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Baltic Blue



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My 30 year fatty affair.

First came my 1989 2.5 VM Vogue.
An ex factory car originally issued to one of the European Sales director’s based at Lode Lane.

I bought it as an Approved Used when it was just over 1 year old with 21,000 miles on the clock.

After nearly 9 years of use, I traded it in with over 120,000 miles on the clock.
The only major problem during that time being a failed cylinder head gasket.
This was probably partly down to me adding the front spoiler with lights which I later learned caused a restriction in the airflow, hence why they were never fitted to the VM diesel models as standard.

I also replaced all the brake pipes with Cunifer following an MOT advisory for corrosion on the originals.



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Working doing site survey for the first cellular radio site in the norther tip of the Isle of Man.

It served me well as a mobile working office visiting remote radio station sites throughout Northern England.



Too good a photo to not be included... boarding the Brittany Ferry at Portsmouth, going to Caen for a weeks cycling in the Loire Valley, 20th May, 1993... bikes in the back.







Followed by another red one...

A 2.5td P38.

This was the only brand new car I have ever bought.
I got it from Land Rover in Huddersfield on the Eve of the Millennium.
It had to be registered by the end of December to qualify for a massive discount and came with wad of vouchers to cover all servicing costs for either 3 years or 36,000 miles , whichever came first.

The battery failed within the first month .
I called Land Rover Assist and he went to pick up a replacement and changed it on my drive.
The replacement was still OK when I traded it in in 2006 with well over 100,000 miles on the clock,
having toured Norway in it twice via the ferry from Newcastle, which no longer exists, plus numerous other trips around Europe because by then I had taken advantage of early retirement.
Despite the P38’s having a reputation of being unreliable the only other major failure was the rear diff which was replaced under warranty at nil cost.









My P38 in the Alps on a trip to the Italian lakes in 2003.

My P38 in Andorra in 2004





Lake Garda Italy, 2005.

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Next came my first L322 a Td6 Vogue in blue.

Again bought as a Approved Used, at exactly 3 years old , so with a first MOT and 27,000 miles on the clock.

2006 to 2015 ... after 9 years and with just over 100,000 miles on the clock I started looking for a replacement, but not in a rush, because it was still running fine and had not suffered any serious problems throughout my ownership.

Pictured outside our overnight stop hotel in Biarritz on our way down to the Algarve via the Duoro valley Porto and Lisbon c2009.

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Second picture , hotel car park in Potes on a trip to the Picos area of northern Spain.





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A point worth mentioning....
The original owner (it was one owner from new) was trading it in for a newly released Td V8, but had recently fitted a set of “special” wheels and tyres which he was keen to transfer to his new car, so I got the choice of the original wheels with half worn tyres or 5 brand new TdV8 wheels and tyres, which I obviously jumped at. Bow down

Then came B.B. my 4.4 td V8 Vogue SE.

2015 - date....

Again bought as an Approved used , this time from Farnell in Bradford.

It’s a 2011,, so just 4 years old when I bought it with 42,000 miles on the clock.

The CSOV valve was replaced soon after I bought it, along with the 4 short hoses on the plenum.
My annual mileage is dropping these days as I get older, so I always intended that this was to be a keeper.

Hence my first major spend was to get it steamed cleaned underneath, all the plastic liners etc. removed and fully treated underneath at a local Dinitrol centre in the hope to keep it rust free.

Also whilst still under warranty I got the upper tailgate replaced because it was showing signs of bubbling on the bottom edge and after a bit of arguing withe JLR, they agreed to complete the turbo drain mod to cure the smoke cloud problem.

I liked the idea of deeper profile tyres, so when Dan was selling sets of L405 take off style 502’s I treated it to a set fitted with Verde all seasons , which also meant I don’t have to fit winter tyres each year, which helps my ageing backache problem.

A new battery and starter motor have been my only other major spends, apart from regular 6 monthly oil and filter changes etc.







Polished to within an inch of it’s life for my younger daughter’s wedding in Snowdonia. September 2019











Mike. G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
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GGDR



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Absolutely incredible Mike Thumbs Up

. Cheers, Greg
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and you had a Land Rover before that if I remember correctly?
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I did Greg, but actually I had two.
My privately owned short wheelbase a series 2A plus , because I was on 24 hour Emergency callout duty ,I garaged my BT issued SWB hardtop at home as well.
I could add pictures to this thread, but Stan would kick me off the forum for non Fatty rubbish Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
Mike. G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
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Some lovely photos Mike and no doubt fond memories Thumbs Up Current: FF Westminster money pit

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Great story Mike. See you work / worked at BT. Ditto, I was a mechanic for BT from 1987 to 1995 in various Manchester Locations. Worked on series 2A’s 3’s and early defenders, and the odd classic FF with a variety of Petrol and Diesel engines, wasn’t much we didn’t do on them as some were old and didn’t get an easy life! Good old days, but land rovers have sure come a long way when you look back Thumbs Up

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Great pictures Mike... Id hate to think how long my list would be Whistle Whistle Whistle

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Thanks for all the replies...
I have added a few more pictures to bore you some more... Bow down Rolling with laughter
Mike. G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
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Very impressive list Thumbs Up Just imagine if you still had them all. What a collection that would make. You would be really Cool . John
2008 Stornoway Grey 3.6 Tdv8 Vogue
2005 TD6 Java Black Vogue - Written off!!
GAP iiD BT
2003 Discovery TD5 Auto, Nanocom Evolution - gone to a new home!
MasseyFerguson 152 - No electronics!! - Sold

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John,
It’s the Classic that I often wish I had kept.
The paint finish and build quality was by far, better than the 3 that followed.

It’s raining today so I have added some text to my original post.

Mike. G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
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All I got issued from BT is my polo shirt 🤣🤣

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Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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Baltic Blue



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Rolling with laughter As a T. O. I got plenty of them, but after I got promoted to AEE etc the perks stopped apart from a tie I had to wear occasionally.... but I am not complaining.... early retirement on a release scheme when they wanted to get rid of Managers came at just the right time for me. Very Happy Very Happy
Mike. G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
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I have now edited the original post 15 times, adding extra details and photos and have really enjoyed remembering little snippets and re- living many happy times.

Cheers
Mike. G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
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All together..

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Mike G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
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