1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck  Chassis no. SABTVR03578230027

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Lot 616
1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck

Sold for £ 11,500 (US$ 14,821) inc. premium
1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck
Registration no. JSU 759
Chassis no. SABTVR03578230027

Footnotes

  • Inspired by the US Army's wartime 'Jeep', developed in haste and intended for short-term, small-scale production, the Land Rover would defy its creators' initial skepticism. Rover bosses the Wilks brothers saw the need for a tough, four-wheel-drive, utility vehicle to serve the needs of the agricultural community in the immediate post-war years, but the Land Rover's runaway success took the company by surprise. The necessity of using corrosion resistant aluminium panels at a time of severe steel shortage turned into a positive virtue in the Land Rover's sphere of operations, and the use of existing components - including the P3 saloon's 1,595cc, four-cylinder, sidevalve engine - kept production costs down and cut development time. Built between 1949 and 1958, the Series I Land Rover was available in no fewer than five different wheelbase lengths ranging from 80" to 109". The original 1.6-litre petrol engine was soon superseded by a 2.0-litre unit (in 1952) and the company set about developing its own diesel, which was first offered in 1956.

    This Series I Land Rover was first registered in 1988 and is painted in 'Royal Navy' livery. Restored in circa 2010, the vehicle is fitted with a Harvey Frost towing crane and the optional Fairey overdrive unit, while servo assistance for the brakes was installed by the previous owner. With Series 1 land rovers now fetching premium prices, and refurbished cars from Jaguar Land Rover starting at £80,000, this restored example is undoubtedly an attractive proposition. Offered with a V5C document.
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1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck  Chassis no. SABTVR03578230027
1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck  Chassis no. SABTVR03578230027
1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck  Chassis no. SABTVR03578230027
1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck  Chassis no. SABTVR03578230027
1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck  Chassis no. SABTVR03578230027
1955 Land Rover 'Series I' 107" 4x4 Tow Truck  Chassis no. SABTVR03578230027
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