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Lot 114 - 1952 Land Rover Series 1 80

Rare aluminium bulkhead example – Two previous owners

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ESTIMATE £20,000- £28,000

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Lot Number 114
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1952
Make Land Rover
Model Series 1 80

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Description

The Land Rover entered production in 1948 with what was later termed the Series I. This was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show. It was originally designed for farm and light industrial use, and had a steel box-section chassis, and an aluminium body.

This rare aluminium bulkhead model, produced only in 1952 when the factory press broke, has recently undergone a full rebuild to the extent of the chassis being shot blasted, painted and re-bushed. Originally bought by the ministry of supply and then given to the Welsh forestry commission, included in the cars history file is its original buff logbook. Finished in Deep Bronze green inside and out, this wonderful early three owner Land Rover, still retaining its original yet transferrable registration plate, is offered with 12 months MOT and with the following list of recent work completed, is ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian for a number of years.

 

Additional work consisted of rebuilding the gearbox and axles including new swivel balls and bearkings. New wiring harness and lights, dynamo and regulator, brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders and pipes, new cooling system with hoses and re-cored radiator, five new 600-16 tyres on correct 5-inch steel rims. Additionally, a new Exmoor Trim hood, hood sticks and seats have also been fitted. The door tops have been refurbished with new runners and Perspex. 


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