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Sam Rutherford 25 Sep 2003 01:27

Looking to buy Land Rover 127/130
Er, subject is it, really!

Please email me...


(based in Europe - but a pick-up in Mauritania ideal - hey, never hurts to ask!!)

Toby2 25 Sep 2003 03:05

what's happening - is the Pink thing not big enough?

roamingyak.org 25 Sep 2003 20:33


There is a "127/130 and LR special Vehicles Landy club" - they had a small club stand at a landy show that I saw.

If they have a website they might know of a few for sale, have classifieds etc etc

Sam Rutherford 26 Sep 2003 01:13

Hi Toby and Darrin,

The pink thing is perfect, but I need greater load capacity (size rather that weight) and two vehicles, for a trip next year.

Darrin, I'll try and track down this club - thanks for the pointer...


Col Campbell 26 Sep 2003 01:44

What about an ex-mil ambulance, they have a high C of G, but would be able to be kitted out as the ultimate overlander.


[This message has been edited by Col Campbell (edited 25 September 2003).]

dwair 28 Sep 2003 22:40

Hi Sam,

I would certainly recommend an ex mod 127 ambulance as a good expedition work horse if that’s the sort of thing your looking for. Lots of space in the back for carrying gear or turning into a camper + a huge roof rack – also comes with heavy duty springs, split charge batts and Erspacher (?) heater as standard. They do have a high C of G which makes traversing slopes a bit scary at times compared to a 90 or 110 but I can think of few vehicles in its class which can drag 3.5 tons of junk over dunes with out flinching (well – too much!) – guess that’s down to the V8 though. All parts are standard 12v 110 / V8.

Have a look at the look at the site below for bit more info and a list of ex-mod disposal places in the links section to go and have a look / test drive if your interested. Expect to pay 4k to 5k + vat for say 1988/9 with 10k/20k on the clock. L/H drive are cheaper again.

If you want any more info about them, send me a mail and I’ll gladly try and answer your questions. There is an “Ex-military Land Rovers” club with at least one member who has a 127 and a small mailing list of 127 ambulance owners who I could put you in touch with as well.




Sam Rutherford 28 Sep 2003 23:06

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a crew-cab, or pick-up with flat-bed rear. So, either ex-electricity (etc.) or 127 Rapier style. I need the open space on the back for m-bikes.

I'll check out those links, thanks.


Toby2 29 Sep 2003 17:53

Withams are pretty good. They are based off the A1 south of Grantham. They have loads of ex army vehicles. Got a Sankey trailer from them, there was a choice of about 50. Met others who had bought a 101 ambulance off them. They have a good selection, they aren't to fussed about a big discount, primarily because their main business seems to be bulk sales to third world countries but they were pretty helpful and the prices seem alright.


rclafton 14 Oct 2003 06:07

Hi Sam

A friend of mine might be selling his 127 box body (ex utility company)

Has a full opening back so you could get the bikes inside and out of sight probabily


Only problem is no engine at present

LR101 300Tdi Ambi 'Tiggurr'

Sam Rutherford 15 Oct 2003 00:54


Thanks for that, have sent him an email. Not going to be able to get 8 bikes in there, though!!!


Sam Rutherford 15 Oct 2003 01:14

Er, his server reckons my mail is spam (particularly astute, some might say!!).

Could you let him know that I'd like to know how much he is after...


rclafton 15 Oct 2003 05:04


Have mailed him with your details and told him about your email probs

LR101 300Tdi Ambi 'Tiggurr'

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