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Wednesday, 1 June 2016
1970 LAND ROVER CREW CAB PICK UP BEASTY
1970 LAND ROVER
IT'S A BEAST : IT'S IMPOSING : IT'S HUGE : IT'S UGLY :
WHAT THE HELL IS IT ??
These are a few of the more printable questions i've had regarding the old beasty since i bought her !
I know one thing is there's not another like her, someone has spent hour upon hour to create this individual Land Rover which wont suit everybody, (possibly nobody) but please make sure you have permission from your better half to park this on your driveway and scare the neighbours before bidding.
Ok, where do i start ?
It has an MOT until 3rd December 2016.
It is registered as a historic vehicle so no road tax to pay.
It is solid, no structural rust underneath, the chassis extension has been properly done some years ago to give it a 135" wheelbase.
It has been fitted with a 6 cylinder Rover engine, has free wheeling hubs and overdrive. I have not been brave enough to venture out onto the open road but the driveway at the farm and the field was enough to know its not for me due to the 'popeye' arms required to turn the wheel when wanting to park.
I believe the internal rear pick up bed used to tilt but not sure if it still can, the whole roof has also been built so it would slide back giving open top motoring for the whole family but again it would need looking at again before opening ! Hand painted at some point in battleship grey but chipped paint shows green below. Both front wings are damaged and need replacing/repairing see pictures.
The interior is a work of art but depends if you prefer Picasso or Hirst ?
Fully trimmed luxurious seats in the rear with central armrest and the matching front seats with tilting mechanism so as to access the rear seating but be aware that you need to be narrow in the hips to climb through. The whole dashboard and rollcage frame is also covered in the same material. Loads of thoughtful touches inside so please check out the pictures in detail.
It runs and drives and you will need a large turning area to fully appreciate the meaning of the words 'three point turn'. I've seen oil tankers turn quicker.
A couple of the tyres need replacing due to age/perishing so although it has an MOT until December these really need changing before a journey.
She measures just over 18'0" long from bumper to bumper and i dont like to think about her weight so make sure your recovery man knows what he is getting into regarding collection.
Any questions please ask away, cash on collection within 7 days please.