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15 posts
Dec 22 2018
26 February 2019 - 15:40

David, How much will the new engine cost from V8 developments?

14 November 2019 - 22:50

My automatic gearbox will not pull away in D but will manually in 1st and you can gather momentum and shift all the way up to Drive eventually. I self diagnosed this as a blown gearbox? Am I correct? Problem is I've now purchased a donar vehical which drives fine until you put it into low ratio and then it vibrates and just doesn't sound good when you gather any speed / revs whatsoever. Could this be the transfer box? Between the two faulty vehicals could I make one good? Any help would be appreciated.

15 November 2019 - 21:05

Many thanks for your response, that's good news.

26 August 2019 - 21:03

I've got a late 2000 P38 with factory fitted sat Nav. The system works fine with maps loading correctly and all functions working well except for the GPS input. It always defaults me 100 miles away. If I go into the 'hidden menu' by selecting settings and then holding the menu button down for 10 seconds my sensor check indicates 0 satelites and reception interference. Has anyone experienced this before. I believe the GPS sensor is in the scuttle panel, but where does this then feed into? The GPS screen or the CD unit in the boot? Are there any other parts or just these three main components? Any help would be appreciated.

03 September 2019 - 14:13

David / Marty many thanks, however I have removed my scuttle, found the GPS receiver (one single black wire leading to it). There is a rubber 'block' about 5cm away from the receiver however this appears to be a sealed unit with no access? I have then traced the single black wire back through the bulkhead into the engine bay where it joins the cars wiring harness? Any help would be appreciated.

10 February 2019 - 11:50

Does any one know how many UK Holland & Holland’s were actually produced? Yes yes I’ve heard 100 for the UK market of which 20 had TVs. However if you look on ‘how many left’ it indicates that only 53 were actually registered in the UK of which 25 are still on the road and 16 SORN. Also whenever they come up for sale they always seem to have TVs. I’ve managed to track down the numberplates of 21 UK H&Hs and am trying to build up my own register of them. Any help it tracking down details of UK ones would be appreciated, including scrapped ones. Tks H&H

10 February 2019 - 17:04

Many thanks, on ‘my register’ I have already found / identified 21 Uk cars, of which 13 have factory TVs. Rob I’d already got your’s on my list but was unaware that it had TVs so many thanks. I’ll keep hunting more down and keen to hear from other UK owner’s.

10 February 2019 - 21:24

Gilbertd, you are correct, some Holland & Hollands appear to have only been registered as HSE Autos when I carried out a free HPI check on them. As for ones with TVs I’ll keep counting.

15 February 2019 - 18:52


Radio codes for P38 Alpine systems can be purchased for 99p on eBay. Yes he advertises it as ‘Mercedes’ but I have used him plenty of times and he responds within minutes and 100% success rate on P38 Alpines. Search on eBay ‘’MERCEDES BENZ ALPINE RADIO CODE SERVICE AL2910 AL2199 - ONLY - 99p’’

15 February 2019 - 20:47

If it is the same person as advertising on eBay (I’d be surprised with my own experience) you might as well spend 99p on eBay, if he fails again leave a negative review and bad feedback which will slow his eBay business down.

23 February 2019 - 08:19

Yes I’ve got both of them on my register. I’m up to 22 now of which 14 have factory TVs.

15 March 2019 - 21:55

I’m looking for some tips on replacing my headlining material. Over the years I’ve replaced 4 but still never mastered the technique in the dips. I have always used foam backed material from AS-trim. The areas I just can’t master is in the grab handles and around the sun visors. I’ve even tried cutting the material by the rear lights etc to alow more stretch in the dips. Although they always look good I’ve never managed to get that factory look. Any experts out there with some advise?

16 April 2019 - 15:19

Many thanks for all your comments, however I didn’t take your advise. Instead I had a spare roof lining around so I put the new lining on, stretched it the best I could, then I laid a plastic painters sheet over it then laid the 2nd head lining on top and applied plenty of weights emphasising on the tricky corners. I also cut slits in the ‘holes’ to allow a little more stretch. I left it for 24hrs in my greenhouse and the results are ‘near perfect’. I highly recommend this ‘sandwich’ approach.

28 August 2019 - 19:07

There's actually 6 for sale on eBay at the moment. I think the fact that one dealer put two up for sale at 20k at the same time has brought them all out of the wood work. The prices of the two 20k ones have slowly dropped. If you look one really is in great condition but the second one has been messed around and wood painted badly. The other 4 seem more realistically priced but certainly aren't show winners. It still amazes me how low these prices are for really collectable automotive history compared to Defenders. I've recently managed to track down 24 H&Hs with 16 of these with factory TVs. I'm keen to locate more if anyone has any details.

22 November 2019 - 23:18

Does anyone remember the Crime Watch that aired around 2000 regarding a hit and run in London and a Vogue 50 driven by a Russian Oligarch? I'm sure this used to be on YouTube but I can't find it anymore? Like my H&H register I'm trying to build a Vogue 50 register.