Land Rover Restored back to its former glory For Sale (1955)
This Vehicle has had a full make over down to the Chassis and back up again using new imperial fasteners and where possible, new or reconditioned parts.
I have kept a photographic record that can be provided by email.
The land Rover was on a transporter that broke down and was left in a yard for 30yrs+ with other cars. In this time various bits had been removed allowing sand and water to get into the bores and over the years Ice damage occurred to the sump and cylinders and also allowing a small tree to grow out of the number 4 spark plug hole.
After extensive restoration work the engine fired up on the first press.
The chassis was blasted re plated and over a period of 2 months new parts added before being professionally primed and powder coated. New suspension and control bushes were fitted including a new steering relay
The axles were blasted and the front steering hubs were reconditioned with up rated parts and new chrome balls, bearings, gaskets and seals.. Both axles sit on replacement wide type leaf springs with new U bolts & new bushes.
The differentials were checked adjusted and replaced using new nuts, washers seals and gaskets
The brakes were done and include new slave cylinders, brake pipes and a later master cylinder.
The new bulkhead arrived already primed and was sprayed before fitting.
All the cappings and hardware was blasted and re galvanised before being replaced.
New tires and tubes have been fitted back on restored rims.
A new wiring harness provides power to the vehicle and I have kept the original lighting format. The battery is charged using a reconditioned dynamo through a new voltage regulator.
Series 1, 1955 steel wheels with new 6.00 x 16 tyres x 4 with a slightly newer spare wheel with matching tyre.
Original steering box and steering wheel with fully reconditioned horn/dip switch in the centre.
Engine has been professionally tuned and runs and drives like it should.
The panels are in great condition and required very little filler before being professionally painted.
The interior seating has been hand made using original seat backs and newly made oak seat bases.
The original heater was re fitted but was not very effective and has been replaced with a new replacement part.
New Bumper Fitted and spare wheel is fitted onto the bonnet
The vehicle had been off the road for that long it was no longer on the DVLA data Base but after contacting the Series 1 owners Club and various archives I located the correct details allowing me to keep the original number. This also enabled me to contact the car dealer who sold the vehicle brand new in 1955.
I have just got the log book and can now drive the Land Rover about so the main final job is to complete the efficiency of the brakes.
If you would like to own a part of English history and turn heads driving a classic go anywhere vehicle. this is definitely worth considering
The vehicle will be traveling to the 70th anniversary Anglesey rally and will be taking part in the Guinness World Record attempt at the most series 1 Landrovers in one place. It can be seen there on the 22nd - 24th of June it is worth a look
This advert has now been removed through sale or otherwise