1970 Land Rover Series IIA 109" Station Wagon


  • Enthusiast-owned with desirable Safari roof and deluxe seat option
  • Sympathetically maintained over 9 years of ownership
  • Tax and MOT exempt
  • Comes with a considerable list of spares

The Appeal

The Land Rover is still a common sight on British roads - and it's little wonder. These quintessentially British classics are rugged simplicity incarnate, ideal for all manner of applications. If you were to ask us to choose one, though, the Station Wagon variant would be far too tempting. Something about extended cabins offers so much stature to a vehicle. 

This particular 1970 Series 2 A 109 is exactly that - with a desirable safari roof and deluxe seat options setting it beyond your standard 4x4. No doubt about it, if you're after a highly usable Landie, this is one to get. 
This Land Rover has been sympathetically maintained over nearly a decade of ownership, presenting in strong mechanical condition with a charming patina. The original 2.6-litre engine has been upgraded to a more robust 2.5-litre petrol engine from an early Defender, paired with a Land Rover Series 3 gearbox.

Ultimately, this retro off-roader has plenty going for it - and we're no doubt there are plenty of enthusiasts ready and waiting to get behind the wheel.

History and Paperwork

  • 1970 Land Rover Series IIA 109 Inch Station Wagon
  • Tax and MOT exempt
  • Owner engineer serviced during the last ownership
  • The owner is selling due to needing an easier mode of transport
  • The vehicle has been a source of fun and enjoyment for nearly ten years
  • According to the Heritage Certificate:
    • Left the assembly line on 27th January 1970
    • Originally destined for Henleys Limited London in Marine Blue
    • Fitted with a 2.6-litre petrol engine and twelve seats
  • During its life and prior to current ownership:
    • The original 2.6-litre 6-cylinder engine was exchanged for an early Defender 17H 2.5 petrol engine and S3 gearbox
    • The bulkhead was replaced with that of a Series 3 due to availability
    • The body has been painted
  • In 9 years of ownership:
    • The vehicle has been sympathetically maintained
    • Presented in strong mechanical condition with a charming patina
  • The vehicle has been used as wedding transport and well photographed
  • Considerable list of spares included:
    • Full Salisbury rear axle
    • Brake drums and half shafts
    • Gearbox suitable for exchange
    • 4 wheels and tyres
    • Bonnet with wheel carrier
    • New windscreens yet to be fitted
    • Numerous other parts

The Condition

  • The vehicle looks great for its age and has benefitted from sympathetic maintenance
  • The chassis is reportedly solid, painted, and will stand any inspection
  • The vehicle had previously been hand-painted but has been cut back and polished, now having a good patina
  • Some areas of paint loss and blistering, largely in the usual spots (doors, arches)
  • Original steel chassis appears free from structural corrosion
  • The interior is very tidy with near-new front seats of the correct pattern fitted as part of an earlier restoration
  • Dashboard carries light signs of use but is highly original with legible instruments
  • No music player currently fitted
  • Door cards and floors are nicely presented
  • There are some marks and slight damage to the headlining
  • In total this car can seat 12!

The Mechanics

  • Defender 17H 2.5L 4-cylinder petrol engine
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears + Overdrive, taken from a S3 Land Rover
  • During ownership, the Land Rover has received:
    • A new full exhaust system
    • 4 shock absorbers
    • Rear springs
    • Hardy Spicer joints
    • 4 steps and a rear step
    • Cylinder head stripped, pressure tested, skimmed, rebuilt, and refitted
    • Replacement Webcon carburettor
    • All wheel brake cylinders and brake shoes replaced
    • New starter motor
  • The vendor reports that the gear change is easy, and both low and high ratios work as they should
  • We also understand that the Fairey overdrive works nicely
  • The gearbox reportedly slips out of second gear on overrun occasionally 
  • Some play is reported in the rear differential
  • Rugged leaf spring suspension and no power steering - the Land Rover still offers a very authentic experience
  • We understand the car to be driving very well, and by all accounts is ready and waiting to go

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Series 2a
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 17,829 Miles
  • Engine size 2500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Caerffili
  • Location Wales
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
41 bids
  • SH•••• £9,888 11/06/24
  • fi•••• £9,788 11/06/24
  • fi•••• £9,688 11/06/24
  • fi•••• £9,588 11/06/24
  • MF•••• £9,488 11/06/24
  • fi•••• £9,388 11/06/24
  • MF•••• £9,300 11/06/24
  • MF•••• £9,200 11/06/24
  • fi•••• £9,100 11/06/24
  • MF•••• £9,000 11/06/24
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