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Old 02 December 2009, 13:03   #1
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Does anyone have an MOT failure 4x4 to shift?

Cheeky, I know. But if anyone has a tow vehicle that has failed an MOT and is considered an uneconomical repair, I would really like to hear from you.

One of the Channel Island charities recently lost it's truck and is now well and truly stuck, so free to good home would be fantastic.

There is no MOT test here, so a Landy or similar which is no longer of any real use on the mainland may well be able to do sterling service on the narrow roads here abouts.

Obviously I will sort out collection etc.
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Might be worth a try on freecycle or something similar?
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Do you really want an MOT failure?

Malthouse,

Do you really want an MOT failure? Essentially the MOT is about assessing road worthiness. I would have though anything likely to render a landrover etc uneconnomical to repair must be fairly major and therefore a headache for you/its new owners. Do you want a car thats essentially unsafe, probably wrotten and not worth the effort of selling on ebay for a few hundred as spares/repair?
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Are we talking free or are you prepared to pay a few quid?
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Do you really want an MOT failure?
I know from experiences with my current truck that when it went in for an MOT I was dreading the result, it is still going strong and I would not describe it as dangerous but I know full well that it would not pass a test today.
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Are we talking free or are you prepared to pay a few quid?
A few quid is certainly a goer, as the local government will no doubt want to charge import duty - so it would never be a free endeavor.
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A few quid is certainly a goer, as the local government will no doubt want to charge import duty - so it would never be a free endeavor.
A chap I work with has a '96 Disco 300 going to waste. It is very tidy with nice alloys etc. He's neglected it for so long that the mot has expired and it's growing mushrooms on the rear seats. Mechanically it's spot on. 500-600 might see him part with it.
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A chap I work with has a '96 Disco 300 going to waste.


Sounds good, can you pass on my contact details or visa versa please?
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A chap I work with has a '96 Disco 300 ...
It's not really a suitable vehicle for someone employed as a butler, in any case.
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It's not really a suitable vehicle for someone employed as a butler, in any case.
No, the 110 Deafner is far more suitable.
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