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Old October 13th, 2017, 07:28 PM
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Talking Need Help identifying classic 1968 5-door

This is on my Dad's estate and we need to sell it.
Can someone help me identify it? I am guessing a 1968 long wheel base (109") Land Rover?
Also need help assessing rough value range. See attached image.
Thanks for any guidance.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 07:38 PM
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Its for sure a 109...how are the frame and firewall? headlights on the grill or fenders? Excellent patina..
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Old October 13th, 2017, 07:40 PM
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Well, it is a Series 109 LHD. Can you provide the vin, a picture of the front end and the engine? Could be a NADA or a Santana. Lots of range in value.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 07:43 PM
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I'm not a series expert but I think a photo of the front will help with identifying. If I remember correctly, '69 and after have the headlights on the wings and priors have then mounted center, by the grille.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 10:00 PM
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Not running, right? Is that a faded light green or a VERY faded blue? Diesel or gas? 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder?
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Old October 13th, 2017, 10:04 PM
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Interesting vehicle you have there. It is definitely a IIA 109 based on the windshield hinges and door hinges. The 15" wheels are curious. There should be a data plate riveted to the interior firewall below the instrument cluster. This should have the serial # on it and would tell all. Send me a message if you'd like further guidance.

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Old October 14th, 2017, 12:19 AM
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Need a Vin # , 15 inch rims where a popular choice as America didn't have a good range of 16' tyres at that time.
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15? Not on a 109 only fitted to SWB. OP doesnít say anything about 15ís unless I missed it and they look like 16. As a 68 LWB I would expect to see a 6 cylinder engine under the bonnet/hood. Not the most popular engine.




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Old October 17th, 2017, 05:52 PM
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Thanks for the Help folks - I will get a VIN and pictures of the front and engine and the ID tag you described.
Probably post those out again on Thursday.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 06:01 PM
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Probably a 1967, no windshield wiper motors on the windshield frame like the 1966 models. If it's got headlights in the grill it's a 67 for sure. It could be either 4 or 6 cylinder, if it's got the six it's an NADA model.

Land Rover stopped importing 109's after 1967.
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Old October 19th, 2017, 01:50 PM
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Thanks for Help Folks - You all really seem to know your Rover Stuff.
The plate show the VIN as 34300572A Land Rover 109" Series IIA (like you mentioned).
The color is a faded Green and the Firewall and frame seem okay - kind of in line with the condition of the rest of the rig. The picture under the hood was too dark, but it is a straight 6 gas engine.
I'm looking to sell it, but have no idea of price range. location is Seattle.
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Old October 19th, 2017, 03:12 PM
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I'm no expert, but I have been watching the market in these for 6 months or so...imo:

Not running? No more than $10k.

Rusted to an extent that it needs a new frame, bulkhead, or even the structural members that run along the edges of the floors & have perpendiculars that run up to frame the doors? No more than $5k.

Got AAA? You could try to get them to tow it into Lamorna Garage or Defenders NW to have them try to get it running (tho it's not clear to me as to whether DNW works on Series or non-diesels). Running, it might get you $15k or more...

Alternatively, you could start a build thread here & try to get it running with our step-by-step suggestions. Start by trying to charge up the battery, finding the keys for it, & draining the fuel tank? (just to be clear: don't try to start it yet).

Disclaimer: one of those pics seems to suggest an original red paint job - if that's the case, adjust your price expectations downward.
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Old October 19th, 2017, 04:26 PM
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its a late IIA 109, not original to the US market. But LHD. 2.6 6 cyl 109 was common in other markets. (if thats the engine it has)

As is its worth a few grand, if you pulled it out of the weeds and washed it, got it running at a bare minimum, it might be worth close to 10.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 12:23 AM
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With that grill and headlights its either a 1970 or 1971 Series IIA. The six cylinder engine is sort of a pain to work on and doesn't make a whole lot more power than the 2.25 liter four. Its definitely not a US model but could be Canadian - I'm not sure if the 109's were sent to Canada after Land Rover stopped importing them to the USA in 1967.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 08:44 AM
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Based on vin it's a 67 nada.

They all had the vin 34300xxxa

No clue what happened to the front of it though.
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Prolly got the front done either due to accident or following the fad of doing the headlight swap back in the 1990s
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Late IIa did get their headlights moved to the 'wings" starting in 1968 with export markets.
Assuming its NADA its one of less than 900 (if I recall correctly) that were made and shipped here.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 12:01 PM
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Late IIa did get their headlights moved to the 'wings" starting in 1968 with export markets. Assuming its NADA its one of less than 900 (if I recall correctly) that were made and shipped here.
It's a nada according to the vin but the vin plate looks to be in the wrong place. Can we get an engine pic? The nada trucks have a different head than other series trucks.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 07:02 PM
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Engine Picture.

So IN summary, IF I gather all of the data that you folks have provided (and the title info).....

This is a 1968 land rover Series IIa Land Rover with a 109 inch Wheel Base.
It has a straight 6 cylinder engine. It does not run. It has the original faded Green paint job with lovely patina. The Firewall and frame look to be in fair to good condition. Title in hand. Located in Seattle.

Since it does not run, my asking price should be between 5 and $10k. (I'm thinking closer to 5 than ten).

Thanks again for everyone's help.
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Looks like a GM 6 cylinder.....
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