Land Rover Series II

Land Rover Series II

Post by Jan B » Wed, 19 Jul 1995 04:00:00


I am looking for info. on series II/III Land Rovers.  When I was in Tarifa, I also
saw a bunch of Santanas, which are (I guess) built in Spain under license.
Would I be better off finding one abroad and importing it into US?

Anyhow, the main concern is its use for windsurfing.  I wonder if there is a way to
store a couple of boards (9'6" max) and 2pc masts INSIDE between the seats.
I quess I need it to be a 109" SW, not a 3-door (?).  Right now ALL of my stuff fits into
a FS Bronco, but I have only 1 pass. seat left.
And it is still a Ford.

I am guessing that a bunch of you in the UK, NZ, Australia and Spain own LR SeriesII/III.
What is your experience?  
Restoring cars is my 3rd passion after windsurfing, so I would not mind starting from
a solid junker. Especially if it needs mainly mechanicals.  
What do you think I can get a 109" SW for ? A Doormobile? A LWB Defender?

Thanks a lot.
Jan

 
 
 

Land Rover Series II

Post by Peter Watkinso » Mon, 24 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
(Jan Ben) writes:

> I am looking for info. on series II/III Land Rovers.  

When I was in Tarifa, I also
Quote:
> saw a bunch of Santanas, which are (I guess) built in

Spain under license.
Quote:
> Would I be better off finding one abroad and importing it

into US?

Quote:
> Anyhow, the main concern is its use for windsurfing.  I

wonder if there is a way to
Quote:
> store a couple of boards (9'6" max) and 2pc masts INSIDE
between the seats.
> I quess I need it to be a 109" SW, not a 3-door (?).  

Right now ALL of my stuff fits into

Quote:
> a FS Bronco, but I have only 1 pass. seat left.
> And it is still a Ford.

 Their is room in a LWB for 12 people on seats, putting two
boards one on top of the other should leave plenty of room.
The middle seats can be folded forward, or with a spanner
even removed completely. Their are plenty of options for
removing cushions.
 This is a bit on obsure point, but there is Army Landrover
that was used as a Field Ambulance that had a normal LWB
chassis but widened on top. I've seen one of these used as
a windsurfing vehichle and was pretty cool.

Quote:
> I am guessing that a bunch of you in the UK, NZ,

Australia and Spain own LR SeriesII/III.
Quote:
> What is your experience?  
> Restoring cars is my 3rd passion after windsurfing, so I

would not mind starting from

Quote:
> a solid junker. Especially if it needs mainly
mechanicals.  
> What do you think I can get a 109" SW for ? A Doormobile?
A LWB Defender?

> Thanks a lot.
> Jan

 Getting spare parts in the USA in might be difficult.
One idea - Rover are now owned by BMW (Sob :-( ) so if you
contact your nearest BMW dealership they may be able to get
 you Brochures and stuff.
 They are very reliable and Corrosion resistant (most parts
are ) so if there is a specialist eurocar dealer he may
well know of the whereabouts of some 2nd hand models.
 maybe the Canadian army use them ?

 In todays local paper their is a Landrover series III,  1977,
SWB, new engine 1400(pounds) = $2500.
 Also,  LWB pickup V8, 1982, good condition 1875. = $3000.

 Brand new LWB V8 = 18,665 = $30,000(dollars)


    Out in the midday sun.

 
 
 

Land Rover Series II

Post by Dave Neils » Thu, 27 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>(Jan Ben) writes:

>> I am looking for info. on series II/III Land Rovers.  
>When I was in Tarifa, I also
>> saw a bunch of Santanas, which are (I guess) built in
>Spain under license.
>> Would I be better off finding one abroad and importing it
>into US?

Our local paper advertised tonight a 1956 Series II  $1995,  think the
exchange rate is about 60c US to the Kiwi Dollar.

Caught my eye because this sucker is older than i am, suppose it is a
runner.

Regards.......

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