It’s a fact that vintage land rover discovery hold a special place in the hearts of many. From Camel Trophy-era Discoverys to overland ready Defenders, these vehicles have a reputation for being the baddest and most legendary off-road machines in existence.
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There’s a reason for that, and it’s because these cars are so unique in their ability to make you feel free, no matter what the terrain is. Whether you’re camping on the side of the road in southern Vermont or rock crawling through Moab, few vehicles can match that kind of off-road allure.
The Discovery, introduced in 1989, was based on the 100-inch Range Rover chassis. Like its bigger brother, it had a raised roof, safari rear windows and a spare wheel mounted on the outside.
Unlike the Defender, which was built with a variety of different wheelbase options and is quite a bit smaller in the front, the Discovery offers the perfect combination of space, comfort and off-road capabilities. The stepped, raised roof, safari rear window cluster and the spare wheel on the outside all add a lot of room, while making it easier to fit jump seats in the back, compared to the Defender. And the 100 inches that come standard on the Discovery is the perfect amount of off-road clearance, so it will tackle even the roughest of trails with ease. And, of course, you can always upgrade it with the right modifications.