1965 Land Rover Series 2 2.25 petrol
It will be handed down through generations!
Alternator (fitted at factory) needs refurbishing. Fuel line blockages due to crud in secondary tank. Worn Universal Joint in left swivel housing.
No other issues really.
Ex-Australian Army Series IIA Ambulance.
Bought in 2008 with 26355 original miles as a restoration project, but it is too good in original condition to bother redoing. Starts first go every time, or first crank if using the handle. (!)
High marks for performance and comfort are relative considering what it is.
Very simple vehicles to won and work on, and parts are dirt cheap and widely available.
They have their quirks - they leak more oil than the Exxon Valdez and the electrics are... well rubbish. The windscreen smearers are exactly that and nothing more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2008