Land Rover 109 Expedition Vehicle
1968 - Series 2a - fully rebuilt - 60,000 miles from new - huge spec - £7,000
This is my sixth expedition Land Rover since 1972 and has been prepared, using that experience, for a great trip across Australia which I shall no longer be able to make.
I have owned it since 2007. Genuine 60,000 miles from new. MOT until June 2018.
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Land Rover Series 2a, incorporating many (better) Series 3 parts, including brakes and heater.
I have owned this vehicle since 2007. Genuine 60,000 miles from new.
Rebuilt by Richard Hall (Land Rover Monthly expert) onto a new galvanised chassis.
Huge spec includes: 200tdi engine with no turbo (30+ MPG), sound deadening, Rocky Mountain parabolic springs, Pro-comp shocks, new steering box (2017), 6 new defender wheels with Michelin Latitude tyres (2017), rewired with extra instruments, two sets of headlights for driving on left or right, interior & exterior lights, extra horns, new batteries (vehicle & leisure), 2 solar panels, Wolf side pods, 36 gallons of fuel capacity in 3 tanks, 110 litres of water capacity, propane cylinder and regulator, Waeco 25 litre fridge, fitted cupboards and storage boxes, 4” foam mattress providing comfortable sleeping inside vehicle, storage for PortaPotti, simple side awning and slide out rear enclosure.
MOT until July 2018.
Cost nearly £20,000!
Road Tax free. Low classic insurance.
A great vehicle which I shall be very sorry to lose but it now needs to go to a good home as my wife and I are no longer able to use it for its intended purpose. Low and (relatively) light, it will take you anywhere.
The bad bits: paintwork a bit tatty (I like it that way), the odd minor ding, tacho doesn’t work (it is from the days when this had a petrol engine), some switches (e.g. heated front screen) do nothing as the feature was not added. Hand throttle not connected. Could really use an overdrive to reduce noise/increase cruising speed.
The Land Rover is located in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.