I've recently bought this Series I, to add to my Land Rover collection. According to the faded script on the doors, it was owned by the Evening Standard newspaper in London and used by the Mobile Printing Unit.
Information supplied with the vehicle said it was made in December 1952, confirmed by all five wheels having 12/52 date stamps. It was registered in 1953.
The vehicle is as original as when it was supplied to the Standard and the overall condition is excellent. It's done only 63,000 miles - about 1000 a year, in other words - and it cruised through its MoT.
The previous owner was 84-year-old Alexander Grier, who had owned it since 1960. I'd really like to find out more about this Land Rover and the job it did with the mobile printing unit. One clue is the rear power take-off and two electrical outlets; were these to power a press?
If you can tell us anything about Richard's 80in and the unusual job it did, and where it did it, please contact mark@LRO.com
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