Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1992 Strange Rover - Custom Range Rover

I've been looking at this for quite awhile today. I'm trying to figure out whether I think it's cool or an abomination. I think I've decided that it falls somewhere in between.

This is a custom "one off" Land Rover convertible.

The owner / builder started with a "clean" Ranger Rover, cut the top off, welded in a roll bar and "went from there".

This thing looks absolutely awful with the top on it. But, with the top off, it looks pretty cool.

The materials used in the interior are "marine grade" and are supposedly waterproof. It has a custom sound system and an DVD player, which are probably not waterproof.

As with any chop job, it's important to check how much of the structural integrity of the vehicle has been lost. Range Rovers are pretty strong vehicles, but any vehicle will lose something when you take the roof off.

I guess if you don't want a run-of-the-mill, see-one-everyday beach buggy, this would be pretty cool. Me? I'd take a fully intact classic Range Rover.

Located in Boca Raton, FL, click here to see the eBay listing.


Paul said...

It wouldn't have been too bad if they went with a full cage instead of that stupid abortion that angles down at the back. The stupid window in the back and the cheesy strange rover lettering complete the tacky look. I think I'm going to be sick! A waste of a perfectly good truck.

rrshadow2 said...

I'm guessing the selling will have a tough time finding a buyer for that at HALF the price he's hoping to get for it

Jon said...

Even though the roll cage appears to be covered with some kind of black vinyl fabric, I imagine it would become nearly untouchable if the truck was left parked topless under the blazing Florida sun.

I guess the same could be said for the interior trim which appears to be mostly black. The saving grace are the white portions of the seats. On the other hand, I can imagine some bikini clad babe howling as her skin hit the side bolsters.

In addition, what's the point of this Miami Mini Moke having two TV screens in the headrests, when you are in the perfect people watching vehicle?

Rainy days I suppose.

Strange Rover indeed...