The Itch that needs to be scratched!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject: The Itch that needs to be scratched! Reply with quote
At the local agricultural show yesterday, I saw a vehicle which I have wanted since I was very young, having owned a model version when I was much younger. The vehicle in question is a Mercedes Unimog, in particular the Agricultural spec, (U-Series from memory). However, like a Land Rover, they are expensive to run and suffer from some rust issues.

It got me wanting one again, although the realistic side of me knows it will be some years until I likely get one! At some point, the itch will need to be scratched!

Has anyone else got an itching for another vehicle??? Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, I want a Stage 1 V8 pickup - in good original condition for a reasonable price - dream on!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My Land Rover itch is for a Camel Trophy 110, but the ‘Mog is my non-Landy itch!

Any other non Landy itching going on?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
An MGA Twin Cam or an MGC GT with overdrive and not with wire wheels.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Morgan Roadster. My Grandad worked for Morgan for many years - I am originally from just outside of Malvern. My wife hired one for me direct from the factory for my 40th birthday - amazing driving it through the Cotswolds for the day Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
....or maybe a Vauxhall PA Cresta, the one with 3 separate rear screens, if I could find a way of stopping it dissolving.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
One of these would be nice:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Sikorsky_S-42_PAA_taking_off_in_1930s.jpeg

Well, it's hard to beat a Stage One Land Rover! Very Happy

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Any other non Landy itching going on?


Dame Edna always recommended haemorrhoid cream for that kind Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Lots of non-Landy itches then! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
....or a properly sorted NSU Ro80.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A V8 powered Lwb Landy with gas conversion would be nice. Smile
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1972 88" Hard top with windows (Daisy)

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109" Series three station wagon
110" Hard top with windows
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
88" Stage 1. Unfortunately unless I go to Trinidad and take a Sh*t load of money I'm never going to get one!

Unimog next, like Knappster....I seem to remember posting some stuff about these last year when I came back from Sicily. The transport up Etna was in one. Very capable. I prefer the ones from the 1960's though like the Matchbox version I had as a nipper.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I had one made by Siku. Very Happy

Hopefully the next one will be the real thing! In a year or two though... Smile Not sure Mrs K could get the baby seat into a ‘Mog!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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88" Stage 1


More room in the one you've got. And the 88s were supposed to have probs with the front prop shaft (which might be why they didn't make more)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Matchbox circ. 1969...
Matchbox by Adrian Tyler, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The real thing....

Military by Adrian Tyler, on Flickr
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