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Crocs



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: GB063 SOLD Reply with quote

CAR NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT MOTODROME (0118 907 1495 office/0771 906 9353 mobile).

GB063 is a superb Simon Durant full restoration with the added piquancy of a delightful patina. And, not only was it restored by Simon to his usual high standards, but it was also owned by him at the time, so you can imagine that he was extra fastidious in bringing her back to a better than new factory standard with no expense spared.

In addition, it is one of the somewhat rarer 50ths on a 1999 ‘T’ plate rather than the more numerous 1998 ‘S’ plates. Its (original) registration number of T63 BSO complements the edition number of GB 063.
Under Simon’s hand, GB 063 had the following:

• A full respray
• Re-powder coated Roll Cage
• Re-powder coated NAS rear step
• Re-powder coated steering guard
• New bumper
• New A bar
• New head lamp surrounds
• New radiator grill
• New chequered plate Wing tops, Sides, Rear 1/4s and NAS step
• New rear fog light
• New reversing light
• New number plate light
• New rubbers on all windows
• New windscreen
• New sliding rear windows
• Tip top Seats from another 50th
• New tyres
• Refurbished alloys
• New pads and discs
• Replaced manifolds and gaskets
• stainless steel bolts on all door hinges even the front air vent hinges
• New stainless steel bulkhead bolts
• New stainless steel bumper bolts front and rear
• New rear seat stainless steel bolts
• 1001 other new stainless bolts
• New mud flaps front and rear
• New shocks front and rear
• New steering damper
• Wax oiled
• New exhaust system from the cat back
• New 50th V8 decals

As luck would have it, after Simon’s ownership, it fell into the hands of another real enthusiast who set about making it even better by fitting:

• A Mark Adams chip
• A Mantec swing away spare wheel carrier
• Silicone hoses
• Original Land Rover driving lamps
• Aluminium front door hinges
• Chrome rear door and bonnet hinges
• Chrome air intake
• Croytec aluminium instrument surrounds
• Under bonnet detailing

The car has covered 89,000 miles with a full service history. Services have been carried out at 6000, 12164, 23,967, 35876, 40000, 45937, 49562, 56311, 67515, 72000, 80909 and 85000 miles, all of which are stamped in the Service Record. Since then, services are evidenced by invoices at 86500, 87195, 88273 and 88897 miles. It is MOT'd until July 2017.

GB 063 is offered for sale at £36,000 which represents great value for money for what is one of the best 50ths around.

Here’s a link to some pics:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h40my7qhxkawap6/AACyplnBK9xGOYJCchxMSFXWa?dl=0[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still no offers - not even a cheeky one!

Thinking about bringing it south for a dealer to sell on commission. Any suggestions? Motodrome is one possibility - know of any others?

Robert
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car does look stunning, but clearly the price is the issue. I could be interested but when Nene are offering a refurbishment service to the client's spec for £20-25k, which even if it ends up being £30k, does make GB063 seem expensive.
If a car is priced correctly I personally don't think the location is hugely influential. I live in Berkshire, and for the right car I would happily jump on a train - especially when we are talking about a classic car.

Good luck, I hope my opinions don't offend, and I hope you achieve what you are looking for.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your input Lune.

Yep, price may be an issue for some people, location may also be an issue. I've had a couple of people put off by distance despite the fact, like you, I'm happy to travel for the right car (and have done). So, I can remedy that bit and price will be dictated by the market. Or, why not jump on a train?

Offend? of course not - although comparing a Simon Durant restoration to a Nene one is pretty close. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think location - it's Robert in Kilmarnock isn't it

Trailer it down south - done it before ...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it's your erstwhile lodger Peter.

I think I'll do just that. Any suggestions for a dealer? It's then just a matter of timing.

Robert

PS Pity I had to miss L2B or I could have killed two birds with one stone.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GB063 is now available to view at Motodrome by calling 0118 907 1495 or 0771 906 9353.

I drove it the 400 miles there yesterday and it never missed a beat. Just realised that I've driven it only 2500 miles in 3 years and 400 of that was yesterday!

That underscores the decision to sell although a great day's driving almost made me change my mind! Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen her on Ebay via dealer, good luck Robert

I updated my Gatwick pal Paul Wiltshire who owned GB063 a few years ago and joined mine on a L2B

Loved it, when he had it, total abuse
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, a totally different animal after Simon worked his magic. He really is a supreme restorer.

Motodrome reckon it's absolutely superb and the best 50th on the market (but maybe that's what I told them! Rolling Eyes Embarassed )

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/99-T-LAND-ROVER-DEFENDER-90-50TH-ANNIVERSARY-SIMON-DURANT-RESTORED-A1-CONDITION-/222285691757?hash=item33c1427b6d:g:qGQAAOSwNRdYBgXz
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GB063 is sold and gone to new owner.

Many thanks to Simon Waller at Motodrome.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant what was the sale price?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather leave it to the new owner to divulge, if he comes on here. But it was less than the £36000 asking price, although within reach.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, very pleased for you.
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