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I miss my old V8 110

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:38 am
by GordonEndersby
I made the mistake of buying a copy of Landrover owner the other day.
All I could do was drool over defender 110's.
and Im stuck with a boring, uninspiring auto Discovery.

I so miss my old V8 110.
It felt like an event every time I got in it.
But I had to use it too regulary, the petrol was too expensive and it needed a lot of bulkhead repairs.
No I dont need to drive so much I wished Id kept it and slowly sorted it out.

There was an add to swap an ex military V8 110 for a Disco.
I was so close to making the call.

Gordon

Re: I miss my old V8 110

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:48 pm
by TDIPower
Ive been meaning to do some work on the 110 for 3yrs!! I used to have to service it every 12 weeks due to the milage I was doing. But since getting into bikes, having to do work on the house etc its taken a backseat only getting essential work. I only clocked up 4000miles in the last year on the 110!!

Most of the stuff is cosmetic, I do need to get hold of a decent set of 2nd row passenger doors before mine fall off. Ive got replacment rear tub cappings to go on (that means roof off).

Ive got a few litres of MOD green and black paint, might throw some of that on it :lol:

Pete

Re: I miss my old V8 110

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:45 pm
by Gonzo250
Be nice if I had a V8 in my S2, but Defenders are too modern and plastic for me. That and you have to pay tax on 'em. :roll: :lol:

Re: I miss my old V8 110

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:17 pm
by green_machine
I can feel tears welling up in the corner of my eye........ :cry:

I too miss my old V8 110. Ex RAF Lyneham it was the best Land Rover I`ve ever had until November 2008 when some lowlife nicked it from outside the house. NFU took 6 months to settle the claim but the payout was good.

Had a look for a replacement but couldn`t find anything as good/straight. She was a peach, I even forgave her the incredible thirst for unleaded. As low as 12mpg on a bad day but up to 20mpg steady cruising.

The best 11 seat V8 convertible money can buy.

Image

Now I`m into MT`s...... :D

Stuart

Re: I miss my old V8 110

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:07 pm
by digger
Strange, Stuart, I never rembered it being as clean as that :lol: :lol:

Re: I miss my old V8 110

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:26 pm
by TDIPower
green_machine wrote:I can feel tears welling up in the corner of my eye........ :cry:

I too miss my old V8 110. Ex RAF Lyneham it was the best Land Rover I`ve ever had until November 2008 when some lowlife nicked it from outside the house. NFU took 6 months to settle the claim but the payout was good.

Had a look for a replacement but couldn`t find anything as good/straight. She was a peach, I even forgave her the incredible thirst for unleaded. As low as 12mpg on a bad day but up to 20mpg steady cruising.

The best 11 seat V8 convertible money can buy.

Image

Now I`m into MT`s...... :D

Stuart

See thats just it.. stand that next to a civy motor of the same year in civy spec, I would be looking at the MOD truck not the civy... thats why the bloody charge more for less.... that bloody green paint.

Pete

Re: I miss my old V8 110

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:07 pm
by GordonEndersby
Mine was ivory and chequer plate.
Didn't like white before but now I want another white one.

I got over the impulse to put daktari stripes on it.

Gordon

Re: I miss my old V8 110

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:11 pm
by def-fid
They should bring back the rack for the low-lives who nick landrovers. I hear theres a gang based near Leeds who go out at night in a big horsebox, with a winch and drag landy's up the tailboard and into the box. Who would stop a horsebox travelling early in the morning? it doesnt matter what sort of immobiliser you've got, wheel locks or anything. Red hot poker up the *rse is too gentle...rant rant rant :x