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Friday, 8 July 2016
1966 Land Rover Series 2a 109
2.25 petrol, ex-military, tax exempt.
There are 29,400 miles on the clock, the gearchange is very precise and the 4x4 system works as it should.
I’ve owned this Land Rover for 6 years, and have recently refurbished the running gear and paintwork.
The previous owner intended to fit a 200 Tdi engine at some point, so they fitted the front panels from a Defender to give extra space for the installation. The vehicle also has a hardtop, one-piece screen and seats from a Defender, with inertia reel seatbelts on the two outer seats (lap belt on the centre seat). The rear door is also from a Defender & has a rear screen demister element (not wired in).
I’ve recently replaced the clutch slave cylinder and all the wheel cylinders and brake shoes, and fitted new parabolic leaf springs to the rear. The front leaf springs are in good condition. It also has a new water pump and engine service items (points & condenser and spark plugs). It is fitted with an electric fan instead of the standard viscous fan.
All the electrics work, with the exception of the panel back-light. The door tops are in good condition, although the sliding window rail needs replacing on the passenger side. The chassis and bulkhead are solid.
It passed its MOT in mid-March with just one advisory (the traditional Land Rover ‘oil leak’, which was a weep from the sump plug). I’ve covered a little over 100 miles since then without any trouble.
I’ll put a fresh MOT on the vehicle for the new owner.
The Land Rover is in Shipley, West Yorkshire, and can be viewed at any time.