1955 Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition
A pair of Series 1 Land Rovers were plucked straight from the production line – with a few mods, naturally – to transport six Oxford and Cambridge Uni students from London to Singapore.
Yep, elbows very much in, for this one – the desert between Damascus and Baghdad alone took 14 hours in quite hot temperatures. Upon reaching the ‘Ledo’ road between Burma and India, the crew had to keep an eye out for thieves and… headhunters. Not manic ad executives, but actual… headhunters. Yikes.