1951 Land Rover 80 at H&H Buxton Auction

1951 Land Rover 80 at H&H Buxton Auction

ESTIMATE:  £8,000 - £10,000
starting bid £4,000
Registration No:NMB 645
Chassis No:16103961MOT:Exempt

- In single ownership from new until 2010 and 1 further keeper since
- Remarkable chassis, outriggers and rear cross member without issues
- Runs and drives very well

- Designed to meet the urgent need for increased production in agriculture and industry, the Land Rover is a truly multi-purpose vehicle. It is fast and economical for use on the road, and at the same time has that ability to keep going under the very worst cross-country conditions which can only be achieved by four-wheel drive" ('The Land Rover' sales brochure 1949)

Introduced in 1948 , the first Land Rover was designed in 1947 by Maurice Wilks, Rover's chief engineer, to work on his farm on Anglesey. Using parts and materials to hand, the centre-steered prototype used a Jeep chassis and a body made from aluminium due to the shortage of steel after WW2. When production began, this material was retained and it is this corrosion-resistance - along with its basic toughness - that makes Land Rovers so long-lived.

The Pavilion Gardens Motor Car Auction, Buxton  - 19th July 2018

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