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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black
France - Unusual Puma and a just run in UK TDi

Always see plenty of Defenders on our French trips, but don't often get the camera out. From our New Year trip, first one was a nice unusual soft top in an aire on the way down, not seen a hood like that before. I was walking the hound and he drove in, visited the Censored and left before I get close. The other was a red UK registered TDI with the newness just beginning to wear off, which seemed to be resident all week in the Basse Normandy village where the cottage is. There were at least three 110s on our Eurotunnel crossing home, and one other on the way out, so no shortage of Defenders still making the big trips.


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 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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ian series 1



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Bonatti Grey

I recognise the car park in the second picture!
Stopped there myself a few times Thumbs Up 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

Wanted, Forward Control Anything considered.

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Grenadier



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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey

Seen quite a few of those hoods over here. Sure someone on here will know, but perhaps à French special edition? Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

2011 Puma 110DC - Corris Grey

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Bluest



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ian series 1 wrote:
I recognise the car park in the second picture!
Stopped there myself a few times Thumbs Up


Ah yes, Aire des Falaises de Widehem Ouest, always the first port of call to let the mutt stretch his legs after the tunnel. Has outstanding views of the coast from the top of the embankment. My second favourite aire after Baie de Somme. One gets quite familiar with these places when you combine a small bladder with making the same trip three or four times a year for the last 15 years! 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

Grenadier wrote:
Seen quite a few of those hoods over here. Sure someone on here will know, but perhaps à French special edition?


Its rare to see much variation in cars in Europe these days, so nice to see even a small difference on a Defender. I used to love France as a kid, all the strange vehicles, especially commercials, that didn't appear at home. It actually seems to be going a bit in the reverse direction again, Renault seem to sell a lot of cars not sold in the UK now. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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Rosco



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Is that 90 not a 60th anniversary SVX? 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

OK googled an SVX now and it's not.

Local market or dealer special? 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

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ericvv



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Could be a cabrio transformation of Challenge 4x4 in Dardilly. Website: http://www.challenge4x4.com/
But there are/were a few other outfits in France (BestofLand for instance) offering similar cabrio conversions.
Eric You never actually own a Defender. You merely look after it for the next generation.
http://youtu.be/yVRlSsJwD0o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GtzTT9Pdl0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqKPz28e6A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZ49Jce_n0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvAsz_ilQYU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8tMHiX9lSw
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dxwjPuHIV7I
https://vimeo.com/201482507
And oops, the front mirror fell off...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSixqL0iyHw

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Grenadier



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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey

Must say, really like them and if I got a 90 to add to the stable, it would be one if these, or at least make the hood upgrade. Then add a LS3 Thumbs Up Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

2011 Puma 110DC - Corris Grey

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mick



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The boat my lad was on has one as a run about in Ibiza but not in as good nick. Embarassed

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Arran73



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It’s a limited edition that was sold in France and Italy I believe, think it was called the No Limits 1997 Defender 90 300tdi

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