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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:00 PM
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Isn't this considered fraud?

So there's this pretty little black D90 in Tampa. It's the vehicle that made me start considering Landys.

Only thing is, it says it's titled as a 78 Classic. I haven't had as much time to read and research here as I've wanted, but isn't this what people warn you to watch out for?

Land Rover Defender

If I'm wrong, please correct me. I know I'm clueless but it just doesn't sound right.

But even if it's legal, what would happen if you wrecked it? Would that "antique" insurance cover the replacement costs? I'm thinking no.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:15 PM
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Get down on your hands and knees. Look underneath and see if it has coils or leafs. If coils then it has had major reconstruction, or a VIN plate-ectomy.
I would stay away just cz it has Line-X all over it.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:19 PM
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Probably called up and ordered a bunch of range rover classic parts and they sent him Defender parts. Nothing wrong with that.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:52 PM
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Rear Cross Member and the rest of the truck puts it in a different league than '78. Too many potential questions, that you don't want to be the one answering if your name is on the title, is my though.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:05 PM
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An insurance company will try anything and everything to get out of paying out.

It's better when you don't give them easy reasons to deny you on a claim.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:06 PM
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Could be a dyslexic typo as well. Might be an 87.
I've transposed things backwards before.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:17 PM
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If titled as a 78', look elsewhere. Besides, looks like there was an orgy on that hood.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 05:09 PM
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78 RRC title rebodied as a Defender. I'm not sure I have an issue with that. Just look at what happens in the hot rod and custom car community. At least its using parts that were intended to be together according to the manufacturer
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Old April 24th, 2015, 07:57 PM
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There's no way I'd step foot in that. No top and no roll bars! If that thing rolls you'd lose your head!
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Old April 24th, 2015, 08:08 PM
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Could be a dyslexic typo as well. Might be an 87. I've transposed things backwards before.
That's what I'm thinking too.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 09:21 PM
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DMV computers don't like ROW VIN's and will spit out random year and make combinations. This is apparently not uncommon. I had to fight tooth and nail to get my D90 titled as what it is and not some strange year 'Range Rover'.

[edit] - Said something about the doors but looks like they're safari doors you'd expect on an ST. Nvm.
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Guy says it has a D90 suspension, not the suspension of a 78 Classic. I'm getting suspension pics later today. [edit] And it comes with a hard top and rear door.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 01:15 PM
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Get pics of the VIN on the chassis and the brake booster too.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 01:15 PM
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Ummm, correct me if I'm wrong..but there were no range rover classics in 78...!!!!!
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Old April 25th, 2015, 01:16 PM
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Ummm, correct me if I'm wrong..but there were no range rover classics in 78...!!!!!
No NAS classics. But the Range Rover came out in 1970.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 01:16 PM
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What are the major differences between a 78 RRC (presumably SWB) and a D90 in terms of suspension?
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Old April 25th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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That's a good question.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 01:28 PM
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That's a good question.
My understanding is there really isn't much difference, RRC started the coil springs for Rover-90s, 110s, Discovery and eventually the Defenders are all fairly similar.
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What are the major differences between a 78 RRC (presumably SWB) and a D90 in terms of suspension?

Spring rates
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Hey Army Rover, does that look like a somewhat recent military D90 to you?
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