Land Rover was sold in 1956 as a new one to Finnish Forest Administration in Eastern Finland. The Finnish Land Rover Dealer tailored and installed the body guards to keep the car tidy when driving in forest roads. And fortunately they did – the car panels are still completely original and totally straight.
According to our inherited information from previous owners of this Series I, the car has had only a few owners and the car has spent its life in Eastern Finland, Kuopio. About 30 years ago, the car ended up with an old gentleman. However, the car needed some attention and was left to stand unused soon after purchase.
A few years ago, the car found a new owner, during whose ownership the car was restored.
Restoring the car was easy as the car had remained in the garage in amazingly good condition for decades. Both the body and the chassis were almost completely rust-free. The frame was sandblasted and painted correctly. The body was also repainted in its original Dove Gray colour. The car body and the chassis are now in great, completely rust-free condition.
Engine, brakes and exhaust were also renovated and many parts were renewed. The car’s electricity was renewed. The car’s engine is still its original and healthy 2-liter mixed-valve petrol engine. The engine runs smoothly and the car is moving briskly.
The car’s transmission is in impressively good condition. The transmission is precise and sturdy, and the syncs are in excellent condition.
The car seats are still its original ones, which were re-upholstered in the original shades of green and black during the restoration. The car is registered for seven – three seats in the front and four in the rear.
The car’s original Station Wagon cab is attached with six bolts and can be quickly removed, making the car a convertible. The upper parts of the doors also come off and it is possible to pour the windscreen on the bonnet in front. The car also comes with a low and small tailgate that suits perfectly when driving without roof.
The Series 1 comes with its original Finnish driving instructions booklet and English maintenance and repair instructions book and Spare parts book.
Land Rover has fresh Mot/Tüv (valid 06/2020 –06/2022). Ready to drive and enjoy!
Rarely stunning and original, left-hand drive Land Rover Series 1.