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John Brown 4x4 Ltd Promotional VideoJohn Brown 4x4 Ltd Promotional Video We are delighted to present our new promotional video, which gives current and prospective customers a short insight into our business. We hope you find it both entertaining and informative.          

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Series 1 Land Rover® (1949)Series 1 Land Rover® (1949) For sale, Land Rover® Series 1 80" (1949) MOT exempt, tax exempt. This stunning "first generation, lights behind the grill" Land Rover® is in truly outstanding condition (we think the photos speak for themselves). The logbook shows declared manufactured 1948, but the enclosed heritage certificate shows a build date...

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Land Rover®- Series 2a- 'YUK'-*Soft Top*Land Rover®- Series 2a- 'YUK'-*Soft Top* For sale Land Rover® Series 2a in Deep Bronze Green (1962). Will be supplied with 12 months MOT and tax exempt (not currently taxed) This lovely Series 2a has  the excellent 2 1/4 petrol engine . This Series 2 drives incredibly well and will happily cruise at 55-60 miles per hour with ease. (New gearbox recently...

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Series 1 Land Rover® (1958)Series 1 Land Rover® (1958) For sale, Land Rover ®Series 1 in Deep Bronze Green (1958) MOT exempt and tax exempt. This beautiful 88" Series 1 has been fully rebuilt, professionally. It has been stripped down to bare chassis, which has been repaired and galvanised. It has then been re built with a newly rebuilt engine (ACR Automotive), and gearbox....during...

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Bedford RLHZ Green Goddess *MOT & Tax Exempt* (1956)Bedford RLHZ Green Goddess *MOT & Tax Exempt* (1956)   For Sale, Bedford RLHZ Green Goddess (1956) MOT and Tax Exempt. Registered 1956, 3000 miles, 4.9 litre petrol engine. Fully documented service history. Excellent condition both mechanically and bodywork wise. This vehicle has been stored inside since decommission so the woodwork is in excellent condition as...

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Series 2 / Series 2a / 3 Land Rover®

Know more about the Land Rover®  Series 2 and Series

The later series Land Rovers® can be a sound buy. The Series 2 Land rover® came out in 1958, initially sporting the original 2L engine from the series 1. The Series 2  and Series 2a Land Rovers® are largely the same beast, with very slight differences. The Series 2  is perhaps the most popular vintage Land Rover® for ownership, as these classic vehicles are perhaps the cheapest  and most pretty of the marque.

These classic vehicles were built with both petrol and diesel engines, the 2286cc unit which is still running strong to this day. Some people prefer the petrol engine, as they rarely give any trouble and can be easily tuned. You do get a few extra miles per gallon out of the diesel Land Rover®, but you lose power and refinement.

Fuel economy is a frequently asked topic. Many people quote 18mpg for the petrol Series 2a Land Rover® and 22mpg for the diesel Series 2 . We have, on some occasions managed to get nearer to 30 mpg on a longer run from a petrol unit – most people carry out small journeys and this reduces economy, as it would with any car. Good set up on your vehicle –  electronic ignition, free wheeling hubs, overdrive, and a healthy engine can all contribute.

Again, as with the series Land Rover®, if your vehicle is in well kept condition it should drive  well – albeit not like a modern vehicle! .

The Series 3 Land Rover® represents perhaps the best value. Early examples are now tax exempt too, which represents a good saving. Having a tax exempt Land Rover® is a big pull for some owners, but expect to pay a premium for such a vehicle. .  These vehicles are generally  the most comfortable of all classic Land Rovers®, and had a soft dash, better ride quality and synchro on all gears. They should be better to drive, with their modern servo brakes and comfy seats.

Any classic 4X4 from John Brown  should prove to be  a good investment. We even retain some vehicles ourselves for the same reasons!