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For Sale: 1963 Land Rover Series IIA in St. Louis, Missouri

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1963 Land Rover 88 Series IIA 4x4 ?Recent frame-off restoration ?2.25L ADO 23 gasoline four-cylinder engine with a Solex carburetor?Four-speed manual transmission and two-speed transfer case?Sand exterior with a Cream roof and wheels, polished and silver metal trim and black vinyl interior?Removable tropical hardtop with vented windows and Alpine side windows and sliding side glass?Rear jump seats?Documentation includes import and registration paperwork This has to be one of the prettiest Land Rovers we?ve had at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. This example, made in Solihull, England, was treated to a frame-off restoration. This Series IIa has a clean solid body and undercarriage. It presents itself well and sure to attract a crowd as Series II?s are highly desirable and they never stay very long in our showroom! Finished in a period-specific Sand color with a Cream roof and wheels, polished and silver metal trim, the exterior is in excellent overall order, as are the windows, the fold-down windshield, and the lights. The bodywork is straight and solid and there is a silver front bumper that fits well to the body. The engine bay is extremely tidy and the rear cargo area is in very neat condition. The truck rolls on period Goodyear tires, size H78-16CT at all four corners. Each tire is mounted on a cream-colored steel wheel that matches the roof. The tires are in very good order while the wheels are nearly flawless. Bolted to the hood is a spare tire. Sideview mirrors have been fitted to both front fenders. Under the hood is a 2.25L ADO 23 gasoline four-cylinder engine with a Solex carburetor. Backing this motor is a four-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. The cabin was repainted to match the exterior and it features a split front bench seat and inward-facing jump seats in the back. The black seats are in great shape, as is the added black headliner. A white, three-spoke banjo steering wheel is in great shape and is near a set of factory Jaeger and aftermarket gauges wear chrome bezels but the fuel gauge and speedometer fluctuate and the odometer is inoperable. In the rear, black carpet hugs the jump seats and adorns the inside of the rear cargo door. Up top are fresh air vents from the tropical hard top. The SII and the SIIA are very difficult to distinguish. There were some minor cosmetic changes. Body configurations available from the factory ranged from short-wheelbase soft-top to the top-of-the-line five-door station wagon. A 2.25-litre Diesel was added to the engine line, which after 1967 included a 2.6-litre inline six- cylinder petrol engine for the long-wheelbase models, which also had servo-assisted brakes. 811 of these were NADA (or North American Dollar Area) trucks, which were the only long-wheelbase models made for the American and Canadian markets. From February 1969 (home market), the headlamps moved into the wings on all models, and the sill panels were redesigned to be shallower a few months afterwards. The series IIA is considered by many people the hardiest series model constructed. It is quite possibly also the type of classic Land Rover that features strongly in the general public's perception of the Land Rover, from its many appearances in popular films and television documentaries set in Africa throughout the 1960s, such as Born Free. In February 1968, just a few months after the Rover Company had been subsumed, under government pressure, into the Leyland Motor Corporation, the Land Rover celebrated its twentieth birthday, with total production to date just short of 600,000, of which more than 70 percent had been exported. Certainly it was whilst the series IIA was in production that sales of utility Land Rovers reached their peak, in 1969?70, when sales of over 60,000 Land Rovers a year were recorded. (For comparison, the sales of the Defender have been around the 25,000 level since the 1990s.) As well as record sales, the Land Rover dominated many world markets- in Australia in the 1960s Land Rover held 90 percent of the 4?4 market. This figure was repeated in many countries in Africa and the Middle East. Competition to this Land Rover in 1963 included International?s Scout 80 and Willy?s Jeep CJ-5. Ford?s Bronco was still three years away. Documentation includes import and registration paperwork. This classic Land Rover is gorgeous and is in fantastic shape. If you?re seeking a rugged off-road vehicle that will go most anywhere, do most anything, you could hardly go wrong with this Land Rover. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to look it over for yourself. VIN: 24407503A This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 0 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!?Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1257697
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Land Rover
  • Model:Series IIA
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:190901
  • VIN:24407503A

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