Land Rover series IIA
Regular 88 series IIA, wheelbase 2200 mm
Long 109 series IIA, wheelbase 2769 mm
Forward Control IIA, wheelbase 2769 mm – discontinued
Forward Control IIB, wheelbase 2794 mm – new model
4 cyl. petrol, 2286 cc, 77 bhp
4 cyl. diesel, 2286 cc, 62 bhp
6 cyl. petrol, 2625 cc, 90 bhp (FC export only)
Optional 2.6 litre 6 cylinder petrol engine on LWB and Forward Control.
Improved Forward Control series Iib.
500,000th Land Rover produced in April
The Series IIB FC is similar to the Series IIA Forward Control (2500 of which were made) but added the 2.25-litre diesel engine as an option. The 2.25-litre engine is the standard engine for this model, the 2.6-litre engine being only available for export. Wider 'ENV' axles are fitted and the wheelbase is increased from 109 to 110 inches. Other minor changes to lighting position, gearchange and interior were also made.