1971 Land Rover Series IIA 88: Striking, Mechanically Strong, Final Year Example
- Condition: Used
- Make: Land Rover
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Series IIA 88
- Type: SUV
- Trim: 3 Door SUV
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 104,314
- VIN: 24444866H
- Color: Marine Blue w/ Limestone Top
- Engine size: 2.25L
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Land Rover Other Series IIA 88
Offered for sale is an exceptionally clean, ntirely solid and mechanically excellent final-year 1971 Land Rover Series IIA 88” Station Wagon finished in ever-striking Marine Blue with a Limestone hard top over a black vinyl interior. The Series IIA is widely regarded as the most enduring Series model constructed, oth in terms of its mechanical and physical ruggedness and the perception the public has of the Land Rover marque in general. In the 1960s dozens of films and documentaries showed the western world far away locales for the first time, lmost always made accessible by someone driving a Series IIA. In many ways, t was during this period that Land Rover built its continuing legacy in the public’s mind and this IIA is the perfect representation of that.
The IIA retains its original tried, rue and battle tested (in many cases, iterally) 2.25 Litre Petrol 4 cylinder engine, hich was fully rebuilt when the car was sympathetically restored some four years and 2,000 miles ago. The clutch was replaced at the same time, he 4-speed manual transmission shifts crisply through each of the gears and the high, eutral and low ranges all function properly. The truck had both the front and rear brakes fully gone through 500 miles ago, he tires are nearly new and the suspension functions exactly as it should, ll ensuring excellent road (and off-road) manners. The rebuilt engine starts easily, dles consistently and pulls strongly and smoothly. Compression is excellent and ride quality is everything you’d expect of a fully sorted Series IIA – rugged, isceral and grin-inducing. It’s almost as though you expect Sir David Attenborough to begin narration as soon as you get behind the wheel, hether for a water run in Kenya or a quick trip down to the beach for a weekend surfing expedition.
Aesthetically the truck is in excellent condition. Part of the refurbishing that occurred a few years ago included a repaint in the original Marine Blue with a Limestone top and while not entirely flawless, he finish is in excellent condition, arred only by a handful of minor imperfections, one of which are significant enough to appear in any of the pictures. The galvanized steel trim beautifully defines the entirely straight and rust-free body, hich retains factory correct panel fits and gaps. All of the glass and rubber is in good shape, s is the front bumper and rear tow hook-up platform, nd the truck’s undercarriage is extremely original and entirely solid and free of harmful corrosion.
The interior is also in great shape, he front black vinyl seats showing only minimal wear, hich is also true of the rear bench seats, owever there are two minor nicks in them which are hard to see in the pictures. The dash is clean and straight forward with working gauges and switches, he rubber floor mats are new, nd the headliner and black vinyl interior panels are excellent.This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an iconic, eautiful, ntirely solid, echanically sound and very original LHD Series IIA 88 Station Wagon. While not a fully restored example (but in reality, o you really want that in a Series IIA?), his IIA is an exceptionally well-cared for, echanically excellent and entirely solid example that has been sympathetically refurbished as needed to keep it in top weekend driver condition. Unmolested examples are quite rare here in the States and the collector car community is finally beginning to give them the credence they deserve, ith values appreciating dramatically over the past couple years. Turn-key and reasonably priced, his fantastic example is ready to provide another 40+ years of trusty service and enjoyment for its next owner.
We want this car to go to great home and would be happy to answer any questions, o please feel free to email us or call us at 805-202-4557. You can also visit us online at GoodmanReed.
Goodman Reed Motorcars
We’ve always had an appreciation for classic European cars and over the years have created an eclectic rotating collection. We only buy cars that we’d personally be interested in owning and generally only sell them to make room for other acquisitions. That time has come for this Land Rover (if the price is right, f course – this isn’t a fire sale). We try to give accurate descriptions of the cars we’re selling, ut we’re enthusiasts, ot experts, nd we encourage and are happy to help facilitate personal or professional inspections. But please do so before bidding, s the alternative harms our ability to make sales to other interested parties who have done their proper due diligence before bidding.For U.S. buyers a 10% non-refundable deposit is required within 3 days of the auction’s end, he balance to be paid within 7 days of the auction’s end. Foreign buyers must pay in full within 7 business days of the auction’s end. Buyer is responsible for shipping, owever we’d be more that happy to help with recommendations and arrangements. The car is listed locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time should it sell prior to auction’s end. Thanks for your interest.