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Arcadeus



Member Since: 23 Sep 2012
Location: Vancouver BC
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Canada 
Hello from British Columbia

Glad to be in a place that cherishes defenders!

Post #170288 23rd Sep 2012 6:44pm
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Glynparry25



Member Since: 16 Feb 2009
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Wales 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS DCPU Tonga Green

Welcome to the forum,

Canada eh? How aboot that......... (sorry couldn't help myself).

Huge fan of the country- pretty much lived in Calgary for 2 years. How is the Big Blue doing? What Defender have you got?

Glyn Dog Sheep

Post #170289 23rd Sep 2012 6:46pm
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Arcadeus



Member Since: 23 Sep 2012
Location: Vancouver BC
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Just drooling...

I don't have one yet but I've been looking for the right one for the last couple of months/ all my life.... Thinking about importing one... Every time I come close it gets snatched up...

Post #170293 23rd Sep 2012 6:54pm
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sparkylee



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Location: surrey
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2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 DCPU Santorini Black

Welcome aboard Thumbs Up It's good to be back from the dark side


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Post #170306 23rd Sep 2012 7:32pm
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Glynparry25



Member Since: 16 Feb 2009
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Wales 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS DCPU Tonga Green

Have you tried here: http://www.classiccarsglobal.com/ad.asp?ad...r_90___SUV they have quite a large stock of Defenders.

Not to far from you in the States..... but you do need to dig deep into the savings for one. I would have thought you would save a load on shipping, transportation, registration will be easier and the stering wheel is on the right side for you (which is the WRONG side Rolling Eyes ).

Plus it is only a short jaunt away so you could go look and test drive before you buy.

Glyn Dog Sheep

Post #170475 24th Sep 2012 5:30pm
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Tarrel



Member Since: 21 Sep 2012
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Scotland 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

Glynparry25 wrote:
Have you tried here: http://www.classiccarsglobal.com/ad.asp?ad...r_90___SUV they have quite a large stock of Defenders.

Not to far from you in the States..... but you do need to dig deep into the savings for one. I would have thought you would save a load on shipping, transportation, registration will be easier and the stering wheel is on the right side for you (which is the WRONG side Rolling Eyes ).

Plus it is only a short jaunt away so you could go look and test drive before you buy.

Glyn Dog Sheep


No, it's the LEFT side for him Smile 2012 Defender Utility Wagon
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Post #170855 25th Sep 2012 8:18pm
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T1G UP



Member Since: 08 Dec 2009
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is there the age thing for imports in Canada like the states?

personally i'd buy a LHD one from spain drive it to the uk....fill acontainer up with the roght bits and ship it home. Then build a real nice defender with all the bits plus a few goodies you've checked o er yourself and a great holiday to boot!

Post #170862 25th Sep 2012 8:44pm
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Glynparry25



Member Since: 16 Feb 2009
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Wales 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS DCPU Tonga Green

Tarrel wrote:


No, it's the LEFT side for him Smile


Yeah, the left side is the right side Rolling Eyes Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

Glyn Dog Sheep

Post #170894 26th Sep 2012 3:31am
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ericvv



Member Since: 02 Jun 2011
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Switzerland 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SVX Station Wagon Santorini Black

Glynparry25 wrote:
Tarrel wrote:


No, it's the LEFT side for him Smile


Yeah, the left side is the right side Rolling Eyes Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

Glyn Dog Sheep


Of course, what else could it be? Shocked Even in the UK there are some Defender drivers starting to see the light, and buy a nice LHD ICE or so Whistle Thumbs Up 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
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And oops, the front mirror fell off...
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Post #170896 26th Sep 2012 4:14am
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Arcadeus



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I checked out the site and it looks like they just had the on for 50000 usd. Bit much for an 84. I prefer a lhd but I would grab a rhd if it were the right truck.

Post #170902 26th Sep 2012 5:35am
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Glynparry25



Member Since: 16 Feb 2009
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In the US I think the cut off is 25 years old for Defenders (form what I have heard it is the same for Canada). Therefore you can't import anything newer than 1997. Then there are more hassles such as modifications etc.

Realistically you are looking at 10,000 for a good condition 1997 Defender in UK (but it will be 300Tdi and manual). Shipping to East coast will be in the region of 2,000 including shipping insurance. Then there is the long drive plus hotels, food etc so about 1000 for the journey (in a vehicle you don't really know). Then add registration of say a couple of hunderd. You would also have to do reserch, view/ test drive etc so another 2000ish.

So in the end you would be looking at spending in the region of 20,000 for a 'good' condition 25 year old Defender not to mention taking about a month or two off work to sort it all out...... and there are still possible problems which might happen- breakdowns, legal issues etc which can bump the price up.

Or pay an extra 10,000 and get a Pristeine (the Americans take better care of them than Zag!!) Defender. Then take a single day off work, get a lift over the border (3 hours in a car) look at, test drive, and pay all in one day and drive home with no worries of legal issues etc. Then you will also be home before dark. From looking at the place they are a regular importer of Defenders- what they do is buy an old one, then do a chassis up re-build with new/ reconditioned engine and gearbox. So basically you get a new (old) Defender for the price of a new one in UK.

All the good Defenders in the UK which qualify for export are now going up in price for this reason- There was a 130 fully rebuilt with modifications selling for something like 50,000 for that same reason.

Hasn't one of the other members done this too- really old 110 with V8 in brown? Maybe a good source of prices etc.

Glyn Dog Sheep

P.S. The Right side is the RIGHT side, where the Left side is just plain WRONG.... even though it could be the right side........ and I have just gone cross-eyed!!

Post #170913 26th Sep 2012 6:50am
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England 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Orkney Grey

you can get a Spanish puma 110 for 12k! strip it, ship it and build up on a nice new galvy chassis.

Post #170920 26th Sep 2012 7:47am
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Glynparry25



Member Since: 16 Feb 2009
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Wales 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS DCPU Tonga Green

Unfortunatly the vehicle needs to be 15 years old (1997 or older). They have also started clamping down on the vehicles modified in UK and then exported- all to do with the registration process. Easiest way to do it is import it completly standard and then modify it in country once it is fully registred.

Source:
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/pub/bsf5048-eng.html

Glyn Dog Sheep

Post #170928 26th Sep 2012 8:09am
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England 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Glynparry25 wrote:
Unfortunatly the vehicle needs to be 15 years old (1997 or older). They have also started clamping down on the vehicles modified in UK and then exported- all to do with the registration process. Easiest way to do it is import it completly standard and then modify it in country once it is fully registred.

Source:
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/pub/bsf5048-eng.html

Glyn Dog Sheep


ok see you point....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1986-LAND-ROVER-...500wt_1361 a goos base!

Post #170932 26th Sep 2012 8:14am
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megatoad



Member Since: 07 Jan 2012
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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Zambezi Silver
Re: Just drooling...

Arcadeus wrote:
I don't have one yet but I've been looking for the right one for the last couple of months/ all my life.... Thinking about importing one... Every time I come close it gets snatched up...


Are the Canadians as Draconian about importing Defenders as the Yanks?

My brother is looking to move to Texas soon and take his S11 though it is now virtually an S111 after a major rebuild. So we have been looking into the business of what the US customs will allow in.

Post #170933 26th Sep 2012 8:16am
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