Interestingly, you may be right that the car is ugly and brutal. Some may find that attractive. The classic landrover can hardly be called beautiful, yet it's functional simplicity make it very appealing.
JoeC wrote:Interestingly, you may be right that the car is ugly and brutal. Some may find that attractive. The classic landrover can hardly be called beautiful, yet it's functional simplicity make it very appealing.
I agree! The original Landrover is, as you say, functional. As is a Fergie tractor. Therefore it's appealing. Form following function (Spitfire, Concorde) always beats 'styling' hands down any day!
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Monocock wrote:A small 10 acre Sottish island with a 400 yard grass airstrip (with 40x30 hangar) and a little cottage with running water and no electricity. It wouldn't have a phone line, and O2 wouldn't service it with mobile phone reception.
It would have a small sheltered beach and a small boathouse, big enough for a 15 foot sailing dinghy.
Or is that a bit greedy?
By the time you'd sailed to the mainland and back to get your NOTAM, you'd be too knackered to go flying!
Edit to add: Now I've read the rest of the thread I see Monocock has a fine answer to that problem!
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When I was in the mob I used to be a ship's diver (as an additional qualification) and went to Horsea Island old torpedo test range to maintain qualification. Access to the island was by footbridge when the tide was in and by gravel ford when out. It was an absolute haven of peace and tranquility right in the middle of a bustling Portsmouth/Fareham area. Now, land reclaimation has wrecked that and the island is consumed by motorway I suspect. The old torpedo test range would make an ideal floatplane Lake. The RN diving training base is still there I think.
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Don't have one now, although I wil confess to having had 2. Tremendous car to drive, fuel consuption impressive for a car that size, I just couldn't justify the cost in tyres. I would have one again if someone else was footing the bill, but then if that was the case it would be a Range Rover!
Lindsayp wrote:Aaah, Bill has got it - my request is for a Sunderland and a few places to park it, and of course the cash and erks to maintain it.
Lindsay, you are a man after my own heart. I've always had a soft spot for a Sunderland. Island hopping in the Caribbean, moor up offshore, BBQ on the beach, then back to kip in a bunk onboard and off again.
I was in Florida recently, and when I saw Kermit Weeks' Sunderland, I lusted after it mightily...
Vince is the ultimate arbiter on all things motoring on the forum. You should know this and cease your feeble attempts to convince us there is any view worth listening to other than Mr Clarkson's and Vince's mates down the pub.
Although oddly, on this occasion had he suggested the MX5 as a better choice for the rich old girl I would have wholeheartedly supported him
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