Stebin recently arrived home after his expedition to South Africa, the home base of Classic Overland. He was accompanied by his childhood friend, Shannon and of course there was business to be done, but no African trip is complete without some soul-nourishing exploring. First stop – the workshop in Johannesburg to check on the progress of some of our bespoke…
As human beings, it’s in our nature to search for things, have desires and be a part of something. The Classic Overland family believes that boundaries can be broken and “Limited” is not usually a word we like to include in our vocabulary, but in this case, we’ll make an exception. In 1990 a limited-edition, two-door classic Range Rover was…
Maybe you’re built for the city life or rather for the outdoors, maybe you’re a combination of the two. Either way, Classic Overland does not believe in limiting yourself. We go out of our way to make the inaccessible, accessible. We’re here to help you customize your overlanding experiences by giving you the platform to buy, restore, upgrade or modify your own Defender to suit your off-road needs.
The Land Rover was originally created as a farming tool; its rugged design allowed farmers to roam across rough terrains, keeping restless hearts on the move. The first Land Rover was built by Maurice Wilks in 1947 on the sand of a Welsh beach. The engine was a unique Rover’s, but a Jeep’s chassis made up of off-cuts, was used initially.
“Before I arrived on my first trip, I was told by a South African that the one thing I’ll notice about Africa is this incredible energy that surrounds you. I totally laughed them off because I’m not one of those people who believes in that sort of thing. I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong. I’m not sure if it’s the way the sun hits you in Africa, or its position on the globe but when you are still and allow your senses to take over you can absolutely feel the energy of the continent. That’s what made me fall in love with it.”
Classic Overland Founder and Owner, Stebin Horne, is interviewed about his love for vehicles, why travel is important for him and why you shouldn’t wait to go on an adventure.
What gets you out of bed?
A wet nose and a duck-loving retriever’s breath wake me up at 5:30 am sharp. Kruger’s stomach doesn’t seem to be affected by daylight savings either.
The Drive Africa experience was, for our family, the most unique travel experience we have ever had. To get behind the wheel of a Defender and take it out on a photo-safari in the Kruger National Park was an extraordinary treat we will never forget.
Harris English returned from The Open Championship at Royal Troon with a new trophy: The Land Rover Defender.
Classic Overland had the honor of shooting the Union Jack in front of the historic Manor House at Laborie Wine Estate in Cape Town, South Africa. Laborie is special to Classic Overland as it was the first place where Stebin met his future brother-in-law and business partner, Gerhard du Toit.
We are proud to announce that, less than a week after our first Defender landed on US soil, we’ve had our first satisfied customer!