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The End Of An Era

#1 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:15 pm


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RE: The end of an era

#2 by Voltman , Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:57 am

A victim of its own success perhaps. The article says that seventy percent of all those built are still around.
You can't say that about many things.


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RE: The end of an era

#3 by mikejee , Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:01 pm

What's the betting that its replacement will last , on average about a quarter of the time


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RE: The end of an era

#4 by Voltman , Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:50 pm

Built in obsolescence isn't what it used to be.


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RE: The end of an era

#5 by astwood , Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:02 pm

Our steve will be ok he still has 3 landrovers he loves them


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RE: The end of an era

#6 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:06 pm

Evening Astwood, The Landrovers are a bit iconic I can only see them increasing in value.


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RE: The end of an era

#7 by Slow Jo , Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:08 pm

When I worked for a construction company ,had a land rover to go round the sites ,brilliant could go anywhere ,put that 4 wheel drive on, it would go anywhere.


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RE: The end of an era

#8 by astwood , Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:09 pm

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Evening Astwood, The Landrovers are a bit iconic I can only see them increasing in value.

Yes they still fetch good prices at auctions


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RE: The end of an era

#9 by Voltman , Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:05 am

I drove a really old one occasionally in the late seventies.
Manual windscreen wipers, too many gear sticks and when it was going about 35mph it seemed more like 70.


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RE: The end of an era

#10 by mikejee , Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:21 am

I agree the two gearsticks were confusing when not used to them, but without them I would not have been able to get to some places in the bush in Ghana when I was there in the 70s


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RE: The end of an era

#11 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:52 pm

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I agree the two gearsticks were confusing when not used to them, but without them I would not have been able to get to some places in the bush in Ghana when I was there in the 70s

I bet that was an experience Mike. Was it a good one?


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RE: The end of an era

#12 by Voltman , Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:16 pm

One one occasion I was out in deep snow and after parking outside the gaffers (owner of Rover) inlaws house in Atlantic Road, Kingstanding, no amount of gear ratios was going to let me up the camber and out of the gutter. Resorted to backwards and forwards trickery. Then again I had no idea what I was doing with the extra gear sticks and I always thought there were three of them.

Possibly.... 1 to 4, High or Low ratios, 2 or 4 wheel drive.


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RE: The end of an era

#13 by mikejee , Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:38 am

I think there were two on the one I used, but it was 38 years ago.
Yes SB, a very interesting experience. Got to one village far out and got presented with a flower by a young boy (no comments please), who had never seen a very blond man before and was fascinated by me. Lovely people the Ghanaians,very friendly (and the girls).


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