The Land Rover story is well told and now production has finally ended and a new defender entered the scene the original design is more appreciated and desired by true enthusiasts of the brand.

This stunning example was built in the very first year of production (1949) – first registered 27th August.

It retains all of its original features such as:

1600 petrol engine

Ring pull gearbox

Dip switch on the centre of the steering wheel

Metal spoke steering wheel

Single wiper motor

Spade back seats

Rear “D” lamps

It is also fitted with correct period 6.00 x 16 Avon Traction mileage tyres, original tow plate a lovely capstan winch, and has had indicators added for safety.

It presents beautifully in Deep bronze Green with Khaki hood. The bodywork is extremely straight and it is a real pleasure to drive and would make a great addition to anybody’s classic car collection, or to simply “potter”.

The detailing is first class and to restore one to this standard would cost a fortune today.

There is a good history file with photos and invoices.

Supplied fully inspected, serviced with 12 months warranty.


– Workshop inspection and report inc photo library
– Engine compression check and boroscope
– Full service inc engine tune
– New mot inspection (inc exempt cars)
– Detailed valet inc Dynoglaze paint treatment
– Free delivery in covered trailers
– Detailed handover inc “user tips”
– Travel spares kit inc fluids etc
– 12 months comprehensive warranty
– Free collection/delivery and loan car if necessary
– Free 11 month warranty checkover and service