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 Why we chose our 1963 SWB landie

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PostSubject: Why we chose our 1963 SWB landie   Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:14 am

Because we thought it looked cool. And thats pretty much it. And £500 seemed reasonable to us.

But, of course on a practical note - it is very simple to maintain - chances are if something goes wrong, it can be fixed or bodged to get you there. No fancy electronics or ECUs controlling what does what - it is all basic mechanics. The sort of garages we have pulled into....well...I think they would know jsut about as much as me about what to do if a modern engine failed.

All my opinion of course, but if the only reason why you buy a car is purely because it has the best of the practical merits...well surely that is taking the fun out of it? Do we do overland travel because of its practical merits? Or because we want to have a good time?

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PostSubject: Re: Why we chose our 1963 SWB landie   Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:26 am

Looked cool, practical, cheap ... I'll drink to that! cheers1

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PostSubject: Re: Why we chose our 1963 SWB landie   Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:40 am

Good idea and a good enough excuse to me :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Why we chose our 1963 SWB landie   Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:14 pm

Good idea and a good enough excuse to me :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Why we chose our 1963 SWB landie   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:52 am

So good you have to say it twice! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Why we chose our 1963 SWB landie   Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:29 am

Not sure how that happened. oh well!

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