The Pick of the Day is one of the famously capable off-road trucks from Great Britain
A four-wheel-drive pickup truck is just the ticket for many adventurous drivers, most of whom look toward the domestic brands with torquey V8 engines and such additions as lift kits, tuned suspensions and oversized off-road tires. A Land Rover pickup may not often enter into consideration.
The Pick of the Day is a 1967 Land Rover Series 2A 109 pickup truck that could present a different path through the wilderness. A long-wheelbase Landy with a full-size bed, this truck is one of those British four-wheelers renowned around the globe for their ability to keep going long after the road ends.
This Land Rover has been totally restored, according to the private seller in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, advertising it on ClassicCars.com. Not only was it a frame-off restoration, the seller says, the truck also got an entirely new frame.
“All restorable parts and components were preserved, while the frame which had rotted through was replaced with a new Land Rover frame,” according to the ad. “Truck has had a full nut-and-bolt restoration.”
The seller includes a lengthy list of all the work that has gone into bringing this Land Rover back to new, including a complete brake overhaul, suspension replacement with progressive springs for a better ride, new wiring and lighting, new cooling system and heater core with blower, new exhaust system, new wheels and tires, new paint and cosmetic refurbishment, and more.
Power is provided by a 2.25-liter four-cylinder engine that’s acclaimed for its rugged reliability, and a four-speed manual transmission with manual controls for four-wheel drive and front locking hubs.
“Engine was replaced with Rover remanufactured engine in 2008. Runs beautifully,” the ad says. “All original galvanized parts were properly blasted, cleaned and hot re-galvanized. All body and window seals replaced with new. All other components and systems were taken down, cleaned, restored, refinished and re-installed.”
There are new custom bumpers front and rear, with a winch up front and hitch receiver out back.
“Truck has been stored inside since the conclusion of the restoration March 2018,” the seller adds. “All original service records along with a full component list and receipts (are) available to the new owner. Comprehensive photo-documentation of the restoration is also available to the new owner.”
The Landy certainly looks brand new in the photos with the ad, enough so that one might think twice about exposing it to the bumps and scratches of off-road adventure. But that would be a shame considering the awesome capabilities of this pickup.
This seems like a very special, properly restored Land Rover in a desirable pickup-truck configuration, so the asking price of $47,900 does not seem out of line. Steep, but so are the hills it could climb.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.