1954 Land Rover Series 1February 13, 2023
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Grey | Utility | 4 Speed Manual | 2.0 litre | 55,100 miles showing | AU$89,995
Nothing lasts forever but some very good things come very close.
Influenced by Willys Jeeps of WWII, the first Land Rover arrived in 1948. Customers quickly discovered that this car could tackle just about any landscape and look darn good doing it with its own level of certain sophistication.
Although production ceased in January of 2017, Land Rover's Defender production spanned a whopping 67 years, bucking fashion trends whilst somehow epitomising them and is fast becoming one of the most collectable classics of the modern era.
This level of charm and usability gave rise to unprecedented levels of demand for the early cars with owners ranging from the Queen, fire departments and even Hollywood.
We are very excited to present this meticulously restored Series 1 109 inch ute. Being a long wheel base ute variant of the Series 1 means these were mostly used by farmers as work horses and are becoming increasingly harder to find in salvageable condition. In fact, only 1 in 10 Series One Land Rovers were produced as utes, making this particular example arguably the rarest Series One of all.
This Series ute didn’t always look like this, originally being stumbled across in a shearing shed in rural Australia the current owner saw its potential and dove into a full nut and bolt restoration with GB Restorations. Finished in its original dove grey with black chassis and blue highlights, this is now a concours ready example and comparable to the finest Series Ones in the world.
With a meticulous restoration file this Series One presents as new, with the addition of an overdrive, tonneau and period towbar adding to its drivability and aesthetic appeal.
Now celebrated as a timeless automotive icon, interest in classic Land Rovers is growing toward an all-time high, and early examples like this hard to find and excellently prepared Series I are fetching record prices around the world.
Now is the time to experience why these early series Land Rovers are so popular and with production officially ceased, there will never be another like it.