This was almost an impulse buy. How often does a 2a, lights-in-middle Lightweight appear almost on your door step? They are super rare. I think the figure banded about is just short of 3000 2a models, around half with headlights in the grille. If you think about it these, and all Lightweights, are rarer than any Series 1 ever was; around 220,000 produced verses sub 20,000 for the Airportable.
Just occasionally we get wind of an interesting project vehicle that we just cannot pass on, even if it has to sit in the corner quietly for its time in the workshop. This particular Rover has been in the collection since September 2009 and we have plans to have it running before our tenth anniversary of ownership.
It seems a bit unfair to not mention Alfred, our Series 3 FFR. He has been with us since Autumn 2005 and is our current shop workhorse. He is an early 80’s British Leyland beast. He only had two previous owners before us and was despatched with scant regard when the MOD cleansed their massive fleet of Series vehicles in the early 2000’s.
Hello and welcome to the GLF Classics webpage and our first blog post.
I suppose the first thing I should do in true ice breaker fashion is to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me, my background and what you should expect from us and the site in the future.