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  • Writer's pictureNick Rumpff

What are the right upgrades?

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

There are a few schools of thought on old cars. One one side you have keep the patina and "restore to 100% original" and on the other "make sensible improvement"s to make the car more comfortable and suitable for modern driving. Everyone has their opinion, I think that the latter takes a a lot more experience, thought and skill. I sit on the more original side, what I lack in skill I make up for with enthusiasm. Geoff on the other hand has both the wisdom and skills to make sensible improvements. His Series 2A, is a testament to that. It is a beautiful balance between preservation and modernisation.

Some of the upgrades that he has made include:

  • 200 tdi motor

  • Discovery 5 speed gearbox

  • Power Steering

  • Disk Brakes

  • Range Rover Diffs

  • Parabolic Springs

  • Alfa Romeo seats

  • Air conditioning and heating

  • Defender 130 rims

It is a beautiful car. He still has a bit of work to do including installing a new wiring loom and hooking up all of the electrics. Hopefully it will be back cruising the highways again soon.


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