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Good evening,
I'm just looking to get a bit of information if at all possible.
I am based over here in England and currently have a 1977 Series III 88" swb 2.25 petrol that I am returning to road worthy condition.
Once I have done this I will be looking to sell it.
I'm currently considering offering it for sale in the United States but wanted to gauge the interest I would get in it.
I would offer to deliver it to any UK port (a price would be given for this) and I would asist as far as I can with the shipping.
To give you an idea of the vehicle (I don't currently have any pictures) it is a 1977 SIII, swb, 2.25 petrol, RHD. It has had new footwells installed and a new bulkhead outrigger. The brakes have been rectified, the engine serviced and will have been given a fresh 12 month MOT (UK road worthiness test).
It is painted in a British Army camouflage scheme although it is not ex-MOD.
It is not in concourse condition but is in good condition.
What do you guys think the interest would be and what sort of value would you put on this (although I understand I have no pictures of it for you at the moment).
Thanks,
Andy.
 

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Interest is always there in old Series trucks, however the price point you would be looking at once shipping, customs and taxes would probably be much lower than you would hope to get.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I would look to sell the truck without including the shipping. I would leave the buyer to choose their own shipping company and to arrange the fee for that. I would then deliver it to the designated port and would assist in any paperwork, etc. any import taxes, etc would also be the responsibility of the buyer,
I think that doing it this way means that the buyer would be able to get a series truck cheaper than by buying one if I exported it myself as I would need to cover the cost of my time in doing it. What sort of money do they sell for in the US?
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Andy.
 

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I understand that but say its a average example, they bring $5-10k normally. By average I mean a good frame bulkhead and out riggers. Decent interior, run and drive just fine. So you ask $7500 for yours by the time they are done with shipping, customs taxes etc they are in the $11-11.5k so your priced out of the market. So you would have to drop your price to meet the going rate. That is what I meant by the price point would not be as attractive.

Most folks aren't importing the Series trucks currently with the influx of 90/110's

Also a lot of folks aren't as interested or willing to pay as much for a right hand drive. So they factor in the cost of the conversion in their pricing and that lowers the value more. I like my right hand drive, it's fun seeing the looks on peoples faces when they think my 8 year old daughter is driving.

I'm not trying dissuade you just pointing out the pitfalls.
 

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No, I appreciate your honesty, it's the reason I posted this in order to gauge theinterest and whether the U.S is the right market for me to look at so you pointing out the pitfalls is exactly what I want.
So defender's are probably a market for me to look at.
Do U.S buyers prefer the 110 or the 90 and are v8's or diesels the engines that people look for?
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I know of a Series 3 stage 1 (V8) that is a factory left hand drive that the owner is thinking about selling into the USA. What Do you think it would be worth over there. The owner has offered me half of what I could get for it.
 

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No, I appreciate your honesty, it's the reason I posted this in order to gauge theinterest and whether the U.S is the right market for me to look at so you pointing out the pitfalls is exactly what I want.
So defender's are probably a market for me to look at.
Do U.S buyers prefer the 110 or the 90 and are v8's or diesels the engines that people look for?
Cheers,
Andy.
Definitely the 110 since we only got 500 of them for the 1993 MY. As far as the engine goes, no idea. Definitely personal preference. The V8 is probably much better at moving a large brick down roads at the speeds we require.


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People here are like crack heads when it comes to diesel they just need to have it to be the cool kid. Tdi is where it's at and they will pay a premium for it, but the vehicles need to be completely stock as in the way they left the factory. No engine swaps.

Sad part is most of the realize after they have the diesel the petrol is much better and getting it up to 70 mph on the highway.

I've driven both and love the low end grunt of the diesel, but for really getting a 110 going a hopped up V8 is the way to go to me.
 

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Excellent, thanks for the information, I really do appreciate it. Once this series is done and finished I think I'll look for a 110 to build for the U.S.
you mention about keeping them stock, as they left the factory, would a 110 that is old enough for export to the U.S but that has been rebuilt to resemble the more modern version of one appeal or is it simply a case if leaving them in the 1980's style?
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It would be very appealing and also would not be allowed entry due to the modifications. It would either be seized or if your lucky allowed to be shipped home. Do a little googling about US Customs and Land Rover it should yield some interesting reading for you
 
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