Saturday 3 January 2015

Restored SWB 1969 Land Rover Series IIa 2a

Manufacturer:Land RoverFuel:Petrol
Model:series 2aSeats:3
Doors:3Drive Side:Right-hand drive
Colour:BluePrevious Owners:11
Reg. Date:16/09/1969Safety Features:4-Wheel Drive
Mileage:10,000Exterior:Spare Wheel, Free Wheel, Tow Bar
Engine Size:2,286Type:Four Wheel Drive
MOT Expiry:03/2015
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You are looking at an extremely tidy 1969 Land Rover SWB 2.25 Petrol which was lovingly restored to a high standard by the previous owner and has been kept dry and run frequently over the last two years. I am told the engine was restored 5 years ago and I have enjoyed every journey, starting first time and ticking over smoothly once clear of these sub-zero temperatures (The choke never lets you down).
In Summer, I have removed the cab top to enjoy as a convertible and in winter the heater is on full and an absolute saviour. The interior was restored 5 years ago with fitted Exmoor Trim Highback seats and inertia seatbelts on all 3 seats. I will include the Exmoor seat-belt bar that bolts onto the top of the bulkhead when the roof is off, so that you can have seatbelts whether the roof is on or not. I don't take it off-road, only for pottering around but the free-wheel does work brilliantly.
Serviced and MOT'd by a local Land Rover specialist, I have to top up the oil once every 4-6 months depending on usage and recently had to replace a light bulb. That's it. Everything is solid from the recent restoration.
Although the Land Rover is kept in a secure lock up in the country when I am away in London, it does get plenty of attention and regular outings throughout the year as my step-father who lives nearby, also enjoys a potter and a tinker having been a mechanic. I believe we have covered about 1500 miles and as a pure investment at the time, can positively add that the wear and tear is minimal and the vehicle is in 5 star order as was intended by us both.
This is a practical pick-up with towing ball and electrics (I haven't used it to tow) as well as the option to convert and modify as you should see fit. Everything about it gleams with restored components and styling and should make the next owner a very contented and happy person indeed. Tax exempt and incredibly low insurance.
I have loved every minute of this vehicle but sadly need to take the step to absolute adulthood now and look to buy a house.
The photos here are a couple of years old but truly are honest in their depiction of the vehicle now. Nothing has changed and she purrs along wonderfully. Please call to discuss specifics or to arrange a viewing.
I hope to sell by the end of the month due to working away in Cape Town.