They were made, apparently, not so much to suit any particular demand but because being classified as agricultural, they escaped fuel rationing.Post WWII, when there was a glut of surplus, and farmers needed summat more versatile than a tractor, but equally powerful and dismissive of terrain? You can see the attraction, hence the legend, perpetuated by marketing and a fair bit of snobbery ( just as there is for say, Agas).
I commented to a neighbour only yesterday that when I started driving it was rare to go a month without either a breakdown or a puncture.I made this comment "It was the only 4 x 4 in our day, and was no more unreliable then as any other car.", which in reality then was true. It is just that it would seem they remained that way!
Land Rover or in general with cars?I commented to a neighbour only yesterday that when I started driving it was rare to go a month without either a breakdown or a puncture.
A Richards Chassis is only £2.5k - £3k inc. vat not sure I would be spending £5k anywhere - even adding in a new bulkhead shouldn't take you up to £5kAll good advice here, though nobody seems to have mentioned the frame and rust. Many old LR's have a massive rust problem on the frame if it's not been treated and ignored. If you are looking for an old 'proper' LR, then you should take along an expert who knows about them and will look at things like the firewall and the frame and can advise. A new frame is around £5K and is easily available (assuming you have £5K to buy it and a lot of time to transfer the bits across). We're lucky that the local garage is very knowledgeable about LR's as we live in the Yorkshire Dales and they are as common as muck here.
He does off roading in his Disco but actually prefers his very souped up Suzuki Jimny for hitting the muddy stuff. Now thats a phrase you don't often hear
Blimey, that's a question.Land Rover or in general with cars?
What kind of things went wrong? Just curious as being a younger chap I am used to cars being fairly reliable, our current car has never broken down in almost 8 years of owning it and it wasn't a new car either.