The 60s marked a time of exceptional automobile design, and the Land Rovers from this period hold a special place here at The Status Life. It goes without saying that, after over fifty years, vehicles from this era may require some attention to meet modern standards, and that’s exactly what we have with the impressive Legacy Overland 1962 Land Rover Series IIa 88.
Prepare for a remarkable journey of rediscovery with Project Ole Yellar, a meticulously restored 1962 Land Rover Series II 88. This remarkable vehicle from Legacy Overland embodies a blend of timeless charm and contemporary functionality, featuring a rare and captivating pick-up configuration with an enclosed cabin. Step into a realm of adventure and witness the seamless combination of vintage allure and cutting-edge performance that awaits you.
Project Ole Yellar from Legacy Overland features a potent Land Rover 3.9L EFI V8 engine, ensuring both reliability and thrilling performance. The R380 5-speed manual gearbox adds a nostalgic touch to the design while maintaining the required precision. An intricately enhanced cooling system ensures optimal efficiency in all conditions, empowering Ole Yellar for any adventure.
Ole Yellar’s exterior pays homage to its rich heritage. Adorned in a striking Land Rover AA Yellow finish, this Land Rover Series II 88 commands attention both on and off the road. Incorporating galvanized parts enhances its strength and durability. The exterior is completed with a set of sturdy modular steel wheels, vintage-style tires, and protective rock sliders, ensuring that this classic Land Rover is prepared for the most demanding modern road trip adventures.
Inside the cabin of Ole Yellar, you’ll find classic black vinyl seats that offer comfort with a touch of nostalgia. A custom-crafted steel cubby box with a USB charger and a timeless gear shifter knob elevates the overall driving experience. Practical rubber mats are featured throughout, ensuring ease of maintenance and durability. Vintage-style Aeroscreens grace the vehicle, offering a delightful tribute to a bygone era for those days when a top-down drive is the way to go.
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