The Land Rover Series III Is Equipped For Adventure

This story comes in partnership with Belstaff as we hit the dunes in a Land Rover Series III.

As a car photographer who shoots for many of the big auction houses, Mr. Pawel Litwinski is no stranger to the world of vintage Bugattis, Ferraris, and Porsches–cars defined by their elegant lines and frightening top speeds. On any given day, Pav can be found shooting anything from a 1932 Daimler Double-Six in one corner of the United States to a Jaguar D-Type on the opposite side of the continent. If he’s at home in California, however, odds are you’ll find Pav in the seat of a ride defined by its simplicity: his 1973 Land Rover Series III.

Growing up in Coney Island, New York, Pav saw plenty of sports cars on the city streets but what he really wanted was a vehicle that would go over everything. Oh, and he had one other demand: it had to have a tire on the hood. After a couple decades of waiting and dreaming, Pav now has his Land Rover and the two are inseparable, so much so that even when he found himself in financial straits a few years ago–during which time he even had to sell his primary camera and his Subaru STi–Pav refused to part with his beloved Land Rover.

Nowadays, if Pav isn’t throwing a ladder into the back of the Land Rover and grabbing his gear while rushing to a photo shoot, he’s bouncing over the dunes at Pismo Beach on the Central California coast. But wherever he goes, be assured that on his face is the biggest smile you’ve ever seen.

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  1. Post By Adil Omar

    Another superb video. Fantastic.

  2. Post By بدر العيون

    I have land rover seri 3 and I like it

  3. Post By بدر العيون

    thank you for the video is the best

  4. Post By Teknik 2050

    One of the best video of Land Rover

  5. Post By Harry Robin

    a landrover that never breaks down? you are very lucky

  6. Post By Regla Vorcy

    Nice vídeo, great job!

  7. Post By toddjlyons

    We have a 1980 series 3 and we know how you feel!

  8. Post By MindDezign

    Exactly ,because they are SLOW, but they are eternally cool.

  9. Post By ollieskins

    Sweet truck! I am the proud owner of a diesel Defender- love it!

  10. Post By toddjlyons

    We have a 1980 series 3. Best thing we ever bought!

  11. Post By ansaree97

    This is without a doubt one of your best video yet, great car with a great driver

  12. Post By ashwani gautam

    He is guy feel real freedom , I have already fant for this suv

  13. Post By Jason Meehan

    They do go anywhere. Can't beat a landy. Cool video.

  14. Post By Andy B

    Why did I ever sell my Series III? I love this little movie and the personal narrative with it. It is shot cinematically and well, all credit to the team behind it. Splashing through a storm drain in a Series III under California sunshine looks pretty good to me.

  15. Post By Allen Ng

    Cools video! I notice it was shot in LA….where are the sand dunes located for the portion of the film?

  16. Post By johnybrokeit

    That was a beautiful piece! Thank you for putting a smile on my face.

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  18. Post By RankCanBleedToo

    I grew up feeling the same way, and now I'm the proud owner of a 1948 Willys CJ2A, and Willys CJ3B, and Toyota FJ40, and International Scout 800a, and Suzuki LJ20….and someday a Land Rover series ll.

  19. Post By Jameson M.


  20. Post By Jairo Juarez

    The Songs From this video? Someone?

  21. Post By Scott Anderson

    Nice truck, I hope you rinsed it off after driving in the LA river.

  22. Post By Christo Mario

    Real trucks dont have chrome bits, there is only one LandRover!

  23. Post By MBtech

    A fantastic film, thank you for making, I really enjoyed it.


    the way you look at it has won my heart, I wish I get a Willys cj3b & build it from scratch & add those personal touches to call it me, my jeep and become in separable, I will leave it to my son so he can rejoice the memories of him in this & the childhood with his kids.


    You drive your car look alike riding horse Fantastic..

  26. Post By Adam Herndon

    feeling every word this guy is saying

  27. Post By Nangid Kram

    This Guy's passion for his Landy! Sold his SLR instead when times were lean. By doing that, he kept his smile.

  28. Post By CammieGee

    This is a beautifully restored Land Rover

  29. Post By Vaibhav Dwivedi

    every video is work of art…keep doing the good job petrolicious .

  30. Post By Kneedragon1962

    LOL – I was born in '62, and my grand father had a Landrover, and it was about 10 ~ 15 years old when I was born. It looked a lot like that. I learned to drive in that car, as a kid… I've watched clips on this channel of Ferraris and Lamboghinis and McLarens and Gull WIng Mercedes 300 SLs. To see a slightly newer version of the car I used to drive around the farm when I was 8 ~16 years old, amongst all the exotic stuff, it is a bit weird… It's very nice, but … can I have the Porsche 917 instead?

  31. Post By Ignacio Asfura

    I know how that feels bro

  32. Post By STEVE S.

    under the bonnet?..r u serious//lol

  33. Post By Gutemberg Wendell

    Absolutely Amazing!

  34. Post By Andrew Spanogle

    Pawel, do you still have this rig? I've watched this video several times. Great job!

  35. Post By Timmy O'Tool

    Be sure to wash it occasionally. Don't want that salty wind or water to set into the steel frame.

  36. Post By Max Limbo

    4:37 The sun never sets on the British Empire

  37. Post By Andy Spanogle

    73 owner checking in. Awesome video!

  38. Post By socal-local let's go

    Everybody in LA is a hipster photographer

  39. Post By Aris Ellin

    lot's of fun, not too fast but it can take you almost anywhere I own one too. 109 74 mod.

  40. Post By Land Cruiser

    Nice, another hipster in a Land Rover

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