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Offline SX200Supertune

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- Sep 25, 2021 - 12:25
Hi everybody,
I have a lot of questions but would like to introduce myself first (if anybody finds mistakes, he is allowed to keep them).
My name is Dirk, i am from Germany, near Dusseldorf. I am 50 and have been infected with the Landy virus nearly 2 years ago.
I own a 2016 110 Station, a 2011 90 Hardtop, a 1999 TD5 110 Hardtop and since 2 weeks a S1 from 1950.
The car had been produced in 1949 and was delivered to the ministry of defense in the beginning of 1950.
It has a complete history with all certificates and was sold bei "The man for Land Rovers" in 2003 and came to Germany.
It got a German title and new MOT. We will be happy to meet you next year after some engine and electrical work had been done.
The car runs atually but nevertheless we need to spend some work on it. Bodywork will be done later.
I am very proud about the car because of its complete history. Hope that I will find the necessary technical support here. Although I have some experience with old metal the S1 raised my eyebrows several times the last two weeks...
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Offline 34058

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Reply #1 - Sep 25, 2021 - 18:44
Hello and welcome to the forum.

As you probably know there is quite a strong following of Land Rovers in Germany, although not as many Series Ones as later versions.

I have an ex-army 1949 vehicle and would be interested to know the Army registration of your one.  I guess from the information you have given that it is a BC series vehicle.

Regards
David
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Offline GunnarTM

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Reply #2 - Sep 26, 2021 - 07:38
Dirk,

I drive a '53 80" and live near Frankfurt.  I also have a '15 Defender Heritage Edition 90", and a bunch of other modern Land Rovers as well.

I have made contact with three individuals in Germany with Series 1s ... Series IIIs and Defenders seem most common here.

I'm curious as to whether your '50 80" was a Ken Wheelwright restoration, and whether you bought it from LandyPoint in Beuron.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Gunnar

Offline GunnarTM

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Reply #3 - Sep 27, 2021 - 16:43
On Facebook today, I stumbled across a photo of a '57 88" and a Minerva, both from Aachen, from a meet this past weekend in Belgium.

Also, on Facebook I saw a photo of two 80"s, one a green '53 like mine, registered in Cuxhaven.

Offline effess

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Reply #4 - Sep 27, 2021 - 20:52
Welcome, Dirk.
If you might need a helping hand or an advise, there‘s someone close to your location who‘s keen on Series 1 as well.
If you bought it from the smart salesman in the Danubian valley, I wish you good luck!

Frank
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Offline GunnarTM

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Reply #5 - Sep 28, 2021 - 19:47
Dirk, if you were shopping in the Danube Valley, did you happen to buy Jun '49 RHD 748YUN?  Or the '49 RHD with the Trafficators?  Or the '49 LHD Ken Wheelwright brother car to 748YUN?  Or the '49 LHD with original paint?

Or something completely different?  There are so many great ones down there!

As someone who successfully ran my ex-MoD (RAF) '53 RHD 80" through the TUEV after some modifications, I stand ready to share some of my experiences as you get yours up and running.

Offline Sir-Bastian

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Reply #6 - Sep 29, 2021 - 06:20
Dirk, welcome to the club and series one world.
Good luck with your 80. We would love to see some pictures…. We like pictures!
I am not far away near Xanten.

Sebastian
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Offline effess

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Reply #7 - Sep 29, 2021 - 10:00
Seem to be some Series One accumulating in Northrhine-Westfalia, even more with 109 Diesel hotspot next time :smiley:
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Offline SX200Supertune

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Reply #8 - Sep 29, 2021 - 18:04
Hi guys,
many thx for your warm welcome.
The landy was registered with the number plate VSL257.
I bought the car from Matzker. They had no time to restore it and knew that I am crazy enough for this vehicle.
As mentioned before I think the car had been sold to Germany via "the man for land rovers" in 2004.
I think it came to Landypoint and than to its former owner in Senden. It had been sold to Leverkusen between 2007 and 2013.
The car was built on 19th december 1949 and had been delivered to the Ministry of Supply London on 6th Jan 1950.
The car had been registered in the LRSOC between 1996 and 199x by David Chisholm (perhaps he reads this), East Grinstead..
Hopefully I can get in personal touch to the guys in Germany. I might need some spare parts :-)...
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Offline SX200Supertune

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Reply #9 - Sep 29, 2021 - 18:10
at the moment I only can update you with a picture of a picture.
the condition looks much better than it is actually...
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Offline GunnarTM

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Reply #10 - Sep 29, 2021 - 19:20
Well done!  As far as I can tell, Matzker in Cologne is a reputable establishment.

Back in May 2018, they had a stand at Abentur und Allrad in Bad Kissingen, and they were showing (amongst others) lights-behind-the-grille JRT367.

In April 2019, a work colleague of mine sent me some photos from their stand at Techno Classika Essen.  They were asking  €44,900 for the blue '54 Rijkswacht  hardtop, €39,990 for the '54 Jaguar Racing Service 339AVW (on the LRSOC register here https://www.lrsoc.com/forum/forum_files/legend/hr85hrod.pdf ), and €42,990 for the '53 80" with the picnic basket in the back.

In March 2020, they put up a Facebook post showing '51 80" 133UXD, which is ex- 41ZC98;  '51 80" British Army Malayan regiment https://www.facebook.com/145339515543810/posts/2762259860518416/?d=n  .

All reassuringly expensive :-)

Enjoy, and again, let me know if you need any assistance tracking down Series 1 parts and/or service help here in Germany.  The one piece of advice I can offer is to get yourself a Heritage Certificate if you don't already have one ... mine boosted the mandatory insurance appraisal price significantly https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Ame3UF8LsUpXBoejiU8ZyDGwnAQr2Lt/view?usp=sharing .

Offline GunnarTM

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Reply #11 - Sep 29, 2021 - 19:58
On mobile.de, they have Dec '53 86" GJT196 up for €47,990 https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=300243757

Not Matzker, but there's also a tasty-looking LHD '50 80" up in Denmark listed for €28,000 https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=327286554 , and in The Netherlands a '56 86" for €29,950 https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=321196233 .  And, if one has money burning a hole in one's pocket, I also see a '54 86" done up as an Oxford-Cambridge Expedition replica for €58,500 (!) https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=303012560 .

Offline SX200Supertune

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Reply #12 - Sep 29, 2021 - 20:38
Not getting any provision from Matzker but having a good relationship to Matzker and Mr. Koerner himself.
bought a 2015 110 with low mileage from a different  seller and matzker was a helpfull dealer with a massive rust problem
bought  my 90 ht for a very small budget from them and they assisted perfect with a gearbox problem for no any extra costs
bought my 110 ht direct from mr koerner for a price where no other car could be found in the market. the car was far away from my  requirements but the price was more than fair and at least they had to change the engine block for no extra costs
and at least got the S1 from them. they had no resources and time to restore the car. i have the original documents and the contract to see what they have paid  for the car some time ago. do not know if they really had no time and resources or if the project was just too risky but they sold it too me for no extra money. my price was far away from any of the mobile.de prices and i am really happy with it. just again i do not have any profit from a positive judgement and also made some worse experience with them, they are not cheap but they try to satisfy you for the money they invoice.
let us close the matzker topic, i just want to give you an introduction how the car found its way to Germany and me..
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