Thursday 14 July 2016

Landrover Series One (1) 1958 88 inch

First registered 09-Jan-58 10 owners from new.
I purchased this hardtop series 1 Landy in 2012 with the intention of doing a complete restoration and converting to soft-top. I got it running and MOT tested with no advisories. I started to acquire some parts I knew I would need, these included new period seats (which I fitted as it had tatty defender seats) and a new galvanised hood frame and canvas (not fitted but included in the sale). Unfortunately, time, moving house, age, and more recently personal mobility problems have conspired against me and the Landy now has to live outside in a seaside climate with me having little prospect of ever getting the restoration done. So it would be far better for this vehicle to be taken on by someone else to preserve/restore and use.

I’ll try to be as honest as I can with this and I am happy for prospective purchasers to view and inspect by prior arrangement. The main issue with the vehicle at the moment is exposed and non-galvanised steelwork (chassis wheels, fittings etc) does not like the sea air environment and is generally acquiring surface rust. This clearly does not help the appearance and needs attention and protection. It will need some attention before putting it on the road but this should be relatively straightforward.