1954 Land Rover Series I 86"
A good sound usable example; from long term ownership; free-wheeling hubs
This appealing and usable 86" petrol Land Rover has been with our vendor for the last 19 years. The BMIHT Heritage Certificate tells us of a Home Market vehicle, green of course, which was supplied through the Midland Autocar Company in Leamington Spa. It was built on 15th February 1954 and despatched the following day. The Warwickshire number OUE 356 appears to be the original and remains transferable.
The vendor has fitted free wheeling hubs, which take a lot of stress, noise and petrol out of the equation and tells us that it runs and drives well and the transmission works as it should. It has had some minor repairs to the chassis and bulkhead as one would expect, but it has been dry stored and well cared for since acquisition.
It had a new camshaft and followers in 2004 and a rear main seal, following which it has been a paragon of reliability and just great fun to drive.
The purists will have something to say about the shade of green, the indicators and the later steering wheel, but they will like the Pork Pie rear lights, while the every day driver will like the heater, recent tilt, side screens and towbar. It also looks to have had a stainless silencer fitted and the carb is a non standard SU fed through a very recent electric SU pump.
Sitting nice and squarely on its springs, this is a particularly sound and usable example and looks excellent value at the suggested guide price.
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