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You either love them or have an absolute passion for them..No Im not talking about all the new shiny models they have but the classic vehicles ie: series,Defenders and the RR Classic. I personally have a passion for Series and Defenders being the owner of a Defender 110 CSW(My second one in 30 years)..I now a lot of people have myths about them being unreliable and uncomfortable etc etc but hey each to their own(Oh and before any greenies/envirmentalist start to go on about the environment do your research on them first please). Anyway on using the forums "search function" there does seem to be very little about these vehicles on here. I do know that just outside Gland there is an amazing Land rover garage and is very passionate abut the vehicle so that is excellent indeed. I know public transport is very good in Switzerland another good thing.. My first question is are there any other owners on the forum or followers of the vehicle? Secondly even though I have not arrived there yet is that here I am involved with mountain rescue and other units with my vehicle. On board I carry two full comprehensive medical kits, Survival kit for 4 people. The vehivle is fitted with BFG KM2 tyres and two sets of snow chains at all times along with a lot of other bits. Some may think this is over the top but 30 years experience plus driving these I have lost count no matter where I have been how many people I have helped if they need it regardless of what the situation.. So in winter over there is carrying this over the top or if stopped and questioned would I be OK? I dont like to see people stuck if they can be helped... Also I have read various threads on "Taxing" I do not have to pay any import etc due to the job and Switzerland regs so thats good I have seen the motorway tax that is fine also but. is there an actual yearly tax like they have in other countries for vehicles based on age CC etc etc?
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Re: Land Rover

The Swiss authorites appear to be very well equipped for rescue and the such like. Most people, with a few notable exceptions have wointer tyres on the cars, the roads are kept clean and mountain rescue is primarily by helicopter when feasible.

I did hear they now even have snow ploughs stationed at airports, just in case more than 23 flakes fall, thus shutting the whole place down....
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Afraid I cant answer your questions, just wanted to say, Classic Landrovers Love em. Want another one day.
Had a 1981 Stage 1 V8 a few years ago back in the UK, a just for fun vehicle, but what a beast. I'd like an old lightweight sometime in the future, used to drive em in the RAF, great fun.
Oh well one day, I can but hope.
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Afraid I cant answer your questions, just wanted to say, Classic Landrovers Love em. Want another one day.
Had a 1981 Stage 1 V8 a few years ago back in the UK, a just for fun vehicle, but what a beast. I'd like an old lightweight sometime in the future, used to drive em in the RAF, great fun.
Oh well one day, I can but hope.

Very nice vehicle to.. Lightweights are an awesome unit
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The Swiss authorites appear to be very well equipped for rescue and the such like. Most people, with a few notable exceptions have wointer tyres on the cars, the roads are kept clean and mountain rescue is primarily by helicopter when feasible.

I did hear they now even have snow ploughs stationed at airports, just in case more than 23 flakes fall, thus shutting the whole place down....
23.5 flakes..

I had a series II about 15years ago and now have a 110 with pop top exta tanks water and fuel, winch, sand tyres. Love it but didnt drive it for about three years now. It sitting out the back of the house on my land feeling verry sorry and unloved. Keep planning to move her into the barn and do something with her but the house reovations take first place at the moment
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23.5 flakes..

I had a series II about 15years ago and now have a 110 with pop top exta tanks water and fuel, winch, sand tyres. Love it but didnt drive it for about three years now. It sitting out the back of the house on my land feeling verry sorry and unloved. Keep planning to move her into the barn and do something with her but the house reovations take first place at the moment
Very nice what is corrosion like in Switzerland for Landy's in general GB-In-CHc ?
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Its much the same, i got her new in 2001, double cab, then converted to a standard 110van then converted to a pop top for trips to north africa. Sine the wife and instarted working together we no longer have time for that sort of thing. We were big into camping and off roading, italy is great for that! There are clubs over here all quite friendly as you would expect from landy folk.
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23.5 flakes..

I had a series II about 15years ago and now have a 110 with pop top exta tanks water and fuel, winch, sand tyres. Love it but didnt drive it for about three years now. It sitting out the back of the house on my land feeling verry sorry and unloved. Keep planning to move her into the barn and do something with her but the house reovations take first place at the moment
Here is an idea of what you could do with it...

