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CY
 


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Location: Warwickshire
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CY's G4 Challenge 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE

Hi all,

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... Very Happy.

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!

Cheers,

Chris
 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE G4 Challenge (Belgium Selections Vehicle #3)
2017 Discovery Sport TD4 HSE Black 


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StephenO
 


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Looks great Chris, I'm sure it'll get a workout at the May Driving Day Thumbs Up
 Zambezi Silver 2005 D3 Zambezi Silver
Series 3 1995 Defender 90 Coniston Green
Series 3 1968 Series 2a Bronze Green (project) 
 
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oor Rab
 


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Stunning looking Disco Thumbs Up
 

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MGCarr
 


Member Since: 15 Jul 2014
Location: Lancashire
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Gorgeous looking car, welcome to forum Thumbs Up
 
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! 
 
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Farmer Chalk
 


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Proper car.....! Very Happy
  
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Cellerdweller
 


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England 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

How Cool does that look ..
 You're not afraid of the dark are you ?


Zermatt Silver Hse

Privacy glass ,Narpy Grill ,blanked egrs ,Smoothe strg wheel ,
De -tangoed lights ,Interior led lighting ,Leather centre console lid
Autologic ,Enhanced charge air cooling ,Gvif & reverse camera and hitch camera
FBH Intelligent Controller, Tree sliders .AMK compressor .D4 switches ,Mantec sump guard , Club Blackvue,Club Brembo . 
 
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CDS
 


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Love it Cool sorry we didn't get to meet up on Friday.....scout camp, "water in fuel", a new fuel filter & a night out got in the way Big Cry
 Pyrenees 2014 Pics & 2014 Vid (now available on mobile) & 2015 Vid  
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Nice one Mr. Green - 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 
 
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What peeps do to get sponsorship from a certain orange fizzy drink company. Laughing Laughing

Only kidding. As Bruce Willis says:



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11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
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DG
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Nice one Chris Thumbs Up
  
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very very nice Thumbs Up
  
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That is so nice Thumbs Up hope you have a favourite picture for your avatar. Welcome to D3 ownership. Laughing
 Mantec sump guard.
Prospeed tree slider/steps.
Flack duel battery system.
Bramble rash,and More bramble rash. 18"Compomotive/AT3 tyres
RAI. 
 
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Scotland 

An absolute cracker Chris, it couldn't find a more deserving home.
Enjoy Thumbs Up
 🍊..... with added ORANGE bits 🍊  
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A proper toy Thumbs Up
   
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