View Full Version : Any market for 101's?

12-09-2011, 11:54 PM
Just wanted to see if people are still interested in 101's. I can't seem to find any for sale in the states. Just wondering Iif there where is or ever was a market for them

12-10-2011, 07:10 AM
There was a nice one for sale on here this summer. I had contacted the seller, but it sold before I got down to see it. It's one of those love it or hate rigs I guess. There is a semi-restored series forward for sale here in Vt. The back bed isn't original, but it still looks good. Keeps popping up on Ebay, so I guess there isn't a big demand for them, or dispensable funds aren't what they used to be.
Sooo, what you got??

12-10-2011, 07:11 AM
There is a market for them but it is a niche of an already niche market. Lots of people say they awnt one but when push comes to shove they are just a little too military or utilitarian.

Most drive train parts are either common with other Rovers, some US parts so not any more difficult than a standard Rover. There are quite a few bits that are unique to the machine that require an extra level of commitment to track down. This generally puts them in the realm of fanatics. You tend to either love em or hate em. Those that have them must have one. Those that don't generally don't keep them for long.

I opersonally think the market for them in the US is probably quite well satisfied right now. I shipped mine back out of the country but I AM a fanatic.

12-10-2011, 10:47 AM
There has been one for sale on craigslist in Ithaca forever. (http://ithaca.craigslist.org/ctd/2659454330.html) They are one of those vehicles that a lot of people think they really want until they actually own it. I like them and would love to have one, but not for the $ people seem to want for them when they tire of them.

12-10-2011, 11:34 AM
I just wanted to see if it was wrorth bringing one over. I still may to bring to shows and such. I have a vey nice LHD GS I am bringing over but had an option to bring over am amazing 82 RHD I was going to keep and sell the LHD. I Guess the market to seem to be there to support a sale for a nice 101. So I guess just oepne for me then.

12-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Try and find one and drive it first. The cab is small so for some the experience is shear joy and for others it is torture. Again a lot of people like the idea of a 101 but few truly love them. You will not make money importing one.

Also understand keeping a 101 takes a level of commitment more than your average series. If you get one join the club for their spares support. Some of us survive very well outside the club but if you are paying a spanner monkey to look after it your going to find its really, really expensive and need the club support.

12-12-2011, 11:09 AM
Hey, Yorker, thanks for the tip. That's rhe same one I was going to check out this past summer. Supposedly it sold and the owner was moving to Mayalasia. Looks like it's in pretty good shape.

12-12-2011, 01:16 PM
LHD worth on more then RHD? For the 101's?

12-12-2011, 04:57 PM
RHD is worth more, then again, I'm biased. My Hi-cap is RHD.

12-12-2011, 05:29 PM
I like it. I will have some pictures of the 101 we are bringing over for sale in a couple days.

12-13-2011, 09:11 AM
When I win the lotto I will have at least 1. But until then I dont think I will have the time or money to keep up with one and the other 3 Rovers, boat, family, friends, etc, etc, etc.

ECR did a great one a few years ago, something along those lines would be great.

I can even see using one as a DD if it was done right and I could mitigate the above issues...

12-13-2011, 09:47 AM
at one point in time I was interested in a 101...then...to be honest I decided that if I were wanting a forward control type vehicle i would rather have a Unimog.

12-13-2011, 10:51 AM
Info on the 101 I am bring over
1982 RHD 101
This has to be one of the finest examples we have had, totally exceptional condition throughout for year, GS model just fitted with an extended truck-cab roof canvas (brand new) with opening roll up rear window. The truck has the rest of the rear tilt bars in the back if you wish to run a full canvas.

The paintwork is so tidy it is hard to tell wether it has been sprayed or brushed. (very little paint build up), lovely staright panels and the rear floor is just perfect condition compared with others you see. For last mot the truck had all new wheel cylinders / master cylinder and shoes from the 101 club. Big job and costly, so nice to know these have only covered a handful of miles.

Truely remarkable condition throughout and a super drive with great V8 power.

12-13-2011, 12:12 PM
Its a nice add but mentions nothing of the important things you need to know about a 101.

