So another year is nearly over and we have seen prices change in the last 8 months or so. No one would argue that Defender prices went some what ballistic over the last 2 or so years, this in turn bumped up Discovery 1 and 2 prices.
Series Land Rovers have also had a good run, lagging a good few years behind UK pricing, we caught up a year ago or so to higher sale prices. We now have a number of on-line classic car auction site offering all manner of Land Rovers to the highest bidder.
Back to the now Defender Classic, and at last some would say a drop in prices, we have seen Defender Puma 90’s advertised for $90,000 dropping a good 10k in the last 6 months. Our thoughts are that good low milage Defenders, limited editions and rare variants, like Camel Trophy and G4 will command premium prices. Restored or rebuilt early Defenders should also attract good prices.
Early Series ones 1948/49/50 are the Best Buy and these early cars tend to fetch good prices, be that a original Patina or restored example.
Theres been some crazy prices out there for very average Series 2 and 3’s so do your home work, and ensure the vehicle is original or you could end up throwing more money at your new Landy.
Discovery 1 what a excellent car, early 3 door V8 would be our pick, having said that the 300TDI is a cracking motor and not a computer in sight. Discovery 2’s have gone up also with some examples on the market at $15,000.
We have had a very up and down you with the supply of new parts, and we anticipate little improvement for the next year or so, we will see further price increases as well. Some parts are getting hard to find, some have even been discontinued.
UK supplier Bearmach ceased trading a few months back. Britpart and Allmakes are now the leading Land Rover parts suppliers in the world.
2023 brings us 75 years of Land Rover production and Landybitz will be having a very special stand at the easter event in Cooma NSW.
The year also sees our extensive range of Chassis and Firewalls going on sale, from a 1948 Series 1 to a Defender Td5. We have have 2A/2B Forward Control Firewalls. Further details will on the website soon.