I had been looking for a long wheelbase 1966 petrol Land Rover for approximately 4 to 5 years when I found this one and demonstrated to me how rare these vehicles are and especially those that have not been significantly messed around since manufactured. The vehicle starts normally first time sometimes second time the engine sounds lovely and sweet, with no abnormal noises, it drives well there is no obvious signs of clunks, thumps, creeks or rattles well theres always rattles on a Land Rover but there's nothing untoward to my mind and there is nothing noticeably wrong with the way it drives - of course its got 1966 brakes on it which means you have to apply some considerable pressure to make it stop in a hurry, and of course it doesnt have power steering which means theres no need to do arms at the gym. There are a couple of modern extras like momo steering wheel, spotlights, a cubby box, a 1990s? Stereo that has been conveniently positioned where my 6ft left clutch leg needs to go! VW Polo heater (I have an original Smiths heater that will go with the Land Rover), a Kenlowe fan is fitted (and works) but its mainly as it left the factory and I fully expect the engine to be the original.
The current seat configuration is 2 front 3 rear. The seats are as Exmoor trim flip down - so can extend the load space quick and easy. The four rear load area seats are not installed. Whilst there are plenty of 88s or rusting hulks of 109 sitting in a field with a tree growing through it you won't find many drivable 109s, even less SWs, even less safari models.
According to "how many left" there's only 15 licensed and 18 SORN 1966 109s. The few years either side only have similar or lower numbers.Bearing in mind the quantities produced were in different variants ans quite a few pick ups I'd suggest there are probably so few S2a LWB Safari they are countable on fingers and toes! I have a massive amount of history with the Landy including a notebook which details day by day every journey and miscellaneous incidents services etc. For a huge part of its life and theres nothing Ive read so far to suggest the engine was changed.
I even have the old green log book from the 60s/70s. Theres loads of other supporting documents. The first part of its life it belonged to Newcastle University and was used for all sorts of field trips. I'll check how many owners on v5 but it's low for a 50 year old. The vehicle is extensively straight it does need some work to tidy it up - but hey its a Land Rover!
The carb has got a small leak and as its directly above the manifold I wouldnt recommend driving home! Bulkhead has obvious rust at the bottom of the drivers door see picture and the door tops would benefit from replacement - the seat base frame is cracked by the door pillar which is very common - there is a replacement panel included. Apart from the carb, and the turning circle the Landy is very usable as is or would make an exceptionally rare opportunity to bring up to showroom / concours condition.Please think carefully if you are looking for something like a very rare 1966 LWB Landy at the price offered before either making an offer or coming to see it. Cash on collection preferred (and more likely to precipitate an agreement) however cleared funds must be received before releasing the vehicle. This is a Personal/Private sale - this is my own car registration in my name at my address. The item "1966 Land Rover 109 LWB Safari Station Wagon 2.25 Petrol Unmolested Series 2a" is in sale since Saturday, June 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "hooray-henley-uk" and is located in HITCHIN. This item can be shipped worldwide.