Land Rover Series 1 - 1951 27,000 miles 'Absolutely Original'

  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Series 1 (1600 cc)
  • Type: Cab & Chassis
  • Year: 1951
  • Mileage: 27000
  • VIN: 16161211
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 1600
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Likely one of the best examples of a Series 1, 1600cc Land Rover with matching numbers, 27,000 miles and ownership history.
While this vehicle is technically in an unrestored condition, it is in pristine original condition.
Delivered to the NZ Army on the 6 November 1951, the vehicle remained in NZ Defence Force ownership until 12 June 1972 when it was sold with 19,996 miles on odometer.
The vehicles has remained in the ownership of collectors for 47 years, with the vehicle travelling 7,000 miles during this period.
The vehicle has an original 1,600 cc engine which has been well maintained. The distributor was upgraded to a Series 3 system, and an upgraded oil filter has been added to the vehicle. Original parts remain with the vehicle.
The Seller will facilitate International delivery at purchasers expense.