Series IIa Land Rover for Sale

Contact: Gary Wertheimer

Available February 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa


This is our beautiful Land Rover named Puff. We are currently in the middle of a 4 month round trip from South Africa to Kenya.
She is a 1971 Series IIa Land Rover, 4 cylinder petrol, 2250cc (Right hand drive, 109 Inch wheel base),
which was completely rebuilt in 1999 on a new galvanised chassis. Since then, she has done two trans-Africa trips.

One from South Africa to the UK in 1999-2000, and then back down again in 2004-2005.
The engine is a Series III model with a genuine reading of only 84000km on the clock. 
The vehicle comes with South African registration, valid until 30-09-2006. 


Puff in Tanzania

Fully kitted out, including: 

  •    Webber carburator

  •    Multifit alternator

  •    Additional dials


 Overland kit includes:

  •    Echo roof tent

  •    Awning

  •    Second battery

  •    Solar panel and battery management system

  •    Nikkai power Inverter (dc to ac, 1500 watt, 12 volt)

  •    Compressor

  •    ARB rear differential lock

  •    Long range tanks (2 x 55 litre, plus the 85l rear tank) and switch system

  •    Spotlights (2 front, one side and one rear)

  •    Jerry cans (x6)

  •    Fridge (Engel -40)

  •    Winch (model: Super Winch Husky 10)

  •    Mud/Sand mats

  •    Hi-Lift Jack and 6 ton hydraulic jack

  •    Capstan winch hubs

  •    Strong Box

  •    Water bottles (2 x 30l, 1 x 20l)

  •    Viper auto security system (model 600ESP) 

  •    Haynes Land Rover manual

  •    National Geographic: Africa Adventure Atlas

  •    2 hammocks

  •    2 x MS 'LGIM - S160' Integrated Amplifier and Speaker System

  •    Digital in/out thermo clock

   Advantages of a petrol engine:

  • parts are readily available

  • parts are significantly cheaper than that of diesel engine

  • engine is low compression

  • a petrol engine provides greater power at an 8:1 compression ratio

   Additional kit included:

  •       Optional extra: GPS (Garmin GPSmap76) and connections / brackets - includes serial 2 USB adapter cable, suction mount, PC  interface cable with cigarette lighter adapter and waypoints

  •       Brownchurch ceramic water filter, pump and shower unit

  •       Camping kit (folding chairs, table, gas bottle and cooking ring, pot, pan, cutlery, tupperware, coolbox, groundsheet, etc. sheet, covers, pillows etc.)

  •       Comprehensive first aid kit

  •       All tools (including spanners, tyre levers, electrical kit, wrenches, screw drivers, drill, etc., as well as an axe, saw, electrical connections for campsites, marine fuel filter, oil syringe, grease  gun, soldering iron, and more)      

  •       All spares (the list is long, an includes plenty of seals and electrical kit, as well as track bars, a gear lever, a head light, hand break shoes, break shoes, etc). The list is similar to that shown on the previous owners website found at, subject to parts that have been fitted. 

   Items repaired / replaced by previous owner

  •       Leaf spring all round

  •       Suspension all round

  •       Break drums all round (shoes were replaced in South Africa, September '05)

  •       Side lights and indicators 

  •       Rear small window

  •       Both batteries have been replaced within the last 5 months

  •       Gearbox and transfer box (new lay shaft, intermediate gear and all bearings / seals)

  •       Welding to chassis suspension bracket, rear step, spare wheel carrier

  •       Front hubs and seals

   Items repaired / replaced by current owner

  •       Full wheel alignment done at time of sale

  •       Water pump

  •       Electrical petrol pump installed in September '05

  •       Cylinder head replaced

  •       New cylinder head gasket installed

  •       Crankshaft seal replaced

  •       Oil filter replaced

  •       Petrol filters replaced

  •       New temperature gage 

  •       Carburetor reconditioned

  •       Contact breaker points replaced

  •       New spark plugs installed

  •       Radiator cleaned and flushed


Price: 3,900



Contact: Gary Wertheimer