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Old 17 May 2013, 02:50   #1
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Old 17 May 2013, 02:55   #2
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Great photo of a Freelander !
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Old 17 May 2013, 02:59   #3
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Great photo of a Freelander !
That what I thought too! Clearly only 50% effort on that one from the BBC!!

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"The Kent and Sussex forces have also said the vehicles were being targeted, either to use in crime or sell abroad.
Insp Sonia Lassnig, from Kent Police, said thieves could be taking the 4x4s to use in ram raids or to sell for parts.
Police are also concerned the vehicles were being stolen for export because of their popularity."
No sh*t.
Sherlock was obviously involved in these deductions.
They could have added, "We suspect that the thieves are criminals."
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Defenders now extremely desirable in the US as once they are 25 yrs old they can be imported as classic's, they are then heavily prepped and sell for huge money ($70k)

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Defenders now extremely desirable in the US as once they are 25 yrs old they can be imported as classic's, they are then heavily prepped and sell for huge money ($70k)

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I've seen that sort of thing before. The americans must be really stupid, I mean honestly, what is left of the 1985 car that rolled off the line? New chassis, new bodywork, LHD conversion most likely, brand new engine, puma interior.. etc etc.
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I've seen that sort of thing before. The americans must be really stupid, I mean honestly, what is left of the 1985 car that rolled off the line? New chassis, new bodywork, LHD conversion most likely, brand new engine, puma interior.. etc etc.
They'll redo the whole car so nothing is left. There are ways to get around safety and emission laws depending on age and how you take title to it. I remember a friend importing a Lotus Elise (I think that was the model) in the early 90's before they started selling them here again. It was shipped in as parts, and reassembled by a mechanic flown over (I believe that the mechanic did multiple assemblies on one trip). The car then had to be registered as a home built kit car (because it didn't meet crash test requirements).

Even as a kid, I remember being bummed out when I heard Defenders weren't going to be imported anymore. Nice rig. Worth $70k+? I don't know.
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You mean they don't all look the same?
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