Ex Military 4WD ? 4WD Import

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 00:37
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Where can I get Ex army cars, esp. Landrovers or Perenties. Is it possible, to import a 4wd from Europe ? If possible, what to do ??

Ralf
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Reply By: Member - Dragan T (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 01:17

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 01:17
Mate, why would you do that? Ex military what is the benefit of that? Get you self a defender and laugh!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 01:28

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 01:28
you can buy landrovers from dealers..

What are you specifically after? THe cost of importing and getting registered would cost as much as a new 4b.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dragan T (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 02:04

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 02:04
Damn Truckster you are still awake! I just had a look at your check list for GQ buying, plenty of usefull info! I like you attitude as well, I bet not many told you that before!!! : )
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 09:46

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 09:46
ya was stuffin round with website.... :)~
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Reply By: ross - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 02:47

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 02:47
They come up at govt auctions every so often.I saw about 6 of the Perenties auctioned off in Perth?? about 6 months ago.
Do a search on Google for the large auctioneers that handle federal govt vehicles.
Also look through the trader magazines,you never know what you will find in them.
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Reply By: Shawn - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 13:00

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 13:00
Mate, As said earlier why would you want to, I have to drive them as part of my job, the 110s are gutlessnand are way past their use by date or damaged when they get to auction.
Cheers
Shawn
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 11:24

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 11:24
DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

After 25 years of driving landrover Series 3 and Perentie 110 I hate them.

They are over engineered. Have no sway bars and dance around the road like a ballerina. Have seen more rollovers with these than any other vehicle type.

They have no heat protection in the cab. Driving them in the NT, Nth QLD and SA (in summer) you begin to despise them as a form of transport. You can't eat a sandwiche in the cab without the bread starting to toast.

Parts are very scarce and very expensive. Jaguar Rover are laughing all the way to the bank after the ADF bailed them out of closure in the 80's.

They generate oil leaks for no apparent reason.

They have no power stearing, a 4 speed manual box (which has probably been rebuilt a dozen times). Average mileage is around 150,000 - 200,000 kms. Don't trust the odometer as they replace the dash so often you don't know how many new speedos its had, thats assuming the speedo cable is running off the right gear!

We fix them and there at least a dozen outside waiting repair.

Apart from that they would make a great boat anchor or man made reef.

When I drive one I dream about being back in my Prado TD with aircon, cruise and anoise level you can hear your stereo.

Wizard
Darwin NT

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