ROVERHAUL Picture Galleries 1971 Land Rover Series IIA Restoration Gallery - Before
Range Rover Picture Gallery Land Rover Concept Gallery 1971 Land Rover Series IIA Restoration Gallery - During
ROVERHAUL Land Rover Print Advertisement Gallery 1971 Land Rover Series IIA Restoration Gallery - Done

Hi, we created this site initially to document the restoration project of our 1971 Land Rover Series IIA. It was a great time; we took it all the way down to the frame, touching nearly every nut & bolt.

The learning process for someone like me who loves driving cars, but didn't have much experience underneath them, made it all the more fun. I had some amazing help from Chris, Sam, Faris & Kal - Could not have done it without them - after all, it was Sam who talked me into it and Faris who got me the space & more. Now a few years on and looking back, I wish we had all the latest internet technologies while we were working. We could have tweeted about the wiring harness mishaps or YouTube'd the first time the engine & trans went back together after months apart.

Currently between projects, I promise that 1981 Range Rover will drive like new one day, I've put up all the pictures (almost 1600) from the restoration along with some specific articles about what we did and how. I still get huge amounts of email from people asking all sorts of questions and I really try my best to answer each one. The number one question is always, "Can you restore my Rover?". And I always have to answer the same way, these are all personal projects not a true commercial endeavor, but I do recommend anyone who has the passion, time and means, it's a really interesting & rewarding hobby.

The Picture Gallery now has almost 4200 images, see all the Land Rovers through the ages and be sure to check out our huge collection of Land Rover advertisements, Press Releases, Official Photography and added them to the gallery. You can get a real feel for how Land Rover has advertised the vehicles from 1948 through today.

I also created a news site: where I can really indulge my Land Rover obsession and post the latest info I can find on Land Rovers, Range Rovers and add my own commentary that the automotive journalists leave out. You can also follow @OVALNEWS on Twitter to keep up to date.

Our YouTube Channel is a great source for Land Rover videos, I've collected & created a bunch myself, and I do my best to point the visitors to other interesting Land Rover videos you can find on there.

Thanks for visiting & enjoy!

Land Rover Magazine August 2007 - A Labour of Love

As seen in... Land Rover Magazine - LRM
We were honored to have David Bowers do a great 4 page article on the roverhaul project for the August 2007 issue of Land Rover Monthly. This is a magazine I read monthly, so it means a lot to actually make it in and have a picture on the cover. Thanks LRM!

You can download the article in PDF format below:

Adobe Acrobat FileLRM - August 2007 - A Labour of LoveAdobe Acrobat File - USA Home Page Feature September 2007

Maurice has a great informational site at and was kind enough to put together an article and feature the roverhaul project for his September 2007 home page.

Thanks Maurice!

eBayThe Land Rover Restorer's Best Friend - eBay
Click the link above to check out some items from the eBay Seller who really helped with the IIA Project, without the great eBay finds, there's no way the project could have turned out as well as it did - check them out. If you're looking for that last part you just can't seem to find, that's the place to look. Also, here's the link to the RSS feed I subscribe to showing me all the latest IIA stuff to appear on eBay.

Lode Lane - The Land Rover Factory in Solihull, UK

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Check out the original Land Rover factory from above using this interactive Google Map, if you zoom in, you can see the finished vehicles parked all over the factory, the Jungle Track & other off-road setups; like the elephants footsteps, which you can drive over yourself during the

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Test driving the IIA