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Good Day all, 

I acquired a SWB Series 3 Stage 1 last year, due to the rareness of the best, I am contemplating shipping it back to the UK for re-furbishment 

and leaving it back home. I had contacted the Dunsford collection who confirmed that the chassis number / engine number etc: are all correct. 

Does anyone have an idea of how much it may be worth?  and is it worth me sending all the way back to the UK? My son will probably head to 

the UK for university, so thought it may be a nice car for him to have over there. 

any thoughts / comments would be welcome. 

Raymond 

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Welcome to the MadHouse !

Nice one - we def. would love to see more pics of this rare beast please !!

Shipping it to the UK ?

TBH, I'd keep it there and cherish it.

In the UK, chances of theft etc. are these days a serious fact of life..

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Arjan said:

Welcome to the MadHouse !

Nice one - we def. would love to see more pics of this rare beast please !!

Shipping it to the UK ?

TBH, I'd keep it there and cherish it.

In the UK, chances of theft etc. are these days a serious fact of life..

 

 

Thanks man, I am just wondering if it would be valuable back home.. no real. following. here as such. may be. used as an investment to help pay for my sons uni also depending on what I may be able to get from it. I have storage back in UK that I can keep it also. so not too worried about. theft. 

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from http://www.glencoyne.co.uk/stage1/stage1.htm:

Although the V8 was only officially available in the long wheelbase chassis, Land Rover produced a very small number of short wheelbase (88 inch) Stage Ones - a single prototype, followed by a batch of four vehicles, then a larger batch of 24 station wagons which all went to Trinidad.  (This information comes from the Internet Land Rover Club's excellent Stage One Register pages.) Finally a single vehicle painted Inca Yellow and fitted with a number of one-off accessories and custom features for the 1982 Motor Show.  The 88 V8 never made it into mainstream production - possibly because the vast majority of export markets preferred long wheelbase vehicles.  At least three survive in the UK - one was in daily use by a hotel in Devon a couple of years ago, and another recently turned up at a Land Rover specialist in Wales. The yellow Motor Show vehicle recently appeared in a magazine article.  If you have a Stage One with a rotten chassis, it would not be too difficult to rebuild it using an 88 inch chassis and rear body tub - this would be a truly awesome off road vehicle. Click below for more information on:

 

There is 3 in the uk, according to this so I think it is reasonably valuable. But whether it is worth shipping it out where you are is questionable. It may be worth shipping it to north america, closer to where you are and there is a big following there on land rovers, with high prices paid for anything out of the ordinary.

Daan

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Whatever you decide to do with it take plenty of detailed photos of it inside, outside, underneath and in the engine bay as there’s not too much information about on these and it would make an interesting tech archive item.

It would be of particular interest to me at least to see how Landrover approached the fitting of a V8 into the SWB. I know they gained room at the front from fitting the stage 1 front panel but the general engine and drive train layout would be good to see. Does it have a Salisbury rear axle?

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