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Hunky Gibbon01



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Zermatt Silver
Looking for S2 or S2a which version.

Hi all. I'm looking to buy a S2 or S2a preferable with the lights in middle but not really bothered which type.
Is a budget of 7k ok enough to get decent example.
Thanks HK1

Post #717055 10th Jul 2018 5:33pm
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JeremyJ



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United Kingdom 1990 Defender 110 V8 Petrol CSW Eastnor Green

Yes! Lots of choice out there, but prices are creeping up.

Work out what’s important to you, - original/ restored/ etc etc.

I prefer late ‘60s 2a’s personally - headlights in grill but single wiper motor, negative earth electrics being my favourite but it’s a personal thing.

Post #717067 10th Jul 2018 7:04pm
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Rashers



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Corris Grey

I had a 1965 2A 25 years ago. My 2A had individual wiper motors and I also love the look of the lights in the grille.

Never complain about a Defender heater unless you have been in a three lane traffic jam when the Smith's heater matrix gave out filling the cab with antifreeze. It was like Top of the Pops from the 70's Laughing

Probably the only car I have ever owned which made me smile more than my Defender.

I hope you find what you are looking for. I don't think it makes any difference whether it is a 2 or a 2A as long as it's not a basket case.

As JeremyJ says, prices are on the rise.

Post #717073 10th Jul 2018 7:42pm
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Hunky Gibbon01



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Zermatt Silver

Thanks guys

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Ihod



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Aintree Green

This was mine.....it’s on the ‘sold’ list below but they are beautiful things; I think possibly the best looking Land Rover....sad again to think it’s gone despite the 9 hour drive to get it back from Wrexham when I bought it.





You have to love it to live with it (it wasn’t something you could jump into everyday and expect it all to work).....individual wiper motors but it did have a Smiths heater (that worked in a way), Fairey overdrive (that made main roads more tolerable), hand throttle (early cruise control?!) headlights in the grille and some of the early features carried over from the SII that disappeared later (its was a 1962 model).

2 1/4 diesel but I think the petrol was probably a sweeter engine and again, a little easier to live with.

Good luck in the search; if I had garage space and the ££, I’d have one again in a moment (but would have to keep the Defender as the daily.....). Ian

MY2015 110 XS SW
MY2008 110 County USW - Sold
MY1962 Series IIa Truck Cab - Sold
MY1994 300Tdi 90 Hardtop - Sold
MY2001 TD5 90 Truck Cab - Sold

Post #717083 10th Jul 2018 8:11pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

^^^ That's the dash (or lack of) that I like/want. What year did they stop this version? James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557

Post #717088 10th Jul 2018 8:33pm
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Ihod



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Aintree Green

Honestly can’t say....mine was a ‘62 and I’ve seen the same on a ‘66 and a ‘67 not sure what the changeover year was.... Ian

MY2015 110 XS SW
MY2008 110 County USW - Sold
MY1962 Series IIa Truck Cab - Sold
MY1994 300Tdi 90 Hardtop - Sold
MY2001 TD5 90 Truck Cab - Sold

Post #717093 10th Jul 2018 8:48pm
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Ramsay



Member Since: 30 Sep 2015
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United Kingdom 1995 Defender 110 300 Tdi CSW Auto Keswick Green

Swaps over in 67. Mine was later one with single wiper motor for both wipers and flat smiths heater. The central instruments stay the same up to 71 or later if you go for a military 1/2 ton.
I had to replace the chassis on mine in 1990. Formative years on a farm had killed it. The chassis seem better than the Series III so you might find ones on original one. 1995 Defender 110 CSW
1971 SIIA Lightweight

Post #717104 10th Jul 2018 10:04pm
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Slideywindows



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England 

Whilst there is good advice on here, possibly the best advice is to join the SII Club forum.

You do not have to be a member of the Club or even own a SII/IIA,

Like on here, they are very tolerant of people who just have an interest in the vehicles, and the information you are given will usually be more accurate than, for instance, on a Facebook page.

May I suggest that you don't discount the wide-light version, as they are actually rarer than the lights-in-the-middle version and have wipers and heaters that work better.

(I have both types so can do the comparisons!)

On the left is currently the earliest known UK vehicle with lights in the wings. They must have got it right first time as the headlight arrangement hardly changed at all for the next 47 years!


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Good luck with your search, and if you know little about them, try to take someone knowledgeable with you if you go to view one. Thumbs Up

Post #717145 11th Jul 2018 9:49am
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JeremyJ



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United Kingdom 1990 Defender 110 V8 Petrol CSW Eastnor Green


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As above late late 2a’s with headlights in the wings are cool, and to book mark Slideywindows early one I’ve got one of the last (not Diddy, a 109 tucked away safely Wink )

Post #717210 11th Jul 2018 6:52pm
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eddie



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England 2005 Defender 110 Td5 XS DCPU Bonatti Grey

Good advice from Slideywindows... pop over to the Series 2 forum, loads of information over there Thumbs Up

Post #717230 11th Jul 2018 9:16pm
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andydef90



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

shame your not closer ii am selling my 59 plate s2

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