This is the million dollar question the everyone is asking at the moment.
Those that have that special old unique Series Land Rover stored away in the back of the garage/shed with reasonable straight panels and the odd dint or ding here and there.
Might question what road do you decide to travel down?
My personal opionion would be to keep Patina.
However, Patina doesn't mean leave it as is! It could still do with a really nice tidy up. Chassis nice tidy and neat. Motor, gear box, exhaust revamped and definately no rust in the bulkhead.
But the on the other hand Lanybitz has recently visited Land Rover at the reborn project. An I have to say those cars are the bees knees.
Who wouldn't want one of them? I would if I had the time and the money.
Restored to better than orginal factory build. Is this questionalble?
To the enthusiast out there it is $200,000 an I guess money indeed well spent on such a icon car?
Inthe end it all comes down to cost and how much time and money you have too invest into a project like this.
My flavour is Patina especially if its well done. I think Patina definately needs certain things reborn on it but not to much on the body if its looking good. Just a little bit of TLC here and their.
I know not everyone will agree with my opinion. An everyone will have their own views.
Every Land Rover is unquie and individualised to its keeper, we hold them dear to our hearts and most are valued family members.
An we should embrace that!
No mater what you do there is definately no right or wrong :-)
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Risk of any products shall pass to the buyer or their appointed agent upon receipt of delivery. The title of the goods shall pass to the buyer upon cleared payment in full of the invoice price including delivery costs, until such time the title and ownership of the goods remain with the company. The Company shall be entitled at any time to recover any or all products in the buyers possession to which the Company have title, and for that purpose the Company it’s employees or agents may with such transport as is necessary enter upon any premises occupied by the buyer or any third party or to which the buyer has access and where the goods may be or are believed to be situated.
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Delivery of Goods
General – Under normal circumstances available stock items will be dispatched within 48hrs, Same day for express requests (excluding weekends) of receiving your order. Any non- stocked items can normally be sourced within 24hrs (excluding weekends) If we are unable to supply your request we will inform you of this as soon as possible. A full refund will be given if payment has already been made for the goods. Unless otherwise stated the buyer is solely responsible for the cost of delivery, where applicable this will be shown separately on the invoice. E-Commerce - Various delivery options including costs is on our website and can be product specific. If unsure please speak to an advisor. Telephone or in person - Various delivery options including costs will be offered. Unless otherwise stated all carriage costs to be paid by the customer. Any shortages, or non-delivery or damage of goods ordered, the buyer needs to inform the Company within 3 working days.
Insurance of goods sent from Landybitz and or its 3rd party suppliers is not included in the purchase price unless other wise stated. A option to included insurance with a order is available at check out, at check out you also have to agree to our terms and condtions, Acceptance of a order with no insurance taken is your authority for Landybitz to send your goods with no insurance, said good that my be lost or damaged by the courires concerned will not be replaced or refunded, Landybitz in this case will not accept any liability for loos or damage of goods unless insurance was taken at the point of order. Note Glass can not be insured.
Warranty - General
Parts warranty & Liability - All new products are covered by a 12 month manufactures warranty unless otherwise stated. You must notify us immediately if a potential warranty situation arises. We will then advise a course of action. Any suspected faulty product must be returned to us together with the original invoice or proof of purchase and with as much information relating to the problem as possible. Any defective parts must be returned and received by us before it can be exchanged. All warranty items are subject to a physical inspection which may involve returning the item to our supplier to verify the fault before it can be exchanged or refunded. The warranty commences from the original invoice date and not the date of fitment or first use. The warranty covers defects to the item when fitted and used correctly for normal everyday use but does not apply to items used for any extraordinary or unusual uses such as competition, racing, rallying or items subsequently stripped down, altered, modified or adapted etc. in any way than their original design or intend use., our warranty only covers the product in question and not for any consequential loss or cost, e.g. garage labour, recovery, car hire, re-delivery, parking fines etc. No claim will be validated if the failure is caused by misuse neglect, overheating, incorrect installation or failure of a related component. Upon acceptance of any warranty item it will be either repaired or replaced free of charge and will only benefit from the balance of the original warranty. Subject to a replacement not being available a full refund will be given.
Returns - General
Returns Policy - For any goods to be returned please contact our customer service team on 0417780017 stating you have a return product where you will be given advice and or instruction on delivery or collection of the product. Please ensure all goods are suitably packed to avoid any breakages during transit to our premises. Any warranty products will be collected free of charge. Before returning any items to the Company, regardless of when purchased, the buyer must obtain a returns note number in advance from the Company and this must accompany the returned item(s).
Exchange unit - A serviceable exchange unit must be suitable for reconditioning; broken or incomplete units will not be accepted.
Faulty Goods - Please notify Landybitz upon identifying a possible fault with the product we will verify the warranty and arrange return of the item to enable our warranty process to begin. (See above for detail)
Unwanted Goods/cancellation* - If you decide you do not want any goods that we have supplied you can return the item(s) within 14 working days commencing the day after the product was received by you the customer. The product must be returned in its original undamaged retail packaging and accompanied by the original invoice. The customer is responsible for the cost of returning the product. Upon receiving and confirming the above the Company will give a full refund no later than 30 days, following the date of receipt of the goods by the Company including the original delivery cost except where the product was part of a consignment. A handling/restocking charge of 15% may be deducted for any items not required and returned.
All special order items are non- returnable. Refunds can take up to 30 days to procces.
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