Lot 258 - 1976 Land Rover Series IIa (Long wheelbase)
|Registration||EU taxes paid|
|Odometer reading||36,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £13,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,339|
- Original paintwork
- Safari roof
The Land Rover Series IIa is considered by many to be the hardiest Series model constructed. It is also quite possibly the model that features most strongly in the general public's perception of the Land Rover, from its many appearances in popular films and television documentaries set in Africa throughout the 1960s, such as Born Free. In February 1968, just a few months after its manufacturer had been subsumed, under government pressure, into the Leyland Motor Corporation, the Land Rover celebrated its twentieth birthday, with total production to date just short of 600,000, of which more than 70% had been exported. It was whilst the Series IIa was in production that sales of utility Land Rovers reached their peak, in 1969-70, when sales of over 60,000 Land Rovers a year were recorded.
This 1976 Land Rover is presented in its original, unrestored, white paintwork and is described by the vendor as being rust free, this is a benefit of having spent most of its life in South Africa’s dry Northern Transvaal. This authentic looking 'Landie' is powered by the rare option of a six-cylinder 2.6 litre petrol engine. This impressive off roader from Solihull is one of the last Series IIa models produced and has the driving advantage of Fairey overdrive fitted. Presented with its original safari roof, full length roof rack and bull bar, it is easy to see why this Land Rover was the focal point for many a camping trip in the 25 years that the previous owner enjoyed her.
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