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Old 06-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Convertible Classic

Saw this at the NTX museum today. Not too impressed by the convertible, but now I really want a 2 door classic.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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Show that to Lincoln Tarantino, he was talking about making a convertible Rangie and wanted some ideas.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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Look at the god-awful quarter windows! I cant imagine what it must look like with that top up.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Is that a ......trunk lid..that the folded roof is sitting on? Oh boy...kind of strange looking.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
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Looks similar to the RRC convertible in the pre-titles sequence of Octopussy.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:35 PM   #6
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http://hooniverse.com/2011/11/10/v-i...e-range-rover/
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #7
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I think the pictures below are of the same RR in the above link with the top up or maybe from the same conversion company......Yuck



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Old 06-16-2012, 06:40 AM   #8
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Land Rover made RR Classic convertibles, but not very many. They were made in England, shipped to France and assembled there. This is a legit one a friend of mine has here in town. http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...09203891_n.jpg
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #9
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Land Rover made RR Classic convertibles, but not very many. They were made in England, shipped to France and assembled there. This is a legit one a friend of mine has here in town. http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...09203891_n.jpg
That's cool s hell!
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #10
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http://newportconvertible.com/range-rover-convertible/ Here's the newer L322 pictured above. Just read the comments on the link and somebody posted to their website.

http://www.range-rover-classic.com/H...rover-specials All of the "legitimate" Classic conversions.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:20 PM   #11
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Land Rover made RR Classic convertibles, but not very many. They were made in England, shipped to France and assembled there. This is a legit one a friend of mine has here in town. http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...09203891_n.jpg
I was going to say, I thought I'd seen one in Middleburg before.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #12
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I was going to say, I thought I'd seen one in Middleburg before.
Brian Wilson's truck. You might know him. His parents have Dresden Farm on Snickersville.

Mburg certainly has a high number of classic Land Rovers and British vehicles in general.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #13
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I've never seen a genuine convertible, but an open-air classic is very fun. All you've got to do is take the roof off. It's an absolute blast in open country.

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Old 06-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #14
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Rover took special orders for all sorts of bizarre shit.

Convertibles were "built" by the special products group. Rag tops were made in the UK, Germany, France..... The German version was the best looking I think.(Con Moda or something like that was the name I think.) They had an actual bow and mechanism and did not use snaps to secure to the windshield frame. They were very "finished" looking. Brian's is one of the more "ham-fisted" conversions - it uses snaps and is more of a Jeep-like "tension" top.
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