1965 Land Rover Series 2A LWB Motor Caravan
Make: Land Rover
Model: Series 2A LWB Motor Caravan
Registration Number: LFX 376P
Chassis Number: 25211447B
Engine Number: 25218905G
MOT Test Expiry: 1 October 2016
This fascinating Land Rover started life as a Series 2A 109” Pick-Up Truck. Sometime later, a Series 3 engine was fitted, which runs smoothly and quietly. The previous owner purchased the vehicle in 1969, registered as KJB 321, and reimported it in 1974, hence the current Dorset registration LFX 376P. Whilst abroad in 1969 and the early Seventies, the Land Rover visited many countries (as listed on a plate attached to the right-hand front wing panel). The rear ‘Caravan’ body was constructed by hand in India and equipped with a Safari roof. In addition, another Safari roof was fitted to the cab. The vehicle was left in India for over a year on loan as an ambulance, and then driven back to England by its owner in 1974.
Having been in long term storage, LFX 376P passed to the current custodian, a Land Rover collector himself who instructed a sympathetic but extensive restoration that that has been carried out over the last eighteen months, resulting in a vehicle that is now ready for yet more adventures! The body was removed, the chassis checked, dismantled and repaired as appropriate, and the rear chassis cross-member renewed. The chassis was then specialist blasted and galvanised; a thorough treatment of etch primer, primer and black paint followed, as well as Waxoyl to the inner box sections. The chassis was then built-up with all new suspension bushes, shackle pins, fuel and brake lines. The engine and all running gear was checked and serviced and the battery replaced. The body was repaired where necessary and a workman like paint finish applied, which reflects the vehicle’s varied and exciting history. The Land Rover sits on four new Radial Ply tyres (and is equipped with a new ‘spare’). The seats have been renewed, as well as many sundry parts
The rugged Series 2A is supplied with a camping stove, various tent poles, canvases and other items, together with a history file that contains amongst others the 1974 H.M Customs and Excise document, the old V5 and V5C documents, the current V5C registration certificate, invoices and old MOT test certificates.