Thursday, August 23, 2018

Secret Car Clubber: 1965 Land Rover Series II

This next car comes as a seller submission from Chris of the Secret Car Club...which isn't so secret anymore because it is being listed on Daily Turismo which has a reach of about 4 people who might be able to afford a car that is a smidge above our self imposed $20k cap...and when I say a smidge, I mean $8,000 or about the cost of a dozen Citroen Xantias...anyway, judge for yourself...and I will duck as the rocks get thrown.  But I like this thing.  Find this 1965 Land Rover Series II offered for $28,000 in San Marcos, CA via autotrader and something called Brojure.

From the seller:
 1965 Land Rover Series IIA 88"

After a three year restoration this Series Land Rover is up for sale! New motor (only the block, crank, pistons and rods were used from a core), all new hydraulics, new brakes, new brake drums (4), all new wheels (4), all new tires (5), new wiring harness, new left swivel, all new light fixtures (all turn signals, brake lights and license plate light), new parking brake and hardware, all new engine, transmission and transfer case mounts, new hoop set, new canvas top, new seats, door panels, fuel tank, sending unit, filler and fuel lines and currently registered here in California. Overdrive is installed everything has been done with the exception of a new paint job, I wanted to have the original patina and make it a drive-able truck without having to worry about someone swinging a car door into you at the supermarket. Ready for a new home, someone will be getting a very solid and nice Land Rover! I have all reciepts from the restoration for review. 

Reduced To US $28,000 o.b.o (reduced $15,000)

See a better way to drive something with a short wheelbase?


  1. Yes for the price of one 1985 Grand National plus one bookmobile plus one Xr4ti plus one 850 plus one 164 plus one Volaro, I think I know where my money's going.
    I try to read DT daily just so I know where the real value's at. Keep posting those deals guys. Novelty cars like this don't do it for me.

  2. I have seen these in better condition for less money. I prefer the diesel engine model.

  3. Just saw a '61 long wheelbase, similar condition, rebuilt engine and tranny, go for 15K.

  4. Always interesting to see wetness below the brake pedal.
    Price lowered by $15k to $28k, lower it another $15k and they might be getting close.
    Also have been puzzled by the interest and price premium paid for basically the brit version of a Jeep. Just buy a Jeep, it'll do most things better and huge aftermarket for support.

  5. I have noticed many aging men like myself driving around in rugged vehicles trying to deny that they are not a free young man anymore. Grow a beard, wear redwing boots, buy a hatchet and a fishing pole, put on a flannel and go to the coffee shop. It is a "look" around where I live and the vehicles never leave the pavement.
    It is probably what drives the prices up on these. It's a fun fantasy to play. meanwhile the family minivan has a molding cheerios jammed in every interior crack and sippy cups spilling sticky juice everywhere.

    off topic - but a funny review of the Chrysler Pacifica

  6. Sofari don't get itAugust 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM

    I keep thinking about people living 1/2 way between Nairobi and Mombasa and how they might regard the asking price for this. Surely it would inspire them to ferret out local 'garage finds' that they could put on containers and ship to Hipsterville for big cash. Makes those Emails from the Nigerian princes look old-school! ;)
    That aside..I just don't get the attraction to these old beasts. They absolutely beat you to death on a rough road and are useless on the highway.
    Can you imagine the amount of pipe smoking that would be going on if this was offered on BAT?!

  7. What a Joke made me laugh for a second.

  8. Just LOL at the price.

  9. Can we get a timeline of DailyT's self imposed price limit? I could swear the last time it came up it was 6 thousand. A 20K limit on absurd oddball albeit fun cars like DT posts is filthy rich guy territory in my book...


Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.