RECKON your rig goes alright? Check out this Discovery that’s put in more kilometres than anything on the local taxi fleet.
Harry Sirros, the owner of a 2004 Discovery TD5, has racked up more than a million kays since he took ownership of the Land Rover, and he’s taken it all over this great, big country.
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“It’s been around Australia three of four times, too… up to Darwin, around the Kimberley, down through Alice Springs,” Harry said. “I used to fly around in the bush, so when I got the Discovery I went back to see all the old places I used to fly. It’s like a comfy slipper or a well-worn boot. That interior has been eaten in, slept in, hanged clothes in… and it’s never been garaged.”
The Disco’s durable engine hasn’t required any internal work and it still retains the original head and block, but Harry has had to replace the transmission.
Harry puts the Disco’s incredible longevity down to the regular servicing conducted by Peter Davis and the team at Roving Mechanical, a Land Rover specialist workshop in Sydney.
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“If I’d had the Discovery serviced at a dealership I would have turfed it years ago,” Harry said. “Peter knows these vehicles back to front. You can get parts without having to pay thousands of dollars through a dealer and, with a specialist like Roving Mechanical, you’ve got someone to talk to – you can’t do that at a dealership.”
Now that the odometer has reached its limit, Harry is now tracking kays on a notepad, with many more outback miles expected to come.