Fisher Performance Cars we are delighted to offer this stunning British iconic motor car for sale, known to be the ultimate Land Rover Series 1 80 inch 1600cc Petrol basic must have, this is exceptional ready to use or display perfect for the savvy collector.
Part of a private car collection seldom driven this vehicle has been dry stored and highly maintained.
First registered 24th May 1951 Series 1 80 Chassis number 161-03146 Supplied by Henlys Limited of London today showing 40,012.
All of the restoration work has been completed to a high standard.
Originally the Land Rover was a single model offering, which from 1948 until 1951 used an 80-inch (2.03 m) wheelbase and a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing around 50 bhp (37 kW; 51 PS).
The four-speed gearbox from the Rover P3 was used, with a new two-speed transfer box. This incorporated an unusual four-wheel-drive system, with a freewheel unit (as used on several Rover cars of the time). This disengaged the front axle from the manual transmission on the overrun, allowing a form of permanent 4WD. A ring-pull mechanism in the driver’s footwell allowed the freewheel to be locked to provide more traditional 4WD.
This was a basic vehicle: tops for the doors and a roof (canvas or metal) were optional extras.
In 1950, the lights moved from a position behind the grille to protruding through the grille.