SOUTH STAFFS 4x4

Home of South Staffs 4x4 offering Land Rover service in Tamworth, Staffordshire and the pages supporting the Project Jay Preservation Group.

Project Jay Preservation Group 

Welcome to the Project Jay website.

Here you will find;

  • History of the Land Rover Discovery from a G - WAC to present day
  • Home of Project Jay Preservation Group owners of G513DHP & G226EAC

 Use the headings in the title bar on the left to navigate around the site.

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"Project Jay Preservation Group"

My name is Graham Bethell. I became a Land Rover fan by chance, after I purchased a poorly 300 Tdi commercial from a local dealer for my business in 2001. The next three years were pretty uneventful, as I plodded on with my 300 Tdi. In 2005 I decided to replace the 300 with a TD5 and purchased a 2001 TD5 GS. This was great but after my first trip off-road with the TD5 I decided it was too good (and expensive) to trash. So I decided to buy something for a bit of off-road fun. Trawling ebay I soon realized I could not afford a Defender, so fell back to the cheaper option - another Discovery. I spotted a G registered V8 which had some modifications and seemed pretty cheap. I had a bid on it and won it. G469WAC. Before I had chance to collect the car several other ebay members had been in touch explaining that I had in fact purchased a gem, as G469WAC was one of the 86 pre-production Discoverys built in 1989 and used at the Plymouth launch later that year. After some more research I found a group of enthusiasts who were members of the Discovery Owners Club, and between us, we took on the task of saving several of these early cars.