Getting behind the steering wheel of a classic Land Rover transports you back to the austerity of post-World War II Great Britain. For all of its considerable charm the Land Rover represents only one kind of driving experience - generally rough and noisy.
In a 1973 road test, Britain's Motor magazine wondered "Nobody iin their right mind would now buy a Land Rover for ordiinary road transport (would they?)." Well, I dd, but I admit it's not the vehicle of choice for everyone. I once took a work colleague on a 50 minute trip from Augusta to Rockland, ME, where we caught the ferry. The woman slept the entire ferry ride claiming, "I've never been so exhausted in my life."
That's where sports cars enter the Land Rover life. You never know when you'll need a different driving experience, such as a British sports car. I will admit that not every passenger agrees with the impact of the change. On another work assignment carpooling with a client, I took my sports car on a mainland trip instead of the Land Rover. At the end of the day, I noted to the client that I had chosen the sports car because it was so much more comfortable and quiet. She looked stunned. "This was quieter!?"