Well, Team Pekin Boys did okay in the end. This is the banger I am now co-driver in. It's a 1989 Mitsubishi Pajero which in the States I believe is a Montero or something like that. In any event, Jim picked up this car and a second car for 500 and turned around and sold the other for his 500 investment. Not a bad move, particularly evident after he washed away the dirt and debris and noticed a very nice car underneath.
The Pajero was quickly dubbed the Shogun as that is the name they go by in the UK. Here we are soon after entering Mauritania and preparing to take on the Sahara.

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According to Mitsubishi, the Shogun has become well established since their introduction in 1981. Employing "monocoque construction, Super Select 4-wheel drive technology and advanced direct injection engine technology" the Shogun is the most advanced 4x4 available in its class. I don't know about that, but it did hold up pretty well crossing the Sahara.

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After three relentless days in the thirsty desert, the Shogun takes a brief dip in the Atlantic.

Photo stolen from Dave. Copyright Strangely Brown Adventure Tours 2005