Wednesday 3 May 2017

1954 Land Rover 107 Series 1 Recovery Truck

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Landrover 107 Series 1 in original 1950's livery for Steel's of Cheltenham Rover and Wolseley main dealers.

Built 21st December 1954, it was dispatched to Mann Egerton of Norwich on 29th December where I think it was converted to a Recovery Truck using Mann Egertons own manufactured recovery equipment .
It was registered on 1st February 1955 whether it went straight to Steels of Cheltenham is unclear.

It has undergone an extensive rebuild by myself retaining original paintwork and sign writing where possible (it had been completely painted over with light blue paint which was painstakingly removed to reveal the original paint and sign writing)

It has a brand new Radfords galvanised bulkhead, The chassis was repaired where needed but was in very good order to start with.
The engine is not the original but is the correct spread bore 2ltr petrol of similar age which was rebuilt and runs perfectly.
The gearbox and both axles were rebuilt, the rear axle is from a later Series 2 which is a common upgrade from the fragile Series 1 rear axle.

In the rear is fitted an original Mann Egerton crane complete with support jacks on the rear cross member.
On the front is fitted a Mann Egerton Towing Ambulance with it's draw bar stored under the rear body through the PTO hole in the rear cross member.

I have fitted a later Series 1 recirculating ball steering box to make the steering less wayward and lighter, but will include the original box and Horn/Dip switch in the sale.

The 107 was featured in Land Rover Owner International Magazine April 2012.

This is a very unique vehicle that creates a lot of interest.

It has only covered 430 miles since I finished it in 2011 so its time for someone else to enjoy it.

Its is MOT and Tax exempt but has just passed an MOT which expires 01/05/2018.

The last picture is a period picture of a similar equipt 107 belonging to Mann Egerton.

Its located near Alton Hampshire GU34