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Old November 12th, 2013, 03:01 AM
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Calling RRC owners!

I have a Defender coming, and now I look at my 95 lwb RRC every day and wonder if I'll have to part with him soon. How many of you have both RRC and Defenders? How do you justify both? Have any of you gone to the Defender and switched back to a RRC due to the lack of comforts? I'd love to hear from those with experience with both classics and Defenders. Thanks!
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Old November 12th, 2013, 06:38 AM
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I have a IIa and a classic, neither of which are a daily driver and the IIa is a project right now. They're both paid for and insurance is not that much since they're not my primary vehicle. They don't cost me enough to think about getting rid of them.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Hang on to the classic, creature comforts aside I think they are far superior to the Defenders. If iI had to choose I would probably part with my defender before the classic. It is harder to find a decent classic, if you have one best to hang on to it .
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Old November 12th, 2013, 07:29 AM
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Hang on to the classic, creature comforts aside I think they are far superior to the Defenders. If iI had to choose I would probably part with my defender before the classic.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 07:49 AM
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I'm a RRC daily driver and I am still lusting for my first defender. I'm hoping to keep both if/when I finally get my defender.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 07:52 AM
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I have a 94SWB in addition to the D90...two different beasts really. I would keep both as you always need a spare when one is down. Aside from the different perspective it's a good thing to have multiples.

Everyone says they are going up in value, that's good if true but I have mine to use...Good Luck in your decision.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 08:01 AM
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I miss my D1. The build I'm doing won't replace it in all it's character, it will be different. Keep both if you can. My d1 made it through 15 years if my kids lives and the oldest will head to college next year. So guess going back to basic defender is ok now.
Others I know started out with series and defenders now have kids and gone all plushy with TLC or Discos.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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I have bought and sold many Land Rovers....the one constant is always my 95RRCLWB...in fact I just spent what some would consider crazy to put in a 4.6L and rebuild and bombproof my transmission in it.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Keep'em both.

The Defender is a work horse. When you get back in the RRC, it will feel like a Caddy
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Old November 12th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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I think RRC's have already bottomed out and will increase in value in the future as good, clean examples will be harder to find.
I'm parting out my '91 County right now and using some of it for my Hunter. The Hunter is the truck I will hang onto for.....a long time.

No problem having a Defender and a RRC(the Rangie rides nicer!)

Both are icons.
Remind me again which truck was featured in The Louvre?

Having said all that, I'm mildly looking for a D myself...
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Old November 12th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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My 1988 RRC is stock and I love it as an alternative to my Defender. Alas, I am at the point in my life where medical and life bills are forcing a sale, and I have to say I won't part with the Defender although I would get a hell of a lot for it compared to a couple grand for the RRC... Still haven't put it up for sale yet--I seem to be dragging my feet a little...

Totally different vehicles...and when it is cold out my wife takes the RRC...
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Old November 12th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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My .02...

Keep it!
I retired in 08 and I parted with my RRC SWB in 08. My classic sat in my garage for close to a year needing an alternator and some tlc. I was done spending money on it and felt it should go to a good home. I now own a G500, built up pretty decently, love it, however, I still miss my Classic dearly and continue to look for a 94 or 95 replacement. Copley had a black SWB for sale recently and I was going through hoops trying to secure financing to purchase it. Someone beat me to it. At the start of this month I was moving about town on a Saturday and I spotted a LWB Classic and grabbed my daughters arm, stunned, just because it was so beautiful. Both my daughters smiled and stated I was weird, in a loving way. Then asked, "Daddy, why did you give your RR away"...again, Keep it!
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Old November 13th, 2013, 08:05 AM
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Sold the D90 ST after I found a good '95 LWB classic which I found myself driving more and more. I got tired of fooling with the top on the 90 though it was a great truck. Still have the 110 SW and my Series 2a.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Best combo is a 94 LWB and a 200 Tdi Series 2A 5 door Coiler. Defender is basically a stripped down Range Rover. If the RRC didn't have the rear overhang, they'd do anything a D would. A 2 inch lift mitigates that issue quite a lot.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 08:44 AM
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S3 88", 92 RR, and 06 LR3. The Rangie was a west coast car and is rust free. (Making efforts to keep it that way.)
The Series has a history as a tender for a yacht company in the Chesapeake Bay and has been "in the family" for a long long time.
I use the 2 older cars exactly the way they were designed to be utilized. Like any love hate relationship, right now I would have trouble parting with any of them!
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Old November 13th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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The Series has a history as a tender for a yacht company in the Chesapeake Bay
I am picturing a Sea Rover with a British Seagull outboard. Goin' in!

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Old November 13th, 2013, 08:57 AM
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Hey, don't listen to these guys...that '95 LWB is useless.

PM me your address and I'll have a truck there to pick it up and get it outta your way.



After driving the 80" and the GTi all summer, even the old Disco feels like a luxo-barge...in a good way.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 09:26 AM
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I am giving up my 95 LWB. I just don't feel like keeping it up anymore and it is too rusty for me to want to fix (rear floor and body crossmember). Then again, I have seven vehicles ....
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Old November 13th, 2013, 09:31 AM
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I am giving up my 95 LWB. I just don't feel like keeping it up anymore and it is too rusty for me to want to fix (rear floor and body crossmember). Then again, I have seven vehicles ....
Yeah no one feels sorry for your sale...lol. Heck I heard Pedro's in the market...(for anything that runs...or doesn't)
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Old November 13th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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RRC's are the finest thing to ever leave Solihull
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