VMN 49 was 1,600cc and, although I did a fair bit of work on it, it was already in pretty good shape when I bought it. I think that my favourite of the Land Rovers that I've owned was the first one that I had, which was a '59 Series 2. That had loads of money, and even more time, spent on it - on everything but the engine, which was just beautiful from when I bought it. It was the smoothest, quietest LR engine that I've ever heard, and if it wasn't for the fact that a previous owner had fitted an electronic rev. counter (
) when you stopped at a stop sign, you would think that the engine had just cut out.
I'll have to root out a couple of photos of it and scan them to post on this thread
As far as the Haf. goes, I really don't know if I can be bothered with the amount of work (and cost) involved, although it's far from being a basket case. Another trials bike restoration (for classic trials) seems like a better option now.