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Old 07 January 2011, 12:39   #1
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As the title suggests, looking to purchase one for a bit of fun, but boy do they seem to hold their money compared to a Range rover of similar vintage, anyone know where to get an ex mil?
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Try the disposals agencies like L Jackson & Co, Babcock, PA Blanchard, Withams etc? Most of them go through one of those I think. However be aware most/all of the cast mil vehicles will be the 2.5 naturally asthmatic engine not a 200Tdi or 300Tdi. Or you might end up with a carb V8 which at the current fuel prices will kill you. You can put any engine in any vehicle if you know what you are doing so no reason why a 2.5NA could not be re-engined to a 200Tdi or 300Tdi, it's a bit more than nuts and bolts (may need to cut off and move the engine mounts on some combinations) plus wiring and plumbing, but its not rocket science. A quick plug for our forum - www.lr4x4.com is a good forum for advice
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A decent cheap 90 is a very rare thing. My neighbour's lad has just sold his hammered to death 1990 200TDI for 3k.
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90tdi

Owned a 90 tdi think it was a 1999. Four pump injectors type.
Lubricating the vacuum mechanical wastegate in the KKK once a day got boring. No 140kmh when ECU detected overpressure.
Fuel consumption was very good. Can be compared to large passenger car.
Left it. Noise at 120kmh was also boring.

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We got this ex military, Land Rover Special Vehicle built for the military, civilian spec with a few goodies, 11 seats, low miles, its been on a runway in the Bahamas all its life, the chassis is like new. 300 Tdi's are shooting up in price.

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As the title suggests, looking to purchase one for a bit of fun, but boy do they seem to hold their money compared to a Range rover of similar vintage, anyone know where to get an ex mil?
here's mine..great tow vehicle, i enjoy driving this more then the discovery not an x mil but i have done a little work on it to get her looking good
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We got this ex military, Land Rover Special Vehicle built for the military, civilian spec with a few goodies, 11 seats, low miles, its been on a runway in the Bahamas all its life, the chassis is like new. 300 Tdi's are shooting up in price.

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Did you have any insurance issues with it having a 2 door van body and 11 seats (ie it not being a 'standard' LR)? I was toying with the idea of building a rough camper out of something similar, but I had some insurance issues (like, they refused to insure the vehicle at all) when I tried to buy a minibus to convert a few years ago.
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