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RBBailey

NAS-ROW Addict
Callsign: KF7KFZ
Neighbor down the street got a 4Runner to use as parts, then recycled it for $2k in his pocket. Talk the guy down to a reasonable price, take the parts that are good, then get the value of the metal -- aluminum has pretty high value for recycling.
 

The Dro

Well-known member
I highly doubt that engine is good... If it were $1k-2k... maybe is worth the effort.


Even the title get dinged... that's worthless too.
 

RBBailey

NAS-ROW Addict
Callsign: KF7KFZ
This is an odd listing. It's within a mile or two of where I am, the images on the listing look like they could be in this neighborhood. But I've never seen the car, don't know who owns it.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/1989-landrover-defender-110/6598202969.html

My truck is also original LHD from Dubai. So I was studying the pics and noticed the shark gill vents on the sides of the wings. I got curious and googled for more pics of Dubai trucks and found this second listing from Utah, still with California plates, and still with the same odd VIN# and a much higher price. The pics in this second listing are obviously not in Utah. Just seems odd:

https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1989/land_rover/defender/100913587
 

The Dro

Well-known member
This is an odd listing. It's within a mile or two of where I am, the images on the listing look like they could be in this neighborhood. But I've never seen the car, don't know who owns it.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/1989-landrover-defender-110/6598202969.html

My truck is also original LHD from Dubai. So I was studying the pics and noticed the shark gill vents on the sides of the wings. I got curious and googled for more pics of Dubai trucks and found this second listing from Utah, still with California plates, and still with the same odd VIN# and a much higher price. The pics in this second listing are obviously not in Utah. Just seems odd:

https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1989/land_rover/defender/100913587
Odd, no... Shady, yes...
 

rocky

Well-known member
Sounds like a vin swap. If California is reading, they’ll surely flag the vin For further investigation.
 

RBBailey

NAS-ROW Addict
Callsign: KF7KFZ
Well, I say it is odd because under other circumstances, it is a legal vehicle. It's odd that there is such a huge price difference, in two different states, while still being a California car. I'm wondering if Utah wouldn't allow registration. And I wonder if Oregon is doing the same, forcing a sale for what looks like a good truck. A truck that was ruined because someone with money couldn't wait a year or two to import it legally.
 
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