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The story behind our 1958 Land Rover Series 1 88” 13 November 2020

A classic in every sense of the word, this 1958 Land Rover Series 1 88" arrived at the Car Barn in July 2012 having previously been owned in Birmingham, West Midlands.


Upon arrival the Series 1 was in good mechanical condition and then we dry stored in our state-of-the-art facilities. This Series 1 was not alone when it arrived, it was bought along with a selection of other highly desirable Land Rovers. 


As a shrewd investment the car was pulled out of storage in the early part of 2020 to be recommissioned after sitting for a lengthy period of time. Since then it has seen extensive investment and a careful part restoration, it has had its chassis under-seal cleaned, carburettors rebuilt, the electrical components were remedied and a brand new set of tyres were fitted amongst a range of internal and external improvements. 


As Series 1 Land Rovers are rarely factory standard, they will have upgraded specifications to cope with wear and tear. This Series 1 is no different, we have installed a new canvas roof as well as new rear Lucas D-lamps and new seats bases which are made in-house.


The car has been thoroughly inspected by our technicians, meaning mechanically its in good condition and looking for a new home. 


Affectionately nicknamed Oasis, the cars period 4-speed gearbox and 2.0 Litre engine giving it the torque to make it the ideal off-road vehicle.


Notoriously everlasting due to their non-rusting aluminium body and chassis which can be easily repaired, the Series 1 has been a staple of British automotive engineering for over 60 years and has become a very desirable vehicle.


As our records show, the car was first registered in 1983 and spent its time in the Midlands before moving to the Car Barn. This Series 1 is on sale for the reasonable price of £19,950, our expert team can support you in transportation and we can provide you with all the historical documents.


Due to the national lockdown our showroom is currently closed, however we are available on the phone +44 (0) 1207 288 760. 

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