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      09-18-2011 10:28 PM #1
      Don't see these too much in the states












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      09-18-2011 10:37 PM #2
      Turbo diesel Defender?

      Yes please.
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      09-18-2011 11:44 PM #3
      1974 they stopped making them , resumed in 1993 but then the regs in 1998 requiring airbags up front, door beams etc, proved too costly for the small numbers being sold here. I will tell you, theres no fewer than 6 defender 110 diesels on my block alone. They're a ten pence a dozen.
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      09-18-2011 11:49 PM #4
      Mind if I ask where that is? I know there's a guy in Georgia that imports a bunch of European offroaders, just wondering if its the same or another person.

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      09-18-2011 11:51 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      Turbo diesel Defender?
      The only way to go.
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      09-19-2011 12:11 AM #6
      That many Land Rovers?


      This person is obviously mentally unstable.
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      09-19-2011 12:21 AM #7
      where is this place ?

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      09-19-2011 12:28 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by tip View Post
      The only way to go.
      Especially with an Isuzu Turbo Diesel...
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      09-19-2011 12:36 AM #9
      I spy a chevy, i guess every land rover enthusiast needs a mode of reliable transportation

      Seriously though, I love the defenders

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      09-19-2011 12:52 AM #10
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      09-19-2011 12:52 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Demo24 View Post
      Mind if I ask where that is? I know there's a guy in Georgia that imports a bunch of European offroaders, just wondering if its the same or another person.
      I think I know this guy, he had a forward control in his front yard for a few years, I bought a Volvo w/VW D24T from him and a set of swampers, he had a Morris Clubman His wife bought and brought back, Very cool guy but not the same as OP's pics

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      09-19-2011 01:58 AM #12
      Is that Will Tillery's place?
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      09-19-2011 02:12 AM #13
      Nice collection!

      Lucky the owner didn't defend his Defender collection and you trespassing.
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

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      09-19-2011 02:15 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      Nice collection!

      Lucky the owner didn't defend his Defender collection and you trespassing.

    15. 09-19-2011 02:34 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      That many Land Rovers?


      This person is obviously mentally unstable.
      This way he has a running car at least half the time.

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      09-19-2011 06:41 AM #16
      It is in NC. He imports and sells them apparently
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      09-19-2011 07:48 AM #17
      I see defenders about every other day here in Birmingham because of this place, Red Mountain Rovers. http://rmr4x4.com/web/home



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      09-19-2011 07:51 AM #18
      If I knew someone in europeland, I'd do this too.
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      09-19-2011 08:08 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Demo24 View Post
      Mind if I ask where that is? I know there's a guy in Georgia that imports a bunch of European offroaders, just wondering if its the same or another person.
      Rovers Out East in NC. Buyer beware. Most of them are complete ****boxes. Sorry but there is no other way to describe it. There is a fairly brisk business of gathering the rotten ones up in the UK, dripping (literally) new paint on them and sending them to the shipping dock for the States. The guy who sells these is a doctor and is nice enough but, from personal experience having almost bought from him, theyre terribly overpriced and usually nightmares. There are more than a few stories of fires, break downs, etc... of vehicles right after they leave his "lot." I say "lot" because he sells them through a 3rd party used car dealer. Dont bother.

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      09-19-2011 08:09 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      Is that Will Tillery's place?
      No, Will is in Va.

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      09-19-2011 08:40 AM #21
      I like that light blue one with all the diamond plate.

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      09-19-2011 09:15 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by JBGITTY View Post
      I like that light blue one with all the diamond plate.
      Diamond plate is there to cover up all the holes and botched areas.

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      09-19-2011 02:46 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post
      Rovers Out East in NC. Buyer beware. Most of them are complete ****boxes. Sorry but there is no other way to describe it. There is a fairly brisk business of gathering the rotten ones up in the UK, dripping (literally) new paint on them and sending them to the shipping dock for the States. The guy who sells these is a doctor and is nice enough but, from personal experience having almost bought from him, theyre terribly overpriced and usually nightmares. There are more than a few stories of fires, break downs, etc... of vehicles right after they leave his "lot." I say "lot" because he sells them through a 3rd party used car dealer. Dont bother.
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      09-19-2011 10:20 PM #25
      I cant speak to the quality of the vehicles, but i heard he sold 80 trucks last year
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      09-19-2011 10:23 PM #26
      So how many of them actually run?

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      Brutal... Thanks for sharing i hope anyone interrested reads this
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      09-19-2011 10:41 PM #29
      I hate to beat the horse here but does anyone here find it odd that the guys on that forum don't find any of those issues odd?

      Are Rovers really that maintinance heavy?

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      09-19-2011 11:13 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Tokyosmash View Post
      Are Rovers really that maintinance heavy?
      Yeap.
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    31. 09-19-2011 11:34 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Tokyosmash View Post
      I hate to beat the horse here but does anyone here find it odd that the guys on that forum don't find any of those issues odd?

      Are Rovers really that maintinance heavy?
      Buddy of mine has a '97 D90. Probably one of the best that are out there with everything he has done to it. He has upgraded EVERYTHING on that truck. But it still finds new and inventive ways to piss him off.

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      09-20-2011 11:40 AM #32
      I was going to post in that thread and then it got locked. Aaron is a nice enough guy but his trucks are complete crap. I went down there for a D90 he had. A small lift, looked good in photos and he said the frame was in great shape and the 300tdi was running great. Truck showed up and I crawled underneath. Frame looked to have been pieced together from three other frames, all with pterodactyl poop looking welds and RTV everywhere. Next, brake lines were rotten through so I pointed it out and he was "shocked" and took it back to be fixed by his "guy." About half an hour later, the 90 shows back up again but this time it was smoking pretty badly (a diesel really shouldnt smoke unless its under load) and there were leaks at the injectors. I pointed this out and again, he was "shocked." I then began to look at the paint. If youve ever put too much paint on a wall and watched it drip down, that was the chosen method for painting this truck. Pulled the seats and noticed that the seat box was about 3 different colors. Next, I started poking around for proof that it was truly a 1985. The place that imported it had removed all VIN plates making it impossible. at that point, I was completely turned off and drove the multiple hours back home. There isnt one truck that I can think of that doesnt have issues that he has sold. I took the same amount of money and bought my BJ60 and have been completely happy.

      The question about people not being surprised is that the Defenders that are coming out of England are complete pieces of crap. They are ones that are cobbled together to drive the RoRo port and sold to Americans because there is a demand for them. There are very few honest importers and even fewer ones who are realistic in pricing.

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      09-20-2011 12:23 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      Yeap.
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      09-20-2011 12:34 PM #34
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      09-20-2011 12:41 PM #35
      love those things .... I saw one cruising around Galveston Island the other day. Right hand drive and everything.
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