Ancient Series 1 Land Rover Goes Under The Hammer

An ancient Series 1 Land Rover dating back to 1952 and which sat in a barn gathering dust for 30 years has just been put up for auction at Clarke and Simpson’s Domestic and Rural Bygones and Collectors’ Vehicles auction on September 12th.

According to the East Anglian Daily Times, the vehicle had just 71,000 miles on the clock, with the lot described by the auction house as a “very rare opportunity to acquire an original Series 1, with one family owner from new, Now requiring full restoration, the vehicle is offered for sale with old style V5 (only) and selection of historic tax discs”.

It was apparently bought by father and son Horace and Gordon Holland back in 1952, with auctioneer James Durrant describing it as a brilliant opportunity for anyone interested in vehicle restoration.

He went on to say that it is very unusual to find a barn-stored example of this kind of vehicle, adding: “It presents a wonderful opportunity for an enthusiast to acquire a restoration project with fantastic provenance.”

Although this particular vehicle may have already been snapped up, it might be worth keeping an eye on future lots from Clarke & Simpson if you’re keen to restore your own Land Rover or other similar model.

These sales are a new addition to the auction house’s calendar and they plan to hold them regularly so you never know what you might find. Once you do get your hands on your dream car, get in touch with Land Rover engine rebuild specialists 4×4 Engine Rebuilds to see how we can help you with the renovation work.

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