Land Rover 90 V8  Ragtop  with LPG SystemLand Rover 90 V8 Ragtop with LPG System For sale, Land Rover 90 Soft top in Metallic Blue (1985) This vehicle has been reserved, but due to the new buyer having to stay overseas it is now available once more. MOT until October 29th 2014 and not currently taxed, although this vehicle attracts the low tax bracket attributed to series Land Rovers due to its...

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Land Rover -Series 2a *Galvanised Chassis*Land Rover -Series 2a *Galvanised Chassis* For sale, Land Rover Series 2a truckcab in Marine Blue (1969) MOT until March 2015, and tax exempt. This vehicle was very recently rebuilt onto a Richards galvanised chassis, during which time many other jobs were done. (There is a very large A4 file of the works with photos of rebuild, and receipts etc etc).The diesel...

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Land Rover Discovery 3 -  TdV6 Diesel *rare manual*Land Rover Discovery 3 - TdV6 Diesel *rare manual*      For sale, Land Rover Discovery 3 in Java Black (2005) 12 months MOT supplied upon sale and taxed until December 2014. This lovely Land Rover has the excellent TDV6 diesel engine, which is both fuel efficient and very powerful. It also is the rare MANUAL gearbox - very desirable. It has a fully stamped...

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Land Rover Series 2a *Galvanised Chassis - huge spec*Land Rover Series 2a *Galvanised Chassis - huge spec* For sale, Land Rover Series 2a in Green (1969) MOT until December 2014, and tax exempt (current disc until December 2014) This lovely Series 2a was rebuilt less than 10,000 miles ago by the previous owner of 10 years, for his wife. The chassis is galvanised, and it has a very big spec which includes Weber carburettor,...

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Land Rover Series 3- Galvanised bulkhead *Superb*Land Rover Series 3- Galvanised bulkhead *Superb* For sale, Land Rover Series 3 Deep Bronze Green (1976) 12 months MOT and taxed until April 2014. Petrol 2286cc. This superb Series Land Rover was subject to a major restoration in 2011. This work involved preparing, repairing and repainting the original chassis to a high standard. A brand new galvanised bulkhead was...

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Series 2 / Series 2a / 3 Land Rover

Know more about the Land Rover Series 2 and Series

The later series Land Rovers can be a sound buy. The Series 2 Land rover came out in 1958, initially sporting the original 2L engine from the series 1. The Series 2  and Series 2a Land Rovers are largely the same beast, with very slight differences. The Series 2  is perhaps the most popular vintage Land Rover for ownership, as these classic vehicles are perhaps the cheapest  and most pretty of the marque.

These classic vehicles were built with both petrol and diesel engines, the 2286cc unit which is still running strong to this day. Some people prefer the petrol engine, as they rarely give any trouble and can be easily tuned. You do get a few extra miles per gallon out of the diesel Land Rover, but you lose power and refinement.

Fuel economy is a frequently asked topic. Many people quote 18mpg for the petrol Series 2a Land Rover, and 22mpg for the diesel Series 2 . We have, on some occasions managed to get nearer to 30 mpg on a longer run from a petrol unit – most people carry out small journeys and this reduces economy, as it would with any car. Good set up on your vehicle –  electronic ignition, free wheeling hubs, overdrive, and a healthy engine can all contribute.

Again, as with the series Land Rover, if your vehicle is in well kept condition it should drive  well – albeit not like a modern vehicle! .

The Series 3 Land Rover represents perhaps the best value. Early examples are now tax exempt too, which represents a good saving. Having a tax exempt Land Rover is a big pull for some owners, but expect to pay a premium for such a vehicle. .  These vehicles are generally  the most comfortable of all classic Land Rovers, and had a soft dash, better ride quality and synchro on all gears. They should be better to drive, with their modern servo brakes and comfy seats.

Any classic John Brown Land Rover will prove to be  a good investment. We even retain some vehicles ourselves for the same reasons!