1957 Series I 88" SWB - Unrestored Low Miles Example
Museum or collection-ready unrestored 1957 Land Rover Series I Diesel.
One of the more obscure configurations of the Series I, this first year 88" Diesel has been dry stored for the majority of it's 64 years. Production documents from Solihull confirm the origins of this late model Series I. With less than 20K miles (30K KM) on the odometer and a patina to match this may be one of the finest unrestored examples of a first-year Diesel Land Rover Series I.
Patina shows an early working life, and little to no use during indoor storage in the last 40+ years. The paint is original as are the elephant-hide seats, and rubber bodywork seals. (though the rubber seals have hardened) The hoop set, canvas, doors, engine, paint, and body work are in excellent condition for a 60 year old truck. Brake cylinders and fuel lines have been flushed and new brake seals & springs fitted using Genuine NOS Land Rover parts. Two modern 12v batteries have been installed for convenience (originally the vehicle would have been outfitted with two 6V batteries in series to make 12v) and it has kept the original positive ground configuration. The Series I was stretched in 1957 from 80" to 88" to accommodate the Diesel engine.
This small piece of Land Rover history is offered on consignment for $75,000USD
Parts manuals, Operations Manuals, and assorted documentation provided with the sale. $1000 non-refundable deposit required for off-site inspection and purchase hold - balance due within 10 business days.
All vehicle sales are offered on consignment through Defenders Northwest LLC and are sold by owner as-is, where-is, without warranty, without guarantee, without any statement or expectation of condition by Defenders Northwest LLC. We suggest that any antique vehicle should be inspected prior to purchase as all will have at minimum some apologies and may require extensive restoration or repair work depending on conditions and the objectives of the new owner. A $1000 non-refundable purchase deposit is required to hold vehicle (10 business days) for purchase or offsite inspection. Off-site viewing and inspection are done at the prospective buyers expense outside of the consignment sale and are done at a location agreed to by vehicle owner and prospective buyer.