1953 Land Rover 80 Series I (1953)

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Sat, 9th Jul 2022 13:00
The July 2022 Classic Car Auction
1953 Land Rover 80 Series I
Only 34,000 miles, first ownership for 50 years and in original specification
Registration: FCF 187
Chassis: 36102481
Odometer: 34.000
Transmission: Manual
MOT: Exempt
Pleasingly carrying its original registration number and number plates
Mileage believed genuine and clearly evident a very low mileage vehicle
We are advised by the vendor that the chassis has no plates or patches
Recent recommissioning work by marque expert Jake Wright
Correct date stamped wheels
Correct date stamped brass header tank Serck radiator
Undrilled front wings and no trafficators fitted as per original specification
Supplied with correct tool kit and tool roll
Offered with Parts catalogue and Workshop manual
Quite possibly a unique opportunity to acquire a long-term ownership, very low mileage and original Series 1. Supplied new in 1953 by T H Nice ltd to Mr Peter Binns from Welwyn who was an accomplished racing driver who started his career in 1936 in a Wolseley Hornet special. The Land Rover has evidently had only very light use and we are advised it has been garaged all of its life which would explain its remarkable body work and structure. Presumably on the passing of Mr Binns, it passed into the ownership of his wife who kept the vehicle until 2016 when it passed to its next enthusiastic owner who set about recommissioning whilst going to great lengths to conserve rather than restore. Work was undertaken by World renowned marque enthusiast Jake Wright and it now presents extremely well. On the road it is a lively performer with direct steering, great brakes and plenty of power from the original 1997cc engine, pleasingly still running its correct Solex carburettor.
If you like them like this and we really do, then we can’t imagine there is a better example that is on the button, ready to go and enjoy now; they are only original once!
Estimate
£28,000 - £32,000
Buyer's premium: 15.00%

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Specs

Essentials

  • Mileage: 34,000
  • Year: 1953
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Other
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green

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