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Death of a Land Rover...

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Administrator | Posts: 4666 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 03/28/07
09:11 AM

A Firend of mine posted this on one of my forums...


The another one bites the dust thread and a couple of other things lateley have reminded me of my old Land Rover.  Like getting the Atlantic British Mini catalog.  I used to get Atlantic British Land Rover catalogs....

Anyway, Jenn and I were already kicking around the idea of getting a Mini.  About all we knew about them at that time was that they were cool looking and got pretty good gas mileage.  She had a 2 hour commute for work driving a was getting expensive.  We even drove a used one in Huntsville and dropped in to see a few @ Mini of Nashville on our way to a concert.  We met JoMo and kicked a few tires.

A couple of weeks later this happened to my 1 of 250 Kalahari series DIIs.  

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Man I really dug that ride.  Freak 15 - 20 minute storm uprooted a ~ 100 yr old maple tree in my front yard and smashed it.  Stupid me backed the LR out of the driveway so we could take the Suburban to Huntsville.  Had I returned it to the driveway it would have been fine and we probably wouldn't have the Mini.  

Oh yeah, I didn't learn my lesson.  About 6 months after getting the Mini I backed the Mini out of the driveway and parked it on the street (in the exact same spot) to take the Suburban to work.  Any guess as to what happened?  

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I come home for lunch to find a Caddy parked in my front yard.  I though, "Ok this is strange" and pulled into the driveway.  I didn't notice the Mini was hit until I got out of the car.  Man was I pissed.  To top that off a 5 day repair job ended up taking 5 weeks.  :eh:   While at the repair shop another freak storm blow over the rack containing my window that was removed to install the new quarter panel.  :no:  Smashed!  

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