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Land Rover® Series 1 80" *Galvanised Chassis RO6* (YHL)


For sale, Land Rover® Series 1 80" Lights Behind the Grill in Heritage Green (1949).

Ring pull gearbox. Galvanised ChassisTax Exempt. MOT exempt. Petrol engine.

A very early RO6 Chassis Number vehicle with the original chassis which has been galvanised in recent years. 

We are delighted to be able to present this early, Lights behind the grill Series 1, for sale. Built on 2nd November 1949 and delivered to the Ministry of Supply on 8th November 1949, it remained in service until 1963, when it was released. Since then, it has had just one former keeper. A heritage certificate for this R061 chassis number is included in the sale. This also qualifies the vehicle for MOT exemption. The military number is still present too, so further digging may uncover exactly what this truck did post WWII. 

On the outside, this vehicle is in lovely condition as the photos show. Many of the correct period features survive, without any nasty extras. The vehicle has been treated to a recent sand canvas too. Everywhere you look it is clear to see that this vehicle is finished to a high standard - the cappings are all re-galvanised, not painted for example, and the paintwork is of a good standard throughout. This vein continues to the interior, where it is all as you'd expect to find it - Spade Back seats in Tan colour, the spare is mounted correctly in the rear, and even the original information plates survive with the 'reach-through' doors without exterior handle... just as it would have had in 1949. This vehicle has the very rare and early 'Ring Pull' gearbox, which means that you can run the vehicle in 4WD without diff-windup, and this replaces the yellow lever in most Series Land Rovers.® 

The under bonnet experience is presented to a similar standard - the engine bay is very clean, with the correct carburettor and intake as it should have. The exhaust is recent, as is the fuel tank (an expensive item to replace if it is old and leaking!) The underside of this early Land Rover® has also been presented nicely, with colour coding and detailing to complete the look.

In summary, this is an opportunity to acquire a very rare vehicle, in lovely condition throughout. With a Galvanised Chassis and a 1949 build date, this vehicle is the Holy Grail of Land Rover® Ownership and is a must for any serious collection. 


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