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Old 03-07-2011, 07:44 PM   #856
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On Ebay right now ... ooh, me likey!

Looks nice, but if you look a bit closer - it's not that nice anymore. Definitely NOT worth the money he's asking for it.

Somebody's trying to make quick and easy money here.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #857
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Looks nice, but if you look a bit closer - it's not that nice anymore. Definitely NOT worth the money he's asking for it.

Somebody's trying to make quick and easy money here.
I want a 130 so bad. Having said that I noticed the same thing about this truck. To many strange things.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #858
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Looks nice, but if you look a bit closer - it's not that nice anymore. Definitely NOT worth the money he's asking for it.

Somebody's trying to make quick and easy money here.
Curiosity is killing me. What are you guys seeing? I don't know these vehicles well enough to know.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:52 PM   #859
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This one's not quite as shiny and a little bit older
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:04 PM   #860
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Man, a series 1 station??? quite rare. nice one.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:28 PM   #861
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I don't know, paint it olive drab and make it a half-track…
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:48 AM   #862
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I am getting close to making an expensive and foolish decision. We went down to Portland yesterday to look at a couple of Defenders. One was too far gone (), and the other had some odd ball mods that I'm not sure I approve of .... 4.2 litre Discovery motor, converted to carbs, auto and Disco transfer box and axles. Reasonably solid, interior needed finishing and some mechanical things sorting out.

So now I am on the fence .... LWB 94/95 Range Rover? 2004 Discovery? Be patient and hold out for the Defender that I really want? Pay out the cash for yesterday's Defender, because it's nearby and available?

Decisions, decisions ...
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:26 PM   #863
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wait on the defender you really want, or everything else will be 2nd best.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:27 PM   #864
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Hello, all! I'm new here, coming from the supermoto world, looking to get into something with a bit longer legs.

It seems every forum I'm on has a thread about our beloved Rovers. I do a bit of restoration work on Defenders, and would like to share some of the projects I've completed in the last few years.

'94 NAS 90 that got a facelift, wheels and tires.


Another '94 that received a new galvy chassis, turbo diesel, toyota axles, lockers and 35's. Before:


Somewhere in the middle:


After:


An '85 110ST that also received a galvy chassis, along with fresh paint, interior an an automatic transmission.
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And lastly, a '95 that received a full custom treatment, both inside and out.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:02 AM   #865
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Finally pulled the trigger!!
I'm picking up a 1998 Disco with only 137k km on Saturday!!

ps, It's the one on the right...

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Old 04-06-2011, 10:04 AM   #866
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An equipe4x4 suspension kit? Not bad...
Just gotta love those massive Defender Frames.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:28 AM   #867
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5000 mile genuine Camel Trophy Defender on Ebay right now, for $60,000.

Seems like a good price for a fully restored, fully equiped vehicle with history.

Whitham wants!!

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Old 04-06-2011, 05:53 PM   #868
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5000 mile genuine Camel Trophy Defender on Ebay right now, for $60,000.

Seems like a good price for a fully restored, fully equiped vehicle with history.

Whitham wants!!


Duuuude... that is a DAMN good price for a vehicle of that provenance.

ECR re-built 110s go for north of $100k easy. Even beater import 110s with 100k+ 300tdis and TD5s are $30-50k trucks.

1983s are perfectly legal and easy to import into the US. I have a bunch of reputable Rover import contacts if anyone goes for this thing.

Man, I wish I had that fucking cash right now. That rig is sweet. Goddamnit. Legit old school CT trucks don't come up for sale very often and when they do they're usually Discos and Rangies that have all the kit and decals stripped off, or they're support trucks from the late '90s.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:13 AM   #869
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I am looking to get a couple 300 tdi's. Anybody have recommendation for a shipping company?

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