I'm sure the cage is fine. I don't think they are using heat treated steel in those. Its just mild steel tubing AFAIK.
Mike I was referring to the two that you sold on this board. Ok they were missing little details like cages and identities, but that does give some idea of where the value in them really resides.
And clients who are willing to pay $100k+ for built up ECR rigs aren't really what define the true value of a Defender in the US. Those are special vehicles being sold to a small (in the grand scheme of things) niche of customers. The guy with the original truck that no one wants to pay the asking price for is a perfect example of where the real value is going. You can sell almost anything for top dollar if you are patient. Or immediately if your price is low enough. Somewhere in between there is what it is actually worth.
Since the holy grail NAS trucks keep going up in flames I hope the insurance companies agree with your valuations.
Originally Posted by IPSC_GUY
My gut feeling is that the cage strength is now compromised.