Getting your hands on a properly—and expertly—restored 1969 Land Rover Model 88 would be thrill enough for fans of the 4-wheel drive classic. But add in its storied history with the von Trapp family of “Sound of Music” fame, and you have a prized possession with a legendary lineage. Johannes von Trapp, the 10th and youngest child of Georg and Maria, bought this Land Rover new in 1969 for the family property in Stowe, Vermont. “I live on a backroad that is difficult in mud season and winter when the snow drifts,” says Johannes. “This was a great rig and it would go anywhere. I enjoyed it for years. It stood me in good stead.”
Master restorer, Lanny Clark, has completely dismantled and restored or replaced every single part of the von Trapp’s Land Rover over the course of a year’s plus work. For the fortunate buyer, this is now a go-anywhere, drive-it-daily vehicle. While staying true to the vehicle’s original form, Lanny did add a few upgrades during restoration, including a tropical roof with a second roof called a “sunsheet” that reflects the sun and allows cooling air to flow into the cab through four roof vents, and a Land Rover Series III fully synchromesh gearbox.
LANNY CLARK LAND ROVER RESTORATIONS
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