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1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB

Sale price: $16,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 13.06.2014

Seller's notes: "Vehicle has normal wear and tear for its age and style. Most major systems/components were replaced in 2010 as part of Defender build-out project as detailed below. Mileage listed is based on 1992 Range Rover used for the project. Most capable Rover I have ever seen - 100" wheelbase, 2+" lift, 24" of clearance from sills, lightweight, V8 Power, Power Steering/Brakes, Fuel tank relocated from underside of vehicle. Needs high-beam switch and a good paint job (if you are looking for a showroom finish). Nothing else."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Land Rover
Model: Other
Year: 1963
Type: SUV
Color: White
Mileage: 127,000
Engine: V8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 2A-Defender Hybrid
Interior Color: White/Green/Black Trim
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB for sale

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1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB Photo
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB
  • 1963 Land Rover 2A Defender Hybrid Softtop -LHD, V8, Auto, Coil Chassis, PS/PB

Left-hand drive 1963 Series 2A soft-top rebuilt on 1992 Range Rover platform with coil sprung chassis. 3. 9L V8 engine. ZF automatic transmission. power steering. disc brakes. heat and more.    Most capable Rover you will ever find! Never belonged to a duke or duchess. didn't transport injured soldiers to safety in the Falklands. never been to the moon and wasn't a "rare barn find. "  The only story here is that this Rover is a beast!  I'll let you finish the story to go along with this vehicle.    I will say this it the way that Land Rover should have built the Defender - 100" wheelbase. 2+" of lift. 32" mud tires on NATO wheels. 24" of clearance. winch bumper. extended cab and no other bells/whistles. This Land Rover is capable of anything.   Great to drive - vintage looks with modern capabilities.   Pick her up today and hit the trail tomorrow. If you are considering other Rovers. my personal comments from my own experience are that unless you deliver mail. right-hand drive gets old;  Rover hardtops are hotter and noisier than $h!t - not to mention they weigh a ton; 45MPH top speed gets f. r. u. s. t. r. a. t. i. n. g; 4-cylinder engines are about 4-cylinders underpowered. and illegal imports get confiscated upon entry.  

This is an original left-hand drive Series 2A that I have owned and had registered in New York since 1997 years. In 2010 it was rebuilt from the frame up. on my 1992 Range Rover County 100" coil sprung chassis. utilizing the factory Land Rover V8 motor. drive train. axles  and diffs.    (I was the second owner of the Range Rover "donor platform" and have owned it since 1999. ) The Range Rover was equipped with OME HD springs. Bilstein shocks and shock lowering mounts (awesome articulation). During the rebuild project. nearly everything was replaced. serviced. rebuilt or repaired.  The project started with a brand new Defender bulkhead. I also had a full professional rebuild on the automatic transmission less than 3K miles ago.   There are approximately 127K miles on the chassis/drivetrain. As an FYI. the 2A had 69K on the clock (more likely 169K) when the speedo was replaced with the Defender gauge.

All of the following Land Rover parts were serviced or replaced during the project less than 3K miles ago:

·      Land Rover chassis cleaned and coated with POR
·     
ZF4HP22 Auto Transmission – Full Professional Rebuild (2010. less than 3K miles on it) mated to Borg-Warner Transfer case
·     
New Front/Rear Wheel bearings/seals
·     
New Front/Rear drive-shaft greasable u-joints
·     
New Front/Rear brakes. including calipers. pads. rotors including Parking Brake shoes
·     
New Performance Stainless Steel Brake Hose Kit for 2+” Raised Suspension
·     
Radiator professionally re-cored
·     
New Starter Motor
·      New Alternator
·     
New Steering Rods/Ends
·     
New Steering Stabilizer
·     
New Die Hard Battery

Genuine Defender Parts utilized:
New Defender Bulkhead (Part #AHA710450)New soft-top Hoop setNew Exmoor Trim Full Canvas Top with side windows – khaki greenAlso includes new style Soft-top Header bar with Black Bimini and Surrey Tops includedDefender Bonnet with optional spare tire mountWindscreenRadiator SupportGrilleSliding Door-TopsHeadlamp surrounds/supportsGas and Brake Pedal AssembliesBrake master cylinder and Servo Unit Steering ShaftSide MirrorsWiper Motor. Assemblies. Arms and BladesHeater AssemblyAir intake housingRHD Dash Assembly. including aluminum cowl. gauges and lights/wiper switches (High Beam setting does not work - needs replacement part#:XPB101290)(5) 16” tubeless NATO Black Steel Rims with Super Swamper TRXXUS 265/75/16 tires
Other included parts/accessories:
New Jazz 22 Gallon Fuel Cell w/sender. mounting to tub
New Mallory 4060FI Electric Fuel Pump 2 New Cloth Reclining Bucket seats in Gray (with seat covers)Custom Heavy Duty Rear Bumper with integrated 2” trailer hitch receiverSteel rock sliders integrated into frame – 24” of clearance from the slidersAll new Aluminum Floor Panels and Tunnel CoverRoll-cage  (removable if needed)Locking Tuffy Console with Radio Housing and cup holdersPioneer Stereo with SpeakersLED light kit for rearWinch Plate
Diamond Plate sill trim (removable if desired)
Bumper Mounted Fog Lights – just installed - need to be wired Note: If you are looking for a showroom paint job (I obviously wasn't). you will have to take care of that yourself. As good as the pictures look. up close the paint is rough.   It was sprayed white to match the Defender bonnet. windscreen and radiator support. nbsp; and the tub interior is still Series Pastel Green.

Terms & Conditions - Note. this was a rebuild project – not a restoration. It is far from perfect. It has dents. dings. imperfections and wear and tear representative of a vehicle of this era. It also has custom and non-genuine elements incorporated over the years. so purists be warned. Of course. it will always need care and attention.   Classic Rovers were truly over-engineered and will last forever. but will still require on-going care. maintenance and repair. If you are unsure of your ability to keep up with needs of a unique. older vehicle. you should probably look at other options. I want to pass this on to someone who knows what they are getting into and will appreciate the uniqueness of old Rovers.

Payment -Winning bidder must send $500 down payment via PayPal within 24 hours of the end of the auction. Deposit for Buy It Now is due immediately. Full remaining amount via cash or certified bank check is due within 7 days of Auction completion.  Please secure any loan/financing in advance.

If you are not sure about something. Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. The vehicle is also listed locally. so I reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.

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