1969 Land Rover Series IIa petrol
In one family ownership from new; light usage; incredibly original; just how they should be
Of all the Series Land Rovers, the Series II or IIa are, for most, the easiest to own. With significantly better steering and a bit more space inside than earlier models, they have a more traditional look than a Series III which makes them that bit nicer.
Especially so in this case, a 1969 Series IIa that has been in the same family ownership from new. An invoice on file from the supplying dealer Lee Motors of Bournmouth shows that it cost £780. Extras fitted at the time were flasher equipment, heater and demister, rubber mats, fly screens, gearbox cover, interior mirror, pedal rubbers, screen washer kit, reversing lamp, sun visor and safety belts.
Just eight days after it was delivered, it revisted Lee Motors for its free 1,000 mile service. It immediately set off for Switzerland, paperwork on file showing it arrived just two days later on 13th April 1969. Two service bills from L Bernhardt AG of Basel show that it was still there in December along with its 1969 Swiss licence.
There are multiple old MOTs on file, showing that in 1992 it was registering 12,000 miles. We do not know if this was its second showing, although paperwork which includes multiple bills confirms that this figure has steadily risen to the 20,000 miles now indicated.
David Watts Motor Engineers in Hitchin have cared for it ever since its return from Switzerland. Multiple bills show regular care and some welding to the chassis over the years.
The car itself has recently had a new tilt and has been driving nicely around onsite. It has been tucked away for some time so would no doubt benefit from a good service, but it is essentially very sound, very original and rather lovely.
If proper Land Rovers are your thing, we think you will like this one very much.
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