This is my 1960 Land Rover Series II, called Pegasus. It used to belong to a family friend, who used it for RTV trials with the North Wales Club. Then he abandoned it at the back of his yard. However, I’m now the proud owner of this great Land Rover.
But while it may say it’s a Series II it’s had a fair amount of Series III parts fitted, as and when the old ones were worn out, such as the bulkhead and gearbox – the usual things.
When I bought it, the turbodiesel engine was fully functioning. This very soon cooked itself and was replaced with another turbodiesel engine. This also went the same way only weeks later, so I decided to find a 200Tdi for it. A rotten Disco from a local breaker’s yard yielded a good Tdi and, with the help of the Series II’s previous owner, Gareth Wheaver, I fitted it. I threw out the rotten old seats and fitted new buckets.
My dad, Gordon, and I did the paint job with the aid of rollers and brushes. At 20 paces it looks quite good, don’t you think?
This owner review appeared in the January 2015 issue of LRO. Current and Back issues are available to download on digital devices here. Please note, we only hold stocks of the the last three back issues.