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My son is toying with buying a 1959 Series 2 Land Rover that is for sale up the road from us for £4000.

I know nothing about Land Rovers, except this seems to be very cheap for a S2 even though it's a pickup. 

It wouldn't be for daily use, just to tinker with and drive at weekends. Worth a punt or psychiatric help required? 

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If it's worth the asking price then i would buy if its what I wanted as they seem to only go up in value..

But I would not want to travel far in one..

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just check your usuall hotspots, chassis, bulkhead, door bottoms for the gingavitis, also check it runs decent, is it petrol or diesel?  better for a tdi conversion. 

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Always check power steering fluid on series twos 👍 🤣 

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23 minutes ago, Lenmcharristar said:

just check your usuall hotspots, chassis, bulkhead, door bottoms for the gingavitis, also check it runs decent, is it petrol or diesel?  better for a tdi conversion. 

It's a diesel.

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10 hours ago, walshie said:

It's a diesel.

the 2.25 diesels are pretty bomb proof if they been looked after, but they do lack power, if its in good nick tell him to offer silly money and create a frankenrover the 200 tdi engine were in my opinion the best then swap out the axels and put disco axels in and a lift kit and mud tyres then he has an amazingly capable truck, i like them but they were predesigned for thalidamide peoples to drive, and at that age should be tax exempt and classic insurence 

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On 31 August 2018 at 23:11, walshie said:

It's a diesel.

It will wear your son out before he wears it out, if it ain't got a pool of oil  under it the sump is dry, it won't go anywere fast but it will go anywere and if you need bits for it everything is available through 3 outlets, paddocks, craddocks  or  bearmach and in good nick a series can be hitting around £20,000, the series 2A has the best gearbox of all the series and check it does,nt jump out of gear on over run as many do mine included it's not terminal but annoying,

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1 hour ago, Elchapo said:

There like women ,

constantly hav to chuck money at them to keep them happy ,

And are cold and make horrible noises.

Cheers, D.

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First thing to ask is does your lad have a tool kit and does he know how to use one?,he'll be needing one and know how to use one with a old landy..

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3 hours ago, Greyman said:

It will wear your son out before he wears it out, if it ain't got a pool of oil  under it the sump is dry, it won't go anywere fast but it will go anywere and if you need bits for it everything is available through 3 outlets, paddocks, craddocks  or  bearmach and in good nick a series can be hitting around £20,000, the series 2A has the best gearbox of all the series and check it does,nt jump out of gear on over run as many do mine included it's not terminal but annoying,

I thought if it didn't have a pool of oil under it, it isnt a landrover!? 😆 

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2 hours ago, dytkos said:

And are cold and make horrible noises.

Cheers, D.

And a tight fit, or is that just me 😆

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