For Sale: 1971 Land Rover Range Rover in St. Louis, Missouri

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1971 Land Rover Range Rover Series IIA 4x4 Right-hand drive, late Series IIA Original owner owned the vehicle from 1971 until 2009 Second owner had it rebuilt between 2009 and 2011 Third owner treated it lovingly between 2011 and 2022 Bronze Green exterior, black interior and new Sand manually-folding soft-top 2.25L OHV inline four-cylinder engine (code ADO 23) Four-speed manual transmission Spare tire and shovel on hood Four rear jump seats, side-steps and front and rear rock guards over the light 88-inch wheelbase Documentation includes British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certified copy of factory record; dated February 14, 2013, with folder; original UK Rover district and dealer book; original Land Rover owner maintenance guide and on a compact disc; photos during and after the rebuild; and various UK paperwork What we have here is one man?s dream vehicle which he purchased to celebrate his 50th birthday about 10 years ago. Derek Leath of St. Louis, Missouri, said as a kid, he watched Mutual of Omaha?s ?Wild Kingdom? TV show, hosted by Marlin Perkins and the show regularly featured a Land Rover. He thought it would be cool to own one. Leath wanted particular qualities ? right-hand drive, an oversized clutch, larger wheels, great condition and with English provenance. He had no luck finding such an example in the United States, so he found the Land Rover Centre in Huddersfield, which has experience in exporting Land Rovers. They found him an example that met his requirements ? this 1971 Series IIA 88. ?I felt an instant connection to this vehicle. Suddenly, I imagined myself behind the driver?s seat,? he told Rovers Magazine. At that time, the Range Rover had 29,000 original miles on it and had spent its entire life in the English countryside until 2009. The second owner owned the Rover for the next two years, he had the Rover rebuilt, including a new, galvanized chassis and parabolic springs. He added four, rear jump seats to accommodate more passengers. He swapped out the Khaki Green soft top for a new Sand one. There?s a shovel atop the driver?s side fender. He added spring-loaded side steps and rock guards over the lights to lend it a true ?countryside? feel. He took delivery of it in November 2011. Plaza Land Rover, a dealer in St. Louis, Missouri, invited Leath to show off his Land Rover at a new model launch party in November 2012. This example was built on February 25, 1971, in Solihull, England and delivered to Colletts Limited in Salisbury, England. The Bronze Green exterior exhibits a beautiful patina and shows very well. The bodywork is straight and solid, the windows are clear and intact and the lights look great, safe behind the rock guards. The engine bay is very tidy, the front bumper fits tightly to the body, and there?s a Die Hard Gold battery that appears new. This Land Rover rolls on Cooper Discoverer R/T tires, size 225/75R16 at every corner and the full-size spare tire, size 205R16. The Coopers are mounted on steel wheels painted green. All tires and wheels are in very good order. Under the hood is a 2.25L inline OHV four-cylinder engine. Backing the motor is a four-speed manual transmission. The black interior is in overall very good order, as is the three-spoke steering wheel; green metal dashboard and inner doors are in great shape and have full instrumentation; and a floor shifter completes the interior. 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. 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 the most hardy 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. Documentation includes British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certified copy of factory record; dated February 14, 2013, with folder; original UK Rover district and dealer book; original Land Rover owner maintenance guide and on a compact disc; photos during and after the rebuild; and various UK paperwork. Competition to this Range Rover in 1971 included Chevrolet?s K5 Blazer, Ford?s Bronco, GMC?s K5 Jimmy, International?s Scout II and Jeep?s Wagoneer. Land Rover Fans, don?t miss out on this one! This late series IIA model is in fantastic shape and has led a charmed life since new. If you are interested in being its next caretaker, stop by MotoeXotica Classic cars today to examine this model for yourself! VIN: 241441131H This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 35,396 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

  • 1971 Land Rover Range Rover
  • Listing ID: CC-1639870
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Land Rover
  • Model:Range Rover
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:220900400c
  • VIN:24141131H
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MotoeXotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr
St. Louis, MO 63028

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