Lot 265 - 1963 Land Rover Series IIA
|Odometer reading||51,537 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,840|
The Land Rover Series IIA is considered by many to be the hardiest Series model constructed. 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. Compare that with sales of the Defender in recent years which have been around the 25,000 level since the 1990s. As well as record sales, the Land Rover dominated many world markets - in Australia, for example, the Land Rover held 90% of the 4×4 market in the 1960’s. This figure was repeated in many countries such as Africa and the Middle East.
This very well presented 1963 Land Rover Series IIA has benefitted from an extensive restoration in 2015. The body was acid dipped and fully resprayed in its, believed to be original, Poppy Red colour scheme and both the chassis and bulkhead were treated and galvanised. During the restoration, the Land Rover was fitted with sensible upgrades including a heated front screen, a split charge system with camping battery fitted underneath the front passenger seat, a USB port at the front and a concealed fridge connection port at the rear. A rear draw and heavy-duty galvanised hood sticks to support a camping tent that can be used on the roof were also fitted.
Finished in Poppy Red over a grey interior, this Land Rover is supplied with the current UK V5 registration document, various sundry invoices and many old Mot test certificates. Offered with a new MoT test certificate this Land Rover is in very good order throughout and is regularly exercised. Rarely do you see a Land Rover Series IIA in such good order, needless to say this example is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.
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