Is this the best way to ruin a Land Rover with a VW Beetle engine?

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To the Land Rover enthusiast, this is an abomination when they catch the first glimpse of this 1962 Land Rover series 2 however, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

This custom built vehicle is not a Land Rover actually, in fact, it isn’t anything as this is a custom chassy, with a VW Beetle engine and transmission and the worst part probably is that it is rocking a Land Rover Series 2 body.

The custom chassis was especially built to allow the makers to slam it to the ground and make it look like a rat-rod as it is the newest scene in car customization arena.

So this may not be the a sacrilege after all in the eyes of the Land Rover enthusiasts now that we know everything about this turkey-curry.

Here’s what the seller had to say about the vehicle:

  • Custom 2*4 1/8 wall tube chassis with bolt in Type 3 rear torsion housing.
  • Hydraulic clutch and brake using stock rover pedal assembly.
  • RHD rack and pinion steering with stock Rover steering wheel and fabbed column.
  • KYB shocks.
  • 4″ narrowed/adjustable ball joint Beetle front axle with 2.5 inch dropped spindles.
  • Swing axle “pro street” Rancho trans with close ratio 1st and 2nd. Heavy duty axles.
  • Porsche pattern 4 wheel disc brakes.
  • 1600cc with stock carb.
  • Spun aluminum fuel cell.
  • Porsche 911 Steel wheels powdered gloss black. Current Rear tires are 29″ Military spec knobbies. Fronts are 27″ Vintage Firstone street tires.
  • Vented engine compartment with hinged bed lid.
  • Very reliable and plenty fast.
  • All new wiring with Generator and oil light.
  • Gauges are “props”
  • Custom bench seat and door panels wrapped in NOS vintage “snakeskin” look heavy duty vinyl.
  • Current reg. and California title.
  • Comes with roof and door glass.

You can check out the website where it’s for sale here. [link]

Baber K. Khan

An auto enthusiast trying to bring car media mainstream.

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