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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject: Boring choices? Reply with quote
I flashed by a well known Land Rover specialist yesterday, (taking the Triumph for its mot) and behind the enormous barrier installed a couple of years ago, were about 5 or so Range Rover and Discovery of recent vintage. All in dull boring dark colours and all looking the same.

Years ago I remember they had rusty but trusty, colourful Landies of every description, 2 door RR, etc. Prices from £1500...

In Lewes, East Sussex there is a large main dealer and their stock is exactly the same except 10 times the amount, mostly these are a year old or two. Tons of 'em.
All dreary and dark.

Not a single Defender (new one aside)

I dont know of any garages now, where one can go and sit and sniff, ahem, dreaming of where it's been, who loved it before. Will it get me home Very Happy

It's all now market forces, boring suits and marble floors with no drips on it.

Perhaps it's better up Norf....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It sounds to me as though you badly need to acquire your own Series (or early 110/90?) Land Rover
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff2 wrote:
It sounds to me as though you badly need to acquire your own Series (or early 110/90?) Land Rover


Spot on Geoff, old bean.
Just need a few more pennies...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Unfortunately Euroblobs reign supreme. Even the Defender replacement (a polite term for it) has been formed in the same jellmould.
My Series 3 attracted attention in the tyre fitting bay this afternoon, all complimentary.
Triumph. Car or bike? I used to own a Bonneville T140V in the early 1980's.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
and I still have a 1957 Triumph 6T Thunderbird 650 Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
There aren’t many places now that sell proper landies where you can go for a “fix”. You just need to buy one and get your fix whenever you want. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
and I still have a 1957 Triumph 6T Thunderbird 650 Smile

Nice, Paul.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
and I still have a 1957 Triumph 6T Thunderbird 650 Smile


I had a plastic Stingray model that was great fun in the bath, but I grew out of it Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I bet it’s still in your bath Geoff. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:

My Series 3 attracted attention in the tyre fitting bay this afternoon, all complimentary.
Triumph. Car or bike? I used to own a Bonneville T140V in the early 1980's.


Lovely stuff, it's no surprise the Series 3 gained attention.

Mines a bike, Tiger 955i in extremely lary orange as standard
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Countydreamer wrote:
Alan Drover wrote:

My Series 3 attracted attention in the tyre fitting bay this afternoon, all complimentary.
Triumph. Car or bike? I used to own a Bonneville T140V in the early 1980's.


Lovely stuff, it's no surprise the Series 3 gained attention.

Mines a bike, Tiger 955i in extremely lary orange as standard


I had the Sprint RS - same engine Smile
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