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Land Rover Series I, II & IIA

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Series 123

Land Rover Series I, II & IIA

By Maurice Thurman
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V5014 • 19.5x13.9cm • 64 pages • 106 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845850-14-2 • UPC: 6-36847-05014-6

ISBN: 978-1-845850-14-2

£ 12.99 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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• Like having a real marque expert at your side – benefit from the author’s years of real ownership experience
• Full coverage of all Land Rover Series I, II & IIA models
• Where and how to buy a Series I or II Land Rover
• Advice on choosing the right model and condition
• Comprehensive inspection and scoring guide
• In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses
• Discussion of desirable upgrades as well as modifications to avoid
• Market and value data, predicts which models will become collectable
• Details of club backup and support organisations
• How to spot a bad vehicle quickly


Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Land Rover ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!


The Series Land Rover was conceived as a utility vehicle for farmers; one that could be repaired and maintained with the minimum of specialist tools. The early models rapidly built up a worldwide reputation for rugged cross country capability that led to them not only to great success in the agricultural industry, but also to being adopted by police forces in at least 37 countries as well as emergency services in the UK and abroad.
The book describes the step by step development of the marque, so you are aware of each model’s individual strengths and weaknesses. Choose your preferred model, then be professionally guided through important aspects of the retail market, with clear instructions on where and how to check for specific potential problems before you buy. Evaluate and score your potential purchase against an exhaustive checklist, learn how to test-drive it with confidence, and be forewarned about running and maintenance costs.
The book also details the Land Rover community from clubs to specialists.
With over 100 colour photographs carefully integrated into the concise and informative text, this really is like having a marque expert beside you when viewing a potential purchase.

Independent Reviews

Reviews for the previous editions:

'Marque expert Thurman crams an awful lot of top-notch buying advice into this pocket-size softback, which is illustrated with dozens of small but well-reproduced colour pies. It covers the most 'classic' of the Series Land Rovers: the ones before the plastic-grilled Series III.'

'Detailed advice and technical data have been included throughout this book to help you in your choice of Land Rover… A must for Land Rover fans...'
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The complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the pre-1972 Land Rover of your dreams.

Packed with good advice – from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation – this book shows you exactly what to look for when examining a potential pre-1972 Land Rover purchase.

100 photos of key areas to check and foibles to be aware of.


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