Lot 265 - 1969 Land Rover Series 2A

Lot 265 - 1969 Land Rover Series 2A

Lot 265 - 1969 Land Rover Series 2A

Lot Number 265
Registration RBL 374G
Chassis Number 24133172G
Odometer reading 5,850 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £16,000

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 grille; later to be followed by the plastic grille as used on the Series III. The SII and the SIIA are very difficult to distinguish. 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 very original model is offered with good patina including still having its elephant hide vinyl to the front three seats  and rear bench seats, original chassis and is fitted with a tow bar and electrics. Its paintwork is as expected of a vehicle this age its four cylinder engine is running well according to the vendor. These are great ‘work horses’ and this model is known as possibly the hardiest of all Land Rovers, used worldwide in a multitude of terrains. Reasonably priced, this Land Rover is ready to be used for the reasons it was manufactured!

 

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