Sold for £11,250
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: ODT 234E
Chassis No: 111604855
Please Note: The hard top is not included in the sale
Designed by Maurice Wilks in 1947, a Land-Rover rates highly on any list of the world's most significant vehicles, and the earlier - and therefore purer - the better. By the 1957 model year, during which this example was made, weak points had been ironed out to bring the 4x4 to a specification that would last for decades. A simple ladder frame chassis, steel bulkhead and rugged square-formed aluminium panels created a strong workhorse for light industrial, countryside and military use alike. In 1954, 86-inch and 107-inch wheelbases were introduced, and by 1957, a 'high-speed' 2-litre diesel motor was added to the power options. This diesel engine necessitated Solihull lengthening the front part of the chassis, bringing the Landie to its 88-inch and 109-inch wheelbases which then ran until the introduction of coil springing in the mid 1980s. The 88" chassis was offered from mid-1956 model year, in preparation for the diesel variant.
A 1956 model year 88" Series I, it is understood to have been used by the military when new, likely explaining the recorded first date of first public registration being 1967 (1967 'E' suffix); remnants of this 1956 Land Rover's military service include the NATO 'battery slave' socket mounted on the rear panel. This petrol 88" Series Land Rover's specification includes the small period Lucas lights, a bonnet mount for a spare wheel and has more recently benefitted from a new canvas top and recent tyres. Inside there is room for three up front on Green vinyl seats, with two useful inward facing rear benches in the load area. Also offered with a hardtop, this iconic early Series Land Rover is accompanied to the sale by a current V5C.
PLEASE NOTE: The hard top is not included in the sale
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023
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