Hello from South Africa - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Community Announcements & Support > Say Hello! New Member Intros.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old December 2nd, 2015, 02:58 PM
Mgriz
Status: Offline
Marc Griswold
1994 Defender 110 CSW 200TDI
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Posts: 27
Hello from South Africa

Hello everyone,

Marc here, I've been a member here for a little while but haven't posted anything. I'm an American living in South Africa (Pretoria area) and recently picked up a 110 Defender that I'm planning on fixing up and bringing back to the states when we return.

Here it is shortly after picking it up. It's a 1993 (supposedly) 110 CSW with the 200tdi.


Other than a long range (100L) fuel tank it's pretty much stock with a little over 230,000km on the clock.

Prior to living in South Africa, my wife and I were in Mozambique for two years where we owned a JK Wrangler and a 94 HZJ77 Land Cruiser. The JK being hers and the HZJ mine... they both were a lot of fun and unfortunately neither one was able to be legally imported into South Africa... So now I get to start all over again with the Defender .




Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old December 2nd, 2015, 05:14 PM
Overlander's Avatar
Overlander
Status: Offline
mark kellgren
in between D's in an 04 D2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,531
Registry
Whats the reason for import block?
__________________
Mark Kellgren
KM4BOR

ISIL and al qaeda can go F*ck themselves...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 2nd, 2015, 05:57 PM
Tallergypsy
Status: Offline
Ray Wood
1984 Australian Built 110 4BD1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 33
Looks Like you are in my hometwn

Hello Mark,
I went to school in Pretoria and served my apprenticeship at the steelworks. I now live in Canada and make Land Rover overdrives for a living. I went home to South Africa in the 90s to get an MBA at Cape Town university. My wife and I were back in Africa with our 110 three years ago and drove up through Mozambique and Malawi to Kenya. Shipped the truck from Mombasa to Southampton, detoured thru Spain to Morocco and then shipped the truck on the RO/RO from Liverpool to Halifax and drove across the states and Canada to Vancouver. Good luck with your new 110 you probably have a lot of exploring to do yet.

Ray
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old December 2nd, 2015, 06:43 PM
rdavisinva's Avatar
rdavisinva
Status: Offline
Robert Davis
N/A
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 6,798
PM sent, Marc.
Welcome aboard.
__________________
RDavisinVA

Uncle "Richard" Douglas has a Land Rover with big wheels that never gets stuck... until he breaks something so it won't go. Uncle Douglas always breaks something. - Anna Crowther at the Conclave 2012 (AKA Carburetor Neck)

"What's with this death wobble, Uncle Douglas, I can't keep it in 1 lane?"
UD: "Just Power through it man!"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old December 2nd, 2015, 09:45 PM
Chowbird's Avatar
Chowbird
Status: Offline
Tim
'84 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 243
Welcome Mark. Those are great pix. Great looking Land Cruiser and 110
__________________
1984 D90 LHD 3.5 V8
2010 Range Rover Sport
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old December 2nd, 2015, 10:11 PM
RX6RCROL's Avatar
RX6RCROL
Status: Offline
Matthew Hedrick
1994 D-90 #646
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Wake Forest North Carolina
Posts: 1,099
Registry
Welcome! I have a 110 in Cape Town. Hopefully headed north with it in spring.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old December 2nd, 2015, 10:18 PM
Scottyoh's Avatar
Scottyoh
Status: Offline
Enigma RnR
'87 127"
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 416
Nice truck, welcome aboard!
__________________
Pres - Florida Land Rover Club
Rovers 'n' Racing
407-720-9450

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old December 3rd, 2015, 12:09 AM
Mgriz
Status: Offline
Marc Griswold
1994 Defender 110 CSW 200TDI
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overlander View Post
Whats the reason for import block?
Both were blocked for different reasons... we tried to push getting the Land Cruiser imported but even as diplomats we were told it wasn't going to be possible.

The 70 Series was imported from Japan into Mozambique. South Africa has import laws in place to protect their market and does not allow second hand Japanese imports since they are plentiful and relatively cheap.

The Wrangler was from the states and was left hand drive. It appears that South Africa used to allow LHD vehicles at least as an exception for diplomats but not any more.

I would have liked to hang on to the 70 but I was happy to get sell the wrangler. Not that it wasn't nice, just nothing special and terrible fuel mileage.

------ Follow up post added December 3rd, 2015 07:13 AM ------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallergypsy View Post
Hello Mark,
I went to school in Pretoria and served my apprenticeship at the steelworks. I now live in Canada and make Land Rover overdrives for a living. I went home to South Africa in the 90s to get an MBA at Cape Town university. My wife and I were back in Africa with our 110 three years ago and drove up through Mozambique and Malawi to Kenya. Shipped the truck from Mombasa to Southampton, detoured thru Spain to Morocco and then shipped the truck on the RO/RO from Liverpool to Halifax and drove across the states and Canada to Vancouver. Good luck with your new 110 you probably have a lot of exploring to do yet.

Ray
That's for sure, there is no shortage of places to go just within South Africa. Sounds like you had quite the trip... I've done the drive from Moz to Malawi and hope to get up there and beyond sometime with the 110.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Community Announcements & Support > Say Hello! New Member Intros.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
South Africa Brian H Misc. Chit-Chat 3 June 9th, 2015 08:42 PM
Etienne South Africa Etienne Say Hello! New Member Intros. 2 March 5th, 2015 07:47 PM
Alternative power train from South Africa MonLand Misc. Chit-Chat 34 July 11th, 2014 01:35 PM
Exciting new tires from South Africa! isleofman Misc. Chit-Chat 2 March 10th, 2010 11:35 AM
South Africa chrisvonc Misc. Chit-Chat 4 May 7th, 2008 03:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 AM.


Copyright