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Old 20-01-2013, 07:17 AM
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Ok so there not custom vehicles but they have both been built by me , The Bsa is a 1968 b40 ex wd and the land rover is a 1956 series 1 88 inch with a 300tdi engine fitted
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Old 20-01-2013, 07:36 AM
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I do like those Series 1 LandRovers....
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Old 20-01-2013, 09:53 AM
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Learned to drive in one of these Land Rovers. The guy that taught me slid the windows off the doors and removed the windshield. Said it was because bodywork was easy to replace, the glass panels wer'n't. Really gave me confidence.
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Old 20-01-2013, 12:47 PM
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Nice, we have a 1960 series 2 with 2.0d fitted that I re chasied a few years ago, we use it for baling hay etc and towing but don't drive much without a load, the car is more economical and doesn't make our ears bleed.
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Anyone remember the old austin champ..Rolls Royce of the jeeps..sold for peanuts?

Probably priceless now.

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Seen Austen champs on ebay and a restored one at the local vintage rally last year. I may be biased but I prefer the landrovers, they don't rust as much. We had a Daihatsu fourtrack before the landrover, geat and solid workhorse it may have been, but repairing rust in the bodywork was a annual chore that we simply no longer need to worry about. Wheelbase and everything are the same, amasingly the far older landrover uses less fuel than the daihatsu.
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My Grandad used to have a Austin Gipsy, It looked like a landrover at first glance. I bet it would worth a packet nowadays.
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The problem with champs was that they rolled too easily and were generally not popular, saw 1 a while back for about 7000
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My Grandad used to have a Austin Gipsy, It looked like a landrover at first glance. I bet it would worth a packet nowadays.
Back when we were young uns my mate had a Gipsy, we removed the roof, doors and windscreen and bundled about seven or eight of us in it. At the end of the estate we went straight over the big wooded roundabout (Coate Water, Swindon if anyone knows it) instead of round it. As we crested the top we spotted two coppers sat in the nearby layby watching us with disbelieving looks. We quickly stuffed it into reverse and back into the estate figuring in our eighteen year old heads that if they turned up we could always blame it on another roofless, doorless, flourescent lime green Gipsy with Wolfrace alloys... not much of a plan really...

Nice Beeza, rode one like that round the Yorkshire Moors many, many moons ago.
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