Land Rover Series 1 80" Ken Wheelwright Restoration Series 1 80" 1952 Model Year & Bronze Green Vehicle We are happy to have on offer a 261***** vehicle. This vehicle was originally built on 11th October 1951 and despatched from the factory on 23rd October 1951. This is a bronze green example and still has all its original running gear, matching number engine, gearbox and axles. To find a vehicle that is 66 years old and retains all it's original running gear is outstanding let alone to be restored to such a high standard. Direct from Ken Wheelwright, the master restorer who has been restoring Land Rovers for more than 30 years. When Maurice Wilks, Rover's chief designer, came up with a plan to produce a light agricultural utility vehicle in 1947 he would have no idea that his design would become an icon and launch a whole new industry sector. The original Land Rover was presented in sage green with a canvas roof and revolutionised rural transport. As an engineering marvel it can still outstrip its modern counterparts, and the Series I rightly belongs in the Motoring Hall of Fame. Hugely successful globally, improvements were made throughout the production run. In 1950 the lights moved from a position behind the grill to protrude through the grill and in 1952 a larger 2.0 litre petrol engine replaced the original 1.6 litre. One man who has come to be known as the worlds leading authority on early Land Rovers, and indeed the go-to restorer for leading collectors and Land Rover themselves, is Ken Wheelwright. Working from his Yorkshire farm, Ken's restorations include three early pre-production prototype Land Rovers, two Tickford Station Wagons, the first Automobile Association restored 80 inch now on display at the Coventry Motor Museum and a Tickford Land Rover for the British Heritage Motor Museum. Four other vehicles are in a German museum collection, along with an exact replica of a Land Rover factory Transporter which took two years to build from archive pictures only. The most notable of Ken's achievements came when he was chosen as one of Jaguar Land Rover's preferred restorers, having supplied them with two Series I Land Rovers in dark bronze green that have featured on television programmes worldwide. As a testament to his unsurpassable reputation Ken was commissioned by Land Rover to restore a Series IIA Land Rover which had been owned by the Wilks' family and was presented to the founder on his retirement from the Rover Company in 1965. This vehicle now forms part of Land Rover's own heritage collection, joining Ken's other restored Land Rovers. As befits the work of a no nonsense Yorkshireman we will end the superlatives here and move on to the Land Rover itself. When Ken took ownership of the Land Rover he undertook a full nut and bolt restoration, so comprehensive that it would require a full page to list everything that was done. A brief summary includes the original chassis, painted in the correct age matching bronze green and most original components reconditioned the vehicle sits on Avon Traction Mileage Tyres unfortunaty the sought after Dunlop T28 Trakgrip Tyres as used on many previous restorations are no longer available. When some parts were found to be beyond repair, original Land Rover new-old stock components were used. The engine, gearbox, axles etc were completely rebuilt at the same time and this vehicle really does tick over like a watch and pulls with plenty of power. This is a full nut and bolt restoration and not one to be confused with a cosmetic restoration. In addition a new wiring loom, brake and clutch components were fitted as was a new canvas roof. This vehicle really has to be viewed to be appreciated as it really is stunning the attention to detail is excellent. For more detailed pictures and information please see the vehicle on our website. Opportunities to purchase such a highly restored vehicle don't often come up so please don't miss this one. http://www.williamsclassics.co.uk/vehicles-for-sale/land-rover-series-1-80-ken-wheelwright-restoration/ Any enquires please do not hesitate to contact Miles on 078255 87155.
Land Rover Series 1 80" 1952 Model Year The vehicle was first registered 7th February 1952. This vehicle has been recently recommissioned by ourselves, it formed part of a large collection of Series 1's that we acquired earlier in the year. Other vehicles from the collection will be advertised shortly. The vehicle is presented well and has previously been restored to a good standard. Including all the galvanised cappings, door frames and windscreen being stripped and re finished this vehicle is not to be confused with a lower quality restoration with silver painted cappings and a quick respray this vehicle has been fully stripped during restoration and the bodywork has been painted off the vehicle. This is one of the main differences that will effect the re sale value. BODYWORK All the bodywork is in good condition and the paintwork is too a very high standard. The rear tub unlike most Land Rovers is remarkably straight and original in the back and doesn't show any signs of hard use. Matching rear bench seats have been fitted. The bulkhead is exceptionally solid and in great condition. This is an aluminium bulkhead model. The chassis is in good condition and is original and has been restored to a high standard having had any necessary outriggers and crossmembers replaced. INTERIOR It has a complete set of matching front seats that are the correct type for the age of the vehicle. It had also had a new canvas and flaps from Undercover Covers which looks great against the bronze green bodywork. Front and rear mats have also been added which finish off the vehicle well. There has certainly been no expense spared on this Land Rover over the years and the vehicle has had a thorough recommissioning. UNDER THE BONNET The engine bay has been well detailed and finished to a high standard. The restoration includes the correct 2 litre engine which is a Siamese bore type. The rebuilt 2-litre petrol engine gives huge improvements in reliability and drivability. The later 80" vehicles were all fitted with 2 litre engines and do drive really well with the added power of the 2 litre engine as the 1.6 always seemed a little underpowered particularly on long hills. ON THE ROAD The engine busts into life at the turn of the key. It always starts first time and is a great runner. The vehicle really does pull very well and is a joy to drive. With the canvas sides rolled up and the door tops off this vehicle really does draw some attention. Especially when you put the windscreen down it really is an experience to drive. The vehicle will be supplied with a full 12 month MOT although the vehicle is now mot and tax exempt. It has a selectable four wheel drive gearbox which is correct for the vehicle. The gears change up and down as they should and goes through all the gears as it should. Almost all Series Land Rovers we have had drip a little oil, some quite a lot, this is the exception though no drips of oil to speak of even after standing for days in the same place. During our recommissioning the vehicle has benefited from a new fuel tank, new master cylinder, brakes overhauled, new water pump, 4 new correct specification leaf springs, etc. The vehicle is fitted with 5 matching 6.00 x 16 Tyres which look great and are all brand new. SUMMARY This is a fantastic example of a Series 1 that is very useable whilst not in concours condition this is a very good value for money vehicle. Which is ready to use and enjoy this summer. This is one of the best value for money 1952 80" we have ever had the opportunity to own. This Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its previous owners. It is a fantastic example that requires no work and is ready to use and enjoy. If you are an investor, then you will already know how these vehicles have appreciated over the last 5 years some doubling and others even tripling in value. This a very honest 65 year old Series Land Rover. What you see is what you get it looks and drives exactly as it should. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the vehicle. Opportunities to purchase a genuine 1952 model don't often come up so please don't miss this one. Try our new free valuations service http://www.williamsclassics.co.uk/valuations/ http://www.williamsclassics.co.uk Any trail or inspection welcome, Credit and debit cards accepted, Delivery can also be arranged, P/X welcome, Any enquires please call 01745 798681 or 078255 87155.
