For sale, Land Rover® Series 1 80″ (1949)
MOT exempt, tax exempt.
This stunning “first generation, lights behind the grill” Land Rover® is in truly outstanding condition (we think the photos speak for themselves). The logbook shows declared manufactured 1948, but the enclosed heritage certificate shows a build date of 8th September 1949. It was first registered in 1983, and we are presuming it was outside the UK for this time, perhaps Isle of Mann, or somewhere similar that means when it comes to the UK it is a newly registered vehicle (we are only guessing this! It may have been used on a Scottish estate and never registered) . From then on it was in dry storage for ten years in Scotland, and we purchased it from the chap who acquired it at that point. It has had 3 former keepers since 1983, and the mileage shows 31,000 which is reputed to be correct.
We believe this to be a completely original and genuine vehicle, with all numbers being correct, and all fittings and fixtures to be correct. The radiator is date stamped 8 49. The 1.6 litre side valve engine looks very smart inside the tidy engine bay – and the chassis is just incredible – no welding, and painted in gloss green as shown in the photos. The mechanics have actually polished the axles and chassis, such is the condition underneath! The smart period canvas adds to the charm.
There is a good file of receipts and documentation which comes with the vehicle.
This series 1 drives beautifully, and the engine is nice and sweet.
All in all this is a rare early 80″ in stunning condition considering its 65 years !
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Priced at £24,995