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Old 18.04.2012, 23:30
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Re: Land Rover

My mother drove our family around in a Defender 110 for as long as she could stand it. Great car in the heat, but they are not made for cold Ohio winters. Doors would freeze up and the car broke down only about a million times for various problems. Anti-freeze sure liked to leak out of that car.

She put over $50k in repairs into it in just a few years before she finally sold it. And this is Ohio people, that's a lot of money!

I like them, but IMO I think it's a terrible waste to drive it anywhere other than a hot desert climate.
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We used my 1957 Series 1 as Bridesmaid transport when I got married last year. I bought it aged 17 (24 years ago) and it was my first post-licence car. I was probably the only 17 yr old who could double de-clutch

We re-sprayed the outside last year, otherwise it's very nearly original spec. We used my cousin's 1949 MG TC as the wedding car, but I'd have preferred the Landy...
What a perfect Rover. My Dad inherited a '49 MG TC and we had it for twenty five years before he traded it for something a bit more fun and usable. Such a charming car.
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I am looking to purchase a 1986-1989 110. Any suggestions where to look in CH?
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Old 03.04.2013, 09:52
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I am looking to purchase a 1986-1989 110. Any suggestions where to look in CH?
Try Comparis: https://en.comparis.ch/carfinder/default.aspx
It searches all second-hand and new cars from the seven largest Swiss car marketplaces at a glance.

I had a 1973 88 which I restored. Here are the before and afters:


Also a 1987 and a 1995 Range Rover (no pics)

And I just bought this:


We (wife too) would be interested in doing some touring around Italy, France and possibly Scotland if anybody is interested in hooking up.

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Old 03.04.2013, 10:27
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And I just bought this:
I had a Supercharged for a couple of weeks and was impressed by its handling. It has the kick and handling of a sports car. I now want one of my own.
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Old 03.04.2013, 19:10
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We used to have a 110 when we lived in Awash, we would shoot warthogs with an AK from the bed, easy to load them in afterwards also.
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Old 04.04.2013, 07:42
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Re: Land Rover

By the way for you DIYers, I have found the spare parts and acessories are very reasonable at Craddock: http://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/. I have also used Paddock: http://www.paddockspares.com/ but some of the best prices are on eBay UK: http://www.ebay.co.uk/ Even with the extra shipping and toll you will still save a fortune compared to Swiss dealer prices.

Edit: There is a really clean 88 on Auto Scout at the moment for 10K. I doubt it will last long: http://goo.gl/wLtHA

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Old 04.04.2013, 17:19
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There are quite a few ex-Gemeinde/Fire Service Land Rovers for sale.
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Old 04.04.2013, 17:24
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We used to have a 110 when we lived in Awash, we would shoot warthogs with an AK from the bed, easy to load them in afterwards also.
The 110 V8 petrol engine - what a beast!
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Re: Land Rover

Old Rovers seem WAY overvalued in Switzerland. When I'm ready to get one (likely a 60s 4 cyl. Series IIA) I'll probably buy from here:

http://www.landrovercentre.com/?ct_v...-listings=true

Much better vehicles, much better prices!
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Old 05.04.2013, 22:15
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Yep VERY expensive here like everything else. .. checked out the price of a new or 2 year old 110 ?
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Re: Land Rover

I've just been back in the UK for a couple of weeks and gave the 110 ex utility TD5 I keep in my dad's barn a good thrashing.
There are really very few feelings of smugness greater than barrelling along snow covered Cotswold backroads in a Landy with a bumper winch & BT Goodrich mud terrains.
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Yep VERY expensive here like everything else. .. checked out the price of a new or 2 year old 110 ?

You could buy a brand new one in the UK for those prices!
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Re: Land Rover

Love land rovers, am currently Restoring a 1971 s11a lightweight unfortunately will probably have to sell it once done. Also got a discovery 3, absolutely love it.
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Prices are interesting. Especially this http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/land-...10&yearto=2006 it looks like something from a Top Gear challenge!!
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For the Love of cars series on Channel 4 they restored a Land Rover series 1.
Only 39000 ever made. It was mint when they finished the restoration.
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Re: Land Rover

I just bought a 1972 Series 2A 109 with 12,000 original kilometers on the clock (Ex fire department).

Need to replace the door rubber but other than that, it is ready to go.

I'm happy to hook up with other old rover owners.



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I just bought a 1972 Series 2A 109 with 12,000 original kilometers on the clock (Ex fire department).

Need to replace the door rubber but other than that, it is ready to go.

I'm happy to hook up with other old rover owners.



Very nice, saw it on autoscout, any plans for it is bringing it back to its original green
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