Barn Find! TD42 GU with only 121km on the clock…

ByWes WhitworthFebruary 14, 2020
Barn Find! TD42 GU with only 121km on the clock…

Ever dreamt of owning a brand-spanking new TD42 GU Coil Cab ute with the TD42 Turbo Black Top? You’re in luck…this thing’s got just 121km on it.

This 2000 model GU has a total of 121km on the clock and was traded with 109km on it. Yep, you read that right; 121km on it. Total. Not 109 thousand kilometres. Nope, just 109km. It’s been cleaned up after being traded in, with a new set of BFG KO2 All-Terrain tyres, new battery, and a service of all the fluids and filters.

Don’t get me wrong, some folks may baulk at the price ($57,999) but considering most coil-cab TD42 powered GU’s are going for upwards of $40,000 with 250-300,000km on them, I’m pretty happy to say this thing is a bit of a bargain, with an amazing story, and bugger all kilometres. Mind you, that’s not even thinking about the camper it’s got on the back. This is quite possibly the greatest thing on Facebook Market place at the moment… Anyone want to lend me $58,000?!

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The story behind this TD42 GU Coil Cab barn find is that it was bought brand-new many years ago, with plans of the husband and wife touring in it. He built up the camper on the back from scratch, got everything done to it to make it ready for their ‘Lap’, and in a cruel twist of fate, his wife passed away before they could set off on their adventure. Unused, and with only 121km on the clock (we’re not kidding), the old GU sat in his shed. Forgotten about.

Now, at the ripe old age of 89, the owner realised he’d never end up taking it out, so has traded it in on a Kia. This min TD42 is now up for sale through Value Wholesale in Dandenong, Melbourne.