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Sunday, 15 March 2015
Land Rover 88 Series 2a 1966 - fantastic condition - 20 years in our family Galvanised Chassis, Newish Bulkhead, Perkins, Overdrive
Where to start . . . My father bought this beautiful series 2a in 1995 and had it professionally rebuilt on a galvanised chassis and converted it to an Montego 2.0 TDI with a Fairey Overdrive for better economy, power and usability. I believe this rover engine replacement is recognised by the land rover club. He also has the springs replaced with parabolic springs, a rear galvanised cross member, galvanised bumper and much, much more restored and improved until it was in near perfect condition. He then gave me the land rover in 2006 to carry on the good work. Since then I have meticulously improved it to what it is now; replacing the bulkhead, the hood, and much more. Serviced every year with regular oil changes and greased everywhere to keep it all but corrosion free.
A beautiful fully functional series 2a. Yes, it has signs of wear and tear – the odd bump and imperfection, and yes, it has variations from its original state to improve it such as the position of the wing mirrors, the LED lights etc. But the result is brilliant land rover which has had exceptional care and renovation over the last 20 years. It has not be reconditioned for a quick buck as so many other are. Everything works as it should or better. There is a bit of smoke whilst the engine is still cold but otherwise nothing to worry about. I have receipts for most of the work carried out over the years and MOTs going back to 1997.
Other than drives over muddy fields to set out school cross-country runs and for the odd camping trip it has not done any serious off-roading.
It has 3 previous owners; one being my father. I was told by my dad it was ex-military but am not sure about this. It was, I think, once sand coloured – see photo of original paint under the bonnet tyre mount.
Reason for sale – sadly I don’t use it and as I have another child on the way, need the money for other things.
The Land Rover is kept in the dry in Llandovery, Wales. Viewing encouraged, test drives recommended with appropriate insurance. If you’re new to the world of series Land Rovers; don’t expect a smooth, quiet and effortless drive!
1966 Land Rover 88” early Series 2a in deep bronze green
Hand painted since a profession re-spray around 2005
Professionally rebuilt on a galvanised chassis 2003
Galvanised rear cross-member and front bumper
Professionally replaced bulkhead 2008
Prima Perkins 2.0TDI conversion
New clutch and bottom crank oil seal
Top-end engine overhaul – injectors, fuel lift pump, decoked, rebuilt
Gas Shock absorbers
Free wheeling hubs
Much of the wiring loom has been updated
Heater overhauled with new £200 Clayton heater matrix
Kenlow dual speed electronic fan
Anti-burst door locks
Gas discharge lights
Amazon Technic tyres with a new Deestone spare in rear tub
LED side lights, indicators and number plate light with a dual flasher unit to run conventional trailers
USB power sockets x 2 and 12v socket panel
New water temp gauge and recent water pump replacement
Adjustable height tow hitch and electrics
New Exmoor trim canvas
Several tins of Waxoyl sprayed on every year
Props are relatively new
Upgraded brake servo for better breaking
12 months MOT
Daxara 107 trailer with new tyres and new electronics – lights etc
Dancover car-tent included – this could be dismantled and put in the trailer on collection
Spare Prima Perkins engine from a Montego van - although this will need collecting from my father’s house in Devon at some point.
Rear bench seats also at my father’s house in Devon
G-Shock Radio controlled watch on dash