20 Top Adventure-Mobiles: Overland Expo East

The coolest adventure vehicles in North America recently gathered, and our contributor was on hand to document the event, Overland Expo East, held at the lavish Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. These 20 rigs stood out from the crowd. By Bryon Dorr.

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Land Rover Defender

It is easy to argue that the Land Rover Defender is the most iconic overland vehicle in the world. Here you can take your pick between the more nimble D90 or the more spacious D110.

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Diesel Defender

A modern diesel Defender with pop-top camper system, yes please! This MUD UK built vehicle just completed the Trans-American-Trail. Sadly it is way too new to own in America, so must be shipped back to the UK soon.

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Alu-Cab Pop Up Defender

One of the very last Land Rover Defender ever made, this one a Heritage Edition. It is also sporting Alu-Cab’s new Icarus pop-top roof system, installed by OK4WD.

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VW Bus

The venerable VW van, especially in Syncro format, hasn’t lost any of its charm over the years. They are still one of the most in demand overland vehicle platforms on the market.

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Ford E-Series Sportsmobile

While the Ford E-Series is no longer built, you can still get your hands on exceptional examples of the pinnacle of van life dwellings, the E350 4×4 Sportsmobile.

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