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Matt110



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Thank you, much appreciated. I can get on with shed prep now and then see if I can get myself a trailer in the Autumn. Quite excited at the possibility of not having my 110 loaded to the roof, and the rack loaded to height as well!

Post #845885 25th Jul 2020 9:48am
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Keith5



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

Just a comment to feedback on the initial question.

Timed online auction last week at Brightwell's where I managed to secure a highest bidder at £520 on one of the lots. Email on the Thur morning to confirm that payment had been taken against the deposit I had placed with the balance of the deposit authorisation released. MOD must have accepted the bids despite not meeting the reserve.

Now got the Nato hitch fitted on the rear crossmember with a spreader plate and off to collect next week.

Many thanks for the advice and help offered over this post and my other query on hitches.

Thanks Keith

Post #846192 26th Jul 2020 6:01pm
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Chugga90



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Well done, hopefully it’s a good buy.
Don’t forget your light board, unless you have the right connector for the mod one?
👍🏽

Post #846193 26th Jul 2020 6:06pm
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Matt110



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Sounds great. Well done.

How did you assess condition, were the photos good enough without needing to actually see it?

Post #846203 26th Jul 2020 6:51pm
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Keith5



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

Matt,

I'll reserve answering that until Wed Shocked . The photos were reasonable and I'll find out soon enough how representative they were. Keith


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RoddyK05



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Scotland 2004 Defender 90 Td5 SW Yellow

I thought these things had a maximum towing speed of 40mph, or is that just in service? I would have thought the army would at times need to move a bit quicker than that!

Post #846221 26th Jul 2020 7:22pm
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Matt110



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Enjoy collecting it Thumbs Up

Post #846223 26th Jul 2020 7:24pm
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Keith5



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

Theres another 10 up for auction this week (starting at lot 30)

https://www.brightwellslive.com/timedauctions/index/5032 Keith

Post #846290 27th Jul 2020 6:56am
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blackwolf



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I've only just noticed in the Brightwells listings that there is a statement "Buyer Passport Id Required For Mod Approval Before Collection". What happens if you don't have a passport?

Post #846331 27th Jul 2020 10:08am
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Keith5



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

They've suggested either passport or driving licence in the email that they sent across with the receipt Keith

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Devon-Rover



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Aintree Green

I jolly well hope they are allowed to recommence the attended auctions soon. I'm all up to go and buy a bog standard penman but I'm blowed to give them £5000 of my money to sit in their account for up to 5 days before return is a bit steep. all those £5000's sitting there is probably giving their account balance more qudos than it is sitting in mine. Just like a cheque taking days to clear and the money sitting in the banks own AC making them interest. Also can be found on Fb, Ytube, Insta & Twitter @4WDSouthwest

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Matt110



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Assuming it sits in their account for 5 days at approx 0.5%PA interest rate that's about 34p they've gained.... Not sure that's their motivation Very Happy Very Happy

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pj2106



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey

Speak to Matt at carriage autos in Manchester he had quite a few in stock 2008 110 2.4 XS Utility (Hagrid)
2002 90 TD5 Hardtop (Sully) Sold
1998 300TDi D1 (Billy) Sold

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foxhound



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Re: Penman trailer

Keith5 wrote:
I'm thinking about investing in a Penman trailer to adapt to become a camping trailer, looking at the Ex MOD sales options is there anything specific I should be aware of? Or is there any places that people would recommend based on their own experience?

I'm still considering options but having spent some time deliberating over lockdown I'm pretty much set on the Penman as a starting point.

Options I've found so far are Witham Specialist vehicles, John Richards Surplus and PA Blanchard. Given I'm based in Scotland the ones at the North of England would make for a shorter drive to collect.


Brightwells auctions are way cheaper than witham etc --typically 6-700.
Penman way better than WT Mk3 (I have had both)
If you're building a superstructure on a penman, I'd recommend sides sloping inwards rather than vertical to optimise mirror use, and keep the centre of gravity low -- with hindsight, my WT should have been 18-10 inch lower. 110 Defender 300tdi & modified Trailer Widetrack mk3 & maggiolina rooftent

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Supacat



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Or you could play the long game and wait until these come to be cast:

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