Muhaha you thought I stopped writing about cars! Well, blogposts about cars are back, whether you like them or not. Originally for this week I wanted to finish part 2 of the story of Santana, the Spanish Land Rover. I already wrote about the history of the company about a year or so ago, but now I have a ton of new photos and new information that I want to discuss. But things got really hectic with work in the last few days with a super intense project writing deadline, so my capacity to write good text is greatly diminished. So the Santana post will be delayed a little, and since my brain is mush, instead of writing this post will be about pictures! Here is an eclectic collection of cars that have caught my attention lately. I did a similar post last year, so now you can enjoy another trip down my car-obsession rabbit hole.
Land Rover Santana
Designed in England, but built right here in Andalusia, the Land Rover Santana!
Doesn’t that look a lot like a Land Rover Defender? Well it’s not, it’s the Santana PS-10 or Anibal. But weren’t the two companies working together? Well, they were for a while, until the ‘80s, but they parted ways and started developing their own cars.
Suzuki - Or Is It Really Suzuki?
Now this is where it gets complicated… Santana not only built Land Rovers, then its own 4x4s, but it also built a variety of Suzuki 4x4s, including the Samurai, the Vitara and the Jimny. But I’ll explain that more in an upcoming blogpost! Until then, just check out these confusing Suzuki-but-not-really cars below.
My favorite box from Volkswagen!
Of course #vanlife is so trendy now and it is no secret that I love cool campervan conversions!
Can you tell I have a thing for old boxy 4x4s? I wonder what gave it away…
And last, but not least, all the other cool vehicles I’ve spotted!
Unsurprisingly, I still like the same type of old, boxy, rugged vehicles as I did before and Spain has plenty of cool vehicles around!
PS: I should really get a polarizer filter for my lens to cut reflections on the paint of cars to make the photos nicer - until then, I have another reason to shoot only old, beat up, matte cars, because there this doesn’t matter!