1959 Land Rover Series II


This 1959 Land Rover Series II came from Virginia. Although it looks rough in the pictures, it surprisingly had little rust. We gave it a complete restoration with some upgrades like dual master cylinder power brakes and an alternator conversion. It was repainted in poppy red.

The Land Rover as it arrived.

The Land Rover as it arrived.

The tear down begins.

The tear down begins.

The vehicle is stripped down to the bare frame. The frame was in good usable condition.

The vehicle is stripped down to the bare frame. The frame was in good usable condition.

The frame was sand blasted and painted in chassis black. The axles were rebuilt and the suspension was replaced.

The frame was sand blasted and painted in chassis black. The axles were rebuilt and the suspension was replaced.

The brake system was completely rebuilt.

The brake system was completely rebuilt.

The engine was completely rebuilt. The head was rebuilt with hardened valve seats so it could run on unleaded gas. The generator was replaced with an alternator.

The engine was completely rebuilt. The head was rebuilt with hardened valve seats so it could run on unleaded gas. The generator was replaced with an alternator.

The completed rolling chassis.

The completed rolling chassis.

Every part of the 1959 Land Rover was disassembled and painted.

Every part of the 1959 Land Rover was disassembled and painted.

The bulkhead was sandblasted, all rust repaired and repainted in poppy red.

The bulkhead was sandblasted, all rust repaired and repainted in poppy red.

The hood was repainted poppy red and the hood frame galvanized.

The hood was repainted poppy red and the hood frame galvanized.

The galvanized cappings are riveted to the freshly repainted body.

The galvanized cappings are riveted to the freshly repainted body.

A seatbelt bar is installed so that Defender style shoulder harnesses could be added.

A seatbelt bar is installed so that Defender style shoulder harnesses could be added.

The windshield frame and soft top are installed.

The windshield frame and soft top are installed.

The galvanized under seat box is riveted to the seat box.

The galvanized under seat box is riveted to the seat box.

A close up of the galvanized details.

A close up of the galvanized details.

All exterior bolts are galvanized.

All exterior bolts are galvanized.

The restored dashboard.

The restored dashboard.

The completed engine bay.

The completed engine bay.

The 1959 Land Rover Series II is now complete.

The 1959 Land Rover Series II is now complete.

A close up of the lug nuts and drive flange.

A close up of the lug nuts and drive flange.

A close up of the hood rivets.

A close up of the hood rivets.

Correct original style tail lights.

Correct original style tail lights.

Restored Land Rover badge.

Restored Land Rover badge.

1959 Land Rover Series II

 

1959 Land Rover Series II

 

1959 Land Rover Series II

 

1959 Land Rover Series II

 

The door latches were upgraded to Series III door latches.

The door latches were upgraded to Series III door latches.

1959 Land Rover Series II

 

1959 Land Rover Series II

 

Late Series IIa seats installed.

Late Series IIa seats installed.

New windshield glass installed.

New windshield glass installed.

New canvas top installed.

New canvas top installed.

1959 Land Rover Series II

 

1959 Land Rover Series II

 

Correct glass parking lot and turn signal lenses.

Correct glass parking lot and turn signal lenses.