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RESSE

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3,725 posts

109 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all


Sir Jimmy Saville's 'live-in' Range Rover is going to auction in February, and is expected to fetch over five times what he paid for it originally.

The Carawagon conversion enabled Sir Jimmy to live in his Range Rover while travelling between charity fundraising trips.

Carawagon conversions were usually on Land Rover 109s, and were most popular in the '70s and early '80s, made by a company called Searle of Sunbury-on-Thames (later Carawagon International). They were approved by Land Rover, and turned the 109 into an all-conquering caravan; a fleet was ordered by the Army for use in the heat of battle.

A handful of Range Rovers were also converted, though nowhere near as many of these were made as 109s.

Ordered new in 1978, Sir Jimmy's Range Rover features a wash basin between the front seats and rear curtains for privacy.

LotusOmega375D

2,616 posts

41 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
Now then, now then, guys 'n gals...

...what about the cigars and whisky decanter and glasses hidden in the armrests?


felixlighter

200 posts

35 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
Howsabout that then, googness gracious!!

Drclarke

656 posts

61 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
Dear Jim

Can you fix it for me to buy your old car for £200 and then sell on for £20000

Lots of love

David Clarke
Aged 52.5

miniman

17,278 posts

150 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
LotusOmega375D said:
Now then, now then, guys 'n gals...

...what about the cigars and whisky decanter and glasses hidden in the armrests?
And Madeline McCann in the spare wheel well...
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XJ13

299 posts

57 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
When it broke did Jim fix it?

V8 TVR

181 posts

77 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
miniman said:
And Madeline McCann in the spare wheel well...
you're a prick.

Andy 308GTB

967 posts

109 months

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Monday 16th January 2012 quote quote all
V8 TVR said:
miniman said:
And Madeline McCann in the spare wheel well...
you're a prick.
Harsh but fair

VIPERLESS

2,984 posts

171 months

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Wednesday 18th January 2012 quote quote all
V8 TVR said:
you're a prick.
Just wanted to add to that comment.........GET A LIFE YOU PRICK! If you want to post comments like that go somewhere else you Muppet!

GC8

15,231 posts

78 months

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Thursday 19th January 2012 quote quote all
Not a fantastic contribution, but what I suspect that miniman was suggesting, was that JS may not have had as blemish free past as people like to think. It doesnt take a deal of searching before you start to smell something unpleasant.

neutral 3

2,083 posts

58 months

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Friday 20th January 2012 quote quote all
Has No one a good word for Jimmy Saville ? He's not here to defend himself .

Like many of the 70 DJs ( Inc E. Roscoe , T Blackburn , etc etc ) he was a Big lady's man , Who wouldn't be I'n his position .

He was Also A Huge Petrol head , and Owned 15 E Types apparently ( Google image him , great and amuseing photo of him trying to fit a new Viking Racer into his early Alloy Dash E Type Roadster ( Opal Light Metalic Blue , by the look of it ) outside a Manchester Cycle shop I'n the early 60s . He was apparently a very good cyclist .

He brought a LOT of pleasure to a LOT of peoples lives and raised Vast amounts for charity .
Yes He was an eccentric, and very much enjoyed crashing out in his Rangy and Camper vans , but many English man were and are eccentric !

Re his RR, a midlands dealer advertised it aprox 4 years ago, I tried to buy it then, but it had sold, and I also missed it twice on flea bay .
It is Only a basic Camper conversion, lacking a pop up / elevating roof , which an RR camper desperately needed. And I beleive Dormobile made a better RR conversion . But both sold I'n Very small nos due to their Huge cost and limited interior space . To make a good camper a 2 door rangy needed at the very least a longer wheelbase and a higher roof as STD , like the Discovery one
I think this one is vastly Overestimated price wise, but anything can happen at an auction . Be interesting to see what it fetches .

GC8

15,231 posts

78 months

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Friday 20th January 2012 quote quote all
No one who had dealings with him seemed to have a good word for him, and the rumours about his past started over twenty years ago...

