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    Default Defender in UK

    Does anyone know how to source and find a good reasonably priced 110 SW 5 door for export to the US?

    Stan

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    What was the last vehicle you purchased without a first hand inspection and a test drive?

    I always say your best value for money is to travel there and dedicate the time to find one yourself. Keep in mind you are not the only American looking for one. You have to look where everyone else is not. I am in the U.K. now visiting my in-laws, and it is hard to not go look at every truck I come across that is for sale.
    1973 NADA 88

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    While your there find me 2 LOL. I cant take the time off. There are companies that sell to the US market

    Stan
    Last edited by jumpmaster54; 04-03-2012 at 04:56 PM. Reason: mispell

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    Default Options

    I trust this Land Rover group and you all seem to offer great advice and comments.

    What are the best options in a Rover Defender 110. 200 or 300 TDI, V8?

    What colors are best if I buy one and may some day sell in the US?

    Stan

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    I agree with the need to travel over there. I've done it when consider vendors for parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpmaster54 View Post
    I trust this Land Rover group and you all seem to offer great advice and comments.

    What are the best options in a Rover Defender 110. 200 or 300 TDI, V8?

    What colors are best if I buy one and may some day sell in the US?

    Stan
    The 200/300 TDi are highly desirable to the US market because of their incredible gas mileage and longevity. However the 200TDi wasn't used in the Defenders until around 1990, which still isn't legal. I'm guessing you're thinking of doing the swap over there, which is a pretty good idea. I would personally go with a 2/300 over a V8 for sure.
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    TD5 FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by disco2hse View Post
    TD5 FTW
    Very true! The TD5 is an awesome and POWERful engine. The only problem is that you'd have to do an engine swap, because the TD5 didn't go into Defenders until 1998.
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    Putting a TD5 into a non-TD5 vehicle probably is not work the cost. It is a sophisticated engine and would require significant alterations to get it working.

    What are the limitations on importing a Deffie with TD5 into your part of the world? The later ones are Euro3 compliant (mine is anyway).
    Alan

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