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Old November 7th, 2014, 12:20 PM
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I am considering the purchase of #73/500 1993 D110 (VIN SALDH1285PA918150). It looks like this was Kermits years ago, but it has gone a ground up restoration, including engine. This includes the trailer. Does anyone know who may have completed the restoration or any other info on this vehicle? Here is a link to the current description and photos: Thanks for your replies.

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Old November 7th, 2014, 12:28 PM
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Pretty sure Jim/Pendy in Kansas did some of the work on the truck for Kermit.

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Old November 7th, 2014, 02:29 PM
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I wouldn't really call it a restoration so much as I'd call it a respray in a terrible color with some new body panels/(bondo?). If you Google the VIN the discussion on that truck on this board comes up. Additional old discussions come up if you search kermit here. The guy who "restored" it (i.e. magically the odometer reset) doesn't have the best reputation here - his username is jonathon. This truck had sustained substantial hail damage and had been totalled at least once if I'm recalling correctly - I would never pay that type of money ($100k) for a salvaged (potentially twice salvaged) 110, especially if some guy who does not have any build reputation (jonathon) did the work. Classic Car Gallery at least updated their eBay ad the last time to indicate that the true miles are now unknown (it had well over 200k way back in 2005 when Kermit owned it) - something jonathon never did - although the ad on their website does not indicate the same.

Ad from TX before jonathon bought it:

Originally Posted by eBay February 2012

The ENGINE in above description is INCORRECT and was autofilled from the specs noted by the VIN. Vehicle has been converted to a 300 TDI! I purchased this a couple of years ago from the original owner. It runs and drives great but my interests have moved in other directions and she deserves someone who will put her to better use! Exact mileage is unknown because the vehicle was converted to the coveted 300 TDI diesel & R380 transmission around 1999. Seats have been upgraded to leather Range Rover seats both front & rear. Rearmost jumpseats have been removed but will be included with purchase.Full-sized spare is now on the hood or 'bonnet' and the wheels/tires on the trailer are fully interchangeable if you get in a bind in the backwoods!The vehicle operates in full-time 4wd and has a fully locking transfer case and ARB lockers front & rear for serious conditions.The nerf bars are air-tank capable and a power welder & air compressor are located under the passenger seat.300 TDI diesel engineR380 transmissionFront & Rear ARB air lockersRange Rover leather interiorRear interior diamond platedTuffy locking consoleFront expedition bumper/brush guard with winch & Kinetic recovery lineRear expedition bumper with receiver hitchFull safari roof rack with 20g auxiliary fuel tank7 Hella off road lamps, including pencil beam in the middleRear roof mounted work lampSnorkle200 amp alternatorPower welderRear auxiliary AC unitBack seat auxiliary heaterRear spare tire cover hides a hidden rear storage box Matching chuck wagon trailer was built from a another RoverFully articulated hitch for offroadingOversized tires & rims match Defender and can be swapped to vehicle in case of emergencyFresh water tankSinkPropane clampStove topand extrasThis thing has it all! I am a motivated seller with clear title, don't hesitate to contact me with questions, serious offers, etc.I reserve the right to end the auction early should this sell through other channels.
and then jonathon bought it and it miraculously only had 19k miles:

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That was quick....and now it's only got a low 19k miles on it! Miraculous.
from this thread:
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I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:00 AM
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And the truck is back on eBay; clean title per the item description.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:14 AM
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He he look at the mini me series trailer pics 23-24 on eBay
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:39 AM
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it looks better in CT than now. what did they do to the dash???

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