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    Question All discussions relating to the Defenders end of production

    In a very interesting "statement" revealed in another thread, which does not appear to have been "noticed", by other members, at this stage, JLR appear to have stated that the final day of "Current Defender" production will be the 20th December 2015!!!
    Still over 2 years away, it will be interesting to see how Defender sells during the next two years, & what the "Final Edition" of the current shape Defender will comprise.
    Cheers, Pickles.
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    Not really surprising I guess, considering the non-economic production methods used.

    I do notice now since LR have re-established a wider dealer network that most dealers seem to have a new deefer or two on their driveway. With the increased availability people must be purchasing them for nostalgic (or even practical) reasons.
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    Place those orders now gents...

    I wonder how many (of us?) will be ordering one of the last run as a 'keeper'? I've considered it.

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    of coarse it will drive second hand prices up

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    Hi,

    I'm a noob and I guess I was driven here by nostalgia. I've been lurking a while before registering today. I've always wanted a Defender but have so far stuck with the "sensible" options.

    Given the end of production has been all over the UKL press I was surprised to see little about it on here and in the Aussie press:

    Land Rover Defender to cease production in 2015 | Mail Online

    Cheers,
    Brett.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uninformed View Post
    of coarse it will drive second hand prices up
    To be sure.

    I had a twinge of nostalgia the other day and contemplated buying a Mini Moke. I had one in the 70's. After a bit of research I realised that I hadn't bargained on paying around $20,000 for one now so that twinge passed.

    I suppose that when things move on then so should we.
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    Quote Originally Posted by one_iota View Post
    I had a twinge of nostalgia the other day and contemplated buying a Mini Moke.
    I did the same thing this week for a different reason. I thought it would be cool to have a cheap hose out no fuss play toy for summer. The cheapest Mini Moke on the market roadworthy was $14,000. That was the end of the summer play toy idea, well, at least the moke idea.

    As for the end of the era, it's a 130 for me. Already started the nostalgia piggy bank. I'll then convert the 110 into a tuff ute per the other thread. Or do a Lowranger and double up on the tough trucks in both wheelbases

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    Quote Originally Posted by one_iota View Post
    To be sure.

    I had a twinge of nostalgia the other day and contemplated buying a Mini Moke. I had one in the 70's. After a bit of research I realised that I hadn't bargained on paying around $20,000 for one now so that twinge passed.

    I suppose that when things move on then so should we.
    Get a old leafy zook sierra soft top still sorta cheap ..A bit bias I got 2..and love em..had 1 since new a bit over priced I thought at the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by bnicho View Post
    Hi,

    I'm a noob and I guess I was driven here by nostalgia. I've been lurking a while before registering today. I've always wanted a Defender but have so far stuck with the "sensible" options.

    Given the end of production has been all over the UKL press I was surprised to see little about it on here and in the Aussie press:

    Land Rover Defender to cease production in 2015 | Mail Online

    Cheers,
    Brett.
    Brett, I'm interested in what's behind "sensible" options.
    My defer has broken like other marks, but the 130 has to be the most sensible car I have come across. Small city car parks is about its only failing. But with some persistence it still fits.

    On topic, I almost re signed for a new 130 the other day as mine had just finished warranty. But with it going so well, all the stuff I was looking at swapping over, plus the change over price I ran out of puff. I reckon they could auction the last 100 or 1000 and double or triple the profits of a standard sale.
    I do hope the last one is a lottery draw, give the mums and dads as much chance as some cashed up collector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newhue View Post
    Brett, I'm interested in what's behind "sensible" options.
    My defer has broken like other marks, but the 130 has to be the most sensible car I have come across. Small city car parks is about its only failing. But with some persistence it still fits.

    On topic, I almost re signed for a new 130 the other day as mine had just finished warranty. But with it going so well, all the stuff I was looking at swapping over, plus the change over price I ran out of puff. I reckon they could auction the last 100 or 1000 and double or triple the profits of a standard sale.
    I do hope the last one is a lottery draw, give the mums and dads as much chance as some cashed up collector.
    Of course the mums and dads will probably just sell it to the cashed up collector...

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