1960 RAF Series 2 - Rover Mk6 GP For Sale

£30,000 Offers invited

Price £30,000Offers invited
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Land Rover
Model Series 2
Year 1960
Mileage 21,000 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Dorset
Town Bournemouth
Telephone 07528 230042
Status Private
  31-Mar-2021
Ref C1142377
1960 ‘Rover MK 6’ RAF Land Rover Series 2

‘Rover MK 6’ GP - General Purpose specification supplied to the RAF in 1960 this land rover served for 6 years before being sold to the public and road registered in 1966.

The original specification and colour have been painstakingly restored with many hours spent reviving original and period parts in order to maintain the vehicles patina and character.

The specification as supplied by Land Rover included:

- RAF Airfield Grey Blue paintwork throughout.
- Period indicator system with lights positioned vertically rather than horizontally to allow RAF 6 digit registration plate to be fitted.

- 12 Volt Electrics
- Tropical vent screens fitted to the bulkhead
- Smiths Heater
- Twin Lucas Wiper Motors
- NATO rear tow socket (not fitted)
- Civilian front bumper and rear grab handles
- Grey Canvas Roof
- Rear Bench Seats

The series 2 which was manufactured between 1958 and 1961 was the shortest production run of the ‘barrel side’ series models. The 88” series 2 being made in similar numbers to the later series 1 models. Rare original features include correct tailgate and fixings, bakelite knobs to open the front vents, galvanised vent hinges, flat front valence panel, interior gearbox inspection hatch, original axles, steering arms and hubs with oil plugs,

Professionally refurbished and galvanised chassis and cavity wax treated bulkhead will ensure that another 60 years survival is guaranteed. Further original specification decals can be installed and would have included an RAF roundel high on the left wing, union flag the rear left flank and unit identification on the front and rear.

The combination of this land rovers year of manufacture and the special RAF ‘MK6 GP’ specification supplied direct from the Solihull factory make this a unique opportunity to obtain a rare and historic piece of British engineering.

Photos of restoration available on request.

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