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Old 23 Aug 2002
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Purchase Toyota Landcrusier

I read on the site that there is a firm in Holland that sells used United Nations'Toyota 4*4s. Had the name & address etc. I can't find it again.

Can anyone help? Either in Holland or anywhere else.

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There must be hundreds kicking around Sarajevo. Relieving the UN of their toyotas was a national pastime about 7 years ago!

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Sorry, not terribly helpful!
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You probably mean this.
See: http://www.sahara-overland.com/updates/part2.htm

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Sahara Overland updates? I wouldn't go there!

I was going to mention this later but I may as well now. For my latest scam I am considering bringing in a 75-series 11 seater Troop Carrier or two from Central Australia to flog in the UK .
In rust-free Alice one can buy mid 90s white ex-govt Troopies (4.2/six, non turbo) for about 25K AUD with twin tanks (180L), snork, roo bar and sometimes winch etc - all RHD (like UK).
Govt vehicles must have any KNOW faults declared and some are lightly used.
I have a local mate who knows the troopie auction scene and would sort out the shipping, etc

Realistically you are looking at around 10-11 thousand pounds on the road in the UK after VAT + 4%. Troopies were never sold in the UK but are a big, tough overland bus (see the book) - round here you cant move for them.
Anyone seriously interested, let me know.

Chris S

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Chris

Thanks for the advice. I have been thinking of buying one here and shipping it over to Europe and driving it down to West Africa in Feb' 2003.

Do you see any problems in driving a right hand vechile in Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania & Senegal, apart from the obvious, do the police have any problems etc?

Look forward to your reply.

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Sahara Overland updates? I wouldn't go there!

I was going to mention this later but I may as well now. For my latest scam I am considering bringing in a 75-series 11 seater Troop Carrier or two from Central Australia to flog in the UK .
In rust-free Alice one can buy mid 90s white ex-govt Troopies (4.2/six, non turbo) for about 25K AUD with twin tanks (180L), snork, roo bar and sometimes winch etc - all RHD (like UK).
Govt vehicles must have any KNOW faults declared and some are lightly used.
I have a local mate who knows the troopie auction scene and would sort out the shipping, etc

Realistically you are looking at around 10-11 thousand pounds on the road in the UK after VAT + 4%. Troopies were never sold in the UK but are a big, tough overland bus (see the book) - round here you cant move for them.
Anyone seriously interested, let me know.

Chris S

[This message has been edited by Chris Scott (edited 24 August 2002).]
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Absolutely no problem with a right hand drive - possibly even an advantage in terms of being less interesting to thieves.

Just don't go near Vietnam with it!!!

Sam.
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Hi Chris

I could be interested in an imported Troopie or otherwise - send me an email and I will get in touch.

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Hi Tubarao
if you decide to ship Oz to Europe let me know, as I am interested in doing similiar

thanks

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Hi Chris, 75 or 78?
Just finishing up 12000 km in a 78 and cant say I can tell the difference.

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Hi Chris

what is the difference between a 75 and 78?
Is the 78 the one with front coils?
Are they both 4.2 (non-turbo) Diesel?

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Yes and yes is the answer. Pretty juicy it has to be said, the best I have managed is 7.8 kpl @ 100 kph, but mine has a high roof.

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Chris

Can you please get in touch regarding the import of a TLC Troopie from Oz.

either thru this site, or paul.j.crawford@consignia.com

i am interested in trading in my 1990 3.9 efi Range Rover (on LPG) for a troopie. I want to get a vehicle prepped for a UK - SA trip in the next two years.

Thanks in advance
Paul
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Chris

Sounds an excellent idea. I'm looking for a 40 series - would you be interested in bringing one of these from Oz?

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Originally posted by Chris Scott:
Sahara Overland updates? I wouldn't go there!

I was going to mention this later but I may as well now. For my latest scam I am considering bringing in a 75-series 11 seater Troop Carrier or two from Central Australia to flog in the UK .
In rust-free Alice one can buy mid 90s white ex-govt Troopies (4.2/six, non turbo) for about 25K AUD with twin tanks (180L), snork, roo bar and sometimes winch etc - all RHD (like UK).
Govt vehicles must have any KNOW faults declared and some are lightly used.
I have a local mate who knows the troopie auction scene and would sort out the shipping, etc

Realistically you are looking at around 10-11 thousand pounds on the road in the UK after VAT + 4%. Troopies were never sold in the UK but are a big, tough overland bus (see the book) - round here you cant move for them.
Anyone seriously interested, let me know.

Chris S

[This message has been edited by Chris Scott (edited 24 August 2002).]
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If you want to buy new, UN-specified Toyotas 4x4 - taxfree, and registrered with Tourist Plates take contact with Paul +35058869000, Gibraltar.

Terje

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Chris

have you any more details about your impending scam of importing TLC Troopies from Oz? Are you going to go ahead with the plan, because there are a number of us out here that are interested!

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