1975 Land Rover® 101 Forward Control RESERVED For Sale
For sale, through JOHN BROWN 4X4 LTDLand Rover® 101 Forward Control in Drab Olive (1975).
Diesel 2495cc. MOT exempt. Tax exempt. Recent Canvas. Recent Tyres. Five Speed Gearbox.
Here we have for sale a 12v, RHD 101 Forward Control Soft-top in Drab Olive. This 101 has been converted to the popular 200TDI engine with five speed box, giving similar power to the original V8 unit with far superior economy and reliability.
Externally, the vehicle survives in goops condition and has many of the desirable features one would expect to see on a good 101 - the pioneer tools to the front, vintage plates, bridging plate, recent canvas, the new set of tyres and rear mudflaps. The bodywork is straight and well presented.
The interior is also fairly standard - the front cabin is of typical 101 type, with a pair of standard-type front seats, but again is well presented and tidy. The rear is unfitted barring a load mat to the floor, but could easily house bench seats for £295 to make this a seven seater vehicle. The rear tailgate is side opening for easy loading of items and passengers.
Out on the road, is where this vehicle really shines - the super torquey 200tdi is a hoot....it can be really pushed through the gears and once in 5th (great addition to the setup as usually these are screaming in 4th) the vehicle just wants to keep going. It really is a powerful truck that could be loaded up and still pull really well. The longer gearing and increased power make it ideal for longer distances as it can easily keep up with modern traffic. Factor in that it's a diesel too and you stand to get double the fuel economy you might expect from the V8. In short , this 5 speed box/200tdi set up with turbo really is a peach.The brakes are sharp too, and it steers where you point it nicely.
In summary, if you are looking for a 12v RHD, soft top 101 which looks as good as a V8 but drives with similar power and far superior economy then this is certainly worth a look. With classic insurance and MOT and tax exemption, this should prove cheap to run in the longer term.
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