Between 1981 – 1990, a very small number of 6×6 cab chassis Land Rover Defenders in Australia were made by JRA, and Classic Overland managed to get their hands on one of these gems. What did they come up with? A stealthy all-black vehicle called “Black Mamba”, powered by a 6.2L GM LS3 producing 430 horsepower. Even more surprising is that this donor vehicle was discovered in a South African fire station with only 30,000 km on the odometer. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Land Rover has been in use in the Australian military from 1959 and as a consumer product from the 1970s, but unfortunately, it fell out of favor because 4×4 work vehicle offerings from Toyota and Nissan increased in popularity. In the right hands, like Classic Overland, these vehicles can be given new life. One caveat: this will set you back $315,000 USD.