Original UK Market RHD car, supplied new to the Channel Islands with Wire wheels, Overdrive, heater, plus the expected laminated windscreen and road speed tyres, as evidenced by the heritage certificate.
The car was subjected to a full and complete nut and bolt restoration in 2009 by a former Leyland engineer who went on to run a Land Rover Dealership. He purchased the car from the Channel Islands, where it was supplied new.
He restored the car meticulously as a hobby (often these equate to the most beautiful quality works, as time is not costed, only enjoyed) and completed it to the exceptional standard that I hope the photos convey.
After he had completed the car and enjoyed it for a time, he decided it was time to sell it, and had it displayed in his Land Rover dealership.
after stunning all who came to buy a Land Rover for a time, it was purchased by the recent previous owner, who has enjoyed the car for the past 8 years until recently deciding a change of scene in the direction of a Suffolk SS100 was prudent, hence the car joins us now.
It still presents in almost "off the showroom floor" condition, despite having covered over 8,000 miles since the restoration and having been enjoyed on many continental trips and holidays.
Also nice is the fact the car includes a white hard top (very 'Works'-esque) and, in our opinion, that it has not been Americanised by painting of the bodywork in two-tone. Also, factory heater and overdrive make the car a practical car to enjoy even in inclement weather and at higher speeds
The metallic blue coachwork still presents in exceptional condition and the doors open and close precisely and easily. While flicking through the photos of the restoration it is clear to see that this car was restored with the intention of being enjoyed and maintained for a lifetime as it was for it's life on the Channel islands.
A surely unmissable treat and undoubtedly one to see against all others on the market. Photos of the restoration are available by request. Viewings by appointment only in Woodbridge, Suffolk.