1960s / British / Driven daily / Land Rover

Driven daily: Land Rover Series II 109″

When it comes to off-roaders, I’ve gotten used to seeing worn-out Toyota Land Cruisers and Chevrolet K5 Blazers still putting around in the United States. Land Rover’s Series models are few and far between, and the remaining all-original examples are increasingly getting treated to a full restoration as their value steadily creeps up. I found the exception to the rule on the streets of Portland, Maine, last week.

Wearing countless battle scars, this long-wheelbase (109″ in Land Rover-speak) Series II stuck out like a sore thumb in a parking lot full of late-model crossovers and SUVs. That’s certainly not a bad thing: it’s by far the most interesting car I saw during my short trip to the largest city in Maine. While I didn’t manage to track down the owner to find out about its history, I’d wager it was originally sold new in the United States.

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One thought on “Driven daily: Land Rover Series II 109″

  1. Shame it looks like it has been converted into a boingy ­čśŽ We use our 109″ daily and it is still in near stock factory form and still with leafs! Not many Series around here in the UK so I can imagine they must be a very rare sight in the States.

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