This is the story of a Land Rover.
When I first moved to the Oshkosh WI USA from the Bolton Lancashire UK in 1992
I could not work and traveled the highways and byways in the local area. I spotted a Land Rover sat in a driveway and stopped to talk to the owner. Mr John McDonald. He said it was his late father in law's and he was going to restore it.
Fast forward a few years and I went to clean his chimney and the Land Rover was still sat there untouched. I tried to buy it .. "not for sale". Was the answer.
Fast forward a few more years. I went to install a fireplace. That's what I do for a living.
Yep, still sat there in the barn and again. "Not for Sale."
Then, in 2007 Mr McDonald died. The Land Rover was sold at an estate auction while I was in the UK on holiday :-(
Oh well.. Life goes on.
2010 Went to home in Green Lake WI to install a fireplace, being "British" the owner said "I have a vehicle you might like to see." "Holy Sh*t Mr McDonald's Land Rover."
"Yep was the answer and I am going to restore it! " Heard that before... :-)
Feb 2017 went back to the same house. His wife said "Hey do you want the Land Rover". I divorced his arse and he was suppose to take it with him.
Well there were legal issues to ownership etc
June 2017 Deal was struck, legal paperwork done..
Offer was made and I now own it.. YES!!!!!
A slow restoration to begin.. I want a safe working LR not at show room factory fresh look.. I aim to complete by 2020... Thanks Steve O Oshkosh WI USA
Getting the Rover home in a Thunder storm June 2017