The Land Rover Defender is an off-road vehicle produced under this name by the British manufacturer, Land Rover, since 1991. However, the vehicle is the direct heir of the first Land Rover that made its debut in 1948. The first prototype was built by the British automaker in 1947 and it was designed for the army. This iconic car was improved over the years and it has been known for generations as a national treasure.
Land Rover Series II (Series 2) 1961 88" Short Wheel Base Soft Top 2L Diesel
“1961 Land Rover Series II - so it has seen better days”
Four Wheel Drive
This is a working Series II with bags of character and a
full MOT. It was MOT tested last Wednesday 25th March 2015. Insurance is
usually less than £100.
It is in regular use so a good runner but needs some TLC. It
will need a new chassis at some stage and it really needs a new canvass tilt as
the existing one is full of holes. I have owned it for about 5 years and I have
used it a lot during the summer.
I have changed the brakes and the doors and it has been hand
The engine is the Perkins conversion to a 2.0 litre diesel.
I have never been able to engage low range so I presume this needs looking at.
It is a 1961 so please don't buy it if you don't know what
you are expecting. It has no seat belts and the seats are a mix and match of
bits that I have picked up.
It runs like a typical series - very loud and no cabin
insulation. It has a full stainless exhaust system.
I have a few spares that I will throw in plus a couple of
manuals. I have lots of receipts too.
This is a great basis to start a genuine rebuild on.