Once upon a time in a land far away I owned this. It’s a Land Rover 101 Forward Control.
The vehicle was previously owned by the British Army and I picked it up from a dealer in Leeds. It was then given a spring clean, including converting it from left- to right-hand drive and 24V to 12V electrics. New fittings included Bostrom suspension seats and Sparco five point racing harnesses.
The steering was heavy. Very heavy. Reverse parking it was a bitch in London but at least other traffic always gave way. Even taxi drivers.
The 101 was designed to be air-portable so all the body panels only took a couple of minutes to remove. The tilt and frame also came off leaving not much more than the floor and front panel. Possibly the ultimate convertible.
Some owners went a bit further when customising their 101s. This beauty is from the film Judge Dredd
I’ve only recently discovered these old photos. If I find any more I shall add them to this post. As always, high resolution images are available if you click on the thumbnail images above.