Cashing in on Land Rovers is a pastime that has grown in popularity with the recent demise of the Defender and a quick perusal of Carsales will reveal a number of near new and not so new Defenders, that will cost you a bomb.
You might for example, be interested in a five year old single cab style side 110 ute with 140,000kms on the clock and figure that $25,000 would be a fair price?
“Headturning ute and only 2 delivered into Aus in ten years. VERY RARE!”, writes the seller
That’s not rare like a Ferrari California Spyder, that’s rare like nobody ever wanted to buy one sort of rare. You could have the Defender that no-one wants to squeeze their arse into and drive, for just $65,000!
Or if the ‘paint and decal’ specials are more your thing then you could bag a secondhand Heritage 90 for $95,000. It was overpriced when new (given what you get) and is being offered slightly used for around a $30,000 premium. Roll up…roll up!
If old, rusty and
unoriginal is your preference then head over to ebay and feast your eyes on this little jewel.
According to the seller, it rolled off the production line in 1957 and is the first ever short wheelbase diesel Land Rover!
“It is the first one off the production line in January 1957. Therefore it is actually the first ever, production Short Wheelbase Diesel Landrover. You have just seen the last one come out of the factory. Now the first one is for sale too!”, said Tim Hughes (the speculator/vendor)
Unfortunately the original engine is no longer with the car, but a period correct engine is “in the back”.
All of which means you can buy the first ever diesel Land Rover without the first ever diesel Land Rover diesel engine for just £200,000.00 or AUD406,076, plus shipping, insurance, restoration and original engine location and purchase costs.
The owner currently has it stored in a barn and has said it will take a couple of days to find it and dig it out for the successful purchaser. Yep, you read that right, it’s also a ‘barn find’. Wonder if that’s been factored into the price?
If these sellers find buyers at those prices, the gods must be crazy.