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Old January 8th, 2007, 06:45 PM
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Land Rovers have always been expensive

I found the original window sticker for my 109 wagon last night - with only three options a diesel 109 costs $4575.90 in 1966 - by comparison a VW Beetle was $1746, the average new car was around $2600 and a Corvette was around $4100.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 09:47 PM
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That would have been a tough decision betweem the vette and the rover
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I love how it needed service before it was even bought! ($45, too!)
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Old January 11th, 2007, 01:39 PM
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That service is a standard PDI all cars get it.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:39 PM
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I think it was interesting that it was sold at a Chevy Dealer...

Jack you should frame that and hang it on the wall.

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The local Land Rover dealership in Rockland, ME where my dad bought his SIIA was a Chrysler/ Land Rover dealership. I don't think Rover had enough sales to have many (if any) stand alone dealerships back in those days.
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I found the original window sticker for my 109 wagon last night - with only three options a diesel 109 costs $4575.90 in 1966 - by comparison a VW Beetle was $1746, the average new car was around $2600 and a Corvette was around $4100.

Thanks for sharing that Jack.

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Old January 11th, 2007, 09:58 PM
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The local Land Rover dealer here in Atlanta back in 1965 was Honda of Atlanta down on Piedmont Road just south of Cheshire Bridge (where Artlite is now) - I remember going in their and snagging the tri-fold brochure for the Series IIA back then - still have it. I need to frame that with the original window sticker.

Here's a picture of the truck the day I dragged it home from Chattanooga back in 1978 - it had 175,000 miles on it then and one of the ugliest paint jobs I've ever seen on any Rover - but it was a diesel 109 and I was in love...
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And now the Land Rover Toys cost more than that:

http://www.junior-replicasusa.com/landjunior.php

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