Wednesday 20 May 2015

1980 LAND ROVER 88" - 4 CYL Series IIa no reserve! - Location Swanage - Petrol - Owned for the last ten years

FOR SALE: Land Rover 88" series 2a, first registered 08/01/1980.

I've owned her for about ten years; I had a house in the South of France that I originally used as a main home and then used as a second home. I'd always wanted a Series IIa and found this one; we bought her and drove her down to the South of France with family on board, family dog and towing a trailer. She stayed at our house in France, and once we moved back to the UK, was used as a runabout whilst we were staying in France on holidays.

She's always run well and anyone who's looking at these knows how desirable they are. This is a lovely example, unmolested, not modified with big wheels/high lift etc and is ideal for either restoration, work and use as she is (a good honest workhorse) or even turning into a fully-fledged off roader for green laning etc. She drives beautifully and always has done.

It's currently on SORN and also doesn't have an active MOT; my daily is a Discovery 3 and so I've not got back round to putting the old girl back on the road. Obviously any inspection or appointment is more than welcome; I live in Swanage (BH19) and if you would like to come and see her, please let me know in advance and we can sort something out.

These are really versatile; it's got bench seats in the back (great for kids) and the top unbolts (these are all modular etc so it's all interchangeable) - great for summers!
She's also got the freewheeling hubs so great basis for off roading. She's also got an overdrive fitted so cruises nicely on the motorway.

As she's spent the last ten years in the South of France, she's in good order - remarkably little rust apart from surface rust, and been well looked after. What she needs now is some TLC but she's a good, solid, honest vehicle who needs to be taken on and restored back to everyday order.

I've also fitted a new battery to her and she turns over fine but hasn't caught. I've not had time to get her going and points etc probably need looking at and replacing, but these really are indestructible vehicles and will be a lovely little project for someone. Mileage - I've not listed as with a car this age, who knows exactly what it is, it's had a replacement instrument cluster at one time so she needs looking at and appreciating.

Unfortunately, I can't devote the time and attention she needs to getting up and running but she really is all there and together. Once MOT'd and taxed, it'll be a fantastic car for someone and I genuinely will be saddened to see her go.

The car is advertised elsewhere so I reserve the right to end the auction early; any questions, please message me here or contact me directly.
She will need trailering away as there is no MOT etc currently.

Cash on collection please or bank transfer - keys and V5 release upon cleared funds!

Thanks for your interest.