1965 Land Rover Series IIA 88 with 350 V8
Price: US $59,900.00 Item location: Springfield, Vermont, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Land Rover
- Model: Defender
- Trim: Series IIA
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 80,347
- VIN: 31800410B
- Color: Pastel Green
- Engine size: 350 Chevrolet
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
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1965 Land Rover Defender1965 Land Rover Series IIA - see 200 photos - click here
Here is an absolutely beautiful 1965 Land Rover Series IIA that is in excellent condition and has been restored to perfection by Himalaya4x4.com!!!! This gorgeous Land Rover features one of the nicest restorations I have seen with cost of restoration well into the 6 figures This Rover has had a no expense restoration with upgrades along the such as a 350 horsepower V8 engine, late model Land Rover Power Steering, 4 wheel Disc brakes, aluminum radiator, custom stereo and an absolutely beautiful paint job on an aluminum body!!!
This Rover has been the subject of a complete frame off rotisserie restoration. The Rover has been gone through from tip to tail and from top to bottom with every single component being replaced, restored or upgraded. One look at this car and you will realize that this Land Rover is not like any Land Rover in the world. This is something special and the truck just has that great crisp look to it, with its beautiful paint job, great stance, gorgeous interior and tons of tasteful upgrades.
The car has been driven since completion and the car drives excellent and is very reliable. This is a rust free classic Land Rover and it is even nicer in person than it is in the pictures. This car has been very well cared for and it shows. This is a great collectible classic that is surely to appreciate in value over the next several years!!! This Land Rover looks fantastic in its classic light green paint job with contrasting matching wheels and freshly regalvanzied trim. The paint job on this truck was completed to an incredibly high standard and looks excellent.
The car was completely disassembled, hood, trunk, doors, glass, trim etc.. was all removed and painted separately. Even the bottom side of the body car was stripped down and repainted as well. This was a full body off rotisserie restoration where even the bottom side of the floor pans were painted exterior color. This truck truly has an immaculate body and paint finish. The body is LASER straight and looks beautiful and has all of the proper riveted aluminum bodywork. All of the rubber seals were replaced after the car was painted and are all in great condition. Many man hours were spend getting the doors and panels perfectly aligned and working with amazing precision. The paint job on this car alone exceeds the cost of many classic Land Rovers. This is a car that you could bring to a local car show and show it with pride, or you could go on great weekend drives in.
Overall the exterior is in excellent shape. The classic Black interior of this Rover is like new and in excellent condition. The front and rear seats are like new and in excellent shape. The carpet is like new and in excellent shape. The dash is in perfect condition and is free of cracks etc... In-fact all of the dash pieces have been replaced and are brand new. Every courtesy light, every gauge etc... are all in great working order. There is a Ipod hookup in the center console and there is a great sounding stereo installed complete with subwoofers. This really is the ultimate Series IIA. Overall the interior of this car is beautiful and is a great place to waste the weekend away.
The 350 hp V8 fires right up and runs like a top. This engine has been completely rebuilt and detailed to a showroom like finish. The engine runs beautifully. It always starts and runs excellent just like a modern car. The engine is estimated in excess of 350hp which is plenty powerful for a truck of this size. The engine bay was sandblasted and refinished to a high standard. The cars transmission was rebuilt at the same time and shifts beautifully. The transmission shifts perfectly and is very responsive and smooth. This car features power 4 wheel wheel disc brakes which stops the car very well. Best of all there is no side to side pull while under braking since the car doesn't have drum brakes. The car also feature a dual circuit master cylinder to aid in safety as well.
The power steering really makes this Rover easy to drive and much more comfortable to drive daily. The engine sounds great with its exhaust exiting under the rear valance. The car runs nice and cool even in Arizona's hot and dry climate and features an aluminum radiator. The car steers beautifully with its power steering and the car tracks perfectly down the road. The suspension has been completely gone through as well. All rebuilt and all new components. The bottom side of this truck is as well finished as the top side. I can not stress enough at how every inch of this car has been gone through and virtually every component rebuilt or replaced.
This truck really is a blast to drive!!! Classic Land Rovers are getting more and more desireable and collectable. Trucks that are this nice are even difficult to find! Most have just been slapped together to look nice on ebay. Lots of love, attention to detail and money (almost 200k) have been poured into this car. As a result, this car looks and drives beautifully. This is not just another Series IIA this is something special, this Land Rover is sure to make its new owner happy. These classic trucks are getting more and more collectible and as a result they are becoming investment grade. This car earns lots of thumbs up every where you go and is a pleasure to drive. It would make a great daily driver or a weekend show piece.
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