Motodrome are pleased to offer this utterly charming early 1950 Land Rover Series 1 80in lights behind grille model.
An original UK car, according to it’s heritage certificate it was built and dispatched on 4th Jan 1950 to C Allen and Sons Limited of Taunton, and first registered 16th January 1950. The registration number appears to be the original.
Fitted with a matching set of Avon Traction Master 600×16 tyres, Exmoor Trim hood, and a towbar, but otherwise standard.
Odometer reading 6000 miles (which is presumably incorrect and hence should be disregarded, although given the low ownership, you never know), and the V5 shows just 3 previous owners, with the last owner having had it since 2001 and the owner previous to him 1994-2001
LYC is quite a well-known vehicle and features on a fair amount of Series One memorabilia such as mugs, cups etc. It was the subject of a painting by Trevor Mitchell ‘a veteran’s day out’ and we have a printer’s proof copy of the picture.
It’s just emerged from our workshop having had a thorough check over, including a full brake rebuild with the correct (and expensive) early Series One parts, and now goes (and, more importantly, stops) as it should do.
It’s on it’s original green-painted chassis, and, whilst the heritage certificate isn’t helpful here as it doesn’t show the original engine number, the engine visually looks like the period-correct 1.6 as it has the earlier rocker cover. with the engine number 47102346, it’s a 1954 2.0 unit
It is, of course RFL, MOT and ULEZ exempt, and is rather lovely in my opinion.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll find our usual 2 videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions.
NB when it arrived, it was fitted with rather unsightly aftermarket indicators. A previous owner had carefully fitted them to the front bumper and rear crossmember to avoid cutting into the bodywork. I disliked them so much I asked my workshop to remove them, but to leave the wiring intact, so that they can be refitted by a new owner as desired. The last two photographs in the gallery show it when it arrived, with the indicators fitted.
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