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1948-1957 LAND ROVER Series I specifications

1948-1957 LAND ROVER Series I specifications Classic and Performance Car

In the aftermath of World War Two, Rover’s chief engineer, Maurice Wilks, owned a ‘demobbed’ Jeep and was impressed with its abilities. However, it was worn out and as there was no British replacement on the market he decided to build his own. In 1948, that vehicle appeared as the Land Rover and proved so popular that demand massively outstripped supply – and went on to become an enduring success that helped keep the rest of Rover afloat during the lean years of the 1950s. Now known as the S1, these early cars are enduring classics.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £450
  • Price (excellent)
    £6,750
  • Price (good):
    £5,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,850
  • Price (project):
    £1,850

Performance

  • Top speed:
    55.0mph
  • Power:
    52.0bhp
  • Torque:
    101.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine AWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with selectable high or low ratios

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3353mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2032mm
  • Width:
    1524mm
  • Weight:
    1177kgs

Land Rover Series I Classifieds

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