Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Land Rover Series IIa SWB, 1968, Galvanized Chassis, injected V8, tax exempt

This is an SWB Series IIa truck cab Landie with an injected Rover 3.5 V8. It sits on a galvanized coil sprung chassis and has early Rangie axles with 4-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes. You'll probably recognize the colour as Pastel Green (like the last-ever Defender). The interior has black deluxe seats. Inertia reel seat belts are fitted. The rear sliding window felts were replaced recently and so the glass operates smoothly. The engine is a 9.75:1 compression injected Rover V8, which according to the engine specs I've seen means 190bhp from the factory. I don't know if any work's been done on it since, but it certainly feels strong. There's no smoke, rattles or knocks. It has a thermostatically controlled Kenlowe fan and the radiator has been repaired and flushed recently.The gearbox is a four-speed unit. The exhaust is a custom-built dual stainless steel system with a transverse silencer nicely tucked up under the pick up bed - see pic. The wheels are Compomotive 15x7s with Runway 31 / 10.5 / 15 tyres, with plenty of tread (see pic). I couldn't find locking nuts for these wheels on the market, so I had a set machined to fit. The wiring has been upgraded with colour-coded cabling and an 8 way fusebox. The MoT is until 9 October 2016 and of course it's tax exempt. Included in the sale is a box of spares, including an ECU, air flow meter, resistor pack, fuel pump & filter. There's box file full of receipts, MoT certificates, etc. This LR runs really well and has never let me down. Sometimes it'll sits for weeks but always starts on the button. The exhaust sounds great, strong but not too loud. I'm only selling because I don't use it enough - it's only travelled 18 miles since the last MoT - and I have another couple of classics taking up my time and money. I think I've set a fair starting price and there's NO RESERVE. Happy bidding. - Sellers Comments