1971 Land Rover 109 Santana

Price: US $13,750.00 Item location: Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Trim: Series-IIA
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 87,000
  • VIN: E60116535
  • Engine size: 2.25L Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Land Rover Defender

From Casillas de Coria, pain. Marine Blue with Alaska White safari roof and wheels over gray cloth. 2.25L diesel, -speed manual transmission. 87,000 original miles in the care of just one owner. Used regularly as a bread delivery truck (and occasional ambulance) in a small village in western Spain near the Portuguese border. Starts easily, nd runs and drives exactly as it should. No structural rust anywhere, nd no rust in the chassis. All the upper bodywork (white painted part) can be removed, llowing the truck to run fully open, ith the windshield either in place or folded flat. In unrestored and largely original condition, earing extremely charming patina. Some dings and dents, nd some cosmetic rust in hinges and bolts and such. Recent wing mirrors, attery, ront brake pads, rake master cylinder, nd brake fluid flush, nd ready to drive anywhere. A wonderful, vocative example of the well-loved Series IIA Land Rover, ith a truly unique history, eady to write the next chapter of its story on this side of the pond.
1971 Land Rover 109 Santana- 2.25L 4-Cylinder Diesel- 4-spd manual transmission- 2-door truck, eats 3, ith removable hard top- Clear CBP, OT, nd EPA paperwork conveys- Located in Richmond, A (Japanese Classics, LC)
Available for sale at $13,750
Our journey and more history on the truck is available here: Ghost of Christmas Past: 1971 Land Rover 109
Many more photos of the truck can be found on Google Drive: 1971 Land Rover 109 Photos - Google Drive
A few notes on the truck, o include some of the recent work the prior owner did, s well as what we've done since picking it up:
Interior: The original seats had met their match after 44 years, o the previous owner had them reupholstered in the fabric you see in the shots. The rear of the seats are not upholstered, ut the seats and backs are, nd look good. The truck seats three across the front, ith the rear wide open ready for it's next great adventure. There's some light surface oxidization on some of the interior of the upper bodywork as shown in the photos. The interior is otherwise just as any other Series-IIA; spartan, ut absolutely functional.
Exterior: The wheels and white upper bodywork are both recently repainted, nd while there's some spots of over-spray evident, hen taken in context along with the original blue bodywork, t looks just fine. The logo from their bakery remains on the door. It'll need tires sometime in the near future if you're going to go offroad. It does include a spare, th wheel. The white roof / bodywork is removable, eaving a two-door, pen cab pickup. Takes a couple people to get it done, ut none of the bolts are siezed, or is the top painted (stuck) on.
Drivetrain: The truck has the same 2.25L four-cylinder diesel as every other Landy, ated to a four-speed transmission. 4WD engages smoothly. It just received a new battery, hich I mention as you reference Montana - we put in a big-'ol-honker of a battery, ated for 1000 CCA at 32-degrees / and 850 CCA at 0-degrees (Far). The truck fires up quickly and without holding the glow plugs here in Virginia. We just put on new front brake shoes, nd replaced the master cylinder.
Administrative: Truck was legally imported through the Port of Baltimore, nd conveys with copies of the approved import documentation if requested. Vehicle is currently registered in Virginia, nd is sold with a clear, alid Virginia title from a duly-registered Virginia dealership. I'm a big fan of in-person inspections prior to purchase, nd will happily talk anyone through the specifics of the truck as requested. In conjunction, he dealership can also review the truck as requested to help answer any specific questions. We can help coordinate domestic trucking, hough that is at the expense of the buyer. We are not selling internationally at this time.
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