Land Rover Series 2a 88'' 1970 Soft Top Nut & Bolt Restoration


Land Rover Series 2a 1970 Soft Top Nut & Bolt Restoration

We are delighted to offer this lovely example of a late Series 2a. Our very own in house nut and bolt restoration. This is a late Series 2a model which was just before Series 3 production and features the headlights in the wings, Maltese grille, contrasting black dash panel.


The vehicle has been rebuilt to original specification and a vast majority of original parts were reused and new old stock parts where sourced where required. The restoration includes a new galvanised chassis which has been painted satin black so it looks just how it would of left the factory 51 years ago.

The vehicle was then first registered for road use 17th February 1970. The vehicle is in by far the most classic colour combination bronze green with contrasting limestone wheels. A new sand canvas has been fitted.

The bulkhead was refurbished with new pressed footwells and pillars. New galvanised Richards chassis. Gearbox fully refurbished. Engine fully rebuilt, Exmoor Trim elephant hide seats in the front. New autosparks wiring loom, New swivels, suspension, steering rods, track rod ends, steering box rebuilt and a new steering relay.

Brakes completely overhauled, axles fully rebuilt. New radiator has been fitted. New lights fitted all round. There is so much more to list.

The vehicle is in immaculate condition and drives very well. The vehicle has always been dry stored and has travelled very few dry miles since the restoration was completed.

The bodywork on this example is immaculate and all the panels are straight with no dents or scraps. It has been professionally painted in our own on site bodyshop. The cappings and windscreen have been removed and re galvanised all the correct rivets have been used during the restoration showing the attention to detail.

All windows open, all the window channels are good since the vehicle has had a full restoration and everything is new. The vehicle is fitted with the original smiths heater which is a nice addition for the winter months.

The load area is exceptionally clean and doesn't show any sights of heavy use and is presented with a rubber mat. There are two very well made storage boxes fitted in the back.

The vehicle has one of the best engine bays we have seen on a Series 2a, extremely clean. The head has been refurbished and now benefits from harden valves and so you no longer need to worry about putting in lead additive. The block has also been refurbished and repainted in the correct Duck Egg Blue.

The engine busts into life at the turn of the key. It is apparent that this is a vehicle that has been maintained and covered low mileage it runs as quiet and smooth as any Series Land Rover that we have ever had.

A joy to drive and such fun, the vehicle will have a full 12-month MOT from the day of sale. Four wheel drive and low range engage, as they should. The gears change up and down as they should it has a very quiet gearbox which is a good sign of it's light use over the years. This vehicle will be supplied fully serviced including engine, filter, main gearbox, transfer box, overdrive, diffs and swivels.

The steering is as it should be and the vehicle doesn't wonder on the road like some series vehicles do. All the tyres have been replaced and are in very good condition with the correct Avon Range Master Tyres.

The vehicle is as clean underneath as on top any inspection is welcome. The restoration is documented with lots of pictures detailing the work carried out, please ask for a copy.


On offer is an unmolested and well-restored Series 2a Soft top in immaculate restored condition. All the numbers match - the chassis numbers on the plates are the same as on the log book registration document.

This Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its previous owners and thousands of pounds were spent on it during it's restoration. The rebuild took approximately 1000 plus hours. There are documented photographs also which support the rebuild through all stages and an extensive history file.

A comprehensive list of all the works carried out to the vehicle can be shown to any interested party.

It is very solid example and is ready to use and enjoy.

This is a fantastic example of a 51-year-old Series Land Rover. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle.

Anything on this Land Rover that required attention has been done it is now faultless.

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Any trial or inspection welcome, Credit and debit cards accepted, Delivery can also be arranged, P/X welcome, Any enquires please call 078255 87155 or 01745 798681

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