1963 Land Rover Santana
- Rare Spanish Santana Model
- Fully Restored
- 2.25L 4 Cylinder
- 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- Green With White Top
- Black Interior
Early Land Rovers are among the vehicles that may spring to mind when thinking of vehicles driving in the most rugged conditions. Creeping through the jungle, traveling through desert areas, and even through snowy conditions are where Land Rovers excel. The Land Rover has become synonymous with vehicles to consider when planning a trip through tough terrain.
We are excited to offer this Land Rover Series IIA "Santana". It's a vehicle that would blend right in, if traveling through a jungle or any green area. We're not sure if this vehicle was driven off road at any point in its life, but it certainly has not been driven through tough terrain since the restoration. This Rover is finished in a beautiful shade of green with a white hard top and white wheels. The paint is even and glossy on both the body and the hard top. A roof rack, ladder, "jerry can", mesh grille, winch, side steps, and lockable gas cap are a few exterior highlights. A spare tire on the hood, or bonnet as it's known across the pond, is an unmistakable Land Rover attribute.
The interior of this classic Land Rover is pretty spartan, but has been restored nicely. Black reupholstered seats, matching black rear upholstered door card, lap belts, a new headliner, and floor mat for the rear seating area are a few interior highlights. Mounted at the middle of the dash are a pair of gauges. One is a Jaeger speedometer which reads in miles per hour, the other is a combination of a fuel gauge and a voltmeter. Simple ventilation levers which control the ventilation doors at the base of the windshield are much different than the modern Land Rover multi-zone climate control systems which we have become so used to. On the floor are a hand brake lever, shifter, and transfer case selector lever.
In a tidy engine bay is an Inline 4 cylinder gasoline engine mated to a 4 speed manual transmission. Like the rest of the vehicle, the underside of the vehicle was restored. The underside shows well with surface oxidation evident on a few ancillary parts.
This classic Land Rover is an example of a perennial favorite for those looking for a vehicle to tackle tough terrain, or a vehicle to cruise around town in. It's rugged, and is among the Land Rovers which seem to hold their value well. Like the Toyota FJ40, collectors are looking for classic Land Rovers like this one. Make some room in your collection for an eye-catching classic.
Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thanks for looking.