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Old 22 October 2004, 09:46   #1
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I'm thinking about buying another Land Rover for towing Distant Rumble plus I always regretted selling my SIII Stage 1 V8. I'm looking at an 84 110 V8 with 140K on it, engine has been replaced with a RR 3.9 efi, it's 4 speed manual with overdrive, and the chassis is sound. What sort of price should I expect to pay?
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Old 22 October 2004, 10:20   #2
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you're just looking for a fight here aren't you?
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Old 22 October 2004, 10:22   #3
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Nah, I'd lose. I am looking to make a wise purchase though!
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Old 22 October 2004, 11:07   #4
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Come on then lofty, what are these things worth? It's a normal hard top (rather than the station wagon jobbie with seats in the back) but does have side windows. Is 1200 quid a fair price?
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Old 22 October 2004, 11:14   #5
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....Is 1200 quid a fair price?
With out seeing it I'd say yes... but...... don't come crying to me when it goes wrong
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Ta. As if I would.
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Old 22 October 2004, 13:16   #7
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The bulkhead is probably getting a bit tatty. Check for rust outboard of the fresh air vents. Also get a screwdriver and take out the drivers side speaker (if it has such luxuries) by the drivers right knee. You will probably be able to see the engine from there. If you cant, buy it. If you can, knock him down 200-300, and buy it. Mumbling about rotten fruit helps here.

Engine wise, take off the oil filler and look inside the rocker cover with a torch.
The colour will tell you what the engine is like. Black treacle - walk away, black but clean - walk away slowly, dark brown - don't drive it far without RAC/AA Recovery, Strong tea - should be OK for another 30,000 miles. Anything lighter than tea - the engine has been replaced in the last 50k and well maintained.

Hope that helps.
BTW Same conditions as Jono apply, no tears.
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Old 22 October 2004, 14:21   #8
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Ta for that. I'm pretty happy I could fix anything that's broke, I'm just not sure what they're worth these days, I stopped paying attention when I sold the last one.
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Don't Do It!!!!!!
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