Well, I can't claim to own any exotic machinery
All I have is my 24 year old Mercedes (or, more accurately, Mercedes badged Steyr Puch) 300GD G-Wagen.
I've owned it for about 10 years now (having wanted one ever since 1983) but the poor old thing now needs a bit of attention, namely new brake discs (no big expense) and complete new track rod and drag link (only because you can't replace just the rod ends like you can on everything else
) Oh - and pretty soon an exhaust system too....
The cost of all of this, plus the fact that diesel is practically £1.40/litre (and a litre doesn't take her very far
) and that road tax is now over £200 (although another year and I wouldn't have to pay that) means that it's very likely that soon her last trip will be the short drive to the scrap dealer.
Ironically, in spite of their great build quality and excellent off-road capability, very few people want them (especially 24 year old ones) - they're too slow, look too "militaristic" (well, that's hardly surprising, considering their history.....) and of course they use far too much fuel for these times.
I would love to be able to justify the expense of keeping and running her, but for me and most other people times are increasingly hard....
Anyway - the photo was taken last year, on a track known as the Rhullick road. "Rhullick" means burial ground.