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Lot 033: Land Rover Series Two 88-inch

Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (24 June 2009)

The successor to the successful Series One Land Rover was the Series Two, which remained in production from 1958 to 1961. It came in 88-inch and 109-inch wheelbases (normally referred to as the 'SWB' and 'LWB'). This was the first Land Rover to adopt a relatively modern shape, and used the well-known 2.25 litre petrol engine, although early SWB models retained the 2.0 litre petrol engine from the Series I for the first 1,500 or so vehicles. This larger petrol engine produced 72bhp and was closely related to the 2.0 litre diesel unit still in use. This engine became the standard Land Rover unit until the mid-1980s when diesel engines became more popular.

This petrol-engined Series Two Land Rover dates from 1956 and was fully restored in the mid 1990s with a new 88-inch galvanised chassis, parabolic springs, new hubs etc. Dry stored for the last two or three years, it is said to remain in good condition overall and is due to have a fresh MOT before the sale.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeCar
Lot Number033
Estimate£2500-£3000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£3100
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1959
Condition rating0
Registration numberANC 332A
Mileage-
Chassis number146000098
Engine number95127768E
Engine capacity (cc)2286
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors