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Muddybigdog



Member Since: 11 Apr 2014
Location: Suffolk
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Zambezi Silver
Porsche 928s4,

 Puma 90 XS - Sold
D3 - 2.7 S x2 (both Sold)
Freelander 2 HSE - Sold
Freelander 1 - Sold
Disco 2 - Sold
Post #965749 22nd Sep 2022 10:04pm
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100inch



Member Since: 15 May 2012
Location: Brunswick
Posts: 350

Australia 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Santorini Black
Aircooled 911 all way.

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Post #965750 22nd Sep 2022 10:20pm
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west4x4



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A rare shout but a Lister XJS? Comfy grand tourer of the jag with big power punch?
Post #965864 24th Sep 2022 1:44pm
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Shroppy



Member Since: 25 Feb 2016
Location: Shropshire
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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Aintree Green
Some great shouts here, thanks guys.

I'm currently leaning towards a rally spec 2 door RRC with a big RV8 or an LS. Finding one will prove very difficult though I suspect.

We've been using the Westfield in the nice weather and there's no doubt that it's great fun, just a little too small for me. 1985 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 Build Thread
Post #965867 24th Sep 2022 2:31pm
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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey
Probably not what you're looking for, but there are some very nice Derby Bentleys, the "Silent Sports Car", for sale at the moment at reasonable prices.

I used to have a 1938 4.1/4 thirty or so years ago, and it was great fun, albeit a car which required more old-fashioned driving skills than a modern car. I still regret selling it and hanker for another. Although the classic dropheads and open tourers are still advertised for absurd money (although there is little evidence of them selling at the advertised prices) a good classic saloon with a coachbuilt body can be had for significantly less than the cost of a new Defender. I know which I would rather have....
Post #965873 24th Sep 2022 2:56pm
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Birdy



Member Since: 07 Oct 2011
Location: Côte d'Azur
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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black
I take it you mean “I'm minded to invest in one [a classic sports car]” in the same way my missus “invests” in Agent Provocateur and Manolos...

Seriously, I tend to buy only items that will retain their value (yes, sometimes the most expensive but buy cheap buy twice) and two years ago I could have sold my Linssen and my Morgan for more than I paid for them. Doesn’t mean I’d have made a profit of course, the money I’d laid out at the time of their purchase was worth a lot more than when I came to sell them.

Unfortunately today, NOBODY has any spare cash for luxuries, nobody wants my Mog - even as part exchange for a new one - and I doubt with insurance, mooring fees and maintenance etc. I could even give my boat away.

Buyers’ market, whatever second-hand vehicle you go for, offer HALF their advertised price!

Peter
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nitram17



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I'm more of a Thomas the tank engine era of british sports cars ...the Sunbeam tiger or the austen healey 3000 would be my choice



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Post #965891 24th Sep 2022 6:27pm
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mikeh501



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Alfa 105 series. Great little cars and a lot of fun on the road. With the right engine it will throw you in the seat, definitely spannerable, plentiful supply of parts and upgrade parts. 250bhp a ton is possible with enough money spent, but honestly it’s a fun car with minimal outlay.


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Post #965899 24th Sep 2022 7:35pm
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Grenadier



Member Since: 23 Jul 2014
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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey
Shame you don’t want a project, I’m personally hankering after one of these.



30k for the kit
10-20k for the engine and transmission
5k for the paint
5k bits and bobs.

If you build it yourself.

But 50-60k for a bespoke V8 muscle car is bonkers. Those are dollar prices which will soon be sterling prices as well Whistle Monsieur Le Grenadier

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

2011 Puma 110DC - Corris Grey
Post #965936 25th Sep 2022 9:56am
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Procta



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JOW240725 wrote:
Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi or T16!! Thumbs Up


Good choice there, Thumbs Up

Gti version for mine is an option, another metro, but it would be the MG metro turbo,( already had the K series 16v) ford mk 2 escort Rs spec, Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Success is 90% Inspiration and 4 minutes Preparation # you can make it!
Post #965978 26th Sep 2022 5:49am
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Procta



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LandRoverAnorak wrote:
If you can find one, a Triumph TR8 could be fun:


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I am sure someone, a few streets away has one of those. I am sure it was either Green or Yellow.

Also when i had my vvc metro, i was bombing a long a 50mph road, looks in my rear rear view mirror, and all i could see was this very large Chrome grill from a Triumph TR5 winding my arse right in Shocked
The owner was impressed by the metro, Due to the fact he twigged it wasn't a 1.1s Laughing He said there a more metros than these. Thumbs Up Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Success is 90% Inspiration and 4 minutes Preparation # you can make it!
Post #965979 26th Sep 2022 5:55am
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Procta



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Barneyboy wrote:
Hi shroppy, not sure if this floats you’re boat, super rare and reasonably quick, you’d certainly stand out from the crowd Thumbs Up


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Personally if I was looking for a car to use regularly and have a lot of fun with it would be a BMW Z3M ( clown shoe ) a bloody nice, useable reliable drive Thumbs Up cheers Paul


I don't think rover made many of those at all, i saw one at MG live back in 2013, and it was the only one at the event. My dad was like christ that's got to be practically a one off that! Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Success is 90% Inspiration and 4 minutes Preparation # you can make it!
Post #965980 26th Sep 2022 5:57am
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MartinK



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey
Supercharged XK on Autotrader looks great!
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2...xZfDB8WXww


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Post #966166 28th Sep 2022 1:23pm
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Shroppy



Member Since: 25 Feb 2016
Location: Shropshire
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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Aintree Green
Really appreciate your input, thanks all.

Grenadier, I'm not sure how but we'd both forgotten about the Cobras. Ticks all the boxes, just need to make sure we can fit! 1985 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 Build Thread
Post #966215 28th Sep 2022 10:16pm
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chopcat



Member Since: 11 Sep 2012
Location: Pembrokeshire
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Wales 2000 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Java Black
Late entry

Marcos . Jem,MARsh & Frank COStin

this one is a 4l V8 Mantula with a rover RR engine


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Post #966275 29th Sep 2022 10:32pm
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