£8,500 – £30,000: The Land Cruiser is a beautiful 4×4. But there aren’t many around, and in the “modern classic” age we’re thinking of here, there were two models from the J100 series: the Colorado and a larger, full-fat Amazon. Many have been modified, but it’s a hobbyist car, so don’t let that put you off. It must maintain its value. And when the apocalypse comes, you must be here.
One we found: 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4.7 VX, 159k miles, £10,950
Volkswagen T3 Synchronous, 1984-1992
£15,000 – £25,000: For a true combat bus that is attractive and can be used anywhere, look no further than this elevated and rugged version of the microbus from VW. It’s rare and expensive now, but the variety of body styles – van, motorhome, microbus and single and double cab pickups – make it a true all-in-one workhorse. It is best to keep the MIG welder on standby.
One we found: 1987 Volkswagen T3 Syncro 1.6 Turbo Diesel, 189k miles, £16,000
Land Rover Forward Control 101, 1972-1978