Wednesday 16 March 2016

1968 Land Rover Series 2A 109 LWB rare 2.6 engine & 1 previous owner & 61,100 ml

1968 Land Rover Series 2A 109 - Long Wheel Base

Only one previous owner.

Sellers Comments 

MOT to 21.1.2017 (only advisory is tyres)

Rare 2.6 petrol engine - 6 cylinder "straight six"

Free road tax (classic vehicle).

67,000 miles (low because spent life on private estate)

Very cheap to insure (Footman James classic insurance for 30s male £92 a year fully comp.)

Only 1 previous owner (V5 states "No. of former keepers 1")

Purchased by myself in 2012 from huge Sussex estate where it had spent its life with one owner.

It's like a time-warp!  Original Smiths square heater, dealer sticker below split windscreen, etc.

I spent a fortune with my independent garage on the mechanicals (making them perfect in my opinion) whilst keeping bodywork and interior original.

New battery (2015)
New roofrack (2013 from Paddocks)
New propshafts (2013)
Recent brake shoes, clutch slave and master cyclinders
Replaced sump, side, cam-cover gaskets along with sparks, ignition system and HT leads.
Full new exhaust system 
And lots of other small mechanical details. 

Tyres are original with low treads, but with low mileage I've not seen need to change them due to low mileage, and they keep originality.

Yes, it's a petrol!  The 2.6 six cylinder engine is very rare, few were originally installed as they were expensive at the time and also so many were taken out in recent years and replaced with a modern diesel as the engine bay, with the larger 2.6 removed, can accommodate TD5s and similar modern diesels.

I spent ages looking for one with this 2.6 petrol. It runs perfectly like a sewing machine at tick-over, roars with revs like a lion, always starts first time, totally reliable, and above all at low local mileages the difference between it and a diesel (from that era) on fuel is about £10 month for myself. 

Also, this engine gives it power to keep up on modern roads, sounds amazing and keeps the driver happy, whilst retaining utter engine originality. 

Bench seats in back with back cushions on sides (used to be estate vehicle). Fantastic practical classic - amazing how much can fit into back!

Drives very, very well. Incredibly reliable. Receives vast amounts of attention from people when out and about - it's original look and patina just makes it look and sound "right".

Selling because I'm emigrating and so reducing my substantial vehicle collection.