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Lot 075: Land Rover Series 2 109 County Station Wagon

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

The successor to the successful Series One Land Rover was the Series Two, which remained in production from 1958 to 1961. It came in 88-inch and 109-inch wheelbases (normally referred to as the 'SWB' and 'LWB'). This was the first Land Rover to adopt a relatively modern shape, and used the well-known 2.25 litre petrol engine, although early SWB models retained the 2.0 litre petrol engine from the Series I for the first 1,500 or so vehicles. This larger petrol engine produced 72bhp and was closely related to the 2.0 litre diesel unit still in use. This engine became the standard Land Rover unit until the mid-1980s when diesel engines became more popular.

The Series 2A replaced the S2 in 1961 and remained in production for 10 years. There were some minor cosmetic changes, but the most significant change was under the bonnet in the guise of the new 2.25-litre diesel engine. Body configurations ranged from SWB soft top to the top of the line five-door Station Wagon. From February 1969 the headlamps moved into the wings on all models, and the sill panels were redesigned to be shallower a few months afterwards.

First registered in November 1963, this desirable 109 County Station Wagon has the 2.25-litre petrol engine and has had just two owners from new. The first was Yorkshire County Council and the vehicle then went to the United Nations and saw service with the Department of Humanitarian Affairs.

The vendor states that the vehicle is in very good condition for its age and you would be hard pressed to find a better, more original example, he also states that the indicated mileage is genuine. Due to have a fresh MOT before the sale, the icing on the cake is a nice ELM number plate which would be ideally suited to a forestry worker or tree surgeon.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number075
Estimate£5500-£6500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£6800
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1963
Condition rating0
Registration number193 ELM
Mileage-
Chassis number26100658B
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)2250
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors