1960 Land Rover SII Model 88

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  • VIN: 144901878
  • Condition: Clear Title
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Exterior Color: Yellow
  • Interior Color: Grey
  • Stock No:10908
  • Mileage: 0
  • Warranty: No Warranty

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Vehicle Overview

This 1960 Land Rover SII Model 88 is in Yellow with Grey.Originally ordered by a Nevada mining company in bright yellow paint, the vehicle was instead lent by Merle Brennan to the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympic Committee, who used it for ferrying staff and (most likely) contestants and visitors as needed during the Olympics. Part of the interior paint was in good enough condition to leave as-is!In ground-up (chassis-off) restoration since 1998, the vehicle has been slowly and carefully restored to as-new or better mechanical and cosmetic condition, with a few significant updates:- A new GM 181 CI motor (3 liter), producing nearly 150 BHP... about double the 70+ HP of the original motor.- A Weber dual throat 38 DGAS automatic electric choke carburettor, with custom manifolds.- The remaining running gear is the original gear, including gearbox, transfer case, and differentials. New, heavy-duty propeller shafts were manufactured for the vehicle by Great Basin Rovers in Utah.- New power-assisted hydraulics, operating the original (but new) drum brake system.- New parabolic leaf springs, featuring excellent compliance with uneven road surfaces, yet giving ride comfort more similar to coil spring suspension than the original stiff multi-leaf springs.- The original wiring has been completely replaced by a new LR harness, modified to account for the all-electronic FM ignition and to permit the fitting of an entirely new modern blade-type fuse system. Exterior lights are Defender-type.- Twin gas tanks have been fitted.- The road wheels are new, galvanized 16" steel rims, giving a higher top speed than the original 15" rims. Matching galvanized spare rim & tire.- The interior has been restored as much as possible to its original condition, using the best quality available reproduction grey "elephant-hide" vinyl, from a well known British upholstery firm.- A new leather/aluminium small diameter steering wheel, and a new, far more audible air horn.Fitted recently is the galvanized roof rack and two heavy duty aluminum sand ladders.The rear side glass features a small collection of original decals commemorating the previous owner's participation in the Camel Trophy Series for Land Rovers, a worldwide series of competitive endurance trials meant to showcase the durability of production Land Rovers, under the toughest imaginable conditions to be found anywhere.All inspections welcome. We ship worldwide. Contact us at 831.373.3131 day or evening.