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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:48 pm    Post subject: One for Land Rover Aficionados Reply with quote

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/6caebb3a-9fa8-11eb-9528-e3733dc789af?shareToken=4bfe6de015db714642340ebe3a26bce1

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder why he chose a Land Rover? (over a gun carriage; which is what I would have thought he might have had.)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He chose a Land Rover because they were a great part of his motoring history.

I read, that an identical model stood quietly in the wings, just in case.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His Uncle Louis also chose a Land Rover for his coffin carrier.

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't see the forward control land Rover much these days!
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Norseman



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:58 pm    Post subject: LR hearse Reply with quote

Having owned a number of LR products over the decades you could call me an aficionado & wouldn't dismiss one of the breed for my final journey, but I would want a V8 not a godamn diesel ... so inappropriate for such an occasion.
I suspect the driver of the TD5 at HRH's funeral shut the engine off on the long downhill section as everything seemed to go quiet for a while.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Brother owned a forward control Ambulance, nice machine but very thirsty.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
My Brother owned a forward control Ambulance, nice machine but very thirsty.


Assume it was a 101 V8?
The military don't tend to prioritise fuel economy in their specifications !
Years ago my hobby was US built WW2 vehicles that consumed petrol like it was going out of fashion, but then if you want to enjoy & show a vehicle it's a state of mind when it comes to running costs.
Bung the nozzle into the tank, hold the trigger & don't keep looking at the readout Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I recall, they were not the easiest of vehicles to work on but, again, if you are an enthusiast for the marque such things just come with the territory.

Some nice shots of a 101 forward control in use.

https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-101-forward-control-is-the-opposite-of-a-posh-land-rover

and a bit more info:

http://www.allisons.org/ll/4/LandRover/FC101/
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Bengt Axel



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would make an excellent second hand purchase "Very low mileage, only used to go to church on Sunday, one titled owner....."
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