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Skelkelly



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 2.5 TD DCPU Alveston Red
Not quite a Defender but a great spot all the same

Stopped at the Cad West car park on the A487 yesterday, some numpty had 'parked' his Qashqai on the side of the road without realising there was only half a metre of grass before a 45 degree slope into the bushes below. His back wheel was floundering in mid air!

Look what they sent out to rescue him!


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 2003 110 TD5 Double Cab
1990 Saab 900 Turbo
1990 VW Golf MK2


Post #555038 10th Aug 2016 1:13pm
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X4SKP



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

Fantastic...although if its this guys car... he doesn't look too impressed... Shocked

 SKIP.

Post #555069 10th Aug 2016 3:18pm
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Iggle piggle



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Chawton White

That is Mr Bradbury himself, lovely old boy I've not seen him for years!
Thanks for posting its great to see him still out working & the series land rover earns its keep regularly around Barmouth

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Skelkelly



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 2.5 TD DCPU Alveston Red

He was a nice chap, had a very quick chat with him as I took the photo. Lovely to see a Series still earning it's keep.

Would like to know what's underneath, I'm assuming it's a bit of a hybrid due to the Q plates. 2003 110 TD5 Double Cab
1990 Saab 900 Turbo
1990 VW Golf MK2


Post #555073 10th Aug 2016 3:41pm
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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

It's possible that it was run on trade plates before that became illegal and gained the "Q" plate when it had to be registered in its own right.

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Skelkelly



Member Since: 08 May 2016
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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 2.5 TD DCPU Alveston Red

X4SKP wrote:
Fantastic...although if its this guys car... he doesn't look too impressed... Shocked



That was him alright. He had a crowd of onlookers so was not happy. Rolling with laughter 2003 110 TD5 Double Cab
1990 Saab 900 Turbo
1990 VW Golf MK2


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Iggle piggle



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Chawton White

blackwolf wrote:
It's possible that it was run on trade plates before that became illegal and gained the "Q" plate when it had to be registered in its own right.


The trade plates on recovery vehicles was allowed to avoid road tax & MOT but they still needed to be registered,
Still MOT exempt to this day but they have their own taxation class now

I'll put a call in to Bradburys & find out more it

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Skelkelly



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 2.5 TD DCPU Alveston Red

Iggle piggle - if you speak to them ask how they got it out as would love to know 2003 110 TD5 Double Cab
1990 Saab 900 Turbo
1990 VW Golf MK2


Post #555105 10th Aug 2016 6:14pm
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keith



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Skelkelly wrote:
He was a nice chap, had a very quick chat with him as I took the photo. Lovely to see a Series still earning it's keep.

Would like to know what's underneath, I'm assuming it's a bit of a hybrid due to the Q plates.
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Make sure you send him the picture , I'm sure he'd love to have it Thumbs Up

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