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Old 04-10-2005, 12:03   #1 (permalink)
Andy F Batter
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Purchase advice please...

Right, I know nothing about Land Rovers, but have seen in passing a '68 SWB
petrol Land Rover, it has an MOT till January, and the guy says he'll accept
500. It's got a hard top. I reackon I can get him to to 400 if I try.
:-)

I've started it, it runs ok, but it's a bit on the tatty side. Interior
doors held closed by bits of bungee cord, that sort of thing. I know that's
no description, but am prepared to take a bit of a risk - I just need
assurance of what the minimum a roadworthy vehicle of this age is likely to
be worth? Even if I buy a lemon, it's still got to be worth something,
right?

I only really need something to do a 5 mile round trip now and again when my
wife has the everyday car, and I'm figuring that with cheap insurance, no
tax, and low running costs it could be quite a cheap vehicle to run.

TIA

Andy


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Old 04-10-2005, 13:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Purchase advice please...

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:43:35 +0100, "Andy F Batter"
<uknewsgroups@gmail.com> wrote:

>Right, I know nothing about Land Rovers, but have seen in passing a '68 SWB
>petrol Land Rover, it has an MOT till January, and the guy says he'll accept
>500. It's got a hard top. I reackon I can get him to to 400 if I try.
>:-)
>
>I've started it, it runs ok, but it's a bit on the tatty side. Interior
>doors held closed by bits of bungee cord, that sort of thing. I know that's
>no description, but am prepared to take a bit of a risk - I just need
>assurance of what the minimum a roadworthy vehicle of this age is likely to
>be worth? Even if I buy a lemon, it's still got to be worth something,
>right?
>
>I only really need something to do a 5 mile round trip now and again when my
>wife has the everyday car, and I'm figuring that with cheap insurance, no
>tax, and low running costs it could be quite a cheap vehicle to run.
>
>TIA
>
>Andy


if it's got a genuine MOT then it seems good money to me.

at 1968 vintage you have a series 2/2a.

Don't worry about tatty, if the engine sounds ok, and pulls ok, and
there are not too many odd noises from the transmission then you could
be on to a winner.

Body panels are a kind of aluminium so no rust (but they can corrode).

Chassis is steel, get under there and have a good look at it, it may
well have surface rust (anything over a year old has some surface
rust) but any repairs should be fairly neat and solid looking and
there shouldn't be holes in it, the bulkhead is also steel (the
verticle thing onto which the dash is tied and the windscreen sits
atop of).

The current price-guide in one of the magazines says 750 minimum but
I feel they tend to overprice a little in this guide.

You may well find some good info here http://www.series2club.co.uk/



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Old 04-10-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Purchase advice please...

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:43:35 +0100, "Andy F Batter"
<uknewsgroups@gmail.com> wrote:

>Right, I know nothing about Land Rovers, but have seen in passing a '68 SWB
>petrol Land Rover, it has an MOT till January, and the guy says he'll accept
>500. It's got a hard top. I reackon I can get him to to 400 if I try.
>:-)
>
>I've started it, it runs ok, but it's a bit on the tatty side. Interior
>doors held closed by bits of bungee cord, that sort of thing. I know that's
>no description, but am prepared to take a bit of a risk - I just need
>assurance of what the minimum a roadworthy vehicle of this age is likely to
>be worth? Even if I buy a lemon, it's still got to be worth something,
>right?
>
>I only really need something to do a 5 mile round trip now and again when my
>wife has the everyday car, and I'm figuring that with cheap insurance, no
>tax, and low running costs it could be quite a cheap vehicle to run.
>
>TIA
>
>Andy
>


Before doing anything, take it for your own MOT. My S2 came with a
fresh MOT and it was a complete deathtrap. You will then at least
know whether you have an MoT or an 'MoT'....


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Old 04-10-2005, 16:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Purchase advice please...

> >Right, I know nothing about Land Rovers, but have seen in passing a '68
SWB
> >petrol Land Rover, it has an MOT till January, and the guy says he'll

accept
> >500. It's got a hard top. I reackon I can get him to to 400 if I try.

>

I doubt if you'll lose on it, there's 400 quids worth of spares there for
someone I should think!
TonyB


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Old 04-11-2005, 03:01   #5 (permalink)
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"Andy F Batter" <uknewsgroups@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:425973d3$0$347$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com...
> Right, I know nothing about Land Rovers, but have seen in passing a '68
> SWB petrol Land Rover, it has an MOT till January, and the guy says he'll
> accept 500. It's got a hard top. I reackon I can get him to to 400 if
> I try. :-)
>
> I've started it, it runs ok, but it's a bit on the tatty side. Interior
> doors held closed by bits of bungee cord, that sort of thing. I know
> that's no description, but am prepared to take a bit of a risk - I just
> need assurance of what the minimum a roadworthy vehicle of this age is
> likely to be worth? Even if I buy a lemon, it's still got to be worth
> something, right?
>
> I only really need something to do a 5 mile round trip now and again when
> my wife has the everyday car, and I'm figuring that with cheap insurance,
> no tax, and low running costs it could be quite a cheap vehicle to run.
>
> TIA
>
> Andy
>


Ey up, fancy seeing you in here...............


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