I'd like to sell our 1955 Series I Land Rover SWB, so I'll put up a "For Sale" post in a couple of places and direct them over here with a link.
It has been used on our farm for the last 6 or 7 years, so it has not had a lot of love and affection, but underneath all that patina is a restoration project waiting to happen.
It had a 'ground up' restoration in 1993, and I have dozens of photos of the rebuild and lots of receipts of all the parts that got renewed.
- Engine and gearbox are in good condition. I think it is the original 2.0 litre engine.
- Chassis is good for its age
- Brakes have been refurbished a few weeks ago (new master cylinder + all wheel slave cylinders + brake drum skimming)
- It has a nice patina in the bodywork. Not pristine, but suitable for a vehicle of its age
- Near new tyres
- Upholstery is good
- Oil changed a couple of hundred Kms ago + Valve gaps regularly checked/set + new spark plugs
- Radiator does not leak
- New front Prop Shaft
- Currently registered - SA plates
- Always stored under cover
- Comes with an original Land Rover manual & lots of photos of the 1993 rebuild
- Almost ... no oil leaks!
- Blinkers don't work
- Engine idles a bit roughly and a bit fast. Needs someone who knows about old engines to time it properly/set the carbie.
- The canopy needs repair work, or you could use the existing canopy as a template to make a new one
- Needs new HT leads
- Charge light sometimes comes on with the engine running, but battery doesn't seem to be going flat, so not sure what that is about
- Speedo does not work after the work on the brakes was done last month. Not sure why - maybe the mechanic disturbed something when doing the master cylinder.
No idea what to price it at, at the moment! I did a quick check on CarSales and prices ranged from $6K to $14K, so that is a wide range!!
Give me a call on (08) 8398 0324 or 0407 87 44 54 if you want some more information. We are up in the Adelaide Hills BTW (Balhannah),
Here are some photos, and a short YouTube video at the end: