Land Rover Series 2a 88" Hard Top Original Patina Galvanised Chassis 1 Owner

£29,995

Land Rover Series 2a 88" Hard Top 1971

1 Previous Owner & Fitted to a new galvanised chassis.

TAX & MOT EXEMPT

A Rare Opportunity to Acquire an Exceptionally Original, Unmolested & Very Desirable 1971 Series III Land Rover 88" Short Wheel Base.

Just, 1 previous owner. First registered 25th August 1971. This vehicle has been in the Beverley, West Yorkshire area all it's life. It was supplied new by Gordon Armstrong (North Bar) Ltd. The original sales invoices is in the history file along with the original owners manual. Mr. Kirby owned the vehicle from new until, 1997 when it passed to Mr. Armstrong who ran a local garage and used to look after the vehicle. The vehicle then came into our care earlier this year. The original invoice even shows the extras fitted, these include

One new 88” Diesel Land Rover, finished in Mid Grey with Black Trim, complete as per Manufactures Specification £1091.00

Hardtop £37.80
Delivery Charges, ex Works £16.50
Supplying and fitting Number plates £4.75
License Fee £25.00
Seat Belts £10.00
S & P Heater Demister £26.90
S & P Internal Mirror £1.04
S & P Boomerang Ext, mirror £4.40
S & P Pair Mud Flaps £3.65
S & P Pedal Pads £0.70
S & P 7 Pin Plug Socket £10.20
S & P Sun Visor £1.50
Trailer Plate £2.00
S & P Reverse Lamp Kit £5.00
Locks & Security Catches £1.30
Extensions for Mirrors £2.60

Total vehicle price £1244.34 with an allowance of £250.34 for a 1966 Austin Gipsy.

YWF 298K comes with lots of old mots which shows the very small increase in mileage every year. Unique in such original condition and we think this is one of the most original 1971 examples available. This vehicle is a very late Series 2a, the most distinct feature is the headlights in the wings.

A very rare find indeed and one unlikely ever to be repeated - truly remarkable!

To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has such great history, retains all of its original panels, interior and even all of its original factory paint finish well that's unheard of...............


BODYWORK

When we acquired YWF 298K we where amazed to find the body and paint finish is 100% original, and way above the average 50 year old Series IIA Land Rover. However, YWF 298K is not your average Series IIA Land Rover, it is extraordinary.

The wheels and roof are finished in Limestone, which is factory correct for a 1971 Land Rover in Mid Grey. The rivets on the rear panels were never finished in body colour when they left the factory this is how it remains on this vehicle. The bulkhead is exceptionally solid and original, in fact as good as we have ever seen, we have replaced the drivers footwell with the correct swaged panel.

You can still see the factory overspray under the bonnet, wings and rear body this is exactly how they left the factory. No welding is required anywhere on this vehicle and it is now ready to go.


INTERIOR

Exemplary - by far the best original Land Rover Series IIA. The original factory fitted front seat backs are in good condition as are the bases they have never been replaced and are the originals to the vehicle.

The door tops are even the originals with Triplex glass something that is almost definitely replaced on all other Series 2a Land Rovers. The roof is the same with triplex glass throughout.

The load area is clean with the correct ribbed rear mat. Matching rear black vinyl bench seats can be fitted should the buyer wish, however we wanted to show how straight and unmolested the vehicle is.


UNDER THE BONNET

One of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Series 2a.

The vehicle has had extensive recommissioning which has included the following. The engine has recently had the fuel pump and injectors refurbished and now runs very well, the head was removed and inspected. It has the correct early 3 bearing crank engine which runs and drives perfectly with plenty of power.

The vehicle has also had all the axles rebuilt, including sand blasting and professionally repainting. We have also fitted the vehicle to a new galvanised chassis, as the old one required repairs and to do the vehicle justice and see it around for another 50 years plus, this was the best way to go. The vehicle has been painted in satin black to look authentic. This also included all new bushes, brake pipes, shoes, drums, new clutch. Suspension all renewed.


ON THE ROAD

The factory fitted engine busts into life on 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 be supplied with a full 12-month MOT with no advisories. The gears change up and down as they should it has a very quiet gearbox which is a good sign of its light use and good maintenance over the years.


SUMMARY

YWF 298K is an unmolested Series 2A Hardtop in immaculate original condition. This is one of the best low mileage and original untouched Series 2A's we have ever had the opportunity to own with a very nice history.

This Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its owner and no expense spared on maintenance. What you see is what you get. YWF 298K retains much of its original paint finish - albeit with a few aged dings, scratches and marks. Please therefore do not expect absolutely pristine. However, you will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle. Opportunities to purchase a genuine, original, low mileage vehicle don't often come up so please don't miss this one.

Any enquires please call 01745 798681 or 078255 87155.


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