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Lot 111: Land Rover Series One 86"

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

First registered 08.03.1955 to Mr R Hall, it is understood that unlike many Landies which suffer from hard labour, this has led a relatively sedate life. Fully restored in the past, she remains in fabulous condition throughout. The chassis is excellent, the bulkhead is galvanised, the floors are to a painted finish internally and all new seating, including rear bench seating means the cabin is a comfortable place to be. The fitment of the full canvas roof from Exmoor trim is a period-correct item which fits as it should. With good weather and the hood rolled up, an early Landie makes for a lovely alternative convertible. That said she does come equipped with a fully functioning and very effective Smiths dash heater for chillier times... This very early 86" Landie retains the correct spread bore 1997cc engine, which has proven to be completely reliable and is used regularly. This proved particularly useful during the snow earlier in the year where the vendor tested the four-wheel drive functionality to great effect. The recent fitment of a replacement full exhaust system from Dunsfold Land Rover further benefits the mechanical integrity of this vehicle. Sold with current MoT to February 2014, and taxed to January 2014, tax is free (exempt) and being pre-1960, will no longer require an MoT certificate. The reason it has one now is to give peace of mind to any potential purchaser that the car is road worthy and in good order. This Land Rover was also professionally under-sealed post MoT inspection. Although used regularly, it is kept garaged when not in use. In our vendors care it has been very reliable, gears select properly and the engine rattles away at the front quite happily. All in all, whilst in no way modern, it is really pleasant to drive and makes a great, practical, classic car.

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
TypeCar
Lot Number111
Estimate£7500-£10000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£9774
Year1955
Condition rating2
Registration number371 UXN
Mileage-
Chassis number57103836
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders4
Number of doors