A Land Rover Series IIA Is Still As Versatile As It Used to Be

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When it comes to off-roading, you’d be hard pressed to find anything that is more capable than the old four-wheel drive land rover. Nowadays, most 4x4s are equipped with a wide range of modern features and nifty pieces of technology to make off-roading easier.

When the land rover series iia was first introduced in 1948, it instantly set a new standard for commercial off-road vehicles. It was based on a steel box-section chassis and an aluminium body, and unlike most other vehicles of its time, it was designed to be robust enough to withstand the harsh off-road environment.

After ten years of production, the Series I was succeeded by the Series II. It added a 2.2 litre four-cylinder and a wider track, making it even more capable of tackling rough terrain. It also offered a diesel option for the first time and was available as an extended wheelbase or four-door model.

The Land Rover Series IIA: A Comprehensive Guide to the Iconic Off-Roader

The 1966 Land Rover Series IIA presented here has been restored by Everrati. It retains the original drum brake setup and leaf-sprung live axles front and rear, but replaces its four-speed manual transmission with a two-speed transfer case, in this case the robust LT230 unit used in Land Rovers from 1983 to 2004 rather than the 1960s original.

It also has a high- and low-range four-wheel-drive configuration, giving you the capability to drive up hill, down dale or through the most demanding of low emissions zones in classic style. It’s fitted with BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires and a spare tire is also onboard, ensuring you have the proper traction no matter the trail.