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I closed the deal tonight, pick it up on friday.

Here's the story. A few days after I bought my 1990 Classic, my neighbor's 1999 P38 came up for sale. It's ugly white gold, but in perfect shape. Has 130k miles, but 10k on a BRAND NEW 4.0 block (it's a Bosch). Also has a month old completely new EAS set up (valve block, bags, etc). The thing has a sagging headliner in the back and needs struts for the tail gate. That's it. I also got a FANTASTIC deal on it. The classic is for sale, hopefully sold by the end of the week. I will have pictures tomorrow posted.

It also has a roof rack, brush guard and tail light guards. No rust at all on those, or the rest of the truck for that matter. When I say it is in great shape, it's comparable to my old 2000 4.6 HSE before the issues.
 

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Are you sure you don't want to part it out. That motor sounds sweet. `8) Is it the new coscast block from England? I do believe that color will be Ok because of the mint shape its in. I notice that you also have an '04 so you have the best of both worlds. My better half would like a new style but at the moment I feel inadequate wrt making some of the repairs. {not to mention the cost] Great news!
 

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yea pretty sure you have to part it, I think I read it on the main page somewhere as one of the rules of the forum.

You can send the roof rack, tail gaurds, brush gaurd to me :)

Very lucky, post some pics
 

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If your gonna part it out, :lol: I'll send a truck..

Scotty
 

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diff said:
Are you sure you don't want to part it out. That motor sounds sweet. `8) Is it the new coscast block from England? I do believe that color will be Ok because of the mint shape its in. I notice that you also have an '04 so you have the best of both worlds. My better half would like a new style but at the moment I feel inadequate wrt making some of the repairs. {not to mention the cost] Great news!
You can have my 2004. It just got a top end engine rebuild, thanks to Land Rover... It has 65k on it. And it's now added up to $50k in warranty repairs. My service rep cringes everytime he sees the truck pull in.
 

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I've been looking into getting a Mark III. However, like diff said. I'd get rapped on the repairs lol.
 

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The L322s drive GREAT. Nothing like the old Rovers though. But they are comfortable, absolutely stunning inside, higher grade materials (for the most part), and great nav systems for the newer ones.

The problem with them is this. Yes, you can use BMW parts to make a car. But in order for that car to be great, you need to have the same build quality as BMW for it to have the reliability as such. When I bought, I expected that. Apparently, a car with a MSRP of $74,210 is built at the same factory as the 1985 Cadillac Cimarron. (For all the.... inexperienced Rover owners... this is a joke, as Rovers are built in Solihull).
 

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Update as of this afternoon. The alternator failed on me. $688 later (as I didn't have time) I got a rebuilt one installed. Thankfully the truck is in good shape.

I also would love to recommend Amir at Land Rover Jaguar of Sherman Oaks (independant LR/Jag shop) who got this done in an hour for me. He helped me out, price was fair (not amazing, but considering the time frame of him getting a rebuilt alternator in 45 minutes), I'd say well worth it.
 

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With that many cars in your garage I wonder how you get time to do anything else except keep them running! :shock: :thumb:
 
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