The Registry Of Ex-Military Land-Rovers Au, NZ, etc Land-Rover Series 2 ¼ Ton Command Reconnaissance

The Australian Army took delivery of it's first Series 2 Land-Rover 88" regular, a fully imported unit, for testing and appraisal in 1958. ) According to AWM records it was chassis 142800001, with a 2.0 litre engine, priced at 1193 pounds with ARN 107-671 and a CoA registration C-67999

"In late 1958 the AMF commenced taking delivery of the new Series 2 Land-Rover after trials to find a replacement for the WW2 Jeep, and to a lesser extent the Austin Champ which had been in service since 1950. These Series 2 vehicles in SWB and LWB (1959 models) were supplied with minimal modifications after assembly at Sydney's Pressed Metal Corp (CKD RHD kits from England)...

Very few photos exist of the Series 2 vehicle. however it does appear to be a standard civilian mode.

For information and photos from the trials please visit the page on 1958 1/4 Ton Comparative Testing

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This photo is quite a rare photo. The caption associated with this photo was 107-671, which makes it our first 88, a trial vehicle on loan ffrom the UK. In this photo being used for survey work. The photo was taken from the Army Journal and are from the Survey Corps.

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The same vehicle with it's commonwealth registration number.

Photo: Paul Handel



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