Good morning dear folks,
After many years of playing in the dirt with other toys I finally bought a 240GD 1988.. fleabay $10400.
A little more about me ...
Original Dutch and now living in State College,PA in the USA for the last 25 years.
Self employed , used to work in the nuclear energy with non destructive testing equipment and since 1996 self employed in the aircraft industry with non destructive testing. Funny enough alternative energy always had a much bigger attraction then the nukes and our lifestyle is much more in that category...
Nevertheless, we have acquired a lot of vehicles in the past and since I am a sucker for cars I buy but rarely sell.
At this moment we have 2 Ford econoline 7.3 diesel 4x4 rigged out as expedition vehicles. Nice for snow and dirt road.
I started in 1997 with Lada Niva's and still have a 1988 prototype diesel. Great cars, no doubt other have different opinions. LOL
For along time we drove mercedes diesels converted to waste vegetable oil and we still drive a turbo 300TD auto and 240TD stick. For long distance we use a 1987 300TD or one of the ford econolines.
For around town we drive an electric car Solectria, a converted geometro with ac motor and lithium ion batteries and yes we have solar on our house to charge. The vehicle batteries are part of a battery bank that can run the critical parts of the house incase of an electric outage.
Other toys are 1977 jaguar XJS, 1973 Citroen DS20 and 1973 Corvette T-top 350 auto.
As not to bore you any further
Back to the 240GD.
Although it seems to be running great I am sure i will enjoy reading and learning more about these cars. Looked around at other forums but this club seems to be the best choice.
Thank you for having me.
hello and welcome
nice to see a Wolf in proper weather conditions
do you have to have all your vehicles taxed and insured ?
Yes like its been said you will find all you need here and its easy to navigate
Many people will help out with any issues
Me and my friend had a lada niva each for off roading and shooting vehicle. Both did well but we were harsh on them at one event and we both broke the front diffs
Both made it home and both were sold for more than we got them for so i highly recommend them
One is still running around happily now