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**SOLD - LOT 314 FEB AUCTION** 1961 Land Rover S2


Friday 5th & Saturday 6th February 2021

  • 05-02-2021
  • Memorabilia Start Time: 00:00
  • Vehicles Start Time: 18:00

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1961 Land Rover S2

The vendor has kindly supplied the following information:

Believed to have been ex-RAF/MOD due to MOD headlamps, bonnet hooks and MOD grill. Original roof was yellow under all the layers and had had twin underseat tanks with changeover valve. This yellow roof with was so they could be spotted from the air more easily on airfields and fits with in service info/pictures. This drove the choice of colour as a nod to it's history.

  • Built using new 'Richards' Galvanised Chassis and Ashtree Galvanised bulkhead. Chassis has lowered S3 spec gearbox x-mem, battery tray delete and x-mem behind trans box resited 100mm back to allow for increased transmission length.
  • All galvanised pieces re-galved along with restored and galvanised Front panel.
  • Stainless fixings used where possible.
  • Restored rear tub - new floor, supports (galved) and rear panels.
  • Brand new S2 doors modified to suit S3 antiburst door mechs with 'Rocky Mountain' alloy door tops.
  • Heavy duty galved hood frame inc seatbelt mounts.
  • 'Exmoor trim' Hood
  • Original axles rebuilt and fitted with 3.54:1 Diffs on Parabolic Springs
  • 'Ashcroft Transmissions' Rebuilt Defender LT77 5 Speed gearbox fitted to refreshed Series transfer box using Ashcroft adapter.
  • Custom propshafts done at GKN.
  • 'Heystee' power steering
  • Factory recon-ed 200tdi discovery engine with 'Steve Parker' Exhaust, custom intercooler and correct Tdi spec radiator.
  • Custom 'Autosparks' loom with modern features, relays and fuses. Heated front windscreen, CD radio and aux lighting. Custom dash, gauges and switchgear.
  • Full repaint in 2k paint after dry build.
  • Battery relocated to under pass seat.
  • Defender seat box and tunnel married to Series Bulkhead.
  • Defender front seats retrimmed - Exmoor forward facing and folding rear seats c/w 3point belts.
  • New 7.50 tyres on defender steels.
  • Dual circuit series 3 Servo m/cyl with PWDA valve and 109 11" twin leading shoe front brakes. Std 10" on rear.

 Points of note:-

 - Tin of paint in back is the VW Kapriblau we chose in 2K.
 - Key to wiring in centre cubby box.
 - Skytag tracker fitted


  • Lot Number: 314
  • Year: 1961
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: S2
  • Registration: BHN 716B
  • Current Milometer Reading: 98,793
  • MOT Expiry Date: 09-12-2021
  • Estimate: £14,500 - £16,500