1964 Land Rover Series IIa


  • Upgraded to a Discovery 200TDI engine with 107bhp and 195nm torque
  • Featured on the TV show Wheeler Dealers: Dream Car on Amazon Prime
  • Newly replaced deluxe front seats and folding rear bench seats
  • Custom-made parcel shelf for additional storage and privacy

The Appeal

The Land Rover is a beloved classic, known for its rugged charm and off-road capabilities. Unfussy design is in many ways the Landy's swiss army knife - it's not a fancy car, nor a complicated car, which has made it the perfect utility vehicle for generations of drivers, and perhaps the most iconic 4x4 in British history. 

This particular 1964 model stands out due to its significant upgrades and unique history, having appeared on television's Wheeler Dealers: Dream Car in 2019, where it underwent work by Marc 'Elvis' Priestley - who particularly fawned over its Discovery 200TDI engine and a 5-speed LT77 gearbox.

Other work by Marc 'Elvis' Priestley included new deluxe front seats, folding rear bench seats, and a custom-made parcel shelf for additional storage. The front insulated headlining and road wheel paintwork were also improved during its time on the show. A few years on, it's garnered some wear, but is still highly drivable and capable.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1964
  • The DVLA records 8 previous keepers
  • Owner restoration in 2009 with over £3,300 parts alone invoices
  • Mileage then showing 41,000; speedo presumed zeroed at this time and now showing 22,737
  • New owner from 2010 upgraded engine and gearbox to Discovery 200TDI unit with 107bhp and 195nm torque 2,495cc
  • Sold to Mike Brewer on TV edition of Wheeler Dealers for £6,000 in 2019
  • Further improvements carried out as seen on the TV programme
  • In current ownership since 2020
  • Vehicle travelled limited mileage since
  • Currently indicates 22,737 miles on a five-figure odometer

The Condition

  • Short Wheelbase Series 2A with headlights in the grill recess, factory hardtop with side windows and opening safari rear door
  • Solid and largely original with some improvements made by Wheeler Dealer TV programme
  • Front insulated headlining installed as part of Wheeler Dealer TV programme
  • Older restoration paintwork now somewhat dull and flat
  • Some blistering and chipping
  • May benefit from T Cut and machine polish but is largely complete
  • Bonnet paintwork starting to flake
  • Replacement deluxe bonnet included in sale with provision for spare wheel mounting on top
  • Some corrosion to the underside
  • This is the classic Land Rover everyone wants: 
  • Newly replaced deluxe front seats
  • New folding rear bench seats
  • Side window drop-down cane blinds
  • Rear area carpeted with a custom-made parcel shelf which permits additional second-level storage and privacy beneath for valuables
  • All instruments are clear and legible
  • Light wear to the dashboard 

The Mechanics

  • 2,495cc Discovery 200TDI engine with 107bhp and 195nm torque
  • LT77 5-speed gearbox fitted with original transfer box from a Series 3 Land Rover installed
  • Despite the car's traditional appearance, it performs very well with its Discovery 200TDI engine and 5-speed gearbox
  • Engine bay carries age-commensurate wear
  • The vendor reports that it's fast, powerful example that's sure to impress the new owner
  • Ultimately this car is a good example with an impressive provenance and very logical, sympathetic upgrades

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Auction Details
  • Year 1964
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Series 2a
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 22,737 Miles
  • Engine size 2495
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Totnes
  • County Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
22 Bids
  • Be•••• £7,501 18/07/24
  • ju•••• £7,500 18/07/24
  • ju•••• £7,400 18/07/24
  • Be•••• £7,300 18/07/24
  • ju•••• £7,200 18/07/24
  • Be•••• £7,100 18/07/24
  • ju•••• £7,000 18/07/24
  • Be•••• £6,900 18/07/24
  • ju•••• £6,800 18/07/24
  • WS £6,700 18/07/24

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