...updated November 17, 2004. Time for a nap.
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Basil is featured in the March 2002 issue of Land Rover World! He also appears in the June 2002 issue of 4WD & Sport Utility Magazine.
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Why? Because it's like nothing else I own, they're fun to work on, fully capable off-road and, well, c'mon. Just look at it. Character! Plus I'm not going to lose my license speeding in it with a top speed around 100 kmh. I'm a sucker for vehicles that are specialized and designed for a very particular use.
Basil is red with the original paint (well, where it has paint) a tropical roof, four jump seats in the rear, deluxe bonnet, Kodiak heater, hand throttle (aka "cruise control") and a full dose of character. I can also pull the top off, remove the doors and fold down the windscreen for a full-on convertible experience.
- install that winch
- more adventures.
I've got to say that it is much nicer working on Basil now that I have access to a shop instead of lying on the ice with a -25C windchill!
The story so far (click the Land Rover logo to return to this page)
|Coming out of the barn|
|Stage one - getting it mobile|
|Stage two - getting road legal|
|Stage three - making it better|
|Using it for the first time! The OVLR Birthday Party|
|Moving to Colorado!|
|Adapting to a new environment.|
|Life with a new Rover|
|Adventures. (with the latest updates)|
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