New Member plus Scruff!

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kim palmer

  • LRSOC Member
  • 1949 80 Inch owner
  • Location: Leamington Spa
  • Posts: 1
    • www.instagram.com/kimmypsworld
New Member plus Scruff!
- Sep 19, 2020 - 08:47
Greetings from Warwickshire. Just joined the club together with "Scruff", my September 1949 80inch. Built at Solihull and exported to Sydney in '49 it spent most of its life on a farm 2 hours north of the city. I purchased it after a few Christmas beers 3 years ago, and then had it Patina restored by Jon Holmes on the South Coast. I have had it three months and loving every mile; it's so much fun. Still discovering the history of it, having seen a screwed on panel on the wing. We managed to unscrew the bolts, and there on the other side was a perfectly etched sign for the original company which owned it. Loving the journey and possibly will meet some of you on here in due course.


Scruff, incidentally, joins my Jan 2016 Heritage 90 which is the fourth last (Classic) Defender to be built. Daily driver is an L663.


Pleasure to be in the club.


Best,


Kim
3 Thanks.

Offline Jules

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: Warwickshire, UK
  • Posts: 673
Re: New Member plus Scruff!
Reply #1 - Sep 19, 2020 - 09:35
Good to see you out and about in it. Do call in at any time if you want series 1 chat, I know my son will quite happily oblige!!!!
Jules

Offline dennington88"

  • LRSOC Member
  • Back to 2 Land Rovers again & 2 bikes, what next.
  • Location: Suffolk, UK
  • Posts: 1016
Re: New Member plus Scruff!
Reply #2 - Sep 19, 2020 - 09:37
Lovin the 80, welcome to the club.
Regards Kevin

Sent from my SM-G930F using LRSOC mobile app


Offline Jim

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: West Midlands, UK
  • Posts: 35
Re: New Member plus Scruff!
Reply #3 - Sep 20, 2020 - 07:11
Looking really good and keeping the original paint finish gives it loads of character. Canít beat an 80Ē with the roof off and windscreen flat on the bonnet super cool. Bet it pulls nicely with the Holden engine too


Sent from my iPhone using LRSOC

Offline steam hero 86

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: Renfrewshire Scotland
  • Posts: 132
Re: New Member plus Scruff!
Reply #4 - Nov 28, 2020 - 23:27
Kim


Hello from Renfrewshire Scotland.


That's a Paisley registered vehicle.  Would be interested to know its early history!


This club is invaluable to us all - the knowledge is mind boggling!


Alan

Offline scimart

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: Bedfordshire, UK
  • Posts: 372
Re: New Member plus Scruff!
Reply #5 - Nov 28, 2020 - 23:41
Given that it was originally an Australia export, isn't it more likely that it's an age related number?  I understand that most, if not all of them, are allocated from unused Scottish registration blocks.
1955 86" NGY 990 (ex-MoS)

Offline steam hero 86

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: Renfrewshire Scotland
  • Posts: 132
Re: New Member plus Scruff!
Reply #6 - Nov 28, 2020 - 23:50
Kim


Brain cell blinked out for a second -  I hadn't thought of that - I'm a silly billy.


Alan

 

SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal