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Defender 90 V8 4.0L 50th Anniversary UK vehicle
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fjk911s



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Defender 90 V8 4.0L 50th Anniversary UK vehicle Reply with quote

Currently being restored
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Defender 90 V8 4.0L 50th Anniversary UK vehicle (GB359) Reply with quote

fjk911s wrote:


The only V8 Automatic Defender ever produced from the Land Rover Factory.


I think the owners of the several hundred Automatic Transmission NAS specification Defenders from 1997 might beg to differ on that one!

Great Defenders though they are, the UK 50ths are 385 of a total of more than a 1,000 Anniversary Defenders produced and all of them are realistically very similar in specification to all the 1997 NAS Defenders that preceded them so they aren't quite as unique as some owners try to portray.

If you were selling a 1997 NAS of similar fully restored condition your asking price of 69,000 would be quite reasonable; for a 50th Anniversary it is certainly testing the upper limits of the market, but I (like many owners I suspect) sincerely hope you are successful with that asking price as it will set a new price president that can only benefit us when we move our ones on.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the specification review ! Shocked

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We are carrying out a Full restoration back to original Land Rover Specification. Many upgrades available please get in touch to discuss.


The way its being sold is that it is being brought back to Land Rover specification after a full rebuild Very Happy
Then they are happy to remove this selling point and fitting upgrades at an extra cost ? Shocked Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And just in case you missed the most verbose ad ever, in this thread, he's also put it in the register Rolling Eyes

Trade eh Question
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: We certainly are Restoration Trade Reply with quote

Yes we are able to discuss options with any potential buyer regarding upgrades & customisation. We are mindful of missing something in these initial stages.

Forward facing rear seats? We would say this is a welcome addition although right now we are staying as they were intended. These are areas open for discussion.

In car entertainment? Again many options available but should we stick to standard.

Reverse Camera? Latest dash pod? Wheel upgrades? Suspension upgrades? Engine upgrades? The customisation is endless as your all aware.

We also wish to set a new precedent in all Defenders be it the sale value or the restored finished product.

We have been wary of registering it on here. After deliberation we decided it best & transparency be seen from the outset.

We begged the owner to sell some time ago. He finally decided to let it come to ourselves, knowing our intention & wished us all the best.

We have had success in delivering restored vehicles in the U.K. & overseas marketing in this manner.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with your sale.

I can see how you might have been hesitant to advertise on here as most members are geekily expert on this model. So, a few inches shorter on the verbosity might have endeared you to them. After all, they know what a 50th is about. Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for your well wishes on the Sale and yes noted on the verbosity. We are wanting to get this vehicle right by whom wants it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will be very interesting to see what it does sell for as I think the highest so far is 42,000.

Has it got the standard 4.0l engine in still? One of the previous overs did put a 4.8 in but was thinking about swapping it back when he sold.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James

Yes it's the 4.0L engine. More thank happy doing a possible engine upgrade in some form though.

It's all dependent whom wants the vehicle & their requirements.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 50th is about originality

The first thing I did was ditch the LPG and stupid loud catless pipes

Now back to factory levels

Each owner to there own I have a S2 Bowler to play and tweak plus my absolute standard Autobiography
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that's what a 50th anniversary defender is. I did wonder...............
Price is ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the asking price; i'd be expecting
new galvanised chassis and bulkhead (coated appropriately to look standard)
refurbished axles suspension and running gear.
Reconditioned engine and gearbox.
New refurbished interior in the correct cloth.
Full professional respray; with all body work sorted.
All brakets etc refurnished (coated appropriately to look standard)
Roll cage (rust proofed and recoated - underneath too)

PLUS all original parts (side steps, correct steering wheel etc.)
It would have to be totally original for the asking price.

I'm not a purist - my own 50th doesn't have the originality appeal - and is tailored to suit my own taste - and upgrades but from a price point of view - collectors would expect 100% original (IMO)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel exactly the same. That's the price I would ask for one as you describe.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

V8GPC wrote:
For the asking price; i'd be expecting
new galvanised chassis and bulkhead (coated appropriately to look standard)
refurbished axles suspension and running gear.
Reconditioned engine and gearbox.
New refurbished interior in the correct cloth.
Full professional respray; with all body work sorted.
All brakets etc refurnished (coated appropriately to look standard)
Roll cage (rust proofed and recoated - underneath too)

PLUS all original parts (side steps, correct steering wheel etc.)
It would have to be totally original for the asking price.

I'm not a purist - my own 50th doesn't have the originality appeal - and is tailored to suit my own taste - and upgrades but from a price point of view - collectors would expect 100% original (IMO)


I agree and funnily enough I have one with that spec that will be for sale shortly after rebuild, not sure what price I will be asking though
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For that price I'd expect a nearly new Range Rover.

But of course......I could have one.....for that price.

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