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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:15 PM
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I think I know this truck.
Let me look up the vin when I get back to my office computer. If its the one I'm thinking of I have a copy of the title and extensive notes.

Was a n.carolina truck before the owner relocated to FL and couldnt take it.

------ Follow up post added June 7th, 2012 09:16 PM ------

It had a tuffy box and dual batteries behind the front seats.

------ Follow up post added June 7th, 2012 09:23 PM ------

Also, if it's the one I'm familiar with it had been converted to LHD, but still had the E-brake on the right. There also was a VIN tag from a '61 series rivited to the seat box on the right side.

The more I loom at that picture I really think that's the truck I had looked at.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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yeah those are all correct on it. Had a VIN on the chassis that when I looked it up said 2003 Ex MoD. Got a pic of that VIN# somewhere.

------ Follow up post added June 7th, 2012 09:27 PM ------

why didn't you get it A?
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Old June 7th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I think I know this truck.
I think you do too. You gave me a story you had on it from a little while back. I saw it the other day when I was at his shop. Still there.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 10:25 PM
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his website says sold. http://www.oldenglishcars.com/id36.html must be awaiting pickup. Bummed, it was really nice.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 10:38 PM
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It was nice. It's a shame it got so confusing. That will make someone a hell of a truck.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 10:41 PM
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yeah, someone's stoked, that bulkhead was flawless.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 10:53 PM
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his website says sold. http://www.oldenglishcars.com/id36.html must be awaiting pickup. Bummed, it was really nice.
Yep, that's it!
It's not a bad truck as far as rust etc. but definately not legit !!!
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Old June 8th, 2012, 08:50 AM
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yeah, someone's stoked, that bulkhead was flawless.
What did it sell for?

I had the former owner (who was a really nice guy.....a doc relocating to FL) ready to sell it to me for parts for $5,000 two years ago. It took a lot of gentle coaxing to convince him that it was not worth anywhere near the $18,000 ask.
Tony at Old English Cars convinced him it would be easier to sell it to him for $5,000 (after I had engaged Tony/OEC to do a full PPI). I was not happy with Tony but then again, I would have probably been dumb enough to try to register and title it as a '61 and ended up regretting it in the long run.

I feel terrible for the former owner who bought it from a notorious scheming douche-nugget in NC who charged him $20,000 plus $2,000 for an air conditioning kit install. Truck was definately VIN-swapped, although the number on the front right frame rail I believe was correct for an '84 MOD. It was the haphazardly-riveted 1961 Series VIN tag on the seat box that the registration and titel were based on. That may have worked years ago and in NC, but it wouldn't work here in MA without involving myself in some type of aggregious lie.

Again, too bad because it was a very solid truck. I have paperwork and more images if anyone gets to the point where they want to buy it (if it hasn't already sold).

BTW, my impression of Tony and Old English Cars is that he's not all that bad and has a pretty decent and honest reputation around his area, but maybe he felt it was okay to separate from his original engagement with me and seized an opportunity. My perspective was that he owed me some degree of loyalty and fiduciary responsibility instead of putting his own profit first. Who knows, maybe the former owner begged him to take it rather than risk the liability of selling it to a private party....
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Old June 8th, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Yeah as far as I can tell from his website that it sold. It was extremely solid from my inspection. That's why I'm so bummed by getting sniped on it.

I was trying to explore my sc DMV options before even getting it and I guess I lagged too long and I'm sure someone saw this post and snagged it. Good for them. I'm still a teeny bit bitter.

But in all hindsight, I wouldn't have been able to sell with a clean conscious and would be extremely worries if I was in an at fault accident after the horror stories.

When I searched the Vin on the front of the frame it came up as a 2003 ex mod. Either way, super worried.

------ Follow up post added June 8th, 2012 11:04 PM ------

Oh and Tony seemed like a good guy to me as well.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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TA DA!!!!

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/cto/3064866171.html
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Old June 21st, 2012, 04:09 PM
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I sent him an email, no response. Se la vie.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 02:21 PM
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hope that guy is careful with it and doesn't get into an accident. Stoked for you to get rid of that engine though! Weird as Tony had the original 2.5 engine and he could've just bought it at the same time.
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I found this thread after searching the VIN of said Defender. I purchased this beast from Old English Cars not to long ago. I found it on Atlanta Craigslist and decided to go for it. It was sold to me as a parts car, basically a complete rolling chassis. It did not have an engine or transmission in it. I bought a 2.5 L TD from Bossman and mated it with a LT77 tranny and now this is my daily driver. I live in Georgia and all I needed was a bill of sale and valid insurance which I had both. Now its registered in my name in the great ol' State of Georgia. It's a very solid truck! after doing aome research, I have confirmed it to be a 1985 110 based on the VIN on the frame. There was no VIN plate on the right seat when I got it. The interior trim (plastic) was crap and the wiring harness had been butchered, so I replaced the harness with a universal and pulled all the plastic and installed a MUD UK console with carling switches. I also pulled the hard top off and put on a soft top I got from Safarihp, those guys are awesome!
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Welcome to the club, John! Come get involved with the local LR club. www.solaros.com.

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Old August 5th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Thanks Scott!
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Old August 5th, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Nice ex MOD!
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Old August 5th, 2012, 09:56 AM
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English vins from back then didn't match with USA vins... You need to use an English vin decoder.. I think they got in line with other countries in the late 80's early 90's..
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Old August 5th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Vin research

Got a Land Rover Decoder somewhere....
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