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Land Rover 80 SOLD (1952)

Land Rover 80 SOLD (1952)
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Here we have a very early Land Rover 80" Minerva.
Chassis number 26630282 so the 282nd built around January 1952.
Has a genuine Land Rover 80" chassis and genuine Land Rover bulkhead which the later ones did not have as Minerva built their own very early on.
Tax and MOT Exempt.
Registered in the UK as WXG 234 with up to date V5 document.
The bulkhead is in very good order and has had welding to the door pillars a long time ago and is totally solid.
The Land Rover chassis is very good and has only had welding to one front dumb iron again a long time ago to a high standard.
The engine no 36138990 is the correct Land Rover 2.0 petrol and runs well.
Even the brakes work!
Good gearbox Hi/Low operates correctly.
It has not been on the road for some time so will need some tlc but no welding!
Dare I say it, it would make a great donor if you have a rotten 80".
This is a very rare early Minerva and will look great at the shows.
Has all the correct dials and gauges and even the correct horn dipper in the steering wheel.

History of the Minerva Land Rover

When Belgium's army needed a lightweight 44 vehicle, the head of Minerva, Monsieur van Roggen approached Rover in the spring of 1951. On 21 June, Rover discovered that they were competing against Willys Jeep for the contract. In October 1951, the deal was agreed and in 1952, the Minerva-Land Rover was produced. Both 80" and 86" models were made until production ended in 1956.

The Rover company supplied technical support for Minerva and allowed Minerva to produce Land Rovers under licence to Rover. Arthur Goddard, Rover Assistant Chief Engineer and head of Land Rover development was in charge of approving the changes Minerva wanted to make to the Land Rover as well as setting the factory up to assemble the vehicles.

Can be viewed off Junc 14 M4 Near Hungerford Berks
Transport can be arranged at a competitive price anywhere in the UK.
Call 07768 056254 to talk Land Rovers!
Advert Type: For Sale
Category: Classic Cars
Make: Land Rover
Model (alt): Series 1 80
Year: 1952
Country: UK
Region: Berkshire
Status: Trade
Ref: C683076