We love a good classic Land Rover because it looks like it's ready
for an adventure no matter if it's climbed to the top of a mountain
or just parked in the driveway. That's what makes this 1969 Land
Rover Series IIA so appealing. It stands out for the way it retains
the look of a true explorer, right down to the details.
The Series IIA is part of the original Land Rover evolution. So the
well-presented aluminum body keeps that absolutely iconic shape.
The secret to this car's uniqueness is in the added name on the
badge name. Santana assembled Land Rover kits for the South
American market. So this likely led a life in a warm-weather
climate and it comes in left-hand drive... two things that are a
desirable rarity when looking at a classic Land Rover. This example
has the kind of dark green color with tan roof that embodies the
Series IIA and just looks like it's ready to harmonize with nature.
In fact, the overall appearance feels especially vintage, and the
presentation looks clean and complete while still looking like it
has been on a few adventures. It even has all the right features
for a true voyager, like the classic solid off-road wheels, a
durable front bumper, a capstan winch, a full-size spare tire
mounted to the hood, and plenty of fold-down steps. More than just
a vintage trail-ready style, you'll also appreciate the quality in
the fundamentals with well-fitting doors, pliable
weather-stripping, and a tie-down canvas roof with clean/clear
Just like the exterior, the interior keeps the authentic feeling
going. It has a terrific classic feel with the thin/grippy steering
wheel, tall gearstick, central gauges, and proper red and yellow
levers for four-wheel drive. You can sit three across up front in
individual-style seats. Plus, the rear has room for another spare
tire while still fitting plenty of function. Depending on your
plans for this 4x4, you can either install bench seats on both
sides, or because it's already so clean and simple, it makes for a
nice storage area. And no matter how you choose to configure your
classic Land Rover, you'll always love taking off the top and
opening it up to the world.
The 2.25-liter motor is part of the robust tradition of durable
Land Rover power. So it's great to have this one looking so stock
and tidy, and just as important, this continues to run like a
well-maintained classic. The four-speed manual gearbox and the
control it provides is the true secret for how these Land Rovers
conquer every hill they see. And the two-speed 4x4 transfer case is
another key to the go-anywhere ability. But the overall condition
of this one doesn't look like it spent its life off the pavement.
In fact, features like power steering and power brakes make it
surprisingly easy on country roads.
If you're a true lover of the outdoors, this is the ultimate tool
to get to your favorite places. And even if you just are going to
the hardware store, this looks awesome rolling through town, too.