Land Rover Series One 80" Soft Top (1949)




Land Rover production begun at Solihull just over halfway through 1948 and ramped up very quickly to meet the vehicles huge popularity and export potential for post war Britain. This example, vehicle number 4856, off the production line from May 1949 and was destined for a working life in the southern hemisphere. Finished in the early ‘light green’ that legend says was used wartime aircraft this vehicle was the 17th Land Rover delivered new to Western Australian distributor, Faulls Motors of Perth. The vehicle was later discovered in the Bussleton area south of Perth in 2019. A local collector of old cars had saved her many years before having completed a full working life. This lovely early Land Rover has very recently completed a full and stunningly detailed restoration. Data from the original Faulls sales books confirms the original engine is still fitted. The restoration has been very carefully documented and has only completed just under 150 miles since.

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  • Mileage: 120
  • Year: 1949
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Other
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.6
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Driven wheels: All Wheel Drive - Selected

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