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 3 88" 1978 Hardtop with Catflap AYB 617S – 1978 Land Rover Series 3 Hardtop first registered 24th April 1978 AYB is in one of the most iconic colour combinations for a 1970's Series 3, Marine Blue with the Limestone Wheels and hardtop it looks fantastic. With the added benefit of a catflap and tailgate the vehicle can easily be converted to a softop for summer use and returned to a hardtop for the winter months. Making this very practical and giving you the best of both worlds. Should the buyer wish the vehicle can be supplied with the correct hoodsticks and canvas. The vehicle also benefits from an overdrive which is a huge benefit and the unit is very quiet. AYB has benefited in recent years from lots of mechanical and cosmetic work this includes, new swivels, new leaf springs, shock absorbers, new steering parts, alternator, starter motor, new doors and door tops so all the windows open, all the window channels are new and not rusted away as so often is the case. The vehicle has also had a new heater matrix which will make the vehicle nice and warm during these winter months. The bodywork on AYB is very straight given the vehicles age. The vehicle has previously benefited from a sympathetic respray, please do not expect the vehicle to be absolutely perfect. The interior has benefited from new front seats and matching rear bench seats. Fitted with front mats the footwells have been professionally replaced and so there is no concern for future work. The load area is exceptionally clean and doesn't show any sights of heavy use and is presented with a rubber mat and a pair of rear bench seats. AYB 617S has one of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Series 3, extremely clean with original stickers still in place. The petrol engine fires up and drives very well there is no smoke and the vehicle has lots of power and drives very well due to all the mechanical work that has been done. The block still has it’s original paint as does the head. The factory fitted engine busts into life on the turn of the key. It is apparent that this is a vehicle that has been maintained and covered low mileage it runs as quiet and smooth as any Series Land Rover that we have ever had. A joy to drive and such fun, the vehicle will have a full 12-month MOT from the day of sale. Four wheel drive and low range engage, as they should. The gears change up and down as they should it has a very quiet gearbox which is a good sign of it's light use over the years. It will be supplied fully serviced including engine, filter, main gearbox, transfer box, overdrive, diffs ad swivels. Almost all Series Land Rovers we have had drip a little oil, some quite a lot, AYB is the exception though no drips of oil to speak of even after standing for days in the same place. The steering is as it should be and the vehicle doesn't wonder on the road like some series vehicles do. All the tyres are in good condition. This is a very honest 40-year-old Series Land Rover. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle. 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 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.
A Rare Opportunity to Acquire an Exceptionally Original, Unmolested & Very Desirable 1960 Series II Land Rover 88" North American Specification Station Wagon. Collectors Piece! Just under 13,000 Miles from new & 1 Family Owner from new. This is by far the very best example of a Series 2 we have ever seen. Unique in such original condition this left hand drive example was first supplied new to a gentleman in Massachusetts USA. The vehicle was then passed onto his daughter in the mid 1970's who then lived in New Hampshire. During this period they also lived in the UK and only spent their summers in New Hampshire it was only used for local trips to Peterborough, the nearby town and for visiting neighbours and friends. They had a second vehicle and so didn't use it all the time it was mostly stored in a barn on the property, hence such a low mileage. During the winter months a family friend looked after and maintained the Land Rover making sure it was always serviced and kept in working order. When the family moved, the Land Rover was shipped back to the UK. The last family owner was the gentleman's granddaughter, therefore it has been passed through a total of three generations. A full documented and interesting history will be made available to the purchaser. Retaining all of its original panels and its original interior. A very rare find indeed and one unlikely ever to be repeated - truly remarkable! To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has had just one family owner, only covered twelve thousand - eight hundred miles, retains all of its original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and even all of its original factory interior and accessories well that's unheard of.............. The vehicle really does speak for itself, it has all it's original tool kit, jack, jack handle, starting handle, Lucas spares. The original Owner's manual, service agents book, US title, Service History, UK registered since 2013, Mots. The vehicle is also fitted with a very unique item, only ever seen in sales brochures, a Land Rover "Kodiak" VI Fresh Air Heater which includes Fresh air controls, temp control and heater. The blower under bonnet has a mesh air intake at front grille, period fan, all accessories are wired through the ignition. The vehicle also benefits from the original stamped wheels being re powered coated, original date stamped August 1960 radiator. The vehicle still retains all it’s original Lucas headlights, lenses for indicators, side lights and brake lights which is nice to see as these items are now obsolete. The hardtop roof is in excellent condition and has no dents or scratches. The chassis is near perfect