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Old December 9th, 2013, 05:03 PM
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SOLD - 1960 Series 2a "hybrid"

SOLD!!!

Greetings Defender-ites,
Up for reluctant sale is a much warmed over and much beloved 1960 Series 2a hybrid.

I was stationed in England from 2005-2009. While there I built, from the ground up, a 1960 Series 2a.
It has a Defender galvanized frame and professionally rebuilt 200Tdi with gas-flowed head. Discovery transmission and transfercase (higher gear ratio for highway cruising). Range Rover differentials (10 spline) with Torsen diffs front and rear and cross-drilled discs all around.
The turbo was upgraded with a variable vane (Allard turbo sport) and it has a custom intercooler. All fuel, oil and p/s lines are steel braided with AN fittings and all radiator and intake hoses are silicon.
The exhaust is stainless steel Janspeed.
It has Corbeau seats, JL Audio 750w stereo with 3 8" subs, custom door panels, power windows, a custom Autometer gauge cluster, center arm rest with storage, slide-out storage drawer in back, two red-top Optima batteries and a 9000lb winch.
2" lift with 'cranked' trail arms, caster corrected radius arms, dislocation cones, remote reservoir TerraFirma shocks and Mach 5 rims with 265-75R16 BGF's.
Despite being on a 90 chassis, I went out of my way to make it look like a S2a. I deleted the rear fillers on the back body, galvanized the cappings, modified S2a door cappings to bolt to MOD Defender doors (2a-esque recessed handles), shortened a 109 hard top so it would fit both the 90 wheelbase but also the S2a split window winscreen. The windscreen is heated (no fog, no scraping ice). The heater is Defender.
The bulkhead is brand new from a TD5 but with the dashboard of a S2a welded to it. The seatbox is also brand new Defender.
The paint is British Racing Green metallic and the top is the correct off-white.
The list goes on and on. I spared little expense and paid very close attention to detail.
It was featured in the Land Rover International October 2005 issue. A full color 5 page write-up.

After bringing it to the states in 2009, it sat in storage in St. Louis until this past October. I drove it from MO to AL to NJ where I have it now. It performed flawlessly, easily goes 70+ mph and consistently gets 24mpg. Only 5000mi on the build.
It recently developed an oil leak at the turbo. I can't tell where it's coming from. Unfortunately, it has a small leak somewhere on the turbo. I've had the turbo off but can't for the life of me see where it's coming from. It's by no means serious, but the heat from the turbo burns it so it's kind of annoying. The leak started a couple weeks ago.
The clutch master cylinder should be rebuilt (have the kit) as it leaks a little. Works just fine though. Drove it to NJ like it is.

The build took 3 1/2 years and I have hundreds of pictures of all stages, a copy of the build diary I kept, and a lot of the receipts (paper and electronic).

I've obviously got a lot of blood, sweat and tears in this vehicle. However, I'm not so "emotionally attached" to it that I want stupid money for it. I do want to sell it.

The sale would include a VERY large collection of spare parts that I bought when I was in England. Radiator, water pump, clutch kit, gaskets, brakes, bearings, seals, swivel housings, CV joints, u-joints, alarm system, replacement glass for windscreen, doors and side glass, new door panels, 5 15" 'wagon wheel' rims, etc...

It was professionally appraised at $42,000.

Don't worry, I don't expect that much but would like to see offers in the $30,000 range.

Please feel free to ask any questions or see any detailed pictures. If you're in the South Jersey area, I invite you to come look for yourself and take it on a drive.

Thanks for looking!
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Old December 9th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Wow...that thing is beautiful...good luck with the sale!
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Old December 9th, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Cool Truck, is it titled? If so what is it titled as?
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Old December 9th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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It's titled on MO tags as a 1960 Land Rover Series 2a.
I've got the original British V5, MOT and shipping forms.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:10 PM
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Dude, take those eyebrows off and give it some steel white wheels and that thing will sell in no time!

Nice rig!
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Dude, take those eyebrows off and give it some steel white wheels and that thing will sell in no time!

Nice rig!


I couldn't put my finger on it till you mentioned it. The eyebrows & series 2 don;t match!, the wheels I think are livable, but wolf prob better. Pretty minor stuff as the build is outstanding.
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Old December 10th, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Well guys, it comes with a set of 5 steel wheels...
You're welcome to paint them what ever color you want and remove and/or add anything else you want!

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Old December 10th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Very nice! How much money can I get for one of my kidneys in the black market these days?
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Old December 27th, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Due to a severe lack of interest (save for one very tempting trade), I've decided to lower the price to $25,000.

I'm open to interesting trades, too... (sports cars, motorcycles, etc...projects or nice)
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Old January 19th, 2014, 03:54 PM
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Sold.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 04:21 PM
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Any pictures of the storage in the rear? Still playing with ideas there for my set up.
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A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 04:31 PM
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Any pictures of the storage in the rear? Still playing with ideas there for my set up.
This is the only one I have with it open. The drawer came from a company in England called Mobile Storage Systems: http://www.mobilestoragesystems.net/
I'm glad to see they're still in business because they were really nice people working out of a shed in their backyard.
Anyway, good luck!
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