Lot 121 - 1957 Land Rover Series I
|Odometer reading||1,627 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,280|
- Fitted with a V8 engine
- MoT’d until April 2022
In the aftermath of the second world war, Rover's chief engineer Maurice Wilks used a ‘demobbed' Willys Jeep around his farm in Anglesey and was impressed with its abilities. Eventually, it wore out and he was keen to replace it with a British vehicle, however, nothing remotely similar was available. Coincidentally, his brother Spencer, who was Managing Director at Rover, had reached the same conclusion as he struggled to get his Rover 10 to reach the more inaccessible parts of his estate on Islay. This is where `The Best 4x4 by Far' started - a utility vehicle devised in 1947, they would have no idea that Maurice's resulting design would become an icon and launch a whole new industry sector. The vehicle appeared as the 'Land Rover' in 1948 and proved so popular with the military and the farming fraternity that demand massively outstripped supply.
Originally registered on 1st July 1957, this Land Rover has been owned by the current registered keeper since 2009. Fitted with a 3.5 litre V8 engine this Series I is a good genuine example. Bearing some battle wounds although running and driving well, some would say this is their preferred condition for a Land Rover. Finished in the traditional colour combination of green with black interior and a beige canvas roof. These exceptionally robust vehicles always attract attention whether outside the local pub or two feet deep in mud. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 14th April 2022 confirming the roadworthiness of this Land Rover.
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