1959 Series 2 88 Land Rover PROJECT for sale. PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS DECONSTRUCTED - NOT ROLLING AS THE PHOTOS, IT IS IN BROKEN DOWN FORMAT. Owned by me for just over a year, this is an unfinished project that I have to concede wont be finished by myself. Due to a change in employment I now do not have the time, space nor funds to carry on. The first few photos are of the day I picked it up, from a field in The Forest of Dean, where it had sat for countless years.
No V5 but the chassis plate and original number plate were on the vehicle, the number plate is quite interesting as holds the NX area code which is commonly associated with many works Land Rover vehicles of its time. I have since retrieved the original Warwickshire records office entry and a historical certificate from the British motor museum, but was waiting until it was finished to apply for a V5. So, no V5 is present.
The seats shown were beyond repair also so no longer with the vehicle. The chassis was beyond economical repair so I bought a new galvanised one from a local company called Davey chassiss, highly regarded and have excellent feedback on forums from all that have bought from them. They have a big waiting list, and I waited 6 months for this one. Its currently having the bushes fitted then its ready for building up. As you can see I stripped the engine down, new head gasket, countless other parts, good clean up inside and out, new valve seals etc and built it back up.Painted in the correct colour and basically not far off being ready. It was running before we removed it. There were a few parts missing when I bought it, some have been replaced but there are still many more to be sourced.
But overall Id say 90% of parts are there, some needing restoration. The springs were shot so it will need new ones, as well as a fuel tank which although present, has a small pin hole in the top. Body work is as you see it in the photos of the complete car, put them back with patina or repair as you wish, I wanted an as new look so was going to repair and repaint. I fully rebuilt the front axle with new swivels, bearings, seals, brakes, drums etc etc. The rear axle I took apart and saw there was some damage to the diff cage, so was going to fix it.This was going to be a nut and bolt restoration but I havent touched it since lockdown back in March as its stored at a friends workshop, and he has no space at the moment for me to carry on. I have a series 3 109 that needs my attention so this has to go. Please do come and take a look, its a big project in many parts. At the asking price I wont barely cover what its cost me, but, will be a beautiful example when completed. I can only upload 12 photos but happy to send more if requested. Dont forget, this is a deconstructed vehicle not a rolling restoration, a large vehicle will be required to collect all the parts. The item "PROJECT 1959 Series 2 Land Rover 88 Petrol, Galvanised Chassis" is in sale since Monday, November 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Cars\Land Rover/Range Rover". The seller is "thesurfingdude" and is located in Bristol. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.