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    Default 25 Year Old Land Rovers

    Thought you guys might like to see this link.

    http://www.roversnorth.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2219


    When do you think someone like East Coast Rover is going to start bringing them over? They could bring them over, update some stuff and sell them like hotcakes.
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    There were two of them at the LRNR. This is all going to develop quickly.
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    I don't think you'll see a big influx of them. 25-year old trucks coming out of the UK are pretty well shot. If someone is smart enough to start bringing them in from Saudi Arabia or Australia of somewhere they don't rust you would have something. 25 years in the damp UK is pretty tough on them.
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    Scott,

    Thank you for the update. I figure there was a thread were this subject was discussed but I had not seen it.

    With the 25 year rule, I was assuming that someone (corporate or individual) would start bringing them over. I will be watching this closely to see what iterations hit the market and how much they are.

    A 110 with a diesel and manual transmission would be fun to have.
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    Mercedesrover,

    I would hope the improters would be smart enough to bring them from somewhere that would help the vehicle be in fair condition. Plus it would be nice if it was Left Hand Drive version.
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    Let's play the wish list game. If one came over and you were going to have any iteration of diesel engine and manual transmission put in to a 110, what would it be? Also, only Landrover Engines and trannys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf
    Also, only Landrover Engines and trannys.
    Dammit!

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    I just thought for expedition work it would be best to have OEM parts that would be easily sourced for the specific vehicle it was in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf
    I just thought for expedition work it would be best to have OEM parts that would be easily sourced for the specific vehicle it was in.
    I'll take my common Mercedes diesels with a timing chain and a common, bullet-proof Ford tranny against an odd-ball, never imported diesel with a timing belt and a questionable at-best Rover tranny. (No offense intended...)
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    Mercedesrover,

    I can except that logic. Then what engine and tranny do you suggest?
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