Saturday 14 February 2015

Land Rover Series 1 MOT and TAX exempt 86'' easy restoration project

Sellers Comments

Land Rover Series 1

UKT 112


MOT and TAX exempt historic vehicle

V5 log book present

Chassis number 57105439

86’’ wheelbase

2.25 petrol correctly registered on V5

Transferable number plate

This is a genuine barn find that has sat under cover and not moved since last taxed in December 2002. The last owner acquired this Series 1 on the 9/11/1986 and has remained in their barn up until being offered today.

Obviously, this Land Rover is for restoration, however, not the normal rubbish offered with dodgy history etc. In fact, I hold the original blue registration document alongside the current V5C and both logbooks marry up, along with old tax discs etc.

Okay what have we got... well the chassis is in remarkable condition and retains its original rear cross member which has one small hole on the underside (easy repair). The main chassis rails are rot free alongside cross members and outriggers. The only other small repair I can see is the front cross member has a small hole, which will also be an easy repair. The bulkhead A posts have the usual corrosion to the bottoms, and the N/S and O/S sections just above the foot wells will need to be plated. The bulkhead overall is in repairable condition; however it would benefit from a replacement.

At some point in the cars history a nudge bar was added (only bolted on) and a rear bumper too. The tailgate has been removed, a sheet of aluminium now overlays the aperture which is held in by rivets where the galvanised body capping are. Easily remedied as the tailgate aperture and uprights remain, meaning all that is needed is a replacement tailgate, which would fit as original.

I have had the engine running and it sounds sweet off an auxiliary petrol tank so not to drag up old fuel and muck from the main tank. I have asked the previous owner how the gearbox is and she said the gears located as they should do when it was last driven.

    For 30 years, I have worked on Land Rover Series as a panel beater/sprayer /welder, having done various restorations in my time. I purchased this Series 1 to restore but with clients expectations regarding their restorations I am finding less time to complete my own projects. This is the only reason for sale and I believe this could be a fabulous project and investment in the right hands.

As mentioned this is a restoration project so do not expect to drive it home, the clutch is seized (although I believe it would free with use). You will need a trailer to collect and I am available to help load etc.

In summery a genuine Series 1 86’’ retaining its period dash, the body in good overall condition, the chassis in very good overall condition, and paperwork present.