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It’s believed to be the second oldest Land Rover Series II Station Wagon in existence and it’s heading to auction with an estimate of £18-22,000.
It is therefore not hard to see why it caught our eye.
This 109” Land Rover will go under the hammer with Classic Car Auctions on 28-29 March.
And it’s a wonderful contrast to the concours-ready, multi-million pound machines we’re often drawn to.
Chassis number 30 is a 1959 example that has been with its present owner for the last year.
Sadly, it is being sold with no history file, but it does boast a solid original chassis – indeed, the auction house says it has been refreshed with the focus on retaining its originality.
With this in mind, its original ‘Elephant Hide’-trimmed bench seats are noteworthy, plus its door cards and trim – all original, too – are said to be in good condition.
Under the bonnet is its original 2.25-litre petrol engine with swan-neck exhaust manifold, mated to the car’s original transmission.
It’s recently had a bare-metal respray, and with its ‘safari’ roof and one-piece doors, it is certainly packed with interesting features.
And having covered 57,500 miles, this Land Rover surely has a great many adventures still ahead of it.
Now looking for a new owner, it has been consigned to next month’s CCA Classic Car and Restoration Show sale at the NEC Birmingham – check out the full lot list here.
Images: Alan Kenny
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