1966 Land Rover Series IIA 88" 2.25P - Galvanised chassied Truck Cab
Land Rover Series IIA 88” 2.25P
1966 | D Registered | 2dr Truck Cab Pickup | 2.25 Petrol | 4 Speed Manual | Roamerdrive Overdrive | Deep Bronze Green | Black/Greg Vinyl Interior | Galvanised Chassis and Bulkhead | Fully Restored | Many Upgrades!
A long one…! 1966 model on new galvanised and waxed chassis. New galvanised bulkhead. Reconditioned Ex-MoD 2.25l 4cyl 3 main bearing petrol engine, ACR unleaded Stage 1 head. Kenlowe cooling fan. Reconditioned SIII synchromesh 4spd manual transmission with Roamerdrive overdrive. Removable gearbox crossmember. Rocky Mountain aluminium transfer box cover. 24-spline military-spec axles. Parabolic springs. Brake servo. LWB steel wheels with 7.50x16 radial Good Year G90 tyres. Dixon Bate adjustable tow hitch and 7-pin electrics. Reverse and fog lights. Rocky Mountain aluminium door tops. Many further upgrades including stainless steel fixings, La Salle headlining with Radio/CD/MP3 stereo, Exmoor Trim seats and cubby box, Wright Off Road acoustic matting system, heated windscreens, Clayton heater, and additional instruments. Lightly used Ifor Williams rear canopy available additionally if required.
The Series IIA is considered by many the hardiest Series model constructed, having the same main design as the original Series 1, but improved upon in many areas. It is the type of classic Land Rover that features strongly in the general public's perception of the Land Rover, and the same basic shape was carried right through to the most recent Defender, which only last year ceased production after its long 67 year life span.
This particular example is the archetypal Deep Bronze Green short wheelbase (88”) ‘Truck Cab Pickup’ and was first registered on 1st June 1966. It was completely stripped down and rebuilt a couple of years ago by a Scottish gentleman, with corrosion resistance and added comfort/usability in mind for use in the Highlands. The silky smooth ‘two and a quatre’ petrol engine starts readily from cold and is willing on the road cruising at 55-60mph on the flat thanks to the larger LWB 7.50 tyres and tough, Canadian made ‘Roamerdrive’ overdrive. All gears select perfectly and the low range and four-wheel drive options all work as they should. The brakes pull the vehicle up to a stop strongly thanks to the addition of a vacuum servo, and the steering is direct and precise (for a Series Land Rover!). This is truly a Landy that you could drive anywhere, uphill and down dale.
Underneath, the vehicle is still as solid and rust free as you would expect, having been rebuilt on a new galvanised frame from Richards Chassis in Mexborough and then finished in black with wax inside and out. This means that structural corrosion is a thing of the past and will give many decades of good service if looked after – far more than an original item. The bulkhead was also manufactured and galvanised for the previous owner, plus much of the vehicle is put together with stainless steel fixings, including stainless steel throttle linkage components! The body work is excellent, having had many replacement panels, and the lovely Deep Bronze Green paint is in excellent order with only a few minor dents/chips up close.
The interior is superb; having been completely refitted with acoustic rubber floor matting, new seats, centre cubby box for additional storage, and an array of extra gauges and switches – including a decent stereo system discretely mounted in the headlining. The whole vehicle was rewired with a new Autosparks loom, including rear fog and reverse lamps, plus a battery isolator switch mounted on the bulkhead.
This stunning classic Land Rover would make a fantastic, long-lasting investment that can also be used and enjoyed no matter the weather; whether it’s fetching supplies of firewood for your log burner in the winter snow or trips to the pub next summer. If you prefer a full canvas hood, hard top roof or other changes, do get in touch as we may be able to make these changes. The vehicle comes with 12 Months MoT, and the odometer reads 1,134 miles (from restoration).