The 16 Best Classic Off-Roaders

Vintage off-roading at its best.

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Land Rover

There are tons of great vintage off-roaders out there. Here are some of our favorites.

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Land Rover Classic
Range Rover Classic

The original Range Rover had all the capabilities of its cheaper Land Rover siblings, but with more comfort features for its passengers. It looks wonderful, and can keep up with pretty much anything on this list off-road. you can own with just over 20,000 miles on it.

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Suzuki
Suzuki Jimny

The original Jimny was incredibly simple, and that's what made it so great. Utilitarian looks, a spartan interior, and a capable 4x4 system made it easy to get in and go anywhere.

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Chevrolet Blazer

The K5-generation Blazer is one of the coolest two-door SUVs around, and prices have been steadily rising as more and more people start to realize it. in immaculate condition, and it's up for bidding on eBay right now.

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Lamborghini
Lamborghini LM002

The Urus might be today's hot new Lamborghini SUV, but it's not the first 4x4 to be graced with the Lamborghini name. That privilege goes to the LM002, a four-door with a pickup bed and a V-12 engine from a Countach.

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Nissan
Nissan Patrol

Nissan never sold the Patrol in the US, with early cars being modeled heavily after the Willys Jeep. Patrols from the 1980s, like this 260, are perhaps the coolest, combining good looks, capability, and some modern comfort features. was recently imported under the 25 year law, and you can own it.

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Yes, Toyota still sells the Land Cruiser, but the Land Cruiser of today is a very different vehicle than the Land Cruiser that made it famous. The FJ Cruiser was Toyota's attempt to get back to basics (and cash in on a little nostalgia), and we think it deserves another chance.
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Toyota Land Cruiser

Early Land Cruisers are now full-fleged collector's items, demanding a strong premium thanks to their looks and excellent build quality. If you can find one in good condition for cheap, we recommend holding onto it. can be yours right now for just under $17,000.

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Hummer
Hummer H1

The H1 is now 26 years old, which means it's a certifiable classic. It's a military truck with a slightly upgraded interior and license plates, ready to tackle any terrain you throw at it. is up for grabs on eBay.

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Toyota
Toyota Mega Cruiser

Then there's the Mega Cruiser. It's a Hummer look-a-like only sold in Japan, powered by a diesel inline-four. It's just as capable as the Hummer off-road, featuring selectable 4WD and four-wheel steering.

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Out of all the SUVs on this list, the International Scout is the hardest one to make a business case for. International Harvester is now Navistar International and mostly builds school buses and big rigs. But the Scout was cool, and we miss it. If there's any way it could come back, we'd love to see it happen.
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International Scout

If you're looking for a boxy American off-road classic but don't want something like a Bronco or Jeep, the International Scout is the truck for you. painted in a lovely shade of green, and you can own it.

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Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Mercedes has made the G-Glass for decades, having just overhauled it for the 2019 model year. Early models are relatively affordable and offer some serious capabilities. painted in orange that you can buy right now.

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Jeep
Jeep CJ-7

The CJ is one of the most desirable Jeeps out there. Its looks and simple design make it a perfect starting point for enthusiasts looking for a vintage off-roader. is incredibly clean, and it's for sale right now.

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The original Jeep Wagoneer was, along with the Chevy Suburban, one of the forefathers of the modern SUV. The Wagoneer used the same basic chassis as the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck, and saw few changes through its near 30-year production run. From 1974 to 1983 Jeep sold a two-door version of the Wagoneer that it called the Cherokee—another legendary Jeep nameplate.
   The Super Wagoneer of 1966 packed more luxury features and a strong V-8 under the hood. It became a precursor to the more upscale path the Wagoneer brand would blaze through the 70s, 80s and early 1990s with trims such as the Brougham, Limited, and finally, Grand. And of course the faux woodgrain side panels would become a Waggy trademark. Today, these SUVs look and drive like the classics they are.
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Jeep Wagoneer

The Wagoneer was one of America's first real modern SUVs, equipped with all sorts of cool luxury features. Like most other Jeeps, it's a beast off-road. you can own for just $11,500.

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Jeep
Jeep Cherokee (XJ)

If you're looking for a cheap, solid, reliable, capable SUV with a ton of aftermarket support and a huge fanbase, the XJ is the truck for you. It looks great, and can go pretty much anywhere. is painted in a perfectly '90s green color, and you can buy it today.

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Ford
Ford Bronco

Early Broncos have become even more collectable than Land Cruisers of the same era, famous for their boxy looks and simplistic qualities. been fully restored, and it's up for bidding on eBay now.

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Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi Pajero

Small off-roaders like the Pajero (and hotted-up Pajero Evolution, shown above) are great because they can fit anywhere and do anything. You don't need something extra-large to go off-road.

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Land Rover
Land Rover Defender

We'd be remiss not to include Britain's most famous truck, the Defender. With iconic looks and some serious capability, they're now gaining traction as collectable classics. with a manual transmission for sale right now.

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