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**Regretfully Withdrawn** UK-supplied on the 7th March 1964 and very well restored by Jim Gardner of 'Leaf Spring Landies' in 2015 Resplendent in Bronze Green with Khaki roof, new 'Elephant Hide' seating and Limestone steel wheels Sitting on a new galvanised chassis, the 2.2ltr diesel engine is mated to a 4-speed manual with Fairey Overdrive Sensible upgrades include a 3.54 high-ratio differential and LWB wheels and tyres for better road manners Featured in both 'Classic Land Rover' and 'Built to Last' magazines, it will be offered with a fresh MoT The Series IIA is now being rightly recognised for its highway and over-land capabilities. The Series IIA is considered by many to be the most hardy version of the Land Rover ever constructed. It's also the type of classic Land Rover that features strongly in the general public's perception of the brand due to its many appearances in popular films and television documentaries set in Africa and India throughout the sixties. In February 1968, just a few months after its manufacturer had been subsumed into the Leyland Motor Corporation, the Land Rover celebrated its twentieth birthday, with total production just short of 600,000 at that point, of which more than 70% had been exported. First registered on the 7th March 1964, this delightful Bronze Green Series IIA was fully restored by Jim Gardner of 'Leaf Spring Landies' in 2015. Starting from a new galvanised chassis the engine was mated to 3.54 high ratio differential and LWB wheels and tyres for improved road handling. The interior benefitted from new ‘Elephant Hide’ seating and topped with a new Khaki tilt. There is a 12v socket mounted to the side of the dash binnacle for charging satnavs and phones that is wired straight to the battery since this vehicle is positive earth, hence the visible wires in the engine bay. Under the passenger seat, there is a storage compartment, which contains a correct specification tool roll complete with tools, along with a starting handle mounted behind the front seats. The original ‘Shelley’ lifting jack was missing and a modern bottle jack is supplied. Also hidden away in the under-seat compartment is a heavy-duty wheel brace, making things easier if ever required at the roadside. The 2.2ltr pulls strongly with the Fairey Overdrive proving a relief at higher road speeds. The restoration was so well regarded by those in the know, that it was to feature in ‘Classic Land Rover’ and ‘Built to Last’ magazines and toured many classic car shows with Jim Gardner before being acquired by our vendor. Presented to auction as a more usable option to the rather basic Series I with an odometer reading of 7,191, largely immaterial in a car so well restored.
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