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Slideywindows



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50th Anniversary.

Maybe not what you expected from the title, but in December 1968 I bought a Series One, 2lt diesel Land Rover.

This week I have owned it for 50 years.

It has been with me through all of life's ups and downs, including births, deaths and marriage(s).



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After all these years I have come to the conclusion that women leave you, dogs die on you - but a Land Rover will be by your side for a lifetime.

It started a passion for these vehicles that is still as strong today as it always was.




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Long may it continue.......

Post #746665 20th Dec 2018 10:36pm
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GREENI



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Fab, congratulations. I watch 'chasing classic cars' and look at awe in the people who've owned vehicles for thi kind of time.
I thought I was doing well at 5 years on New Year's Eve with the v8!

I hope it never leaves you Bow down

Merry Christmas. instagram @v8_scumbag @green_lane_escapes

Post #746667 20th Dec 2018 10:47pm
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Whirly90



Member Since: 01 Sep 2016
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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi HT Zambezi Silver

In January i'll have owned my 90 for 16 years, looks like i'm a mere beginner. How much of the vehicle is original?

Post #746669 20th Dec 2018 10:50pm
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defender9



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

I have a feeling that in Series One circles, there are one or two folks that have had them from new but you are well up there with one of the longest owned. My longest is the 86in at a mere 30 years Thumbs Up 2015 Defender 90 SW / 1985 factory V8 Ninety
1953 80in ex Australia
1955 Series 1 now owned by my son

Post #746673 20th Dec 2018 11:19pm
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mini Anaconda



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Very good Thumbs Up Thumbs Up BORG - Bucks & Oxon 4x4 Response Group

Post #746713 21st Dec 2018 10:12am
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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

The Land-Rover that I have owned longest in my collection is my first S1 80", which IIRC I bought in 1979 or possibly 1980, a mere 39 years ago. A youngster by comparison to Slideywindows.

Mind you, as a 1953 model the vehicle was only 26 years old then, so the equivalent of a 1992 vehicle now.


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Before anyone points out the obvious incongruities, it didn't take me long after buying it to realise that it was not exactly the 1953 vehicle I had been lead to believe. There are many details in the photo above which reveal that it was actually assembled from two 80" vehicles, a 1953 example and a 1950 example. How many non-1953 anomalies can you spot?

Post #746722 21st Dec 2018 11:00am
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discomog



Member Since: 09 May 2015
Location: Notts/Lincs Border
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

Congratulations, hope you're celebrating it with something special. Milestone Santorini 90XS SW
Discovery Sport
Morgan Plus 8

Post #746742 21st Dec 2018 1:49pm
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L110CDL



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Nice one slidywindows, congratulations Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #746948 22nd Dec 2018 9:41pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

That is quite awesome! Congratulations! Thumbs Up Milestone James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

Post #746960 22nd Dec 2018 10:20pm
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Slideywindows



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Thank you gents. Thumbs Up

Post #746967 22nd Dec 2018 10:45pm
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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Congratulations on being able to keep her for so long Thumbs Up I’m a baby with only owning land rovers from 2012, still I’m on my 5th and have only lost one due to an accident, let’s see how long mine stay. 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
110 TD5 - Buggsy http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic59029.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Think I might have a problem............

Post #746994 23rd Dec 2018 5:04am
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ericvv



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Switzerland 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SVX Station Wagon Santorini Black

50 years can’t be beaten. Congrats. Thumbs Up
But mine which I own from new, has turned 10 back in Sep, and going very strong. Condition as new, sometimes even better than new. Plan to keep it forever, one day it may move as a collector item to one of the next generation.... Recent picture...
Eric

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 You never actually own a Defender. You merely look after it for the next generation.
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Post #747000 23rd Dec 2018 8:09am
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strang



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

Congratulations! I have owned my Series One for about 22 years Euro-Leafing to infinity and beyond.....

Post #747388 26th Dec 2018 3:50pm
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Andy80



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Mr C congratulations,

Only a mere 21 years of LR ownership for me!!

Please humour us with the original purchase price back in 1968?

Merry Christmas

Andy & Family Thumbs Up Defender-less at the moment so just the S1's to keep me occupied....

Post #747408 26th Dec 2018 5:51pm
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Slideywindows



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My entire Summer holidays wages Andy.

£50.

Maybe meet up in 2019?

Post #747433 26th Dec 2018 8:23pm
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