aynes Publishing has rightly made its reputation on the excellent practical engineering handbooks produced over the years on a selection of vehicles. This restoration manual is a little different from the workshop manuals. The Land Rover has been a great British engineering and automotive success story that has been running for sixty years. The original Series I took over the territory marked out by the American Jeep and did it brilliantly. Land Rovers have been driven in all conditions in a bewildering variety of sub-types. The manual starts by providing a heavily illustrated history of the Land Rover range including the models that followed the Series III. The manual then provides advice on buying and restoring Land Rovers, following the Haynes traditional format of heavy illustration and concise text that is easy to follow. For those intending to restore a Land Rover, it is still possible to obtain original manufacturer’s workshop manuals and to purchase Haynes owners manuals for a specific series of Land Rover. One challenge of Land Rovers is that the basic three classic Series, the military light-weight version and the forward control Land Rover, are only basics. There has always been a wide range of optional accessories, including power take-offs and tracks, that significantly change a basic vehicle into a specialist vehicle.