While building this 1968 Series IIA (check it out) we found ourselves deep in a Series IIA internet rabbit hole trying to learn more about the history of this iconic vehicle. What we found were a series of entertaining articles and videos that we wanted to share here.
One Man's Love Letter to the Series IIA
In this video, well-known car journalist Basem Wasef put together an ode to his beautiful 1963 Series IIA that he loves because of the way Land Rover “stripped away all of pretense” and built a car that “came with an element of mechanical honesty.” The Series IIA, he says, is one of maybe just four or five car models ever built that can claim such a “true purity of design.”
Off-Road Driving Lessons in a IIA
This video—an off-road driving tutorial in a Series IIA— is charming, hilarious, and useful all at the same time.
Series IIA Fun Facts
It was done in a Series I, but you should still know about the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition—likely the world’s first truly global overland trip.