Sometimes no matter how much heart, soul, and money you flush down the greasy toilet that is your project car... the rust wins. When these guys grudgingly gave up on their 1957 Land Rover Series 1, the company secretly resorted it and you're gonna love seeing the owners' reaction when they get it back.

If anyone at International Harvester's reading, I've got a tragic Scout with a lot of poten– oh, right no one can hear you scream when you're rebuilding a car from a dead brand.

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Anyway I love that Land Rover is using their powers for good, keeping a classic on the road, and giving back to some enthusiasts who have obviously invested a lot of emotion in the brand.

Look how happy these dudes are!



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