A typical Series IIA 'truck cab'
The Series II was basically a redesign of the Series I, with modesty skirts to hide
the chassis and exhaust system, and rounded shoulders to allow a wider track, and
subsequently, a better turning circle. The minimal changes created a classic design, one
that still lives on in the 90s and 110s of today without looking outdated.
However, the original SII was short-lived. In 1961, a number of improvements were
made, and the Series II was redesignated the Series IIA. With the IIA came a more powerful
diesel engine, with identical specifications to its petrol sibling. In 1967, Land Rover launched an optional 6-cylinder 2.6 litre
engine, based on the Rover car engine, for the 109" chassis. In 1969, to comply with
American safety regulations, the headlamps were moved to the front wings and a
cross-shaped grille replaced the classic T shaped grille.
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