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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Jamil Abbasy
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1970 Land Rover Series IIA - R380 Disc Brakes Rear Locker

1970 Land Rover Series IIA

My eBay listing:


Auctions is Buy it now or send me a best offer. There is not a reserve price.

Price: $35,000

I am selling my 1970 Land Rover Series IIA. It is in excellent condition with everything in full working order. A lot of work has been done to this truck to bring it to this level and many people state that it is the nicest Series Land Rover they've ever driven. Everything on the truck is a Land Rover part or an upgrade to a part made specifically for the Series Land Rover.

To see 95 detailed photos of the truck, scroll down below or visit the following photo gallery link:


Major highlights of the truck are:

1. Conversion to R380 transmission mated to the original Series transfer case. This is the 5-speed transmission used in earlier Defenders. It makes the truck much easier to drive and allows for it to cruise at 70mph on flat highway stretches.

2. Conversion to Roam Offroad 4 wheel disc brakes. This the system designed by the legendary Land Rover fabricator Timm Cooper. It uses Defender calipers, rotors, and pads. It has made the truck much safer to drive and stops faster that most modern cars.

3. Ashcroft rear differential locker. This is similar to the ARB style lockers but has better weather and water sealing.

4. Rear Series Trek heavy duty rear axles. I've never heard of anyone breaking one of these.

5. Custom oak rear door table / bar / storage area made by custom kitchen carpenter. This is my favorite part of the truck. It comes with a set of glass Land Rover Series fuel pump sediment bowls that are perfect for drinking your favorite drink.

Full list of specifications and modifications:

• Galvanized frame
• Galvanized bulkhead
• Galvanized interior wheel well panels
• Land Rover Poppy Red paint color
• 2.25 4 cylinder Land Rover gas engine
• R380 5-speed Defender transmission
• Ashcroft adapter kit to fit Series IIA transfer case
• Ashcroft rear air differential locker
• ARB air locker mini pump
• Roam Offroad 4 wheel disc brakes with Defender pads, rotors, and calipers
• Land Rover 109 brake master cylinder
• Land Rover high-torque starter motor
• 5 – 255/85/16 – 33” BFG KM2 Mud Terrain tires
• Land Rover steel wheels
• Range Rover Classic air intake / filter box
• Rochester 216ci carburetor
• Disco-Tech Industries electronic distributor
• New clutch plate
• Great Basin Rovers front and rear driveshafts custom modified to fit R380
• Custom battery mount / cage to mount ARB pump
• Series Trek rear heavy duty half shafts with integral flanges
• NRP stainless steel exhaust system
• Great Basin Rovers front and rear parabolic springs
• Bilstein shocks
• New 88” standard fuel tank with new hoses
• Custom transfer case bottom plate with cooling fins
• Custom center cross member with integral skid plate
• Pangolin 4x4 front winch bumper
• Pangolin 4x4 galvanized rock sliders with extra black powercoat layer
• Pangolin 4x4 fuel tank skid plate
• Pangolin 4x4 Delco style alternator bracket
• Delco alternator
• Warn M8000 winch with Master-Pull synthetic winch line
• IPF HID headlamps
• Dixon-Bate rear recovery point
• Radio Shack CB radio
• Custom rear CB antenna mount with whip antenna
• Bearmach swing-away spare tire carrier
• New Land Rover Series III steering column / steering box
• Steering stabilizer shock
• Upgraded Series III door latches with matching keys
• Hood, fuel tank, driver seat storage cubby, and center storage cubby locks
• New wiper motor with new left and right wiper arm gears
• Full Eastwood sound deadening material throughout interior and under hood
• Left and right Rovers North interior door panels
• Exmoor Trim sound deadening rubber mat set
• Exmoor Trim high back front seats
• Three point inertia reel seat belts
• Tuffy Security center console lock box
• Badger Coach Works headliner
• Custom ceiling and footwell LED lighting
• Tachometer gauge
• Blue Sea auxiliary fuse block
• Rovers North fan shroud
• Deka battery
• 2 Custom rear tool boxes that conform to body panels
• Custom rear door oak table / bar / storage setup
• Sediment fuel bowl drinking glasses set
• Halotron fire extinguisher
• Two full sets of keys with extra copies of a few keys
• Three 12V accessory sockets - 2 on dash, 1 in cargo area


• Full documentation (receipts, parts, manuals, etc.)
o About 1.5” thick of paperwork
o Documentation from me and previous owner
• Full Land Rover workshop manual (Green bibles)
• Assortment of Land Rover Series books\
• Land Rover tail gate (bottom half only) with full hardware to attach to truck and to attach the spare tire carrier
• Spare exterior turn signal / marker lamp lenses for all lamps
• Spare points distributor setup and ready to install if needed
• Assortment of other spare parts


The truck is in excellent condition cosmetically. The truck was used off-road and thus if you look closely there are some minor brush marks on the body and rock sliders. There is also a small scrape the the bottom few inches of the left rear body panel. Please see the photos for a closeup.

The truck is sold AS IS and does not come with any warranty or guarantee. Please be sure to look at all the photos. All sales are final. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about the truck.

I reserve the right to cancel this auction and sell locally.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Fabulous truck.

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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Price? Reserve?

Great looking truck. Please add these, per the forum rules.

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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Old June 9th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by woldd90 View Post
Price? Reserve?

Great looking truck. Please add these, per the forum rules.
Updated original post. There is not a reserve price. The auction is buy it now or send me best offer. Price: $35,000.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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Great truck and seller. Wish you luck JA on this. Hard to believe you'll part with it!
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Old June 10th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Don't want to see this go... what a beautiful truck. Saw it at the VT Overland Rally and it is stunning.
Rovers North
1319 Vt Rt 128, Westford, VT 05494
Please message me with any questions you have.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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1969 IIA 88" Bugeye
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That is really nice.. Pretty much what I bet lots of us envision as the end game objective for a series truck. Good luck w the sale!!

Wait... I mean -DONT SELL IT!!!!!
"Yeah, make sure its a flatbed...."
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Old June 13th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Truck relisted on eBay:


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