DBSV8

4,409 posts

126 months

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Friday 20th January 2012 quote quote all
neutral 3 said:
He was Also A Huge Petrol head , and Owned 15 E Types apparently ( Google image him , great and amuseing photo of him trying to fit a new Viking Racer into his early Alloy Dash E Type Roadster ( Opal Light Metalic Blue , by the look of it ) outside a Manchester Cycle shop I'n the early 60s . He was apparently a very good cyclist .

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He was indeed , tour of Britain 1951 came in 48th nick name "the Duke "


DBSV8

4,409 posts

126 months

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Friday 20th January 2012 quote quote all
Elderly said:
As somebody who worked with him on TOTP on a number of occasions throughout the 70's,
'I couldn't possibly comment' rolleyes.
your the "Hairy cornflake" and i claim my five pounds

or Tony Blackburn ??

B Huey

4,881 posts

87 months

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Saturday 21st January 2012 quote quote all
neutral 3 said:
Has No one a good word for Jimmy Saville ? He's not here to defend himself .

Like many of the 70 DJs ( Inc E. Roscoe , T Blackburn , etc etc ) he was a Big lady's man , Who wouldn't be I'n his position .

He was Also A Huge Petrol head , and Owned 15 E Types apparently ( Google image him , great and amuseing photo of him trying to fit a new Viking Racer into his early Alloy Dash E Type Roadster ( Opal Light Metalic Blue , by the look of it ) outside a Manchester Cycle shop I'n the early 60s . He was apparently a very good cyclist .

He brought a LOT of pleasure to a LOT of peoples lives and raised Vast amounts for charity .
Yes He was an eccentric, and very much enjoyed crashing out in his Rangy and Camper vans , but many English man were and are eccentric !

Re his RR, a midlands dealer advertised it aprox 4 years ago, I tried to buy it then, but it had sold, and I also missed it twice on flea bay .
It is Only a basic Camper conversion, lacking a pop up / elevating roof , which an RR camper desperately needed. And I beleive Dormobile made a better RR conversion . But both sold I'n Very small nos due to their Huge cost and limited interior space . To make a good camper a 2 door rangy needed at the very least a longer wheelbase and a higher roof as STD , like the Discovery one
I think this one is vastly Overestimated price wise, but anything can happen at an auction . Be interesting to see what it fetches .
Just because someone isn't here to defend themselves doesn't mean they weren't a dirty old paedo.


Zingari

661 posts

61 months

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Saturday 21st January 2012 quote quote all
Interesting how we stereotype people. But just once there is occasionally someone who defies the sceptics.

True enough Jim was weird in some areas, eccentric even, but paedo I doubt as it would have been disclosed by now.

Hows about that then................

LordBretSinclair

2,979 posts

65 months

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Saturday 21st January 2012 quote quote all
My dear old grandad used to say "If you can't say something nice about someone don't say anything at all".

Can I suggest that all these rumour spreaders go off to some other forum so that we can get back to discussing classic cars. banghead

VinceFox

19,274 posts

60 months

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Edited by VinceFox on Saturday 21st January 10:47

aw51 121565

4,143 posts

121 months

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Sunday 22nd January 2012 quote quote all
DBSV8 said:
neutral 3 said:
He was Also A Huge Petrol head , and Owned 15 E Types apparently ( Google image him , great and amuseing photo of him trying to fit a new Viking Racer into his early Alloy Dash E Type Roadster ( Opal Light Metalic Blue , by the look of it ) outside a Manchester Cycle shop I'n the early 60s . He was apparently a very good cyclist .

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He was indeed , tour of Britain 1951 came in 48th nick name "the Duke "

Thanks for posting that smile .

Others have referred to him raising lots of money for charity - he actually raised £40M. Or £45M, according to a "Jimmy Savile at the BBC" programme on the beeb over Christmas.

lowdrag

7,014 posts

101 months

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Sunday 22nd January 2012 quote quote all
It's strange how, seemingly, people who weren't even born when he was in his pomp are criticising him. Yes, he was a one-off, but then so were so many of the brilliant artists/performers/speed record holders et al. You know, I don't remember a vast amount of criticism of Alan Clark when he died, but he too was an anachronism. May they both rest in peace.
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