26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 25
 

1956 Land Rover Series I 86"
‘Ex AA’ fleet Land Rover

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Lot details

Registration No: SLL 496
Chassis No: 17003546
MOT: Exempt

  • Believed to be a former AA fleet Land Rover
  • Recent engine overhaul and re-wire
  • Desirable Series I 86" 'Landy'

The very first Land Rover registered was one of the Amsterdam Motor Show cars on the 21st of May, 1948, and full production began at Solihull shortly after. Rover soon saw that the vehicle’s appeal went beyond expectations.The Land Rover was one of the first four-wheel vehicles the AA added to their fleet. Initially designed for attending breakdowns in the dark, in London, they were eventually used throughout the UK and proved extremely good in remote areas like the Scottish Highlands.

They could tow, were equipped with two-way radios and carried water, fuel and a battery for stranded motorists’ electrical issues. The Yellow paintwork contrasted with the Black front wings but this has no practical purpose and merely mimicked the AA motorcycles and their black mudguards.

Believed to have been first registered on the 6th of March, 1956, this 1956 Series I is the 86” inch iteration and formerly part of the AA (Automobile Association) fleet. The history file contains a copy of an email from the son of the gentleman who purchased ‘SLL’ from the AA in 1969, apparently, then put to use by his gardener on log collection duties and subsequently gifted to the said gardener.

There is a Heritage Certificate indicating ‘SLL’ was supplied to Henlys, London on 1st March, 1956, and a communication from the ‘AA Archive’ confirming service with the AA and with a copy of a photograph of ‘SLL’, taken on the 19th of February, 1957, in Leicestershire. There is further evidence of the AA connection in the form a small repair panel in the hardtop to cover the roof-mounted radio antenna mounting hole and AA Yellow paintwork under the current Green paint – see photos. The history file includes various invoices covering a recent engine overhaul and re-wiring. ‘SLL’ is described by the vendor as in good condition and in running order, offering an excellent opportunity to acquire a Series I with a lovely history and an interesting piece to exhibit.

For more information, please contact:
Stewart Parker
info@handh.co.uk
07836346875

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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