Spanish Series III: 1974 Santana 109

A vintage Land Rover wagon is on our roster, and has been since we first saw one lumbering around town when we were kids. Though this Spanish built Santana doesn't have the full panache of its English counterparts, there's a lot to like here. This truck could be especially dangerous for us since it’s close by, we have some 912 money in our pockets, and the ever present itch to tick another car off or our roster grows exponentially with an open garage spot.

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$12,500 Almost Defender: 1978 Land Rover 109 Santana

We're fans of the vehicles that the boys at Valencia Classic Vehicles import and based on their eBay account, it looks like they just had a ship come in - literally. They have a wide array of Spanish Santana's to choose from but this scruffy 109 driver caught our eye.

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Perfect Spanish Storm: 1983 Land Rover Santana

February 21, 2016 4x4, santana, land rover

We featured another Spanish import from Valencia Classic Vehicles last week and mentioned that we were initially drawn to a different truck that had already found a buyer. That guy backed out, but his loss could be your gain. 4 doors, seating for 9, a turbo on the diesel, and LHD add up to a perfect Rover in our book. Add to that Warwick Green with Alaskan White paint and a through refreshing and we're trying to figure out how to make room in our garage for this rig.

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Friday Garage Builder: 3 Quick Takes

A German, a British ex-pat, and a Colombian all walk into a bar. It's not the setup for the world's most obtuse joke, just a description of the 3 cars in today's Friday Garage Builder. Today we have a high mileage 944S2 for low money, a sweet Land Rover Santana, and to mix things up a bit, a guy in Columbia handmaking aluminum shells inspired by Porsche 550s.

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Spanish Rover: 1981 Land Rover Santana

If you can get past the horrible paint and "gold package" that has been added to this 1981 Land Rover Santana, it could be a great chance to get that Series III that's on your roster for a good price.

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