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    mongrelbeast Guest

    Skippy stolen from Auckland New Zealand

    greetings
    I'm sorry to bother you all with this and its something I should have
    posted here long ago, but I was unaware of the existence of this
    website/forum/community of fellow landrover enthusiasts.
    I was the owner of a 1971 Series 2a 'Skippy' short wheelbase Landrover. It was stolen about 4 years ago from Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. If it's true that Skippys are extremely rare, would it be possible to any members who see one around to check for thse distinguishing marks? The reg was RR6467 (NZ) but I imagine that its either been parted out or has a false plate. Just in case any of you happen across a stray skippy in your travels, here are the individualising marks;
    There is a sheared off piece or a half broken pin on the linkage of the (noisy) overdrive, there were blue after market air shocks in the rear, with brutally terminated black plastic cables, two different coloured front guards (new army green) as opposed to the rest of the vehicle they were weathered army blueish green, the wheels were white Jolly? Joli? hubs with small truck tyres. There are weld marks in the front left passenger side floor where the excellent landrover artisan Murray from Stoddard rd mt Roskill, Auckland (alas retired) did some repairs, he also welded the metal stanchion that holds the windshield brackets i cant remember which side. He also fitted a roll bar (black) and cut small pieces out of the aluminium body to fit it. There was an irremovable bawdy sticker on the back that came with the car, a cartoon captioned doggy style isn't just for christmas (apologies) The bumper below the bull bar towards one end had run into something and been straightened. Lastly the aluminium tray had signs of battery acid scouring. Someone told me that the windshield wasn't genuine. It had a 186 holden engine (allegedly fitted by the army and free wheeling hubs.
    It was quite simply the best vehicle I ever have owned or will own and is sorely missed.

    warm regards
    Nicholas Keesing

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    Join Date
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    G'day Nicholas. Do you by chance have the chassis number on any old registration documents??

    I'll add your skippy to the The Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers. Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. listings, if you want to e-mail me there I can add a contact details to the vehicles listing as well.


    Richard
    REMLR Administrator.
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    Location
    Ashby WA
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    Sorry to hear about the theft. Bad luck.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2019
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    New Zealand
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    Engine chassis number of stolen Skippy

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    G'day Nicholas. Do you by chance have the chassis number on any old registration documents??

    I'll add your skippy to the The Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers. Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. listings, if you want to e-mail me there I can add a contact details to the vehicles listing as well.


    Richard
    REMLR Administrator.
    Z4319144G

    I saw the price of a replacement one was beyond me and raged, found it on carjam; better late than never.

    Kind regards
    Nick k

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