Land Rover Defender Blog

Land Rover Defender, 90 and 110 Range – Book Review

A book for the Defender enthusiast...

Ben Gribbin

Ben Gribbin

April 20, 2016

Hello, I'm the editor of FunRover. I'm a massive Land Rover fan. Currently own a TD5 90. 2015 MR Blogger of the Year
PHOTO

Search

Popular Articles

8 Almost Useless Land Rover Mods

11th June 2014

Updated: What Makes a Defender Iconic?

29th November 2011

FUN ROVER STORAGE

I've been spending countless hours recently researching the history of the Defender / 90 / 110. It can be painstaking to find useful info online, then verify it and compile it away. I've had to order numerous ancient back issues of the big Land Rover mags. Then I stumbled across the book:

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 10.42.24

Land Rover Defender, 90 and 110 Range: 30 Years of the Coil-Sprung 4x4 Models by James Taylor. Taylor has served as a technical consultant to JLR itself, so you can be confident the information within is accurate and well researched.

Often times, with these kind of books, you can tell that a freelance writer has been brought in, with little or no interest in Land Rovers. This makes for a very dry, copy and paste, recounting of engine sizes and power specs. Taylor, however, has written for and even edited Land Rover magazines and really knows his stuff.

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 10.45.44

There's a veritable treasure trove of information contained within about special edition Defenders, how the Defender came to be and the team behind the vehicle design / marketing. I garnered a lot from this single volume and just wanted to recommend it for anyone into Land Rovers. It also serves as a concise guide as to the trim levels and fittings of each MY from the early 80's. A great read!

Look out for the REAL reason the 2.4 / 2.2 TDCi models have a 'power bulge'.

Available from Amazon as a hard back or Kindle eBook

Verdict

A superb book, well worth a read for any Land Rover enthusiast

  • FunRover Rating
    ICON ICON ICON ICON ICON
    5/5

Leave a Reply

About Us

FunRover is a place for Land Rover enthusiasts to gather as a community and discuss the best 4x4 vehicles ever produced. We're building a library of high quality resources & articles to help owners along in their Land Rover ownership.

Get in Touch

Want to get in touch?

e: hello@funrover.com