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It's 2017 and You Can Buy a Classic Range Rover Directly from Land Rover

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by AntanasT, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. AntanasT

    AntanasT New Member

    Back in the 1970s, the cars on the road were totally different than they are now. In those days, no one used to drive around the cramped old towns of Europe in luxury off-road vehicles (or SUVs – call them what you like) the size of trucks; these vehicles were purchased for their immediate purpose: driving on bad roads.

    Read more here: It's 2017 and You Can Buy a Classic Range Rover Directly from Land Rover

    Enjoy !
  2. PeterZRH

    PeterZRH Well-Known Member

    Like the look but I see no reason to build them back to totally original spec unless they are going in a museum. There are so many technical improvements over the years. Why would you not want 3.9EFi, 5 speed manual or Auto? Modern ABS? What Kingsley Range Rover do would seem far more to the point if it were my cheque book.
  3. classicalgreen

    classicalgreen Active Member

    Peter is right. as well as being totally outdated and with emission controls getting tighter ( London!) we will see its use being restricted .plus as it will be a 'new' car registration will it be allowed into classic car shows ( other than as a replica- with signage to say so) . rule i think being vehicles 25 years or older only!
    over the top price so essentially a toy for rich buggers .. ( slightly envious of course as pocket money stops at a mere £135 ) decimal point envy lol
    originally designed for farmers . so capable off roader and at time of making bit of class too. I recall BL saying they made decision form 2 factors . cheap mass production or setting higher prices and try for new market. obviously it was decided to go for higher unit profit with sale market expectations actually lower than production reached in first 5 years. essentially a good design. now sought after . but at that price ..it like buying the replacement jaguar E type hand made to order with same chassis. style ing etc . ( yes those were ? for sale too) likely there is a market for rich mans toys .. sadly it's unlikely rover p6's will soar to new heights as other than a few minor TV roles and princess of Monaco dying in one .. not much to garner interest form kids . these will be tomorrows buyers and will look to but cars that 'dad' drove when they were a kid. alternatives such as ferraris etc have a 'cool' and everybody wants one interest. thus prices with low volume of originals drive into clouds.
    personally if i had that sort of cash ( hmm bank and stocking over head comes to mind lol) I would buy a range rover but choose one i wanted at price was fair of market bearing in mind its condition .work needs doing etc .
  4. chrisw

    chrisw Well-Known Member

    Well, I think it's very cool, and not a bad price either.
  5. SydneyRoverP6B

    SydneyRoverP6B Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Here is a video.

    Look pretty cool to me :)

  6. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    You're just in love with the colour Ron.
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  7. SydneyRoverP6B

    SydneyRoverP6B Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Lol, is it very close to Saffron isn't it Gerald :D

  8. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Ron -The Tudors are cheap as chips over here in NZ . Tempted to buy a dunger and spend my twilight doing one up
  9. SydneyRoverP6B

    SydneyRoverP6B Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hi Gerald,

    What are Tudors? Don't think I have ever heard of those before.

  10. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    They are the alternative to the Fordors.
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  11. SydneyRoverP6B

    SydneyRoverP6B Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Lol, I get it now !!

  12. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Mmmm - My first Ford was a Model A Tudor [two doors] .I was trying to be Vogue
  13. Ulrich

    Ulrich Member

    I love this idea and would love to see some new classics running around. Morris minor or triumph herald anyone? Alvis Te21? Austin 1800? Stag? E30 bmw 325? Of course it’s academic to me since I couldmt afford one. A bank job might free up the readies, but not until a new mk2 jag could be sourced to make the getaway...
  14. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    Morris Minor in station wagon form or flatDeck or salon in fact any form of Moggy and I am in but Austin 1800 eek eek run away run away.

    The durability of the concept of the Moggy is evident in the amount on the road and the passion they still engender from Joe blow and his missus even in the 21st century.
    I must say that the Moggy is the UK's VW Bettle and it has been sorely overlooked in the retro re manufacture stakes that has swept other iconic models
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
  15. Ulrich

    Ulrich Member

    Its true the Minor has been overlooked in that sense. However the modern mini and beetle, while no doubt excellence cars in themselves, with some very quirky and rather groovy styling, in my opinion didn’t stay true to the originals in the way I hoped. I do like both cars, but, and this is especially true of the latest very large mini and the beetle, they are cars that merely resemble their predecessors, rather than develop them. To be honest they strike me as a bit cartoonish. This isn’t meant to be derogatory, just to point out that they come across more as homages to the originals than genuine developments. Just my two pennorth.

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