Having owned this great Land Rover for just over a year, it's not getting the use it deserves - I'd rather it went to someone who's going to use and enjoy it properly than just have it sitting around. In the time the Series IIA has been in my ownership I have rectified a number of issues, and improved its usability as a weekend driver and greenlaning machine. There are still a few things that need addressing, which I'll be completely transparent about below.
This is a very reluctant sale, and one I'm still very much in two minds about. First off, the main talking point among Land Rover fans and total strangers alike is the bare-metal finish; I wish I could take credit for this, but in truth the owner prior to me meticulously removed the paint to bare the Birmabright. I have polished it up a few times to an almost-mirror shine and it's really stunning. The metal resists the weather surprisingly well, it only takes a couple of hours to take it from dull-ish to highly polished with the right products. Chassis is very solid - rear crossmember has been replaced in the past.
Engine is a 3.5-litre from a Rover SD1, running twin SUs. That's the high-compression unit - runs very smoothly with loads of power. Stainless steel exhaust rear section with single silencer exiting through PTO aperture.New All Wheel Trim hood stick set and Sand canvas in my ownership. Rocky Mountain aluminium door tops with sliding windows. Rocky Mountain parabolic springs (3-leaf rears). New fuel tank and professionally-welded front outrigger. 12v electric winch of unknown quantity (wiring and solenoid included but not fitted). New tubeless Defender wheels with new Fedima Maxima 7.50 tyres. Series III 109 front axle (so bigger brakes). Range Rover Classic differentials for higher gearing, filler bungs in casings. Tub-mounted hoop with seatbelt mounts. Mountney steering wheel and boss (original included, rare clamp-on type). Defender vinyl front seats in good condition. Revotec electric fan on thermostat, works fantastically. Driver's footwell needs repairing, or ideally replacing.
Both splash shields need replacing (included). Tub front brackets are missing.
I think the IIA must have had two outriggers at some point but for some reason the brackets aren't there - I have some galvanised bolt-on ones from YRM that I will include. The Revotec fan has some broken blades; it still shifts a lot of air and has no problem keeping the engine temp down even on very hot days. Usual Series Land Rover rattles/squeaks/character when driving. Gearbox whines, I planned to have it rebuilt but it hasn't got any worse and the oil is clean with no metallic streaks - it's quiet in fourth.Passenger side wiper arm needs a new collet and refitting to motor. It's registered as a 1970, but to any Series nut the vehicle itself is clearly early 60s. The chassis number is Suffix A. Viewing is welcome and encouraged, the Land Rover isn't kept at my address so please contact me if you'd like to have a look. Please note it will come on the Defender wheels and Fedima Maxima tyres rather than the grey modulars and BFGs that it is seen on in some of the photos. For what its worth the IIA has appeared in Land Rover Owner International magazine, in both Workshop and Greenlaning features. I can include these copies of the magazine if desired. The item "1970 Land Rover Series IIA 2A V8 SWB 88 soft top polished" is in sale since Monday, October 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "0751mjd" and is located in Huntingdon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Australia.