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Monday 15 October 2018

1970 LAND ROVER 109 SERIES IIA - H&H AUCTIONS Imperial War Museum Sale Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR Motor Car Sale Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 1pm


Imperial War Museum Sale
Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Motor Car Sale
Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 1pm

 Auction Viewing
Tuesday 16th October 2018 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 17th October 2018 from 9am

Registration No:DPB574J
Chassis No:35001249G

Lovely example restored to a high standard
2.25 diesel, new Exmoor seats, original waxoyled solid chassis
Deep dish steel wheels with recent tyres

This immaculate long wheelbase Series IIA Land Rover has been the subject of a very high standard restoration as recently as 2015, and is presented in the pleasing combination of Cream over Light Green with Black interior trim. The original solid chassis has been retained and Waxoyled, and is powered by a five-bearing 2.25-litre diesel unit. The Landie rides on deep dish steel wheels shod with new tyres. The vendor presently regards the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim (including new Exmoor seats), powerplant and four-wheel drive transmission as all being in 'excellent' order. Though MOT exempt, we understand 'DPB 574J' is likely to have a fresh certificate by the time of the sale.

That the last of the Defenders is immediately recognisable as a direct descendent of the Land Rover launched at the 1948 Amsterdam Motorshow is huge testimony to Maurice Wilks' original design. The Landie was designed for light agricultural use and to create the cashflow required to kickstart Rover's post-war passenger car production. The irony of its longevity is that production was only intended to run for two-three years. Instead, it rapidly became the workhorse of the world. The model steadily progressed from a single offering with 1.6-litre petrol engine to a complete family of long and short wheelbase derivatives with an ever increasing choice of engines. By the time of the Series IIA, production was at its all-time peak of over 60,000 vehicles per annum. In addition to record sales, the model dominated many world markets, accounting for around 90% of the 4x4 sector in Australia, Africa and the Middle East. The Series IIA is considered by many to be the most durable of all the Land Rover Series vehicles.


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