FOR­WARD CON­TROLS

SE­RIES IIA, IIB – 1962 TO 1972; 101 – 1972 TO 1978

Land Rover Monthly - - Price Check -

THEY aren't for the faint-hearted. Se­ries IIA and IIB mod­els had big-ca­pac­ity pay­loads and were aimed at farm­ers and builders, but blighted by un­der-pow­ered en­gines. The later 101 For­ward Con­trol was a no-non­sense mil­i­tary truck with a V8 petrol en­gine, thirstier than Oliver Reed at open­ing time. Some parts can be hard to find, but there is fan­tas­tic back-up from clubs, with loads of fel­low en­thu­si­asts. Do you have room for one on your drive? BUYER'S TIP: Ex­pen­sive to run – and buy. SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS SIIA/IIB: 2.6-litre six-cylin­der petrol, 81 bhp, 132 lb-ft torque. 101: 3.5-litre V8 petrol, 128 bhp, 185 lb-ft torque. Four-speed LT95 gear­box with per­ma­nent four-wheel drive.

PRICE GUIDE Poor: £2400 – £3800 Av­er­age: £3800 – £5400 Good: £5400 – £8100 Ex­cel­lent: £8100 – £17,000

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