1964model Land Rover Series IIA 109in LWB (Long Wheelbase) door mobile camper

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Land Rover Series IIA 109in LWB (Long Wheelbase) door mobile camper

This is a description of a 1964 Land Rover Series IIA that has been imported from the UK and features a door-mobile pop-up roof! Equipped with a reliable and high-performance 200Tdi engine, this rugged camper, known for its durability, can take you anywhere and everywhere. It's a vehicle that truly enhances life in a significant way!


A Series IIA, brimming with simple charm, now equipped with a reliable engine, the prospect of being able to go camping anywhere... Surely, it would make life immensely enjoyable.

This is the beginning of the story for a collector who has made the collection of classic cars and campers a lifestyle. They happened to find this car in a private sales magazine in the UK… It all started with negotiations on-site… They took their time to import it to Japan. While their long-time dream of owning this car had come true, life stages change suddenly for everyone… Unfortunately, it now sits in the garage as a decorative piece. However, with a determined spirit, they have decided, “I want someone who loves it to enjoy it…” and chose to let it go.

The yellow body with red cotton-print curtains adds a charming touch to the vehicle… I was deeply moved during the interview. As shown in the video, the engine starts beautifully, making it a very rare classic Land Rover that can be used for everyday city driving. It is incredibly attractive with its fancy coloring and camper setup for two people…

However, the condition for handing over the car this time is “as-is, cleared through customs.” It is assumed that the buyer will perform maintenance based on Japanese standards, complete the domestic registration, and ensure it is a vehicle fit for public roads. Additionally, please note that this vehicle is equipped with a diesel engine and cannot be registered within specific regions. We hope you understand this, and if you’re still interested, please read on…


The object of desire for collectors around the world... What is the Classic Land Rover Series IIA, the pinnacle of the golden age of 4WD vehicles manufactured by Rover?

The Land Rover Series, which has maintained its basic design since its inception in 1948 with the Series I, continued to produce the world’s toughest 4WD vehicles during the golden era of 4WD. Particularly before becoming a state-owned company, British Leyland, in 1968, Rover’s early models produced before that time had the most charming qualities. These qualities, often overlooked by the “modern cars” dominated by the latest electronic controls and “comfort,” are filled with the “joy of driving” and the “thrill of speeding,” elements that have been inadvertently lost. This car, brimming with the fundamental charm that touches human sensibility, is what sets it apart…

During the heyday of the first-generation Land Rover Series I to II introduced in 1948, it wasn’t just used as a military vehicle where toughness was crucial, but it was a constant companion to adventurers exploring the world. It played a significant role in various terrains, from the jungles of the Amazon River to the mountains of Darjeeling, or racing through the Australian Outback. In the UK, the toughness of the Land Rover Series was so well-regarded that it was often figuratively stated, “Half of the world’s population, their first encounter with a car was a Land Rover…”

After racing through mountain trails and rough forest roads, the Land Rover could seamlessly transition to urban, elegant settings, a unique depth only allowed by the Land Rover, probably originating from its long-standing status as the official vehicle of the British royal family. Its enduring elegance, backed by a rich history, makes it the one-of-a-kind car…

In fact, in the UK even today, classic Land Rovers are highly coveted by enthusiasts, especially the early models from the golden era, and their value continues to rise. Additionally, a unique report from 1992 stated that a staggering 70% of the classic Land Rovers produced still exist, a fact attributed to the Land Rover’s distinctive “rust-free body” made from aluminum alloy…

The choice of “aluminum alloy” for the body exterior was due to the scarcity of steel in post-World War II Britain. Aluminum, which was used in aircraft manufacturing, was more readily available. This unique circumstance became a significant part of this car’s identity in later years… The bodywork, made from an aluminum and magnesium alloy called “Birmabright,” was handcrafted. Moreover, the color selection was influenced by surplus cockpit paint from aircraft supplies, leading to varying colors among the early Series vehicles… The presence of various hues speaks to this car’s individuality…

Furthermore, the assembly of Birmabright panels extensively used aircraft-like spot welding and riveting. This was because the Solihull factory, Land Rover’s base, was originally an aircraft manufacturing facility. The body, almost unchanged in construction process from the early Series I, was mostly handmade by skilled craftsmen. It continued to possess the basic structure of placing aluminum alloy panels on a robust ladder frame, manufactured in a method that directly touched human sensibility… The long history and the robust quality endorsed by the British royal warrant had seeped into its very essence, radiating an inherent charm of unchanging greatness…

Thus, the Land Rover Series, which lasted for 67 years, finally ceased production on January 29, 2016, after manufacturing 2,016,933 units. Its character was rugged yet incredibly robust… An approach angle of about 45 degrees, a ramp breakover angle reaching 25 degrees, the ability to start from a 30-degree slope, and a minimum ground clearance of 250mm, which enabled crossing rivers with a depth of 50cm, endowed it with capabilities that, while not necessarily surpassing the latest SUVs, provided ample physical prowess to deeply savor the “joy of freely racing on the earth.” More importantly, it possessed the ability to deeply touch human sensibilities and instincts. To drive and own it with its dignity bestowed immense satisfaction, making it a truly precious original SUV model…


This is a vehicle registered in October 1964, featuring lights mounted on the left and right front wings. It boasts a vibrant yellow body and is powered by a relatively recent 200Tdi engine! Let's take a closer look at this vehicle from almost 60 years ago, which can effortlessly hit the road without any difficulties!

