‘Rust bucket’ 1978 LandCruiser converted to EV to drive 7km under water across Darwin Harbour — again

A 1978 LandCruiser “rust bucket” is being converted into a waterproof electric vehicle that its team of engineers hopes will make it across Darwin Harbour — under water. 

A team of 30 divers is aiming to break the record for the longest and deepest underwater drive at the end of July, covering 7 kilometres at a depth of 30 metres.

The underwater drive will take place exactly 40 years after a group of Darwin mates attempted the same mission.

In 1983, a team of 70 divers took turns driving a LandCruiser fitted with a 60-metre snorkel across Darwin Harbour.

They drove more than 3…

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