1968 LAND-ROVER SERIES IIA 88” LIGHT UTILITY
Registration Number: KTC 834F
Chassis Number: 24132798D
Recorded Mileage: 61,750 miles
- Desirable Series IIA variant
- Recent comprehensive restoration
The successor to the successful Series I was the Series II, which saw a production run from 1958 to 1961. It came in 88 in (2,200 mm) and 109 in (2,800 mm) wheelbases. This was the first Land Rover to receive the attention of Rover’s styling department- Chief Stylist David Bache produced the familiar ‘barrel side’ waistline to cover the vehicle’s wider track and the improved design of the truck cab variant, introducing the curved side windows and rounded roof still used on current Land Rovers. The Series II was the first vehicle to use the well-known 2.25-litre petrol engine, although the first 1,500 or so short wheelbase (SWB) models retained the 52 hp (39 kW) 2.0-litre petrol engine from the Series I. This larger petrol engine produced 72 hp (54 kW) and was closely related to the 2.0-litre diesel unit still in use. This engine became the standard Land Rover unit until the mid-1980s when diesel engines became more popular.
The Series IIa revised version of the Land Rover made its debut in 1961 and is regarded by many Land Rover aficionados as the version that Rover got right. It is generally thought of as the most durable and easily repairable of the “Series” Land Rovers.
This fabulous example of automotive history has benefitted from a very comprehensive restoration in recent years. Acquired by the previous owner in 1997 as a retirement project, due to his passing the project was picked up by a local enthusiast and fastidious classic car restorer. Over the years the Land-Rover has been dismantled and rebuilt from a brand new galvanised chassis. From the structure and coachwork, its mechanical and electrical components, to a myriad of trim and other finishing items, the amount of detail which this restoration has involved is exhaustive.
This beautiful Series IIA is presented in the classic combination of Deep Bronze Green with a Hard Topped roof and black vinyl interior. Such is the quality of the restoration that we feel this must rank as one of the nicest we have seen. The Land-Rover is supplied with older registration documents and detailed list of expenditure in current ownership.
Fees apply to the hammer price:
Room and Absentee Bids:
12% inc VAT*
Online and Autobids:
13.2% inc VAT*