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charcoal



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Location: Hampshire
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Romania 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White
Charcoal's 1999 Defender 110 station wagon td5

So its been almost a year living without a Defender. After selling my previous one, I ran a BMW E38 until Winter when my commute became pretty sketchy, didn't want to spend a lot of money and fancied a v8 so bought a Range Rover Classic instead of a Defender. After writing off my truck and losing the job I started to think about getting a Defender again. I need to survive the next few months on my savings before starting the next gig and running the v8 would just waste all of these savings on fuel so made a tactical decision to invest them into something that can hold its value pretty well. Now this time I am going to take another crack at building my dream expedition truck and with a bit of luck I wont have to sell up this time. Anyway, thats enough context so on to the ride..


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I had been looking for a long time for a white 110 station wagon 300tdi/td5 but had no luck with everything either being overpriced or at the other end of the country so had to settle with any colour in the end. That's not the end of the white South African look though as I will visit my local body shop and see if its financially viable to get a respray in the most perfect of Land Rover colours, Alpine white. Also depends heavily on how much this green colour grows on me. I also settled for a td5 in the end as it was an engine I hadn't tried before and easy to get more power. Lucky it can just be chipped as it felt pretty gutless above 60mph, especially while climbing. When off the motorways it was rather enjoyable to drive though and at the moment most of my driving will be off motorways so a chip is not the highest of priorities.


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Interior was the basic Defender no point telling you lot about it as you all know what its like. Although its not as luxurious as the RRC it fulfils its purpose but will require some attention in the future. A few other miscellaneous mods I will be looking at once the Range Rover is sold will include a HD brownchurch rack, steel wheels, bonnet spare wheel carrier, wing top raised air intake, front runner bull bar and many more cool expedition goodies so stay tuned Cool 1999 Land Rover Defender 110 td5 station wagon
1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon ~ Sold
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad


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90 Dreamer



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Looks like a cracking base........

Post #820559 21st Mar 2020 9:27pm
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charcoal



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Romania 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White

Thanks dreamer Thumbs Up 1999 Land Rover Defender 110 td5 station wagon
1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon ~ Sold
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad

Post #820560 21st Mar 2020 9:29pm
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L110CDL



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Great to have you back Charcoal Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

Post #820900 23rd Mar 2020 10:44pm
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charcoal



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Romania 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White

Thanks Clayton, forgot how much fun it was driving a Defender. Luckily got it just before this damn nationwide lockdown too Laughing 1999 Land Rover Defender 110 td5 station wagon
1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon ~ Sold
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad

Post #820909 23rd Mar 2020 11:10pm
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L110CDL



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Just can't beat driving a defender Wink

Good your still loving the drive of the defender and yes, you were lucky to get it back home just in time Very Happy

Will watch you transform this one as i did with interest with your white one Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

Post #820911 23rd Mar 2020 11:17pm
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charcoal



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Romania 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White

Yes, the Range Rover is lovely to drive and all but just doesnt feel quite right. Just got to get it sold then will have plenty of updates for you Very Happy 1999 Land Rover Defender 110 td5 station wagon
1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon ~ Sold
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad

Post #820919 24th Mar 2020 12:01am
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L110CDL



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Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

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charcoal



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Romania 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White

Only a tiny update today, the roof rack has gone to its new home on top of a stunning A reg 110. Now for the short period of time where the handling feels strange as I always have Defenders fitted with roof racks Laughing This means that I am hot on the heels for my much desired Brownchurch heavy duty roof rack now Cool


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 1999 Land Rover Defender 110 td5 station wagon
1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon ~ Sold
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad

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L110CDL



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https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/R8IAAOSwQFpePt1B/s-l500.jpg

Is this any good for you Charcol Question

Look on ebay for wiserwomble and land rover defender roof 110 roof rack Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

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charcoal



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Romania 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White

Funny you should bring that one up Clayton, its only an hours drive from me so I already asked him for some better pictures of it, just waiting for him to get back to me Wink 1999 Land Rover Defender 110 td5 station wagon
1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon ~ Sold
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad

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L110CDL



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Good you know about it and i hope it's a good one for you Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

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charcoal



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Romania 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White

If it is then there should be another update here real soon Cool 1999 Land Rover Defender 110 td5 station wagon
1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon ~ Sold
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad

Post #822825 1st Apr 2020 8:59pm
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L110CDL



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Fingers crossed for you Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

Post #822832 1st Apr 2020 9:16pm
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charcoal wrote:
If it is then there should be another update here real soon Cool



Not sure if this would be a suitable option?

My friend is selling this one, he is in Southampton.

I believe he wants £200.

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