BHW 523A – 1963 Land Rover Series IIA – 2 owners from new – Nut and bolt restoration – The best available ?


Primary Vehicle Information

  • Exterior Color: Deep Bronze Green
  • Interior Color: Elephant Hide
  • Engine: 4 Cylinder
  • Fuel Type: Petrol


BHW 523A – 1963 Land Rover Series IIA

3 owners from new !

Where to start ?

This Land Rover has been the subject of a complete, ground up, nut and bolt restoration, with attention to detail being the watchword – No expense spared !

The result is, arguably the best Series IIA Land Rover available for sale . . . Anywhere.

As good, if not “better” than new !

It is difficult to describe the time, and effort that has gone into building this Land Rover – but below is a list of the major work carried out. Obviously this is not an exhaustive list, but it does give an insight into the detail and quality of the work . . .

  • Galvanised Chassis
  • Fully rebuilt engine – including unleaded head and new timing gear, +40 pistons, +10 big ends, +10 main bearings.
  • Original Solex Carburettor – fully stripped and rebuilt
  • Fully stripped and rebuilt gearbox – all new bearings and seals
  • New OEM Clutch kit
  • Fully stripped and rebuilt axles – all new bearings, seals and swivels
  • Fully reconditioned bulkhead
  • New grill panel
  • New doors and door tops
  • New Autosparks wiring loom
  • All new “old style” lamps (glass indicators and sidelights)
  • All new brakes, drums, shoes, springs, cylinders and pipes
  • New road springs, shock absorbers, bushes etc.
  • New stainless steel exhaust
  • New original style battery
  • All new door tops and bottoms
  • New (aluminium) outer wing panels
  • Correct type 5″ deep sills
  • Overhauled door hinges – with new pin kits
  • Re – galvanised cappings, windscreen, etc
  • Correct dome type rivets used where appropriate
  • 5 new 600 x 16 Avon Traction mileage tyres
  • Bonnet mounted spare (option to mount in rear tub also)
  • New Exmoor trim Khaki hood (sand available if preferred)
  • New “Elephant hide” seats – including rear bench seats
  • Reconditioned steering wheel
  • New Old Stock Tex Magnalite indicator switch
  • “Land Rover” logo mudflaps
  • Stormforce car cover (suitable for indoor or outdoor use)

The result is the very best example of this iconic vehicle – Easily identified by almost every adult on the planet, and once a common sight on every continent of the world.

This Land Rover is a pleasure to drive, and turns heads wherever it goes.

Finished in traditional Land Rover deep bronze green, and riding on a brand new set of Avon Traction Mileage tyres – this must surely be the epitome of a 1960’s Land Rover ??

If you are simply looking for the best – I suggest you look no further !