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Patrick Brooks

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Hello, I am a new member and  I was after some expertise please from established members .

I am looking to buy a Series 2 Land Rover but being mainly a Series 1 and Defender owner previously  I am no expert on the Series 2.

The vehicle I am looking to purchase is shown on  the link below and I wanted to seek advice mainly on the rear wings which appear to be cut away. I  also want to find out if it has the appropriate engine and I  can send some pictures separately.

https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/land+rover/series+2/aetv82656924


Many thanks in advance for any help and advice you can offer.



Thanks

Patrick
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Not trying to be negative sorry, but it's not right, all the photos are mainly for the front, and one bad pic of the inside, it looks like its been touched up just so the prestation looks better, how much are they asking for it do you know? like you say the back has been cut, dont see a reason for it, whats the chassis and bulkhead like?
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Thanks for the reply, negativity is welcome as I want to buy a reasonable example . This is for sale at just under 13K at the moment

I have been and viewed it and have some internal shots and of the engine bay if those might shed some further light on it.
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Has it been off the road for some time ? , as it has no MOT history, my car now MOT exempt, still has its history come up to view on the DVLA website.

Simon.
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Personally, I wouldnt buy from a dealer. He is not charging enough for it to be really good and give him a markup. The fact that it has absolutely no MOT history rings a few alarm bells. You would need to check chassis number (on the chassis) agrees with the V5.
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Not the best example for the money they are asking, things that don't add up

1. Later wiper motor fitted, should be one or two single window mounted drives.
2. The heater has been removed leaving just one rusty demister on the drivers side
3. The tilt frame is bent on the passengers side.
4. it looks like it's had later rear axle strap brackets fitted on the back, they should be flush if the date is correct - as the chassis been changed?
5. The lower rear corners have been removed and then pop riveted.

I'm sure if you look around there are more honest machines out there.

Good luck with your search - it's never easy.

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Thanks Simon, I dont know its history according to the sales description it was owned by an enthusiast and traded in against another Series LWB. 

Chassis and bulkhead appear okay , small hole in A pillar

Engine bay and interior shots attached 
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Thank you Gents for the additional expert opinions all your points are valuable and appreciated and I agree I need to keep looking by the sound of it.
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Hi Patrick,

Can`t help but be a little suspicious when the guy on video made no mention of the engine.

William Shakespeare once said "All that glitters is not gold".   
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Sorry, but what enthusiast puts a household plumbing fitting on their oil filler pipe?
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Very wise words . It doesn't actually glitter that much in the flesh either so even more worrying

The household plumbing fitting sounds like the jury are agreed !

Thank you everyone .
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Any dealer worth their salt would get the vehicle MoT'd - even though a Series 2 doesn't need it - get the certificate.

I/we all know the MoT test can be "fudged" but any decent dealer would have it properly tested - just makes it a little more "attractive" to potential buyers.

(And if it turns out to be a dangerous rust bucket you can report it to the MoT test station to the DVSA.)

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In the video the seller states that the paint has come off the driver's floor because of wear from feet, but it's missing paint in an odd area for placing one's feet.  To me it looks more like paint stripped by leaking brake fluid from the master cylinder.

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Thank you  yes the MOT would be the obvious benchmark to give me some reassurance
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Well detected David , I think you are right as this  happened to my Defender
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