Words and pictures David Hancock
One of Australia’s most beloved vehicles is hoping to break a number of world records tomorrow when a group of divers and engineers drive a 40 series SWB Landcruiser nick-named “Mudcrab” across Darwin Harbour underwater.
Darwin harbour is home to saltwater crocodiles.
The cruiser was built in 1978 but has undergone an electric conversion. A crossing was attempted in 1983 when a similar vehicle got halfway across. After a trial run at Casuarina Beach this week and a solid dunking in a tank of water in Darwin, the team…