The Series IIA, produced from 1961 to 1971, remains an incredibly practical choice as the ultimate classic car that can go anywhere even today. In fact, in its home country of England, the Series IIA is considered the most robustly manufactured model, often regarded as the masterpiece of classic Land Rovers.


The 10-year period from 1961 to 1971, during which the Series IIA was produced, ironically coincided with the eve of the significant entry of Japanese car manufacturers into the global market. During this time, American 4WD makers were focusing on domestic market expansion, marking the golden era of British-made 4WD vehicles.


Thanks to the success of the Series IIA, Land Rover solidified its position as one of the world’s leading off-road vehicle manufacturers. The Series I, which was noticeably rugged, gave way to the Series II in 1958, featuring milder styling changes. Just three years later, further development led to the birth of the Series IIA. Land Rover positioned the Series IIA as a transitional model between the Series II and Series III. In 1969, significant improvements were made, including relocating the lights from the grille to the front wings, installing a more powerful 2250cc diesel engine, and the Series IIA became a massive hit, with production reaching 500,000 units.


According to the UK vehicle registration, the initial registration date is January 10, 1964. By decoding the vehicle number 2510558B, it reveals:


The first three digits (251) indicate the Model: Land Rover, Series IIA/Body type: Basic/Wheel base: 109in. Model years: 1962-1971 Destination: Home market, right-hand drive (RHD)

(Referring to Series IIA manufactured between 1962-1971 with a 109-inch long wheelbase, intended for the UK domestic market and right-hand drive specification.)


The next five digits (05588) represent the Serial number.


The last one-digit symbol (B) signifies Design: One significant design modification, Suffix used from March 1963 till April 1966

(Referring to the suffix B, used from 1963 to 1966, indicating a significant design modification.)


Although not mentioned in the records, this particular model has been upgraded with a Land Rover inline 4-cylinder 200Tdi diesel engine, known as the L-series, produced between 1989 and 1994. Additionally, it has a Series III gearbox. The bulkhead and dashboard have also been replaced with Series III components.


Furthermore, there are records indicating restoration work done in the 1980s. Notably, it features a pop-up roof from the Dormobile company, which might be indicated by the suffix ‘B.’


Let’s explore the most distinctive feature of this vehicle, the pop-up tent from Dormobile! Opening it is incredibly simple; just unlock the latch from the outside and lift it up from the inside. When the bed is unfolded, it creates a comfortable camping space inside.


Regarding the camper’s facilities (please refer to the accompanying video):


Sink with faucet

Propane gas stove

Storage compartment 1

FF Heater (availability unconfirmed)

Engel refrigerator

Portable toilet space (apparently unused)

Storage compartment 2

Dormobile, established in


After the Interview with the 1964 Land Rover Series IIA 109in LWB Dormobile Camper...

“This is something that… ‘You’ll never find no matter how hard you search… you just have to wait for the encounter…’ That’s what I think… During the interview, I confirmed the entry permit, and indeed, this individual has just arrived from the UK… Despite the scorching heat in Japan, it starts its engine in an instant without any difficulty; it’s truly remarkable…!

Thanks to the owner’s generosity, I was allowed to ride on the vast private property for a while. Although the steering is a bit heavy, the unique style of riding it like a truck while holding the steering wheel from a high viewpoint is really enjoyable…! The moment when the expansive property felt like a vast desert was incredibly, incredibly enjoyable…”

A 1964 Land Rover Series IIA with a door mobile pop-up roof has been imported from the UK! Fitted with a high-performance 200Tdi engine known for its durability, this tough camper, capable of going anywhere and everywhere, adds a significant splash of color to life. It's a vehicle that will take you on adventures far and wide, enhancing the grand tapestry of life!

The hurdles like the new domestic registration are a bit high, but the value of taking on this challenge is definitely worth it…!

This vehicle will undoubtedly add vibrant colors to life…! Through this interview, it was clear that the person driving this and their partner riding along will undoubtedly be smiling.

Please come to Gunma Prefecture to experience and see for yourself the ultimate Classic Land Rover Series IIA Door Mobile Camper…!

This highly valuable '1964 Land Rover Series IIA 109in LWB Door Mobile Camper' is currently located in Gunma Prefecture.

As it is a private sale, there are no consumption taxes or additional fees involved. The vehicle will be delivered with the import permit and customs clearance documents, so please note that all domestic registration procedures, including transportation after purchase, will be the responsibility of the buyer. Additionally, I also handle corporate services, including pre-inspection acquisition and classic car transportation, so if you have any specific requests, please feel free to consult with me.”

The vehicles on this page are listed on the cross-border EC site for classic cars and collectible cars, “Estate Sale®︎ Supremacy.”

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Estate Sale®︎ Supremacy is the Japanese version of the North American cultural estate sale, where the owner’s cherished vehicles are introduced based on interviews and written manuscripts to organize both material possessions and sentiments. It differs significantly from selling items for a pittance, ensuring that the owner’s sentiments are sincerely expressed. We guide and mediate, preserving memories in the heart while ensuring a seamless transfer to the next generation.

We conduct detailed interviews with the current owner, including past maintenance records and repair history, and also investigate the absence of any accident history. If there is a significant accident history or if the current owner’s ownership period is extremely short and details are unclear, we may decline the interview. We make every effort to provide peace of mind to prospective buyers.

The content of this article was created based on interviews and test drives with the owner, conducted under clear skies on August 4, 2023, over approximately 5 hours. Due to the limited time for inspection, it may not be possible to accurately describe the current condition of the vehicle 100%, and not all content is backed up. Please note that comments on the condition, etc., are based on the weather, circumstances at the time of the interview, and the author’s subjective perspective.

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