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Old 05 May 2016, 05:37   #61
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Multiple eBay accounts registered only last year, no previous vehicle sales feedback, covered number plates in the photos, bizarre exchange on the phone, 3+ people all dealing multiple defenders, just changed the price on one by +£2k following my question, "why is the lower mileage, alloy wheeled one cheaper?"...

When you have a bad gut feeling it's always better to just walk away...

Anyone spot any Defender Td5 vans out there (<100 miles from Cambridge) let me know :-)
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Old 05 May 2016, 06:05   #62
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Have you tried around the specialist dealers with proper premises... like RJ Landrovers in Sawtry... Nene Overland in Peterborough etc?

Guess their prices will be in the upper regions but as others have said there are some very crafty back street folks dealing in Land Rovers with less than certain origins so perhaps a "proper" dealer would give some reassurance.
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Old 05 May 2016, 08:16   #63
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Have you tried around the specialist dealers with proper premises... like RJ Landrovers in Sawtry... Nene Overland in Peterborough etc?

Guess their prices will be in the upper regions but as others have said there are some very crafty back street folks dealing in Land Rovers with less than certain origins so perhaps a "proper" dealer would give some reassurance.
Thanks Fenlader... will keep my eyes on their stock, generally they're running at around +£2k over private sales... they know there's a buck to be made...

Slowly slowly catchy monkey is all well and good, but when you're as impatient as me...
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Old 05 May 2016, 09:31   #64
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This is a boat forum, an amazingly helpful one at that.. Is their a LR forum out that you could join?

In the same way you get careful owners here that sell a known outfit or item perhaps you'll find the same talking to the Landy Lot?
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Old 11 May 2016, 04:36   #66
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Well... The deed is done... I haven't yet experimented to see if I can squeeze in all the kit, especially with the front facing seats in the rear, but heck, if I can get the OBM in the back then the boat can go on the ball hitch/bike rack. Thankfully it will normally be me + 2 in the boat/wagon so the rear seats can go up... Just need to fab up a protector base to cover the rear seat belt brace...

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Looks good... but if you'll forgive me saying... a bit under tyred.... I reckon man maths allows a new chunky set!!

I've not had one that new so don't know the engines... is it a 200/300TDi or a TD5?
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Nice Stig, a 110 would have been a lot more practical but having run a 90 for 10 years I understand the appeal!

You've picked a really nice looking truck there - snorkel, winch and wing top chequer plate is all you need and the only colour too - green! As Fen' says you just need some decent MT's on there (Wolf rims too - alloys on a Defender - pah!). Very jealous and missing my Defender now, living with the Disco is working great at the moment but being without a 'proper' Landy for the first time in 18 odd years or so is tough.

Sell the front facing seats and associated paraphernalia on eBay and leave it bare wheel boxes or install one or two side benches - the front facers are the most impractical pieces of junk known to man.

A small triangular window each side will help a lot with driving one of these.

But and it's a B - I - G but - please, please re-read the post below and act on it double quick:

Land Rover Defender 90

That Ninety you've just bought is about as appealing and nickable as they come.
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The rear seats are staying i'm afraid, a condition of carriage for the family... Front facing or not at all...

As regards the nickability... I know, I know... I thought being a van it would lie slightly further down the theft desirability curve...

I'm getting a Disklok and a driveway post. It has immobiliser and alarm and I reckon I'll sign up to Sky Tag.

New tyres... Please don't tempt me to spend MORE money...
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As regards the nickability... I know, I know... I thought being a van it would lie slightly further down the theft desirability curve...
Not in a gazillion years, look at it, if I was reading this now and in the business I'd be on my way up the M11 now...

Chuck in a well hidden switch to the fuel solenoid too - easiest, cheapest and very effective anti-theft mod - make sure you have a separate bonnet lock though or too easy to bypass.
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