Lot 215 - 1970 Land Rover Series IIA 88’’
|Odometer reading||50,020 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
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.
This example has recently been treated to an external restoration by marque specialist, Stuart Brown. The body and paintwork were refinished in the original Bronze Green and Limestone, all four wheels were refurbished, and seals, lamps, gaskets, hinges and other external parts were replaced or renewed where necessary, retaining the originality of existing parts wherever possible. Other works completed included a comprehensive brake overhaul, specialist roof lining and a new starter motor replaced by VR Autos Ltd. The chassis is also reported to be in very original and strong order and has more recently been treated with underseal protection while the interior and engine bay have largely been untouched to preserve an original patina.
Showing a mere 49,800 on the odometer, the mileage is believed to be genuine with paperwork and various MoT test certificates indicating a gradual, incremental increase of mileage over the last 14 years of documented history. The history file that accompanies this Land Rover includes various sundry invoices, previous MoT test certificates from 2007 and the UK V5 Registration document. Parked in a dry barn for the last few years and regularly driven on weekends, this Land Rover has been serviced and maintained when necessary and comes to the market with a fresh service prior to sale. We are informed this Land Rover will be driven to the auction by the current vendor who describes the car to run beautifully. We are sure this well-presented example will bring huge amounts of fun to the new owner.
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