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LAND ROVER 

 

 

 

 

Nelson's first four wheeled drive vehicle.  Bought from a dealer at Selmeston, East Sussex, for 900 after it had returned from making a a safari while shooting a documentary film.  The long wheelbase truck had a 2.4 litre petrol engine.  

 

Even with freewheel hubs it was a thirsty beast and once Nelson got it stuck in Robins Post Lane while off-roading on waterlogged clay paths - eventually freed by rocking and going faster.  Great fun to own and a reliable workhorse with a starting handle for those occasions when the battery lets you down.  The resale value of these classics is so good Nelson made a profit, selling it for 1,100 after some years use.

 

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