We are pleased to offer this newly restored 1971 Land Rover Series IIA finished in Light Green over saddle leather. One of the very few examples imported to the U.S. from Portugal where it was completely restored by Cool-N-Vintage Land Rovers, this Series IIA is the result of over 1,000 hours’ worth of painstaking work by a team of skilled craftsmen. Showcasing upgraded suspension and brakes, a fully rebuilt drivetrain and some added amenities including power steering, air conditioning, and a custom wireless sound system, this Land Rover offers improved comfort and performance for the modern road. It is now being offered for auction by its seller in New York with just over 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) driven since the restoration.
This Land Rover was completely dissembled before its body panels were stripped down to bare aluminum, coated in several layers of primer, and refinished in a classic Light Green high-gloss paint (Pantone 13-0116). A new canvas top has been installed and the chassis also received an anticorrosive coating to ensure maximum durability. The finish on this IIA remains like-new as can be seen in the provided images. Optional furnishings installed during the custom restoration include military windows, mudflaps, LED lighting, and red-painted 5-lug wheels that come dressed in robust BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires. Metal Cool-N-Vintage plaques are also affixed on both front fenders reading “Handmade in Lisbon”.
The cabin has been completely refurbished and stitched to perfection in saddle leather upholstery. All of the wiring has been redone and air conditioning has been integrated along with a custom Marshall wireless sound system. Other details include added soundproofing, a Motolita steering wheel, and a locking cubby box in the center console.
The 2.25L inline 4-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual gearbox were completely rebuilt and overhauled. An overdrive gear was added for this example along with front disc brakes, power steering, parabolic springs, an upgraded suspension, and a high capacity fuel tank. All of the hardware, bearings, and bushings have been replaced and all hard components have been powder-coated to bring this IIA beyond factory-original standards. The undercarriage remains absolutely pristine and the car is said to drive like-new with barely 800 miles driven since the restoration.
Accompanied by a set of 2 keys and the restoration invoice, this exceptional Land Rover IIA is ready to be enjoyed.
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