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Land Rover Series II


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We are very pleased to offer for sale this most superb Series 11 Landrover

Concourse show winner in 2012 - Best restored Classic Land Rover at Billing Landrover show

'The Land Rover Series I, II, and III (commonly referred to as series Land Rovers, to distinguish them from later models) were inspired by the US-built Willys Jeep. In 1992, Land Rover claimed that 70% of all the vehicles they had built were still in use.

The Series models feature leaf-sprung suspension with selectable two or four-wheel drive (4WD); all three models could be started with a front hand crank and had the option of a rear power takeoff for accessories.

The successor to the successful Series I was the Series II, which saw a production run from 1958 to 1961. It came in 88 inch and 109 inch wheelbases (normally referred to as the 'SWB' and 'LWB'). This was the first Land Rover to receive the attention of Rover's styling department- Chief Stylist David Bache produced the familiar 'barrel side' waistline to cover the vehicle's wider track and the improved design of the truck cab variant, introducing the curved side windows and rounded roof still used on current Land Rovers. The Series II was the first vehicle to use the well-known 2.25-litre petrol engine, although the first 1,500 or so short wheelbase (SWB) models retained the 52 hp 2.0-litre petrol engine from the Series I. This larger petrol engine produced 72 hp and was closely related to the 2.0-litre diesel unit still in use. This engine became the standard Land Rover unit until the mid-1980s when diesel engines became more popular'

This immaculate example has been the subject of a total last “nut and bolt” restoration completed in 2011, it Is not a fresh restoration where poor workmanship will show in 6 months.

The bodywork is original and restored and the interior is exemplary.

The engine has been totally rebuilt, as was the gearbox and axles. The attention to detail on this restoration is second to none.

The vehicle also comes with many receipts on the restoration, various MoT certificates and a Heritage Certificate.

This Land Rover represents the finest in British 4x4 excellence, an indefatigable marque that is still revered around the world today and regarded as one of the best off road vehicles of all time. A wonderful investment that is ready to be used to its full potential.

Heritage certificate and a substantial quantity of receipts and expired MoTs.

Not to be missed and a water tight investment.

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key Facts

  • Ad ID
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Land Rover > Series II
  • Colour
  • Colour type
    Non metallic
  • Drivetrain
    Four-wheel drive
  • Fuel type
  • Gear type
  • Year
  • Mileage
    12521 mi
  • Doors
  • Seats



The Studio Ure Bank Top
Ripon, HG4 1JD, North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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