Author Topic: 1954 Land Rover 1 SWB - spotted at Classic Throttle Shop North Sydney $29,995  (Read 322 times)

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Beautiful car, looks great.
I didn't check the plate but the dealer says these are the details
VIN / Chassis 47660221
Engine 47101394

Thoughts?

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Trying to make a Pink Panther out of a Series 1?  :-\

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There were apparently 88" S1 DPVs used in Oman with Vickers armament but I have no reference to the colour used

http://www.eliteukforces.info/special-air-service/mobility-troop/sas-land-rover/
2a 109 114-341,
No.5 173-589,
W/S Platform 178-000,
PT1 204-796

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The Dunsfold Collection has this one, which despite being a bit more "Bristling", has a few small detail differences:

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Looks very much like a home made replica, the Dunsfold vehicle is the real deal.

We have seen worse!

Lots of bolt on bits, but still is a bit different to a standard Series 1 if that's what floats your boat I guess!

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The clansman tuning box is a bit of a give away, a Larkspur would suit it better.
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There are more photos of it on carsonline, the tool mounts look very like bonnet perentie ones, unless they were the same for the series.
Land Rover Perentie RFSV 50.417

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Ex UK CKD Kit
1991 110 Truck Surveillance (RFSV), Winch MC2 *51-656*
2004 Truck, Carryall, Lightweight, Modified Military Special, With Winch, MC2/3 205-301, Haulmark PT1-1.2 *205090* No5 Trailer

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Here are more images of it, it has S2A tool holders on it, I saw some years ago at the sydney expo I did ask a question about it's heritage and got howled down, cheers dennis
http://classicthrottleshop.com/1954-land-rover-series-1/
« Last Edit: August 14, 2017, 06:47:07 PM by DennisM »

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Ex UK CKD Kit
Not sure what Ex UK CKD means?  The options are Home Market (built and originally sold in UK); Export Market (built in UK and sold outside UK as a complete vehicle); CKD (shipped broken down in kit form out of UK for assembly in another country)

#47660221:  Original Engine Number = 47101391; 1954 RHD CKD Soft top, assembled in Grenville Motors Sydney; Key code 505; Delivered to = Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board on 18/1/1954 (the CKD kits arrived with 11 other vehicles on the ship Port Townsville)

Due to Australian content rules many components were of Australian manufacture, in 1954 this included rims by Rubery Owen Kelmsley Aust, tyres and other rubber by Dunlop or Olympic, shock absorbers by Monroe Wiley
« Last Edit: August 14, 2017, 05:20:34 PM by Diana Alan »
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The clansman tuning box is a bit of a give away, a Larkspur would suit it better.
Even Larkspur would be too late, in 1954 the MoD were still using WWII stuff like WS No.19, WS No. 63 or WS No.88

There are more photos of it on carsonline, the tool mounts look very like bonnet perentie ones, unless they were the same for the series.

AFAIK the only real difference between Series and Perentie gardening tool brackets is the shovel bracket which on the Perentie has a section of round bar while the Series one used flat bar both types folded to hold the shape of the shovel blade.
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Perentie FFR 50-422, SIII FFR 30-146, SIIA GunBuggy 112-726, Mk3 Inter 170-437, ex-SADF SIIB/SIII Radio Relay,
Army Trailers: No5 x 2, W/S x 2, PT1-1.2, Horndraulic ATR dog trailer.
Civilian: MY85 RRc HiLine 4.6, MY51 ex-RACQ 80", MY91 Defender/Reynolds Boughton 6x6, MY12 D4 SDV6

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AFAIK the only real difference between Series and Perentie gardening tool brackets is the shovel bracket which on the Perentie has a section of round bar while the Series one used flat bar both types folded to hold the shape of the shovel blade.
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Thanks Diana, I learn a little bit more about Land Rovers every day.
Land Rover Perentie RFSV 50.417

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#47660221:  Original Engine Number = 47101391; 1954 RHD CKD Soft top, assembled in Grenville Motors Sydney; Key code 505; Delivered to = Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board on 18/1/1954 (the CKD kits arrived with 11 other vehicles on the ship Port Townsville)
Ahh, so it was used by the Septic And Sewerpipe Regiment?