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Sunday, 22 March 2015
Land Rover Series 2a (SII) Lightweight V8, overdrive, tax exempt, valid MOT
For sale is my fantastic Light-weight Land Rover. This vehicle served with the Royal Marines in the 1960s before passing on to civilian hands.
It has a valid MOT, a Rover V8 (petrol) and a Fairey overdrive. It is tax-exempt.
Pictures of this particular landie are used on the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Rover_1/2_ton_Lightweight
It has an age-related number plate - NOT a Q! although the manufacture date is earlier than the plate. I suspect the plate relates to the year that the Landie passed into civilian life.
Military registration known
The landie has been pleasingly reliable for over eight years. It runs and drives fine.
It is daily driven around my small Oxfordshire village, and I have used it to take friends to weddings over the years, including a memorable one at Bletchley Park!
Last year we drove down from Yorkshire to Oxford with no issues.
Since the last MOT the odometer has stopped ticking over. I don't think this is the original clock anyway; and it's a 40+ year-old vehicle with an interesting history!
I will include the High-Lift jack I have as it's not really needed for my other car
I will also include the period-correct Clansman intercom system for talking with passengers comfortably on long trips. This includes a few headsets (and a telephone handset for a bride).
Engine and drivetrain:
3.5L V8 from Rover SD1 fitted and working for over a decade
Fairey Overdrive fitted and working for over a decade
Bulkhead top (vent panel) replaced a few years ago
New window frames on both sides fitted last year
New driver's door fitted last year
Upgraded anti-burst locks fitted so doors don't have the embarrassing lazy latch problem!
Small lockable toolbox inside bed behind driver made from old ammo tin
fold-down bench seats in the back gives seating for 6
Two roofs (rooves?):
Full green soft-top (tilt) roof
All-Wheel Trim Bikini roof for cool sunny breeze during summer trips (see: http://www.allwheeltrim.co.uk/series-2&3.html )
MOT until May
Large box of spares
Wiring guide printout
hydraulic jack for wheel changing
large box socket land rover special tool
Standard UK-type tow ball on drop plate
I will be hugely sorry to see it go; it has been a big part of my life for many years, but I am moving to Central Oxford and will have to face commuting by bicycle!
You must collect the vehicle yourself. It can be driven away no problem. I am willing to help deliver the car around the wider area (Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Northants, Warwickshire, Berkshire) for a sensible fee. It usually lives on a locked compound.