. The launch of the book coincides with the latest Freelander. All five ranges are described model by model, each one with a descriptive entry and specification, and there is a history of Land Rover's evolution from a stop-gap replacement for the wartime Jeep to the sophisticated highway-cruising Range Rover Sport. The bewildering array of military Land Rovers, foreign assembly, Land Rover fire engines, ambulances, emergency vehicles, cross-country playthings and safari adventurers is dealt with in detail.
 
Land Rover Experience, The: A User's Guide to Four-wheel Driving
By Tom Sheppard
# 208 pages # Publisher: Land Rover (29 Sep 1994)
Covers pretty much everything you need to know about how to drive in a variety of offroad situations. Includes a detailed section on towing.
 

Land Rover Expeditions: Where to Go Off-roading in the UK (Haynes EMAP S.)


Hardcover 224 pages (August 19, 2004) # Publisher: Haynes Publishing
Having a real four-wheel drive vehicle means the owner can travel to almost anywhere in the UK. Produced by Land Rover Owner International Magazine, this guidebook provides ideas on how to make the most of owning and travelling by Land Rover in Britain.

 

Land Rover: Series One to Freelander

by Graham Robson. This title covers over 50 years of Land Rover history. From the very first Land Rover of 1948 to the most modern version, together with its stable-mates, the Discovery and the Freelander, the author's history tells the full story of these versatile vehicles. Topics covered include the full history of.......

 

Hybrid Land Rovers by Alan Kidd and Tony Parrot. 96 pages Aug 2000

Home-made 4x4's for recreational use. The featured cars will give you a wealth of ideas of your own. Well written and gloriously illustrated, this is a great book and reasonably priced too.

 
Golden Age of Discovery by John Hemming. Pavilion Books, 190 pages, hardback, Sept 2000. Issued in conjunction with Land Rover's 50th anniversary. Describing the dangers, hardships and experience expeditions have had over the years with Land Rovers to give them support.
 

 

 

 

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Four-By-Four Driving

By Tom Sheppard. 240 pages, Paperback, Publisher: Desert Winds
A comprehensive collection of 4x4 information. Packed with technical information. 3rd Edition 14th Feb 2013.
 
 
The 4x4 Book: The essential guide to buying, owning, enjoying and maintaining an off-road vehicle

Hardcover: 176 pages * Publisher: Haynes Group (31 May 2006)
In the past ten years, 4x4s have evolved from somewhat agricultural vehicles used primarily as workhorses, and have carved out their own market niche as mainstream, everyday means of transport. This extensively illustrated book provides a complete introduction to the world of 4x4s, with practical advice on how to choose the most suitable vehicle, and what to expect when running a 4x4, as well as guidance on off-road driving techniques, towing and maintenance. Essential reading for anyone contemplating ownership of their first 4x4, and for existing owners who want to maximise their enjoyment of 4x4 ownership.
 

4WD in 1000 Photos

From the world's first 4x4, the original Willys Jeep, to the technologically stunning machines used to tackle the daunting Paris-Dakar Rally, this beautifully designed book contains 1,000 colour photographs of four-wheel-drive vehicles in action on- and off-road around the world. The vast range of vehicles depicted includes mainstream off-roaders, and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), as well as more unusual vehicles such as the pre-war Citroen half-track and 'Monster' 4x4 pick-ups, and a look at concept vehicles that point the way to the future. A visual feast for all 4x4 enthusiasts.

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Classic 4 X 4s (Illustrated Buyer's...

Paperback 192 pages (November 1, 1997) # Publisher: SOS Free Stock

Not too many years ago, the best fate an old 4x4 could hope for was to be heavily modified and then driven over virtually impossible trails until a more final death occurred. Imagine how old Doc Frankenstein's monster felt! In the past few years, a new possibility emerged - restoration and life as a highly prized collectable. Where classic cars have long been, where muscle cars are now, where trucks in general have recently come, 4x4s now enter. Beyond the military rigs, which have long been popular in their own genre, "classic" 4x4s are now attracting people who want to collect, own and restore them as something new and different. I put "Classic 4x4s" together in an effort to supply some guidance for this new direction in automotive collecting. The book has a lot of scope but not nearly as much as I had material to cover. The origins and development of four-wheel drive has long been an abiding interest with me. My hope is that the next time you see a tired old 4x4 languishing in the weeds, you'll see a gleaming restoration in your mind's eye rather than a trail monster. Thanks for your interest! Jim Allen

 

Off-road Recovery Techniques: A...

