Some of the purpose-built expedition rigs we have built and used over the years.
Expedition-prepped Land Rover Discovery
This 1995 Land Rover Discovery Series 1 was Pangaea's first expedition rig. Originally outfitted as a Camel Trophy replica, it went through many variations and refinements. The drivetrain was upgraded to a 4.6 Rover V8 engine, while a roller drawer system and roof top tent were added for gear management and sleeping duties.
Biofuel-powered Land Rover Defender 110
The Bio Bonatti started life as a wrecked NAS Defender 90. Rebuilt on a galvanized ex-MOD chassis this truck was powered by a 300 Tdi with uprated turbo and intercooler, while being modified to run on bio fuels up to and including 100% Biodiesel.
In addition it had oversized mud terrain tires, Camel Trophy-spec front bull bar including a Superwinch Husky 10, raised air intake, roof tent and much more.
FILM SUPPORT TRUCK
2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon EcoDiesel
Taking its inspiration from iconic support vehicle specialist, the Defender 130, this already supremely capable truck was built to handle all of the gear and conquer any obstacle along the way.
It was outfitted extensively with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) accessories and upfitted with 35" BFGoodrich mud terrain tires, a roof rack with roof tent and raised air intake.
2004 Land Rover Discovery II
The 2004 Land Rover Discovery Series II was arguably the "best of breed" of the early Land Rovers. This truck, with its 4.6 engine and center dif lock and G4-spec modifications, was the perfect platform to show that an expedition vehicle can be comfortable and capable.
ROCK CRAWLER EXTREME
Land Rover NAS Defender 90
From mild to wild, this 1994 NAS Defender 90 was built to the extremes, with a Safari Gard 3-link suspension, custom Rock Ware front bumper and sliders and 35" tires, this go-anywhere truck was built to handle the toughest trails that Colorado and Moab could throw at it.
SHERPA SUPPORT VEHICLE
Land Rover Defender 130 Hi-Cap
It's joked that just out of frame in every expedition photo lurks a Defender 130, carrying the extra gear and doing the donkey work. With heavy duty suspension, Camel Trophy spec front bumper and winch and a hi-capacity bed that swallows gear like a black hole, this truck was built for those tasks.