Spotted: the Bush Tucker Man Perentie

In the wilds of Australia driven by Maj. Les Hiddins. The Perentie is an Australian military project and an excellent take on the classic early Defender that included as stock a sturdy galvanized chassis and naturally aspirated Isuzu diesel engine. Two door with original olive drab paint and canvas before the “custom” diy camo added to later examples. On most days the green canvas looked reddish-brown with a layer of outback dust, quite a nice colour, actually. Bonnet-mounted pioneer tools, bush bar, rear-mounted jerry cans, rear-side exterior storage lockers, recovery chain, lights, helicopter lift points, and often towing a trailer with a couple hundred litres of fuel in jerry cans. Watch the whole Bush Tucker Man series here, starting in 1988.