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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:54 PM
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Perfect Two Rovers for Your Collection

This is a follow up to my question about how you get away with having multiple rovers.

I was just at the dealer and they had a brand new LWB Autobiography. Price was $185 but they added a $50k dealer charge because there are only 100 of them made.

This got me thinking, if money wasn't an object, which two rovers would you drive (I ask two because I know many of you have more than 1 including me).

As much as I was drooling over the new autobiography, it probably wouldn't be one of the two rovers I would drive. For me I'd probably go with:

James Bond Style Double Cab (USA legal of course with a 200tdi or something along those lines)
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an old Series 2a 88" with safari top, but I'd drive it most the time with no top at the beach & cabin.

Runner up would be a showroom condition 1995 Classic, probably in epsom green.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:59 PM
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pics of the autobiography?
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:04 PM
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They let me sit in it. I was too surprised by everything that it slipped my mind. I may go back so my wife can see it and will try to get pics.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:07 PM
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They're pretty nice. I took a few pics of the one they had at the Discovery unveiling

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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:11 PM
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New Range Rover Autobiography.

Would immediately sell the RR & buy another Porsche 993 C4 coupe.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:14 PM
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Would immediately sell the RR & buy another Porsche 993 C4 coupe.
That's against the rules! If money were no object you would already have another Porsche 993 C4.

This is to figure out what would be the ideal two rovers to own. Not to flip!
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:17 PM
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I like my Range Rover and my Disco 1.
But if I had my choice, I would probably replace the Disco with a D110 as long as I could keep the engine that's in the Disco. It's the International HS2.8.
I would keep the Rangie.
But finances currently keep me from getting the 110.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:26 PM
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That's against the rules! If money were no object you would already have another Porsche 993 C4.

This is to figure out what would be the ideal two rovers to own. Not to flip!
In that case, I'd stick with the TR edition 90



And a late model RR Classic, if such a machine could be found. Preferably in blue over tan or silver over black. Overfinch too, if they did a classic?
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I think the old and new Land rovers are ascetically great. But I couldn't fathom spending all that money for a vehicle that has been sitting at the bottom of the reliability ratings for years.

I wanted a Defender to play with and I had low expectations about its reliability which has been proven out but it is fun to drive and work on (except the oil leaks).

But I wouldn't spend any money on a new Rover. They are junk. Look at their rate of depreciation.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:38 PM
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I pretty much like what I have now but would swap in different engines if I could:

110 CSW: swap my 300Tdi for a 2.8 TGV
LR3: swap the 4.4 V8 for a TDV6 and all the computers and wiring etc to get it to run properly

If I could sneak a third one in without being noticed now (here begins the Slippery Slope of Doom) it would be a 1967-68 Series IIa 88" with a canvas tilt and faint aroma of sheep ... and that would be my 13 yr old son's first car. :-)
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I have four Land Rovers already - but I'd like to have two more. I already have two Series IIA's ('66 109 diesel wagon and '67 88" pickup) plus the D-90 and an LR3. I'd like to add a new 2015 Puma engine 110 wagon and a two door Range Rover Classic with the LS engine swap.
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these two

i'D KEEP THESE TWO

hMM NO PICTURE CAME UP WELL
54 86"
58 109"

------ Follow up post added October 27th, 2014 04:23 PM ------

Picture i hope
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NAS 110

NAS 94 D90

Guess what I own.
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I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the new long wheelbase Range Rover. That would definitely be in my top two.

The other would be a fully exocaged 130 on portals. Perhaps a 6x6.
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I'd keep my current 109 and then I'd get a new top of the line Range Rover...to tow the 109.
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I think id switch my red nas 90 for a black one and have a rrc thats not rusted out..but I like the 993 idea
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A new 110 in Epsom Green and a Tickford...
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New 110 Double Cab pickup

Then either a 110 wagon, Series 88" soft top, or Wildcat.
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they have a book for that

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I think the old and new Land rovers are ascetically great. But I couldn't fathom spending all that money for a vehicle that has been sitting at the bottom of the reliability ratings for years.

I wanted a Defender to play with and I had low expectations about its reliability which has been proven out but it is fun to drive and work on (except the oil leaks).

But I wouldn't spend any money on a new Rover. They are junk. Look at their rate of depreciation.
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