1965 Land Rover Series IIA

Older restoration in absolutely cracking order; ex-military with correct straight rear cross member and re-galvanised front and rear bumperettes; fully working overdrive fitted

This Land Rover was originally part of 17 Vehicle Company in Germany back in the late 1960s, waiting/anticipating conflict from the East and also likely to be standing ready for use by UK special forces at the time. Fortunately, it appears to have never been used in anger and was transferred to various depots in Belgium and Holland before returning to the UK in 1975 where it became part of military transport motor pools in northern England and Scotland.

We imagine the landy was not used a great deal during this time as it was originally left hand drive, which would explain the relatively low mileage of 41,000 showing now. Released to civilian life in 1980 and registered at the time as WPH 698V it passed through a number of owners before resting with our vendor, a military vehicle enthusiast.

It is not known exactly when it was changed from left to right hand drive, but those of you familiar with these vehicles, this is not a big job and is surely an improvement now the car is based in the UK. It is also now registered with a correct age related number of PWT 101C.

Since this time it has covered fewer than 2,000 miles and presents very well, the chassis completely solid, as is the bulkhead after a restoration some time ago.

Showing with a brand new soft top with windows, it has the rare and fully working overdrive, free wheeling hubs, original starting handle, new seat belt bar with inertia belts and underneath the correct military straight rear cross member. As mentioned, at the time of the restoration, the front and rear bumpers were galvanised and still look fresh.

The 2.25 petrol engine seems to start and run sweetly with good oil pressure. The correct ‘banjo’ steering wheel is fitted along with the correct Smiths heater with wait for it – a working fan!

Recently fitted with new parabolic springs and Monroe shocks all round – it is a delight to drive and apart from a few age related marks (as expected) it could easily be driven everyday, or used on the show circuit - but definitely one to be enjoyed.

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Reg No: PWT101C
Chassis Number: 24420242B
Engine Number: 25210523G
Engine Size: 2,286cc
Docs: V5C, copies of old style V5's, record of ownership history; 2 old MOT's, some Military History.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £12,000-14,000

Lot 336

Lot ended

Thursday 23/06/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£13,440
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