Jonty Beales reckons he’s had the luck of the devil while building his Shogun. There’s a lot of reasons for that – the main one being that when he made such a left-field choice for the only 4x4 he’s ever prepped, he was boldly going where few have dared to venture.
In a world of soft-roaders and 4x4s that claim to be at home in the city, it’s a shock to come across a couple of real old-fashioned off-road family trucks. But the Mitsubishi Shogun and Toyota Land Cruiser are exactly that.
It doesn't seem long since we were reviewing Mitsubishi’s new L200 Barbarian, but here we are already with yet another addition to the company’s seemingly ever-changing double-cab range. This time, it’s only a special edition model – albeit one with a very familiar name.
Chancing on a Mitsubishi Delica certainly wasn’t part of Mark Openshaw’s original plan. But two years later, not only has he taken it on as part of his everyday life, he’s slogged away at turning it into a genuinely impressive off-roader. Think Delicas aren’t really off-roaders? Think again…