as the best we have ever seen on an unrestored vehicle, no welding as ever been required and none is needed. It is excellent. The interior is exemplary - by far the best original Land Rover Series II it still has it's original Land Rover fitted floor mats, the individual rear seats are in perfect condition with no rips, even the straps to fold the seats away are in perfect condition. Door cards to the front and rear doors are original factory items and are excellent. It still retains all it's original triplex glass in the windscreen, door tops, backdoor and hardtop. All windows open, all the window channels are good and because the vehicle has been kept under cover not rusted away as so often is the case. The load area is exceptionally clean and doesn't show any sights of heavy use. One of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Series 2, extremely clean with original stickers still in place. Original paint to engine block. Factory fitted inner mud shields unusually still both in place and are intact. The factory fitted engine busts into life on the turn of the key. It is apparent that this is a vehicle that has been maintained and covered low mileage it runs as quiet and smooth as any Series Land Rover that we have ever had. A joy to drive and such fun, the vehicle has a 12-month MOT with no advisories. Four wheel drive and low range engage, as they should. The gears change up and down as they should it has a very quite gearbox which is a good sign of it's light use over the years. Almost all Series Land Rovers we have had drip a little oil, some quite a lot, however this is the exception no drips of oil to speak of even after standing for days in the same place. The steering is as it should be and the vehicle doesn't wonder on the road like some series vehicles do. This vehicle doesn't have the wear in all the usual places as the mileage is minute. SUMMARY On offer is an unmolested and original Series 2 North American Spec 88" Station Wagon in immaculate original condition. All the numbers match - the chassis numbers on the plates are the same as on the log book registration document and that stamped on the chassis itself. The engine number also matches that recorded on the logbook. All other original documentation is present and too be kept with the vehicle. This is one of the best low mileage and original untouched Series 2 we have ever had the opportunity to own. This Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its previous owner who have owned her for 57 years. It is very solid example that requires no work and is ready to use and enjoy. It retains its original chassis, still displays the V.I.N clearly stamped on it by the factory. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle. If you are an investor you will already known the growing importance of original un-messed with condition for classic cars. You will also know that Land Rover never used galvanised chassis for production of Series vehicles - so one that's been fitted with one cannot by any stretch claim to be original and un-messed with. If you are an enthusiast then you will not be disappointed with this vehicle as it is perfect in almost ever detail and is exactly as it left the factory 57 years ago. This is a very honest 57-year-old Series Land Rover. VALUE Low mileage, history, condition, and originality will contribute greatly to the value of any classic. Anybody can restore a Land Rover to a certain standard however you can't make anymore-original low mileage, low ownership vehicles and so for that reason these vehicles are becoming increasingly harder to find and so any opportunity to buy one shouldn't be missed.
Land Rover Defender 90 2.2 TDCi Hard Top 2012 WILLIAMS EDITION 1 Previous Owners & 89,000 Miles WILLIAMS EDITION Very High Spec. We built this Land Rover to our own spec for ourselves to use but the vehicle is no longer required. No expense was spared the Land Rover has many desirable extras. The base vehicle was the best and cleanest example we could source. 2012 registered January 2012 the vehicle will be supplied with a full 12 months MOT and only 89,000 miles. Lots of Extras Gloss Black Roof, Gloss Black Boost Alloy Wheels, Continental Tyres some brand new matching spare, Full Black XS Seats, Fire and Ice Side Steps, Colour Coded Arches, Gloss Black Roof, Bumper, Crossmember, KBX Grilles, KBX Air Intakes, Steering guard, Rear wheel carrier. Parrot Bluetooth and upgraded Sony sound system. Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Smoked Led Side Repeaters and LED NAS Spec Rear Lights. Sports steering wheel, Dog Guard, Land Rover rubber mat set including rear floor protector. Wheel Spacers. Colour coded front Raised front panel, Raised Centre storage box. This vehicle is a great spec and looks fantastic it's a real head-turner. It must been seen to be appreciated. In the most fantastic colour combination Keswick Green looks stunning and is the best colour for any late Land Rover Defender. Complete with original owners manuals, service book and spare keys. Service History. This car has always been maintained and well serviced regardless of cost, invoices to show. This vehicle really has been well cared for and it's condition shows. Test Drives or inspections are welcome. £19,995 plus VAT. 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.
Looking for all Series 1 Land Rovers Early Series 2 Original/Low Mileage Series 3. Ideally 1948 - 1960. We are interested in complete vehicles, part restored vehicles, museums pieces and all barn finds in any condition. Cash paid and same day collection can be arranged, hassle free sale. Best prices paid we won't be beaten. Please text or call on 078255 87155 or 07767 414000. We Buy Nationwide. http://www.williamsclassics.co.uk Try our new free valuations service http://www.williamsclassics.co.uk/valuations/ Thanks for looking.