LAND ROVER SERIES ONE 86"-1954 £24,995 Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom LAND ROVER SERIES ONE 1954 86" 2.2L ENGINE... sympathetic rebuild, completed in 2015-The LR was dry stored in a mates Poly tunnel for about 5yrs collecting dust, prior to this it spent most its life on a Berkshire country estate, knowing the people who have worked there I can verify its previous life. When eventually my friend agreed to sell it to myself, the intention was to get it back on the road to use for shooting/woodland work locally, as is often the case it turned out to be a complete restoration. Having restored a few old cars in the past, this time I got professionals in whilst I project managed it, what I wanted was a usable LR (not concourse), perfect mechanically with the original panels intact. There is a complete written & photographic history of the rebuild plus some written of its former HX , plus what is known from the country estate... Chassis original, blasted & dipped to clean, professionally re-plated, new rear X-member, galvanised then painted Engine: head & ancillaries as original, block replaced (broken original block included in sale), total rebuild by XRN using new valve seats for unleaded fuel Gearbox & both diffs all 'original' checked & left untouched, just painted Body panels repaired (Ali. welded) where required then painted off the chassis, original dents left, galvanised cappings left untouched New authentic wiring loom Old New Stock genuine 'Pork Pie Lights', Steering Rack & the incredibly rare Oil/Water Pressure Gauge with original Binnacle (imported back from Malaysia Expeditionary Force) This lot cost over £2000 at the time New correct road Springs by Jones Every nut & bolt with few exceptions are imperial, all parts sourced from people who know these cars inside out...Series One Club, Dunsfold, Dingocroft, Holden, Blanchard, Craddock & many specialists who rebuilt or re supplied original or new replacements If you excuse my bespoke Land Rover Keswick Green paint (Semi Matt to give the impression of age), the matching canvas series one seats trimmed by Sam's trim, rugged mud tires & modern shockers (for improved driving) any 'Rivet Counter' should be happy that it has all the right things in the right place & retained its character whilst satisfying my own requirements, most recently was parked on the Lavant Bank at Goodwood Now reducing my collection of Land Rovers & this one I am reluctantly letting go to pursue other things As you probably worked out I could go on quite alot discussing the vehicle, the LR was not built to sell, no expense was spared in its rebuild by two very experienced Land Rover people plus the various LR specialists who repaired individual parts. Best thing is to call for a chat if you are interested & to arrange a viewing, happy to deliver anywhere World Wide. T: + 44 (0) 7973 183610 or 01264 738738
Land Rover Series 1 86" Pickup 1954 Project This is an early 86" with the correct 2 litre Siamese bore engine which was carried over from 80" production. First registered 23rd September 1954. The vehicle has been in the Hertfordshire area all it's life. Mr J Howes & Son had owned the vehicle from 1968 until 2016 a remarkable 48 years. The longer term ownership has most definitely contributed to the vehicle's overall condition today. This would make a fantastic restoration project and comes complete with the modern V5c and all other previous log books including the buff log book. The vehicle retains it's lovely original number TAR 304. The clock is showing 21,277 miles and the dash is scratched with 21,113 we believe this is possibly when the vehicle was last serviced as the engine oil is very clean. Although the mileage can't be supported we wouldn't be surprised if the mileage isn't far wrong. The vehicle has been off the road since 1991 and dry stored. The original spec 1997 cc engine is still fitted to the vehicle. When the vehicle came into our care it had not run for many years however the engine did turn freely with good compression. After a couple of hours spent cleaning the points, plugs and fuel system and a new battery we got the vehicle running and it runs remarkably well, there is no smoke and it runs well. The vehicle can be shown running to any potential buyer. This will make a great project. The bulkhead and chassis are in remarkably good condition given the vehicles age and there is a majority of the original black paint on the chassis. Welding will be required however not as much as on some projects. All the bodywork is correct and original. The original radiator is date stamped May 1954 and some of the wheels are July 1954 making this a original and unmolested example. Nothing has been removed from the vehicle and it is a great restoration project as everything is there to start with. This vehicle in our opinion would recommission in original condition or would make a perfect donor vehicle for restoration. Not many good honest UK projects come on the market especially that include the original documentation and registration number. Try our new free valuations service http://www.williamsclassics.co.uk/valuations/ http://www.williamsclassics.co.uk Any trail or inspection welcome, Credit and debit cards accepted, Delivery can also be arranged, P/X welcome, Any enquires please call 078255 87155.