Drive to Gambia
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Its much the same, i got her new in 2001, double cab, then converted to a standard 110van then converted to a pop top for trips to north africa. Sine the wife and instarted working together we no longer have time for that sort of thing. We were big into camping and off roading, italy is great for that! There are clubs over here all quite friendly as you would expect from landy folk.
Excellent.. Its good to hear there are clubs.. My family love travelling in mine I have to admit. I am currently Chairman of the Land Rover Club over here www.clri.net it would be good to get to know other fans and clubs of the Icon.. My family will be in Vaud before me so really looking forward to the drive over..
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You either love them or have an absolute passion for them..No Im not talking about all the new shiny models they have but the classic vehicles ie: series,Defenders and the RR Classic. I personally have a passion for Series and Defenders being the owner of a Defender 110 CSW(My second one in 30 years)..I now a lot of people have myths about them being unreliable and uncomfortable etc etc but hey each to their own(Oh and before any greenies/envirmentalist start to go on about the environment do your research on them first please). Anyway on using the forums "search function" there does seem to be very little about these vehicles on here. I do know that just outside Gland there is an amazing Land rover garage and is very passionate abut the vehicle so that is excellent indeed. I know public transport is very good in Switzerland another good thing.. My first question is are there any other owners on the forum or followers of the vehicle? Secondly even though I have not arrived there yet is that here I am involved with mountain rescue and other units with my vehicle. On board I carry two full comprehensive medical kits, Survival kit for 4 people. The vehivle is fitted with BFG KM2 tyres and two sets of snow chains at all times along with a lot of other bits. Some may think this is over the top but 30 years experience plus driving these I have lost count no matter where I have been how many people I have helped if they need it regardless of what the situation.. So in winter over there is carrying this over the top or if stopped and questioned would I be OK? I dont like to see people stuck if they can be helped... Also I have read various threads on "Taxing" I do not have to pay any import etc due to the job and Switzerland regs so thats good I have seen the motorway tax that is fine also but. is there an actual yearly tax like they have in other countries for vehicles based on age CC etc etc?


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Re: Land Rover

There is one great thing we have over here if you have more than one car, you are able to insure the most vexpensive one and swap the number plates to the one you need to drive, we have five cars so it really handy to just swap and drive the one you fancy for the day
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There is one great thing we have over here if you have more than one car, you are able to insure the most vexpensive one and swap the number plates to the one you need to drive, we have five cars so it really handy to just swap and drive the one you fancy for the day
Now thats a great bit of information thank you
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many years ago some mates went around South America.....waste some time here: http://www.ihana.com
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There is one great thing we have over here if you have more than one car, you are able to insure the most vexpensive one and swap the number plates to the one you need to drive, we have five cars so it really handy to just swap and drive the one you fancy for the day
This will depend on which canton you're in. In Geneva it's only two cars per set of plates.
Oh, and the un-plated cars must be parked off the public highway when you're not using them, ie; on private parking spaces or in a private garage.

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This will depend on which canton you're in. In Geneva it's only two cars per set of plates.
Oh, and the un-plated cars must be parked off the public highway when you're not using them, ie; on private parking spaces or in a private garage.
So let me get this correct. After doing a search I cam across insurance comparison sites quotes are coming in at around CFK900 a year(Im sure it will be less once i get to grips with things) and road tax(Vaud area) based on vehicle weight and power is c'CFK 785 or am I way off.. Driving over ten years no claims ever... Vehicle Defender 110 CSW 2001 Also insurance on the main vehicle plates can be swapped to another vehicle(Unlikely to have more than one anyway)
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many years ago some mates went around South America.....waste some time here: http://www.ihana.com
I know Tom from ihana, he lives in Zürich still though now with kids and no landy (grounded)!
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You either love them or have an absolute passion for them..No Im not talking about all the new shiny models they have but the classic vehicles ie: series,Defenders and the RR Classic. I personally have a passion for Series and Defenders being the owner of a Defender 110 CSW(My second one in 30 years)..I now a lot of people have myths about them being unreliable and uncomfortable etc etc but hey each to their own(Oh and before any greenies/envirmentalist start to go on about the environment do your research on them first please). Anyway on using the forums "search function" there does seem to be very little about these vehicles on here. I do know that just outside Gland there is an amazing Land rover garage and is very passionate abut the vehicle so that is excellent indeed. I know public transport is very good in Switzerland another good thing.. My first question is are there any other owners on the forum or followers of the vehicle? Secondly even though I have not arrived there yet is that here I am involved with mountain rescue and other units with my vehicle. On board I carry two full comprehensive medical kits, Survival kit for 4 people. The vehivle is fitted with BFG KM2 tyres and two sets of snow chains at all times along with a lot of other bits. Some may think this is over the top but 30 years experience plus driving these I have lost count no matter where I have been how many people I have helped if they need it regardless of what the situation.. So in winter over there is carrying this over the top or if stopped and questioned would I be OK? I dont like to see people stuck if they can be helped... Also I have read various threads on "Taxing" I do not have to pay any import etc due to the job and Switzerland regs so thats good I have seen the motorway tax that is fine also but. is there an actual yearly tax like they have in other countries for vehicles based on age CC etc etc?
I am a big fan of vintage Land Rovers, mainly the Series II from the 60s and the original Range Rover. That said, I've only ridden in a Series IIA. Never actually have driven one, but I'd love to become more acquainted with these. Some day I would like to own one for general utilitarian use. Perhaps we can meet up sometime!

By the way, I've taken the train to Geneva from Lausanne many times and have seen from the window a garage with various Rovers in the yard...I wonder if this is your man in Gland.
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I know Tom from ihana, he lives in Zürich still though now with kids and no landy (grounded)!
The last I heard from Tom and (fat) Barry - was that the Landy was here - but on UK plates - without MOT etc.

I was looking at buying it a few years back - but never really went anywhere with the idea.
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P.S. This is my favorite site for dreaming: www.landrovercentre.com
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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...
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