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Spotted: Nice looking Toyota Land Cruiser

A visit to the local Costco resulted in seeing this gem. A quite nice looking 1970s Toyota Land Cruiser in a very period orange sort of colour.

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Mint GMC Jimmy on eBay

My best friend’s parents growing up had early 1980s Jimmy with a two tone blue and white paint job. I thought it was about the coolest vehicle ever. Certainly better than my parents Datsun 510 wagon (not the cool one, … Continue reading

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Squashed roof International Scout

I came across International Scout in a local storage yard. It looks someone was using it as intended but it ended up on the roof. Looks pretty squashed. I wouldn’t want to be inside when it happened.

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Lada Heat Machine – Wild heater equipped Lada Niva

Check out this fantastic Lada Niva custom equipped with hydraulics and a massive heat source. It showed up for sale on Kijiji. It is rare enough to see a Niva as early as a 1980 model never mind one with … Continue reading

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Landrover mongrel

This interesting Landrover is, I believe, an attempt to combine the best of everything into one vehicle. Aluminum body of a Landrover, reliable Japanese engine, and adjustable Citroen suspension. The hydro-pneumatic suspension is sourced from a Citroen DS and SM … Continue reading

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Good bye Falcon, Hello Jeep

Well that was certainly a short time with me but I obtained a Jeep Cherokee for free which meant something in the garage had to leave. Since I hadn’t really had time to bond with the Falcon I choose to … Continue reading

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Laforza – odd ball luxury SUV

The Laforza is an interesting beast as it is an Americanized version of the Rayton Fissore Magnum 4×4. The Magnum was first shown at the Turin Motor Show in 1985 and sold in Europe with a choice of Fiat four … Continue reading

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Spare Lada Niva sold

I had found myself owning a spare Lada Niva. I didn’t need it as my 1995 one was better in every way – it had fuel injection, the body was much more solid even the seats where better but it … Continue reading

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Most badge engineered vehicle ever?

Badge engineering is an extremely common way of getting more value from a vehicle design. It is the laziest way to platform share. Need another vehicle? Create a new name, slap some badges on, perhaps vary the trim a bit … Continue reading

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Find of week: 1980 Suzuki Jimny LJ80

Came across this very rare 1980 Suzuki Jimny LJ80. Suzuki only sold the LJ80 for one year in Canada before replacing it with the larger Samurai. It has a four stroke 797cc four cylinder engine.

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