Saturday, 23 January 2016

1952 Land Rover Series 1 80"

Sellers Comments - Into - Advertising on behalf of a very good friend: Here is our much-loved Series 1 80 inch. It is a late 80 with the 2 litre engine, external door handles and T-shaped grill. As you can see it has a lovely patina and is full of character having never been restored or drastically modified.
It is up and running, being largely original and over 60 years old it has a few jobs which would improve it but I have been using it daily with no problems. Chief problem is a new one - the radiator has sprung a leak - it is the original and would be good to be recored.
Built in July 1952 it has had just three owners from new. Supplied through Windmill & Lewis of Bristol, the first owner was a Desmond Hawkins who worked for the BBC and was one of the founders of the Natural History Unit. In 1957 she passed to a Mr Unwin who ran a couple of caravan parks in the Kewstoke area. Here the Land Rover worked as a site vehicle until the mid 1970s when it was parked up.