1969 Land Rover Series IIA 88" Bugeye (28 on registry) USA Spec.

Price: US $1,000.00 Item location: Easthampton, Massachusetts, United States
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Series IIA 88" Bugeye - BUG EYE
  • SubModel: Series IIA 88" Bugeye
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: US Specification
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 28,000
  • VIN: 24435710F
  • Color: BLUE
  • Engine size: 4 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: overdrive, 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1969 Land Rover Series IIA 88" Bugeye - BUG EYE US Specification

THIS IS A USA SPECIFICATION LAND RIOVER (left hand drive)

This is an authentic Series IIa 88" Bugeye! There less than 90 on registry in the world!


The "bug-eye" was unique. The radiator support and the wire mesh grill were also unique to this less than one year production run. Bug-eyes are rarely seen today. At a recent event with over 200 Land-Rovers, not one "bug-eye" was in attendance. After the "bug-eye", Land-Rover tooled up a bit, and made the Late Series IIA look more "presentable" by February of 1969. The fenders were modified, and the entire package began to look like it was supposed to be there. A common complaint that U.S. drivers had about the Land-Rover was its lack of power, and a stiff clutch pedal. Land-Rover tried to address these problems in the Late Series IIA's by fitting 15" wheels to help acceleration of the 88's, and a larger diameter clutch line increase fluid flow. 16" wheels would no longer be available on the U.S. Land-Rover after 1968. They could be easily installed by merely purchasing them and installing them. This did however make the speedometer inaccurate. The Late Series IIA's also saw Land-Rover beginning to limit what was available in the U.S. The U.K. had all kinds of versions including a 1 ton 109 pick up, but here in the U.S., we were only shipped one basic model. An 88, with a full hardtop, sliding widow roof sides, a rear door, a 4 cylinder gas engine, and a small choice of colors. The Late Series IIA continued until 1971. The only major difference from the "bug-eye" was the restyled front wings. New lighted side markers were also installed on the Late SIIA's. The best way to identify the two sub-groups of Series IIA's is...The SIIA's had the headlights in the radiator support. The Late SIIA's had them on the wings, but both had metal wire mesh grills.


The condition is remarkable on the body. Thereare no dents and all panels arestraight and without oxidation. The rear door will need repair or replacement as you can see in the pictures. The engine was running when parked in 1985. Looking at the engine bay you will see the proper, numbersmatching 4 cylinder petrol engine. Theinterior is in goodcondition, the headliner is complete with slight staining. Alloriginal rubber floor mats are present. The bulkhead and grill are solid with only surface rust. All switches, lights, gages, trim (interior and exterior) arepresent, nothing is missing. Thechassis and rear cross member will needextensive repair or replacement. This is a restoration project for the right buyer. This Series IIA 88" BugEye fully restored can fetch over $40,000! This truck has an original 23,000 miles.

















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