Brake shoes are the same as the bigger 6 pot brakes on a 109. Nothing special there. The master cylinder can be replaced with one from the 109 with the addition of a small adapter piece for the brake pipe instead of the reservoir.

Paint is paint and if that is all you looked at you're in for some suprises. A MOT means pretty much nothing other than basic safe operation and emissions.

Great V8 power is 135hp in stock form. It rather brings the cynic out in me regarding the rest.

12-13-2011, 12:39 PM
Passed the pre buy by a 101 club member with flying colors. So hopefully it's a good 101.

12-13-2011, 01:38 PM
at one point in time I was interested in a 101...then...to be honest I decided that if I were wanting a forward control type vehicle i would rather have a Unimog.

Try a Volvo c303, even better for every day use IMHO. Will go better with your Saabs too.


12-13-2011, 01:46 PM
Info on the 101 I am bring over
1982 RHD 101.

One Question-how is it an '82 anyway? I was under the impression that production at Land Rover ended in '77-'78? No mention of the winch- how is that? Have you see this yourself or are you buying it sight unseen?

12-13-2011, 02:01 PM
No winch. Payed for a pre buy buy some 101 club members and had some family take it for a test drive. all came back very positive

12-13-2011, 03:07 PM
LHD worth on more then RHD? For the 101's?

Usually RHD are harder to sell here because of the perception that they are harder to drive, the fact that you have to back through drive up tellers and drive throughs etc. :D Doesn't bother me but it definitely scares away some potential customers.

12-13-2011, 03:35 PM
Usually RHD are harder to sell here because of the perception that they are harder to drive, the fact that you have to back through drive up tellers and drive throughs etc. :D Doesn't bother me but it definitely scares away some potential customers.

On a 101 with the spare mounted you can't see behind you. You learn to live in your mirrors. I can't say how that would feel in a LHD world.

A 1982 GS is most likely one that was stored as a chassis cab as stock and then fitted by Marshals with a GS body of their own pattern to be used as one of the vehicles serving a Rapier system. I understand records are sketchy reargding this build. You need a letter from LR to prove build date which will most likely state somewhere between 75-78 for the original vehicle. If your truck is plated as an 82 you might want to make sure you have all your documentation squared away with US customs befoe puting it in a box. They are getting mighty squirrely when it comes to MVs these days. When I exported mine I even had to explain why I imported it 10 years ago, then why I was exporting it.

It could also have been an ambulance conversion through the same path that has received a GS body later but that is less likely.

IIA Lightweight
02-06-2012, 05:37 PM
'76 GS pretty nice org shape. Carbs getting rebuilt as we speak. Not a bad unit. The truck has not seen too much off-roading. Body straight. Brush painted. Nice canvas, nice canvas seat covers. Yes there r pictures. I have been around this truck for 11 years, well maintained. It has is quirks. But a blast to drive. I used it as a daily driver. ( yes it can be done) But as stated above you do not want to pay anyone to repair these trucks. It has been one of the coolest truck to drive around,
Any questions let me know

Les Parker
02-07-2012, 09:05 AM

Send me some pix ! You've been extolling the vitues of this vehicle for some time.
PM some pix. so I can at least see what I cannot have in the collection !

02-08-2012, 03:21 PM
Well this is my 101 on its work outs before getting it ready to ship over.


Les Parker
02-09-2012, 10:52 AM
Wow !

They have more snow than we do !!!

Fine example, front winch, too !!

02-09-2012, 11:47 AM
They had five inches in the Midlands on Saturday. All she needs is a some paint. She will be heading across the pond next week and towing the wifes Sankey field kitchen.

04-15-2012, 07:10 PM
So Derek, any updates on the FC? Did it make it across the pond yet?

04-15-2012, 08:56 PM
I'm pretty sure it hasn't, as I've told him to bring it over to RN when it's here!

04-16-2012, 11:43 AM
It left on the boat last week with 2 other Defenders and the wife's field kitchen. I expect an early May arrival in VT

At the ports with her friends