Saturday 23 April 2016

1960 Series 2 Land Rover 2.5 Diesel 4X4 Tax Exempt Green SWB 88” - For Sale - £2500 ONO

1960 Series 2 Land Rover 2.5 Diesel 4X4 Tax Exempt Green SWB 88” Chassis No 141002880 30+MPG
 This is my old Series 2 Land Rover which I am selling as I need to focus on other projects. She was first registered on 10/05/1960 and is chassis number 141002880. Please note there is a mixture of pictures from over the time I have owned her, she is now in a friends dry storage.

She has a 2.5 15J diesel engine which is consistent and has done long trips faultlessly and reliably, I have had a good 34MPG out of it although it is no racing car! I have been on trips abroad with her, I am happy & comfortable with the performance and the quirks of the engine however don’t expect extreme performance, she will reliably chug along all day through many difficult conditions and as I have found out she is very, very capable in slippery, muddy, steep places. I joined a Land Rover Club and was taken around a short course by a member to demonstrate it’s off road ability, it went amazingly and the old fashioned ‘narrow’ off road tyres give a lot of traction! That was the only time it has been ‘off-roading’ in my ownership. She has that classic look and is in broadly original condition apart from the engine as mentioned and I think the front brakes which are from a V8, so it stops well relatively compared to original period brakes. The engine does smoke on start up like most old Land Rovers, but clears in use and does not use oil more than it should, it is an old diesel after all and not like the modern diesels of today, yes you will need to glow the plugs before start up! It is very cheap to run after all and built for work rather than speed!

It has new front brake cylinders and front shoes, and rubber brake connection hoses all round however she will need bleeding to finish. She ran well when she was on the road however she is going to benefit from some restoration work to get through an MOT, she needs a new rear cross member and new front dumb irons or patching by a competent welder. If I was keeping her then I would put a new galvanised chassis on for the long term and maybe give her more of a restoration at the same time, she needs a good clean and if the new owner wanted then you could give her a fresh coat of paint. Like any old car it has its quirks but that is to be expected for a car of this age. The bulkhead is good to my knowledge, please come and inspect her for yourself. Also has large Smiths heater and nice big Land Rover mud flaps, it has the early series razor edge bonnet and large bonnet hinges & early air vents with early screw controls. The cab is pretty original inside.

It would make a good project to have a fun car for summer, it was great fun with the top off and so useful for putting dogs or logs in etc. It will come with a full length hard top, door tops and possibly a good set of tyres as the ones in the picture are now on a different vehicle. If it sells for the ‘buy it now’ price then it shall come with a spare set of tyres I have, the same as in the pictures which are a ‘Deestone Extra Traction’ type tread pattern though the actual make may vary. There is also a tow hitch that comes with it for the ‘buy it now’ price.

Any questions please ask, I am happy to show people around the vehicle by arrangement, she is in a friends dry storage at the moment. I have tried to list all of its points but I may have missed something so please come and inspect the vehicle yourself so that you can have a good look around and be happy with the work that needs doing etc. It will need to be put on a trailer to take away, or I can deliver locally by arrangement.