Lot 101 - 1969 Land Rover Series IIA 88"
|Odometer reading||23,800 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,360|
The Series II Land Rover replaced Series I production in 1958, initially sporting the original two litre engine from the series I. Once supply ran dry, the 2286cc engine was introduced, which has proven to be a popular and reliable unit ever since. Designs changed over the following years, with the most significant being the moving of the headlights to the wings in 1969 - this model still had the 'hard dash' familiar with other Series II models. Also introduced at this time was the razor style bonnet and Maltese grill; later to be followed by the plastic grill as used on the Series III. The SII and the SIIA are very difficult to distinguish. There were some minor cosmetic changes but the most significant change was under the bonnet in the guise of the new 2.25-litre diesel engine. Body configurations available from the factory ranged from short-wheelbase soft-top to the top-of-the-line five-door station wagon. From February 1969 (home market), the headlamps moved into the wings on all models and the sill panels were redesigned to be shallower a few months afterwards.
This particular Series IIA is running with the four cylinder, 2286cc petrol engine and freewheel front hubs. We are informed that everything works as it should and that this Land Rover has a nice feel to it. The bodywork is hand painted and, although it shows signs of being used, it is in good order and, importantly on this model, has a good bulkhead. The driver and passengers, front and rear, may enjoy open country motoring but a good rag top will protect them from the elements when required. It has been used by the current owner for light country pursuits such as point to point and the like and will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. Offered at no reserve, we feel that this Land Rover offers great value for money for the person looking for that classic 4x4 experience.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.