Paperback 80 pages (October 15, 1996) Publisher: Motor Racing Publications

 

Handbook of Off-road Driving by Julian Cremona, Keith Hart. 160 pages (January 18, 1990) Publisher: Ashford

Very good book for the beginner in off roading.

 
 

Four Wheeling by John D. Farquhar, Bill Holder, Gary Wescott, William G. Holder.

Hardcover 80 pages (March 1, 1994). Publisher: Courage Books

 
 
Four-Wheeler's Bible by Jim Allen; 224 pages (November 30, 2002). Publisher: Motorbooks International
 

4-wheel Freedom: The Art of Off-road...

Whether you're thinking about buying a 4-wheel drive vehicle or are already an experienced 4WDer, there is something in this complete guide for you. Learn how to drive on snow, ice, rocks, mud and hills, plus how to choose and use off-road tires, winches and other speciality gear. Every 4WD owner should own this handy book.

 

Backroad Adventuring in Your Sport...

Paperback 176 pages (August 1, 1998) # Publisher: Tab Books

Synopsis An introduction to country travel and camping, tailored to the needs of families who wish to adventure in the great outdoors without harming the environment. Advice is given on driving, maintenance, equipment, packing and camping, and sidebars feature real-life adventures.

 

Offroad Driving Techniques by Nick Dimbleby.

Comprehensive guide on driving safely and responsibly off-road. 160 pages (27 October, 1997).

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Off-Roader Driving by Tom Sheppard, Desert Winds. Review by Off-Roader ' ..a treasure-trove of off-road driving techniques .. superbly illustrated in colour ... a great present for anyone who owns or drives a four-wheel drive, or those who regularly venture off the beaten track in search of driving challenges and excitement.'
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Off-road 4-wheel Drive Book 200 pages, hardback, March 1999. Jack Jackson With 30 years of experience of using four-wheel drive machines on expeditions to all parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, the Middle and Far East, the Himalayas, Iceland and Greenland, Jack Jackson explains what to look for and which vehicles are best for which terrains and conditions. The book describes the most commonly available passenger-carrying 4WD vehicles an their accessories. It features driving in , and recovering from hostile environments including sand, mud, water, snow and ice. It also gives advice on planning expeditions, with survival techniques, common problems and emergency field repairs; useful equipment, and information on engines, brakes, tyres and suspension. There are also contact addresses for clubs and suppliers.
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In Search of Will Carling by Charles Jacoby, Pocket Books June 1997, 352 pages paperback. It's a travel book, a rugby book, an Africa book, a comedy, a tragedy and not a bad Land Rover maintenance book. Country Life said: "Few possess the descriptive powers and wit of Charles Jacoby".
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The Trailer Manual # Hardcover 160 pages (March 29, 2006) # Publisher: Haynes Group
Following the same successful format as the "Caravan and Motorcaravan Manual", this is a comprehensive guide to buying, using, maintaining - even building - a light trailer, up to 3.5 tonnes in weight. Featuring car trailers, trailer tents, tippers, general haulage, and motorcycle carriers, new and used, expert author Brian Bate provides the sort of information that will be invaluable to both novice and experienced trailer users, including authoritative details on the latest legislation affecting trailer usage.
 
The Complete Trailer Manual Paperback, Nov 1996, 128 pages. How to design and build your own trailer. detailed descriptions of maintenance of existing trailers. Includes details for necessary wiring connections and tow hitch fixing.
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The Lost World of the Kalahari by Col. by Laurens Van der Post. 256 pages new edition (3 January, 2002; originally published 1962) Vintage; ISBN: 009942875X

A 3000mile expedition by Land Rover. Laurens van der Post was fascinated and appalled at the fate of this remarkable people. Ostracised by all the changing face of African cultural life they retreated deep into the Kalahari desert. His fascinating attempt to capture their way of life and the secrets of their ancient heritage provide captivating reading and a unique insight into a forgotten way of life.

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