Registration: OFO 892 - This is a SWB (88) Series 1 Land Rover in need of restoration. She is currently fitted with a 3.5 litre V8 engine - that when last tried, turned over. The gearbox has been removed since it wouldn't engage reverse or 1st gear (this was a series 1 type gearbox with mechanical clutch mechanism).
I have another series 1 gearbox to supply in working order. The pedals and their mechanisms were removed (and kept) when the bulkhead was removed by a previous owner. Some structural repairs/welding was carried out to the bulkhead approx. However, there remains a lot of rust in the top part.
The rest of the bodywork has been loosely placed over the chassis to keep it complete (but can be lifted off within seconds). The panels are largely straight, but have suffered from galvanic corrosion in places. There are some holes in the back body, however a previous owner shaped a large section of chequered stainless steel plating to go over the rear tub (supplied with the vehicle).
The chassis is complete, but needs a lot of welding. The rear cross member is solid, and there has been some repair/welding work to the main ladder section and outriggers, but there remains a lot still to do. Either that, or a replacement chassis. The wheels/axles turn fairly freely, though it has stood for some years.
This is true also of the steering, but it is very stiff. It appears to be complete, except for a few items that I'm still looking for (believed to be "in a box around here somewhere") - window wiper motor, seats, front vents (top bulkhead), rear lights.
I had planned to keep it, and rebuild it gradually myself. However, I've already done it once with my current 1957 Series 1 - and don't see myself getting round to doing it again.However, it would be a good project for someone - especially considering it's age and appreciating rarity. The item "Land Rover Series 1 one Barn find project spares or repair" is in sale since Tuesday, April 05, 2016.
This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "lachleaves" and is located in Pentraeth. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.