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Old December 20th, 2010, 11:08 AM
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Gift for a Range Rover Classic enthusiast?

Hello! I've a friend who owns a RRC and, seeing as it's one of his greatest joys, was thinking about a Range Rover-themed holiday present for him.

I've no business attempting to buy anything he could actually use in fixing up said truck, so I was curious if you think it'd be pointless to gift something that he, well, couldn't make use of.

For example, would a book about Range Rovers (i.e. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...A3P5ROKL5A1OLE, not a Haynes-type manual which I assume he would have) or, say, a Range Rover-dog coat be utterly stupid?

Or should I give it a go and get him a set of new floor mats (I could suss out more detail, I think it's a 95) ... or just stick to appealing to some other interest like a box set of Top Gear?

Thanks for your time.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 11:17 AM
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gift card to atlantic british or rovers north!
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Old December 20th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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A box set of Top Gear episodes would not be a bad gift for any gear head.

For something Rover related, a gift certificate to Atlantic British or Rovers North might work. That way he can pick out exactly what he needs or wants.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Helen, nice to see another Hoboken-ite on here.

Try to get your hands on the book The Hundred Days of Darien. It'll be expensive, but well received I'm sure.

Old Land Rover memorabilia for the garage is always cool. Things like old ads either framed or unframed would personally make me smile if one of my friends gave me that for the holidays.

Like the 1989 Four Wheeler of the Year:
http://www.productioncars.com/send_f...black_1989.jpg

There's also the possibility of a subscription to any number of Land Rover periodicals.

And lastly, if he lives near you in Hoboken or NYC, perhaps a gift certificate to

Manhattan EuroParts
790 11th Ave.
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Ph: 212-582-4900
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Old December 20th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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One of the best gifts that I received from my wife was a plaque she made that included a log that was used to secure the steering box back to the frame of my first D90.

After ripping off the steering box and reattaching it with a chain and piece of tree we cut down we drove off the mountain and 3hrs back home. I was surprised she actually kept it and now its proudly displayed on my shop wall.

I don't know if he has any broken parts that you have the story behind but a little creativity goes a long way




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Old December 20th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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How about a new upper rear tailgate. My guess is he could use one.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 03:07 PM
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x2 on the 100 days of darien

------ Follow up post added December 20th, 2010 03:08 PM ------

also vehicle dependent expedition guide or whatever it is called is cool too.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Old December 20th, 2010, 03:10 PM
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x2 on the 100 days of darien

------ Follow up post added December 20th, 2010 03:08 PM ------

also vehicle dependent expedition guide or whatever it is called is cool too.
Read a bit about it in the new octane mag. Is the book hard to get?
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Old December 20th, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Not any more, they came out with a second edition a year ago.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 11:03 PM
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Wow! Thanks to everyone for your replies. You're a very kindly group! I greatly appreciate it!

@rijosho - I'm certain I've SEEN your vehicle in town. I work @ MarineView Plaza. Thank you for the suggestion - I'm on the hunt for a nice copy of "The Hundred Days of Darien" thanks to you!

Maybe I'll get him a new upper rear tailgate for his birthday.

Thanks again to all!
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I'm voting gift certificate for sure!
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