UDF 893H – 1970 Land Rover Series IIA – Nut & Bolt rebuild
1970 – The year the Ten Shilling note ceased to be legal tender, the first Boing 747 “Jumbo” jet landed at Heathrow, and Tyranasaurus Rex were the headline group at the first Glastonbury festival (attended by 1500 people !) – and Land Rover “UDF 893H” rolled off the production line at Solihull.
A lifetime ago indeed.
Having endured a lifetime of use, “UDF” has now been restored to as good (if not better) condition than that day in May 1970.
Finished in traditional Land Rover Deep Bronze Green, and boasting an Exmoor Trim Khaki tilt.
Meticulously rebuilt including the following work:
- Galvanized Chassis
- Galvanized bulkhead
- Engine stripped and rebuilt – including unleaded head
- New clutch
- Fully rebuilt axles
- All new brakes
- Rocky mountain parabolic springs
- New autosparks wiring loom
- All new lights
- New stainless steel exhaust
- New optima battery
- 5 x new 235 Continental radial tyres
- retractable seat belts
- military type seat belt bracket
- Correct dome rivets used where necessary
- New doors
- New rocky mountain door tops
The result is this head turning show stopper.
Whilst original features are present;
- Correct Smiths square heater
- Hydura matting in cab
- Correct indicator stalk
- galvanized capings
- “Maltese Cross” metal grill
- Correct period chrome wipers and arms.
the upgrades such as the parabolic springs, and radial tyres make this particular Land Rover an absolute pleasure to drive.
The engine is crisp & responsive, the steering is positive & light and the gearbox selects gears effortlessly. The note from the stainless steel exhaust instantly transports you back to the 1970s.
Surely one of the best available anywhere.
Add to that the benefit of classic insurance and free road tax, and you have the perfect classic Land Rover.