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I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


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Old 25 Jul 2005
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i need a cheap 4x4!!

hello to everybody!!
i'm a guy fron spain who is planning to make a travel with a friend. the idea (a bit ambicious, but our dream)is make all the round of africa by car, but... we haven't car yet.
we have finished now the university, we haven't a lot of money, and with my opel corsa it's sure that we can't try it!!
maybe you could help us with any idea of how to find a car.
thank you very much to everybody!!
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You are in Spain ?

The cheapest and easier to fix is a land rover santana series 3. They are available from 500 eu, and you can updated the vehicle for an overland with cheap parts from junkyards --at the same time you get familiar with the machine-- (extra military tank, H.D. parabollocks, rear differential.. etc..)
a good used 2500cc engine cost only 400 eu.

Good luck !
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parabollocks?

Is that what parachutists have?
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thanks a lot for your information, it's great to know that it's possible to obtein a good 4x4 even if we haven't a lot of money!!
yes i'm in spain,you too?from de alt penedes?
now we have to investigate the way to find a land rover santana serie 3 and the diferents parts for updated,have you any idea where to look for?because i think it's gonna be dificult. we are going to start looking for it in diferents webs of second hand cars.
thank you very much again.


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Save yourself all the hassle - we are driving south to Cape Town in our 1983 Range Rover and will be selling it for about 2500 euro fully kitted and ready to go. If you want full details email me at richardquarry@yahoo.com
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