Land Rover Series 1 80 1949 R866 Lights Behind the Grille For Sale
Land Rover Series 1 80" 1949 R866 Lights Behind the Grille
Very original, 1949 vehicle. Original genuine paint. Original side plate engine.
This vehicle was supplied in 1949 from the factory to a local supplier in Stanwix, Carlisle. It was owned locally and used as a farm vehicle until the late 1980s when a Mr Elliott from Plumpton acquired it.
Mr Elliot described it as an honest workhorse. He registered it for the road at which point it was issued with a V5 sating date of manufacture as 1948 although this is an error.
The most recent owner collected the vehicle from its long term barn store and delivered it to a local land rover specialist for evaluation.
This specialist quite rightly advised keeping the it in as original specification as possible and to effect repairs as any previous owners would.
The only exception to this was the front bulkhead which had started to fail under the screen, so the it was stripped and replaced. The chassis, running gear and all other remedial work was carried out at around the same time. The invoices totals over £10,000 in recommissioning the vehicle.
After World War Two, Rover's chief engineer Maurice Wilks used an ex Military Willys Jeep around his farm in Anglesey and was impressed with its abilities, yet when the time came to replace the vehicle.....