1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility  Chassis no. 141100856

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1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility
Registration no. 625 RKX Chassis no. 141100856

Sold for £ 7,312 (US$ 9,957) inc. premium
1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility
Registration no. 625 RKX
Chassis no. 141100856
Odometer reading: 38,367
MOT: Exempt



*Two previous owners
*Desirable 2,286cc petrol engine
*Outstandingly original condition
*Recently re-commissioned


Some ten years after the original's introduction it was felt that the time had come to update the Land Rover's somewhat primitive slab-sided styling. The result was the Series II, which featured the more rounded sides that would continue to characterise the Land Rover until production of the Defender model ceased in 2016. Introduced in 1958, the Series II was available with either the 2,286cc petrol engine or the newly developed 2,052cc diesel first seen in 1956 on what became known retrospectively as the 'Series I'. By this time the original permanent four-wheel drive freewheel transmission had been superseded by the more conventional selectable two- or four-wheel drive arrangement, with a set of low ratios available if required when the latter option was selected. The Series II's arrival also marked the standardisation of only two different wheelbase lengths - 88" and 109" - the Series I's 107" option being dropped.
Equipped with hardtop, this Series II Land Rover has the desirable 2,286cc petrol engine and is presented in outstandingly original condition throughout. Recent re-commissioning included welding the chassis to a very high standard in order to preserve the vehicle's originality for the future, plus fitting new front springs, tyres, wheel cylinders, fuel tank, and a full service. We are advised that the Land Rover has had only two previous owners. Offered with a V5C document.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 71 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 21 /25
    Body Work: 4
    Paint: 4
    Glass: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Axles: 5
    Suspension: 5
    Brakes: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 5 /10
    Main components: 0
    Ancillary components: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 10 /20
    Starting: 5
    Running: 5
    Under Bonnet: 0
    Mechanical components: 0

    Car History File: 3

Saleroom notices

  • The V5C will on post sale
1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility  Chassis no. 141100856
1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility  Chassis no. 141100856
1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility  Chassis no. 141100856
1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility  Chassis no. 141100856
1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility  Chassis no. 141100856
1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility  Chassis no. 141100856
1961 Land Rover Series II 4x4 Utility  Chassis no. 141100856
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