1963 Land Rover Series 1 - 3

Santana IIA

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    SUV
  • Chassis number 
    45303305
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    more
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This Colombian relic was imported to the country in 1963 to Barranquilla with 16 other Santana Land Rovers. The ownership history on this truck documents its life as it changed hands throughout Columbia until finally ending up in the hand of its current owner and US native who was living in Columbia at the time of purchase in 2012. He almost immediately began restoring this hard working truck, seeking out renowned Colombian Land Rover expert Jader Pinson to offer his craftsmanship to oversee every detail of the Santana’s frame off restoration. The final step of the restoration was the gorgeous forest green paint that remains shiny and full of life. The interior was given no less attention to detail under Mr. Pinsons watchful eye, with the seats being recovered in black with a gray accent headline much the same as factory material. The 2.25 gasoline engine fires up on first request and provides plenty of power through the four-speed transmission. With the safari rack on top and the spare tire on the hood the overall package is as iconic and collectable as the Land Rover comes. While at home, on the trails or on the road this truck would make an excellent addition to any collection.