(Jan Ben) writes:
> I am looking for info. on series II/III Land Rovers.
When I was in Tarifa, I also
> saw a bunch of Santanas, which are (I guess) built in
Spain under license.
> Would I be better off finding one abroad and importing it
> Anyhow, the main concern is its use for windsurfing. I
wonder if there is a way to
> store a couple of boards (9'6" max) and 2pc masts INSIDE
between the seats.
> I quess I need it to be a 109" SW, not a 3-door (?).
Right now ALL of my stuff fits into
> a FS Bronco, but I have only 1 pass. seat left.
> And it is still a Ford.
Their is room in a LWB for 12 people on seats, putting two
boards one on top of the other should leave plenty of room.
The middle seats can be folded forward, or with a spanner
even removed completely. Their are plenty of options for
This is a bit on obsure point, but there is Army Landrover
that was used as a Field Ambulance that had a normal LWB
chassis but widened on top. I've seen one of these used as
a windsurfing vehichle and was pretty cool.
> I am guessing that a bunch of you in the UK, NZ,
Australia and Spain own LR SeriesII/III.
> What is your experience?
> Restoring cars is my 3rd passion after windsurfing, so I
would not mind starting from
> a solid junker. Especially if it needs mainly
> What do you think I can get a 109" SW for ? A Doormobile?
A LWB Defender?
> Thanks a lot.
Getting spare parts in the USA in might be difficult.
One idea - Rover are now owned by BMW (Sob :-( ) so if you
contact your nearest BMW dealership they may be able to get
you Brochures and stuff.
They are very reliable and Corrosion resistant (most parts
are ) so if there is a specialist eurocar dealer he may
well know of the whereabouts of some 2nd hand models.
maybe the Canadian army use them ?
In todays local paper their is a Landrover series III, 1977,
SWB, new engine 1400(pounds) = $2500.
Also, LWB pickup V8, 1982, good condition 1875. = $3000.
Brand new LWB V8 = 18,665 = $30,000(dollars)
Out in the midday sun.