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Old December 16th, 2014, 03:10 PM
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1981 Land Rover 109 Santana (Dealer)

Good afternoon,

We've started a small vehicle importation company focused on bringing antiques back from Spain. We're a 2 man operation, with Paul based in Javea, Spain, and the other (me) here in Virginia. Our focus is to shed light on the otherwise murky process of bringing vehicles back from overseas and bring some transparency to the process. To that end, Paul works hard to document the process of finding the vehicle, capturing a story and photos on the trucks. We bring some transparency to bare by selling our trucks through a dealer. In this case, the 109 is being offered by Japanese Classics, LLC in Richmond VA where it comes with a clear VA Title. This vehicle was purchased in October, shipped over in November, and delivered to the dealer last week.

Our little company is called Valencia Classic Vehicles. Our website is here:
www.ValenciaClassicVehicles.com

1981 Land Rover 109 Santana
- 2.25L Diesel 4-Cyl
- 4 spd manual transmission
- 10 seats
- Clear CBP, DOT, and EPA paperwork conveys with the truck
- Asking $16,000
- Located in Richmond, VA
- ~84K Miles (136k KMS)

Body: There are 3 spots on rust on the vehicle. One is near the "step" on the back left corner. The other (pictured) is on the left rear frame rail, just forward of the wheel. The third is a small area along the frame (2-3") in the back right rear. Otherwise the bodywork and frame are in good shape considering three decades of use in Olive Groves. There's a small dent in the right front quarter panel. Has a trailer hitch, spare tire, and big old roof rack.

Interior: The upholstery is in good shape. The passenger seat is split, but the other 9 seats have held up remarkably well. Heat and electrical all works without issue.

Drivetrain: The truck starts and drives without issue, and turned on within the first or second attempt even when it got into the low 20's here in Virginia last month. The taller gearing (as compared to our 88) permits a top speed of around 55-60 MPH. We replaced the drive shaft and rear axle straps when it got to Virginia. The rear differential may need the seal replaced at some point, as it seems to have a slow leak, likely caused by the bent driveshaft.

I'm likely forgetting something, so please don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks for the folks who helped me think through the best way to approach the community with this sale!
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Old December 16th, 2014, 03:22 PM
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Cool truck. This may have that bigger 4 cylinder gearbox in it based on the tunnel cover. Burly

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Old December 16th, 2014, 06:25 PM
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Excellent Website,2 very special finds, very unique approach to selling these very interesting vehicles. the patina tells the story of the owners fondness and use of the rig extended member of the family . Land Rover

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Old December 16th, 2014, 06:48 PM
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Adam, Tony, thanks very much. I like to think this would be the natural evolution of taking two car guys and spreading them across different continents. It's a fun project which lets us drive and experience different makes and models we might not otherwise have the opportunity to.

For those interested, we maintain a Facebook page, where we have some more photos, updates, and should hopefully have some interesting news about our 88 next week:

https://www.facebook.com/valenciaclassicvehicles

Thanks,
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Old December 18th, 2014, 08:48 PM
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Those vehicles look very clean for their age. I hear Spain is blessed with Southern California-like weather.
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Old December 19th, 2014, 09:36 PM
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CaptMidnite, you're spot on. Both this and the 88 we have on Bring a Trailer right now are from the relatively dry south of Spain. I'd love to see them both sold before New Years. If anyone is interested, drop us a line. Thanks!
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 06:31 PM
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All:

I want to say thanks for how supportive your community has been. This project is definitely a labor of love for Paul and I, so to hear that it resonates with you folks is both humbling and encouraging.

The 88 on Bring a Trailer has met it's reserve and will sell. We'd like to see them both go before New Years, if possible. That means lowering the asking price. Defender Source has driven a significant amount of traffic to our website and helped us learn what folks are interested in, so we thought we'd start here before updating our Website or Facebook.

Asking $15,000. Please drop a line if you're interested. Thanks!
Bill & Paul

ValenciaClassics (@) gmail.com
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 10:06 PM
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Awesome! Fellow Virginian here from NOVA but currently live in Richmond, VA. I've been looking for station wagon for about 2 years now with low mileage. Anxious to see what you guys bring over!!
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Alright! If you get a chance, swing by Japanese Classics, LLC over at Richmond Airport. This particular 109 is sitting in their showroom. They can walk you through it at any point, or, I'd be happy to drive down and show you the truck.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 12:46 PM
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Truck has been sold! Thanks everyone. Looking forward to bringing back our next truck, an incredibly clean 1983 109.
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do you still have the Santana?
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