Author Topic: 1968 Series IIA Carawagon  (Read 2522 times)

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Offline PCB93

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Re: 1968 Series IIA Carawagon
« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2018, 10:19:52 pm »
Dave: Right you are! I'll be sure to do that if I can work out how to post a video on here!

Ian: Fair enough - at least you have a proper excuse! I'd like to say I'll have it all together and ready to fire some time this week, but that's probably optimistic, knowing me. Perhaps the week after!


Just a quick bit of potential interest - the Carawagon has this dealer plate fitted to the rear:


I did a bit of reading a while back, and found that the garage in question was owned and operated by John Coombs, known for prepping Jaguars to race spec in the 50s and 60s. The garage buildings still stand, on the A3 into Guildford, though now divided into smaller business units. I know from some notes in the history file that the Carawagon's second owner bought it in Guildford, so I presume it was sold from Coombs's as nearly new. Clearly it didn't travel all that far from Sunbury-on-Thames in its early years! I've just today become aware of a second Land Rover with an identical plate (a 1972 Series III 88"), but can't find any other references to their dealings with Land Rovers, which seems odd considering they must have sold a fair number to have gone to the effort of producing a plate specifically for them. Might be nice to pay the site a visit when the Carawagon's finally back on the road, in any case.

Phil
1979 Series III 88" Hard-top - daily drive
1968 Series IIA 109" Carawagon - project