One of five specially commissioned by the City of London Ambulance Service
In fantastic overall condition for a Land Rover of its age and nature
The perfect candidate for a camper conversion with its raised roof and currently empty load bay
R.J. Searle Ltd is of course known for their ‘Carawagon’ conversions whereby Series Land Rovers were transformed into overland campervans. Here we have something a little more unusual, one of five ‘incident vehicles’ commissioned by the City of London Ambulance Service. It remained in their fleet until 2003 and has since been in the hands of Land Rover collectors.
With its coachbuilt raised roof devised by Searle, this Series IIA 109” would make the perfect camper conversion, with ample headroom to stand inside which most Land Rovers lack. It remains in fantastic condition, retaining much of its originality and the vendor reports that it runs and drives well following refurbishment carried out in 2016/17.
The History and Paperwork
Exempt from road tax and MOT testing
One of just five “high-top” vehicles commissioned by the City of London Ambulance Service
Maintained by the Ambulance Service until 2003 when it left their fleet
Refurbished in 2016/17 to MOT standard (although not submitted for testing)
The 92,193 indicated miles appears correct although we’re unable to verify its accuracy
The vendor advises a service is carried out prior to resuming regular use as the Land Rover has spent some time stationary as part of the vendor’s collection
Owing to a change of circumstances, the vendor is reducing their Land Rover collection
A selection of period photographs showing the Land Rover in its original livery are present
Two previous keepers
The rear is now empty and therefore perfect for a camper conversion or could easily be fitted with seats if required
Originally white and in ambulance livery - now refinished in Land Rover Limestone
Recent new Avon tyres fitted to the OEM steel wheels
Period registration plates and badges exhibiting a pleasing patina
Slight rust staining to the original galvanising, although it is still eminently serviceable
Rugged and minimalist interior typical of a Series IIA
The ‘Deluxe’ vinyl seats all present well, with some light age-commensurate wear
Currently seats three
Retains its R.J. Searle build plates on each end of the seat box
2.25-litre four-cylinder petrol engine
Four-speed manual gearbox with selectable low range and four-wheel drive
The vendor advises a service is carried out before regular use
No known faults reported
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1966 Land Rover Series II A 109” Searle ‘High-Top” (one of five)
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