Here for sale is a very nice series 2A Lightweight on behalf of a customer in this the 50th anniversary of the Lightweight
The airportable land rover or "lightweight" as it became known was designed for transporting by helicopters and could also be carried two abreast in transport aircraft.
The Lightweight was heavier than a standard land rover but could be partly dismantled for transportation and retained standard running gear and components.
The series 2a lightweight's were built between 1968 and 1972 ..
The lightweight went on to become the standard shortwheel base vehicle for the British army as well as other armies around the world .
They were produced in 12 or 24 volt form and this one is the 12 volt GS model .This one has been upgraded to have an alternator instead of a dynamo .
( When we started the Jake Wright business all we mainly bought and sold were army lightweight's so we do have a lot of knowledge on these types of land rover )
This land rover has been brought in for us to sell by one of the customers who has done a great job of restoring it..
The attention to detail is just right in every respect and it even has all the correct pioneer tools on the tailgate
We do not see many series 2a lightweight's these days as a lot of them ended up as off roaders , etc , so to find one in this condition is rare . This one is a real gem !
Other original features are-
Push type pump for screen washers
Correct type of screen washer bottle
Metal wiper motor cover
Original type seat belts
Top window catches
Grey seat backs and bases attached to the under seat lids
Lashing hooks in the rear
Flat type smiths heater
LH and RH fuel tanks with change over tap
650-16 Goodyear extra grip tyres (with some small cracks)
Long type mirror arms on wings
Strap type spare wheel mtg
Now rare wiring connector block
Nato tow hook and trailer socket
Army lenses and headlamp surrounds
The bulkhead , top rail , doors and door tops are in as new condition and the chassis is also excellent with only some small surface rust
Ideal to use or to take to shows .Not to be missed !
For further info , etc ask for John Wright.
We can arrange Uk transport and we ship worldwide .