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On ebay. I have more than one, I have been posting about one with a bad engine, this is not that one. This has a very good engine, unrestored original condition. Titled and located in Portsmouth, Virginia. Its actually an 89 by VIN but Italian paperwork showed 1990 so its been imported and titled as a 1990.

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Reserve lowered to 16k, BIN of 16.2k. For this price the few things that I offered in the original listing (flexible wheel arch, side mirror and spare tire bracket will not be included). Want to sell so I can get to my other defender. Thanks.
 

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Final price reduction to $15750, if not sold I will get it painted and start over at a higher price. Good deal here in my opinion. Thanks.
 

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I think the tires are too small, a defender needs taller tires. The wheels should be silver. If the paint had been brighter with better pictures I would have had more action. Some inexpensive trim enhancement also goes a long way in improving looks. I just get lazy when it comes time to market them, for me the fun part is finding and importing.
 

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I think the tires are too small, a defender needs taller tires. The wheels should be silver. If the paint had been brighter with better pictures I would have had more action. Some inexpensive trim enhancement also goes a long way in improving looks. I just get lazy when it comes time to market them, for me the fun part is finding and importing.
I don't know it may just need a bath, the photos make it look like it came off the boat and you put it for sale.

Honestly a few coats of wax, agree on the tires (needs new rubber and give those wheels a respray), a few cosmetic things like a front grill and maybe new wheel arches and light pliths and I think you would have an easier go of it. That weird dog guard needs to get gone (not sure it adds anything but previous usage/wear to the vehicle) and the fact that you state there are no rust spots but the photos clearly show a rattle can over rust spots make the ad seem dis-ingenious. You might be better served giving the truck a masked off paint job if selling is your primary concern.

I am offering this up not as critique but it seems you would like to sell this vehicle and everything above would assist in making that happen.
 

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For rust, I said it has surface rust. Those footwells are solid, I didn't spend much time cleaning off the rust properly. Its stored at a warehouse away from home and I can't take my time to work on it there, its too hot and I don't want to spend a lot of time in a warehouse! It is fresh off the boat, its stored where it was unloaded and I got the title. The issue with the paint is that someone resprayed parts of it and its dull, I tried waxing it but nothing. It needs a respray.

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The dog guard is an original item so I leave those on all defenders. In Italy almost all are without back seats and they have that guard.
 

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For rust, I said it has surface rust. Those footwells are solid, I didn't spend much time cleaning off the rust properly. Its stored at a warehouse away from home and I can't take my time to work on it there, its too hot and I don't want to spend a lot of time in a warehouse! It is fresh off the boat, its stored where it was unloaded and I got the title. The issue with the paint is that someone resprayed parts of it and its dull, I tried waxing it but nothing. It needs a respray.

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The dog guard is an original item so I leave those on all defenders. In Italy almost all are without back seats and they have that guard.
My comments were just suggestions, take them or leave them, I am not saying you are misrepresenting but the rattle can white over the rust areas isn't making a strong case, you should mask the interior and spray the floors ect, it would look 'cleaner' and I agree there doesn't seem to be a lot of rust on the vehicle it just looks like a cover up and most people who are in the market for a ROW truck for 16K don't realize its aluminum bodied and dissimilar metals blah blah blah.

The dog guard is a preference, you can include it in the sale but most people don't want it and it just tells me there was a dog living in the truck (again, I know you can hose the interior out but your potential market is thinking 'dog hair everywhere' and 'dog smell' when they see it).

I think you're trying to move this vehicle and I think those are really easy ways to market it to a wider group
 

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Probably my next step to spray the interior and get some proper paint matched up from an auto paint store in rattle cans to respray it followed by clear coat or just take it to maaco. Investing a thousand dollars in it would make it show better with new tires.
 

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Assuming this is the same vehicle with the reported blowby issue?

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/f6/excessive-blowby-62995.html
Did this resolved/answered? :hide:

Probably my next step to spray the interior and get some proper paint matched up from an auto paint store in rattle cans to respray it followed by clear coat or just take it to maaco. Investing a thousand dollars in it would make it show better with new tires.
Looking at this from a buyer's perspective, I wouldn't do it. It looks like given it's condition, this is going to be a good project for the new owner and if it were me I wouldn't want another mess on top of a mess. I don't think the price is out of line, but I'd want to see more photo's of the "under mat" condition, engine bay, etc.
 

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Also, I have a soft top 1988 ROW 90 LHD coming up in a few weeks with a questionable engine, power steering not working. The body is fine, similar to this one. I will sell that one for 14k firm, give me a few weeks for pictures. Its a good base for a tdi/V8 conversion.
 

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..not to me. Just sayin
 

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I guess it was bad pictures, maybe it was the greek crisis. The market is soft on ebay, another one almost identical to mine stalled at 13k yesterday and then a 110 rhd which is also advertised on this board only made it to 10k. Lots of defenders coming over I guess, though getting a LHD costs a lot more than UK version RHD's due to inavailability of RORO shipping from Italy. I might try France next time.
 

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I guess it was bad pictures, maybe it was the greek crisis. The market is soft on ebay, another one almost identical to mine stalled at 13k yesterday and then a 110 rhd which is also advertised on this board only made it to 10k. Lots of defenders coming over I guess, though getting a LHD costs a lot more than UK version RHD's due to inavailability of RORO shipping from Italy. I might try France next time.
You failed to answer these guys and makes it look like you are hiding something ..

Assuming this is the same vehicle with the reported blowby issue? Hope this solved itself with a little use.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/f6/excessive-blowby-62995.html
Did this resolved/answered?
 

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Who did I fail to answer? My original post clearly says 'this is not the one with the engine problem, i have more than one defender'.
 
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