Monday 9 February 2015


Sellers Notes
Hi here we have a 1961 Land Rover 2a that has undergone a substantial rebuild. The Land Rover is a very early 2a with a chassis number 27100187A means its number 187 off the line of the 2a's.  It is highly original with alot of original features. Only 3 owners from new. Unfortunately there are no engine or gearbox numbers due to both units at some point undergoing a factory overhaul and brass rebuild plates fitted. The engine is the early type with clamp down injectors and bilchrome block. The engine has had a full service, front and rear crank seals replaced. The sump had to be removed to replace the rear crank seal and was de sludged at the same time. has a new ap clutch. The engine runs nicely its abit slow to start and smokes as all these older 2.25 diesels do. The gearbox has had the release bearing replaced, output shafts seals and handbrake shoes replaced. The axles have had new wheel bearings all round. The brake system has had a full overhaul with new mintex shoes all round with lucas wheel cylinders and brand new drums all round.  Full copper lines throughout and new master cylinder. The front axle has had omplete new swivels, kingpins bearing etc. I have also replaced the ujs on the front axle halfshafts. New propshafts front and rear. Brand new standard leaf springs all around with monroe gas shocks. The steering has been fully overhauled, the steering box complete overhaul, new steering relay and all new steering joints. 

I have fitted a full new autosparks wiring loom with new wiring throughout. new battery. The lucas wiper motors have had a full overhaul and work perfectly and i have fitted correct type chrome wiper arm and blades. working heater. Brand new dynamo and regulator and also brand new starter motor. Brand new halogen headlamps, all new light units all round and tex magna overhauled and new wires soldered in.

All the body panels have been blasted back to bare metal. All the aluminium panels were then etch primed then 3 coats of high build primer, flattened back then 4 coats of 2k (2 pack) marine blue paint which has an excellent finish. The bulkhead has had new footwells, then shot blasted and sent for galvanising along with the radiator panel. All the capping have been shotblasted and galvanized. Then the body was rebuilt onto a brand new richards chassis. The chassis has been painted in chassis black. It has been mordaunt t washed, etch primed then several coats of top coat to give it a very tough, durable finish. brand new fuel tank. The chassis to bulkhead brackets and steering box mount have also been galvanised.  There is brand new door tops and bottoms both sides. The door hinges have had new pins all round and have no play. New seals all round. I have fitted defender door seals all round as i find them better than the standard series type and there are no gaps at all now, The windscreen frame has been re galvanised and brand new toughened glass fitted. The interior has been finished off with brand new exmoor trim elephant hide seats. The hood and sticks is also new exmoor trim and is excellent quality. Twin bench seats in the rear.  

There have been many thousands of pounds and many many hours spent on this Land Rover. Also many other new parts have been fitted but far too many to list here All parts used are of the highest quality and no inferior parts used . Viewing is recommended as the pictures dont do the land rover justice. All attempts have been made to do this properly and not just thrown together. Where possible no plated nuts and bolts have been used, no metric nuts and bolts and all correct imperial treads. With all the work, the galvanised items, low chassis number and originality make this a very desirable Land Rover which will stay in this great condition for many years to come. Overseas bidders welcome and i will assist exporting. Payment by cleared funds only i will not accept cash.

Any inspection is welcome. Any inquiries or to arrange a viewing please call 07816602984.