• Year of manufacture 
    1949
  • Mileage 
    120 mi / 194 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    R8664856
  • Engine number 
    865002
  • Reference number 
    MXS516
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Light Green
  • Interior colour 
    Green
  • Interior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    3
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    4wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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.


Jaguar Land Rover Classic
Imperial Road, Prologis Park
Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Coventry
CV8 3LF
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Simon
Last name 
Stanton

Phone 
+44-02476566600
Mobile phone 
+44-07341075516