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Bizarre Jaguar Land Rover lives up to its name

What happens when you take the Jaguar Land Rover name literally? You get a 4×4 contraption as unlikely as a feminist sending a Rosetta scientist a Christmas card.

The owner ─ known as ebay user 3690ue ─ built the beast known as the ‘LandJag’. It is comprised a 1972 Series III Land Rover, 1986 Jaguar XJ6 and a 6.2-litre V8 diesel engine taken from a Suzuki Jimny.

Although you might think otherwise, the LandJag is completely road-legal. Fix the broken windscreen when the current MOT expires in January and it will sail through the test, the advert claims. As for tax, it’s classed as a vintage vehicle so there’s nothing to pay.

There are a couple of minor points you should know. For one thing, there’s no fuel gauge inside the car so you will need to look on the custom made fuel tank itself. Also the suspension is apparently a ‘little stiff’, but at least the brakes and steering are ‘working’. The Land Rover stickers are a nice bonus.

What about the inside? “The interior is mostly jag except the seats which were in poor condition I replaced with Suzuki Swift ones, roof lining has started to sag but can easily be stuck back the rest is in pretty good condition,” the eBay advert explains.

At the time of writing, there’s only 1 day and 22 hours before the auction ends and already 28 bids and 617 watchers have put the 6ft6 LandJag up to £4,300. While it’s nigh-on impossible to put a value on such a bizarre vehicle, a Jaguar monster truck certainly does it for us. Now where did we put that cheque book?

For a more official Jaguar Land Rover 4×4 offering, have a look at the Range Rover Sport SVR.

‘LandJag’ pictures

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