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Old 27 January 2012, 17:46   #1
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Lhd defender 90

I'm trying to find one of these for about £9k. Must be blue. Anybody know of one?
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Old 27 January 2012, 17:55   #2
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Old 28 January 2012, 04:40   #3
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I wouldn't bother, it'll get electrolytic corrosion and fall to bits, you might get up one morning to find a load of rust, plastic and aluminium oxide.
I'd buy a 20 year old Pajero instead, so what if you look like a Welsh Pikey RIB nobbur.
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THought about trying the LR forums !? .. theres plenty of 90's that are green if you don't mind drab green ... on a serious note try Witham's .. they do a lot of MOD direct sales (and RAF and Navy ones are Blue), and prices seem to be ok, if you don't mind a LR thats been dropped out of a chinook ! ;-)
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Good luck in finding ANYTHING left hand drive in the UK these days for a good price....
I had a good thing going about 5 years ago buying LHD stuff in the UK and taking across to France where we would register it and punt it off for nearly double the money.....nowadays,there are so many dealers that have set themselves up selling LHD stuff that as soon as something comes on the market it gets snapped up and advertised soon after for some seriously unrealistic money. Prices in the UK for LHD stuff are now nearly identical for what i can buy it for in France!

As Horacebat says, try the x-MOD stuff but be prepared for a seriously basic and un-refined Landy. Withams sometimes has LHD United Nations vehicles in a very fetching shade of......ermmm...white

You might get lucky and find something on Flea-bay but from previous experience, a decent landy in LHD guise will be like looking for rocking horse s**t.

good luck with your search

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Neneoverland would be a good place to start they have a lot of LHD
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Yes yes indeed.....chewy I knew you to be a man of intelligence and sense. Just need to find a bag large enough to pile the buggering excuse into and post it to Canada. The customs will take one look at all the white powder and brown crystalline stuff and send it straight back.
You see it's for a Canadian friend of mine and she's stuck on blue. I did tell her they all end up the same colour but it's a girl thing. She likes her toys blue. I tell her they end up brown but she says it depends where you use them. Talking of playing does anybody know what Pajero means? ( Spanish coll. ( and it's sold there with that name!))
discomick, horacebat and Anchorhandler thanks for the pointers. I have an ex Navy or RAF machine in mind.
Interestingly I had an episode with an S111 pickup on Thursday. I was behind said contraption on Chiswick roundabout when a body part made a bid for freedom. The passenger door had come clean off.
For some reason I swerved to avoid it and parked up. S111 was on another lap and when he pitted we discovered that the top hinge had sheared and wrenched the bottom one clean off the body.....with some body (not somebody) still attached.
We reunited the door with it's rightful owner by slinging it in the back.
As the LR drove off a seat cushion fell out only this time he didn't stop.
There you go........a car that has a space to keep the bits that fall off it as it trundles along. I have a feeling that the seat cushion didn't realise that we put the door in the back and jumped to join it, maybe looking for a better life.
If anybody knows or has heard of the owner then I have the seat cushion.
My faith in Defenders and Series LR's has taken a big knock. Can anybody restore it?
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Are there some strange regulations about exporting to Canada and the USA
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Are there some strange regulations about exporting to Canada and the USA
IIRC, it has to be 15yo for Canada and 25yo for the States??
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I wouldn't bother, it'll get electrolytic corrosion and fall to bits, you might get up one morning to find a load of rust, plastic and aluminium oxide.
I'd buy a 20 year old Pajero instead, so what if you look like a Welsh Pikey RIB nobbur.
Isn't that what LR owners wake up to every morning?
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