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1971 Deluxe Safari Station Wagon - Short Wheelbase

Make: Land Rover
Model: Deluxe Safari Station Wagon
Type: Convertible
Trim: Short Wheelbase
Year: 1971
Mileage: 48423
Color: Green
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Item location: Olympia, Washington, United States

1971 Land Rover Deluxe Safari Station Wagon Short Wheelbase Additional Info:

This very late IIa came to us in turn-key condition as a viable daily driver. Rather than just 'turn it around' I saw its great potential. It had a bad rear main seal but rather than change the seal we fitted a fully-rebuilt engine. We also stripped the body to bare metal and did a complete respray inside and out and with a change from Pastel to Bronze green. We added a tropical roof and a set of rear jump seats and over the next 6 years brought it to what is arguably better than showroom condition.

In 3 shows, the worst recognition it received was first place.On a field of brilliant Aston Martins, Jaguars, Bentleys, Austin Healeys, Rolls Royces and Cobras this superlative machine took Best Debuting Restoration of the Day.In another event it was evaluated by a Chief Class Judge from the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and in approximately 3 minutes it was judged Best in Class.

Some might claim it's over restored. We certainly did not attempt this. In 48 years of restoring Rovers this probably qualifies as our pinnacle 88 Safari Wagon. Not only is it a head-turner but it also runs and drives impeccably.

Comes complete with a new-vehicle warranty, a complete, restored original factory tool kit and a full set of correct Factory Parts, Workshop and Owner's manuals.

Below is a list of the restoration work performed on this Land Rover:

  • Rebuilt transmission in 2006
  • FAIREY overdrive fitted
  • New door locks
  • Rebuilt clutch hydraulics
  • Rebuilt starter motor and solenoid
  • Four-pipe tubular header & free-flow exhaust system
  • WEBER 2-barrel carburetter
  • Three-point safety harnesses
  • All new door locks & latches with all keys
  • Recent steering tie rod ends
  • Recently re-sealed steering box
  • Upgraded heater
  • Rebuilt oil pump
  • Engine upgraded for unleaded fuel
  • Recently rebuilt cylinder head
  • Spin-on oil filter conversion kit
  • New clutch and rear main crankshaft seal
  • Four brake drums replaced recently
  • Recently new brake master cylinder
  • Recently new brake servo
  • Recently new brake shoes all around [including hand brake]
  • Recently new brake flex hoses
  • Recently new swivel ball gaiters
  • Recently new rear axles [half shafts]
  • Recently new OLD MAN EMU gas pressurized shocks all around
  • Recent new three-point safety harnesses
  • Recently new wiper arms & blades, all rubber gaiters, wiper wheel box, voltage stabilizer, 80-amp alternator, brake light switch, fuse box, distributor, speedometer cable, speedometer