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    Early 60's Lightweight radio vehicle

    As a land rover owner I have been offered (by friends) a "great little project". It's a lightweight radio vehicle with radio rack and plenty of spares. Currently in pieces but looks to be in good condition. I was hoping someone might be able to tell me what I should offer so to not offend the family while still leaving me money in the back pocket for those unplanned costs. I don't know the exact model yet but will post more info as it comes to hand.

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    Welcome to the forum. Chassis number and pics will help identify and value it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender2000 View Post
    As a land rover owner I have been offered (by friends) a "great little project". It's a lightweight radio vehicle with radio rack and plenty of spares. Currently in pieces but looks to be in good condition. I was hoping someone might be able to tell me what I should offer so to not offend the family while still leaving me money in the back pocket for those unplanned costs. I don't know the exact model yet but will post more info as it comes to hand.
    Interesting, LandRover Lightweight was not a 'thing' until late 1969 , with some pre-production versions earlier that year & prototype in 1968.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! Not knowing much about the lightweights I took the families word on its age. I hope to get more details in the next few days including the chassis number. I appreciate the interest that I have received already and I see many more lads on this website have a passion for these great vehicles.

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    So I have been provided the following details:

    Chassis No. 95104597A

    Engine No. 95118993C

    Engine size 2.2lt

    Identification No. XE364930

    Year of manufacture 1978....(not quite the year I was originally advised)

    I will post a few pics soon.

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    Cool , its a Lightweight all right , officially designated Half Ton

    not sure what the XE number is , X Code Lightweights were used at the Berlin Garrison but they were all LHD.

    Simone de Lorenzo in this FB group will have more info for you
    Lightweight LandRovers in Australia public group | Facebook

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    Nice one! I will look him up, thanks. At the end of the day I just wanted to make sure I wasn't buying a headache and that if I couldn't complete the resto project myself for any reason that the vehicle held some value.

    Thanks again

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    Heres mine, also started life as a FFR , '73 model , but almost identical to a '78 model.
    The Lightweight was never in service is Australia so is a rare thing here.


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