The 1973 Land Rover Series III, formerly a “rusty old farm hack,” has been transformed into a custom lifestyle SUV.
The restored Land Rover is London-based Aubrey Automobiles’ first complete car and has been named ‘Aubrey 001’.
For Georgia Peck, owner of Aubrey Automotive, the ethos behind vehicles like the Series III is to restore them to better than new condition while “maintaining their period look and ‘old’ soul”.
new desire for life
The Series III is the property of a family in Devon who previously used it as a farm vehicle. They commissioned Aubrey Automotive to build an updated Land Rover to support new life in the Swiss Alps.
Aubrey 001 took more than 1,000 hours to rebuild from the bare shell over eight months. The work included a new galvanized chassis, a rebuilt 2.25-litre petrol engine and a left-hand drive conversion.
Other mechanical upgrades include new brakes and suspension, and electric power steering in the steering column.
Georgia Peck said, “I have the great pleasure of driving the cars I love so much and then giving them new life, both cosmetically and mechanically, for generations to come.”
Roofs for Every Occasion
Unlike some restomod Land Rovers, the bold orange paint on the Aubrey 001 is completely in tune with the period.
The body was restored to metal and the original Safari roof was fully restored before being repainted. A custom six-point roll cage sits under the roof, but can be removed if desired.
Aubrey also designed removable B-pillars, while the heated front windshield folds flat. There are eight roof configurations to choose from, with interchangeable ski or bike racks mounted on the rear for emergencies.
Inside, six heated seats are trimmed in Connolly leather. Each row of seats has its own charging point, as well as an adjustable fan heating system.
time to go to the slopes
Wenge is used for the deck in the rear loading area, where you’ll also find a beverage cooler.
Hidden within the leather-trimmed dashboard is an Apple CarPlay-compatible touchscreen with sat-nav and a premium sound system.
It all results in a thoroughly modernized classic Land Rover fit and ready for alpine adventures. The Aubrey 001 will make its public debut at the International Motor Show of Elegance in St. Moritz, Switzerland, complete with snow chains and skis.
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