I like wheel'in around!
It has been confirmed on the Camel Trophy Owners Club Regiatration and awaiting heritage certificate. to be honest, I couldn't get the rear windows to roll down. I remember someone saying they might control the lights on the outside of the rig?I think it is a legit Camel Trophy Truck. I heard that the legit trucks had roll down windows in the front and power windows in the rear. That way the occupants could escape if needed. Also they didn't come with A/C.
Nice find! Good luck getting it sorted out. Looks like she has been run hard and put up wet.
Indeed I will.Cool story and piece of history. Keep us updated on your plans for it.
Indeed. I know how fast things sell on Craigslist, so I jumped on it at like 6 AM.Thanks for the pics. This is the one that popped up on craigslist huh?
Let me know. I'd love to hear the story about it, but I heard he got hurt during the wreck? A lot of people said they would get me in contact, but no one has come through... :/ I just want to fit a windscreen in it, because it is busted. There is a polycarbonate sheet upfront that the owner before me did, but wasn't a good Polycarb and sun faded. I just want to fit a good polycarbonate, since it is a first Gen Disco, the glass is bigger than the disco's we have in the states....so I have to special order the glass, and straighten the frame....for now, I'm already getting ready to fit Lexan MR10 sheet up front, so I can see.I honestly believe this was Tom Collins personal truck sold years ago. I may be able to put you in touch with him to find out (let me know).
That is a sweet piece of history. Restoration is one of those 'ify' things, as it carries with it so much patina right now that on one hand, you'd love to see it restored, and on the other, you would like to see it in a Land Rover museum somewhere just as it is!
Great find and GREAT price you scored it for!
Lol, not a big town....I have people snooping around all the time.... A couple of offers to buy it outright....trying to snag it from me, thinking I was unaware of what I had....I just laughed........I've been offered 20k+, from a couple of folks on the east coast....who want to let the other possible buyers know, they will out bid the other..... I ask myself quite often, What have I stumbled upon.....? I'm gonna drive it some more before I even think of selling it...This is an awesome truck. I happened to stumble upon it while walking through Telluride last weekend and had to check it out. His RRC is beautiful as well. Best of luck on this project!
. Yah, indeed....starts right up and drives like no other definitely not smog legalwow that may be the toughest 17k miles ever! What an awesome piece of history! (at least automotive history) Congrats!