Member Since: 16 Aug 2005
CY's G4 Challenge 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE
I originally joined this forum back in 2004 as an enthusiastic teen when our family had just bought one of the first Discovery 3s. I remember fondly us using the forum to learn about the vehicle, fix (many) faults and attend events with the original incarnation of DISCO3 forum members. Both the vehicle and this forum were in their infancy at that time.
Since then, I've stayed very much in the Land Rover fold and have owned a D2 Td5 and an L322 Td6. I've worked for JLR and stayed very much within the LR communities in the UK. But, at last, after some 12 years of yearning after owning my very own D3, I've finally done it... .
Here she is. It's one of the 68 2008 G4 Challenge vehicles Land Rover built for the most recent competition. This vehicle was one of five D3s for the Belgian selections. I picked it up on Friday and have spent the weekend cleaning it and getting to know it.
Early impressions are very, very positive. I've been hugely impressed with the drive and now I finally understand what's meant by the permagrin... I was smiling ear-to-ear all the way up the M6 on Friday! It's certainly a head turner and perhaps I'm biased but I love the orange/black combo.
Here are some photos as I know they are always mandatory!!
I'm not planning a to do a huge amount to it although it's getting the windows tinted tomorrow in line with that black/orange theme, and then top of the list is having all the original G4 Challenge decals fitted to restore it to its authentic original challenge spec.
For any fellow G4 enthusiasts who might be interested in its heritage, here are some pictures I've tracked down of its use in the Belgian trials.
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Looking forward to re-learning everything there is to know about the D3, driving and enjoying the D3 and hopefully attending some events soon!
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1st May 2016 11:45 pm
Member Since: 15 Feb 2010
Looks great Chris, I'm sure it'll get a workout at the May Driving Day 2005 D3 Zambezi Silver
1995 Defender 90 Coniston Green
1968 Series 2a Bronze Green (project)
2nd May 2016 12:02 am
Member Since: 22 Mar 2016
Stunning looking Disco
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2nd May 2016 1:27 am
Member Since: 15 Jul 2014
Gorgeous looking car, welcome to forum
1997 Defender 90 for the kids and I to have a go at some competitive off road RTV and Tyro trials, daughter picked up her first trophy over the August Bank Holiday.
Previous Land Rover history
1996 P38 4.6 V8 Autobiography
1996 Discovery TDi 300
1972 Range Rover 3.5 V8
LWB Hard Top Series 3
LWB Truck Cab Series 2A
Not been without a Land Rover for over 40 years - I must need therapy!
2nd May 2016 3:12 am
Member Since: 07 Mar 2013
Location: Independent Republic of Kentishshire.
2nd May 2016 8:06 am
Member Since: 05 Oct 2012
How does that look ..You're not afraid of the dark are you ?
2nd May 2016 8:11 am
Member Since: 12 Oct 2009
Member Since: 01 Aug 2005
Nice one - well worth the wait!Long succession of Disco's since 2001...
SIII Lightweight - neglected & rusting. Bulkhead, A panels, vent panel & outriggers now disintegrated - Next years project!
D5 ... Don't think so. DC120 next?? ... or do I have to leave the Green Oval
2nd May 2016 8:28 am
DSL Keeper of the wheelie bin
Member Since: 11 May 2006
What peeps do to get sponsorship from a certain orange fizzy drink company.
Only kidding. As Bruce Willis says:
11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco.
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2nd May 2016 8:32 am
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Member Since: 12 Dec 2005
Location: The Gaff
That is so nice hope you have a favourite picture for your avatar. Welcome to D3 ownership. Mantec sump guard.
Prospeed tree slider/steps.
Flack duel battery system.
Brembo 4pot front brakes
2nd May 2016 10:16 am
Member Since: 29 Nov 2006
Location: 🌲North Yorkshire🌲
An absolute cracker Chris, it couldn't find a more deserving home.
Enjoy 🌲 🌲 🌲 🌲
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