Land Rover Series 1 Unique Cars and Parts

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Land Rover Series 1

Rover Series 1

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It was the post-war shortage of steel prompted development of the Land Steel became rationed, everything else, and it was allocated to industries in proportion to the value of exports.

At the time, Rover’s expensive quality cars not selling well abroad, and a new was needed to attract overseas The answer chosen was to build a vehicle on a commercial basis, and the Land-Rover prototypes were during 1947. The project was the following year at the Amsterdam Show.

In the early days you had to make a noise like a trip and you could borrow chalked up to publicity and development; but the was soon proved and established all the world, and the free loans Demand constantly outpaced and whenever there was a recession in car Rover were able to their attention to catching up on the of Land-Rover orders.

Made For An Outdoor Life

The Rover was made for an outdoor washed by the rain and occasionally out to clean the interior. There two little chrome rims the headlamps — the only to styling; everything else, was either galvanised steel the chassis) or painted aluminnium.

The 1.6 motor was that used in the P4 60, and the body was made almost from aluminium. Until the 4 wheel drive system had no differential which proved for tackling up-hill terrain, but was than adequate when down hill when the would find the wheels at different speeds. Cars after 1950 had a dogleg allowing the driver to engage 2 or 4 wheel drive.

Eight Gears

Two differentials and two drive-shafts a dual ranged gearbox optional four-wheel drive. in conjunction with bar-tread was the reason for the Land Rover’s ability. Inside the cabin, was covered by an oil treated canvas the driver was well protected the weather.

Many test drivers that, without practice, the Rover was difficult to drive. about 40 miles the driving fun, all controls were situated, and although the gearbox had on only the two upper ratios, could be made with the usually associated only the sports car boxes.

There two other levers situated in front of the driver’s left one the transfer lever, to engage high or low final drive and the other which required a push to operate was used to either two or four wheel During one road test, to the strength of the pulling power in the a stop was made half-way up a 45 hill. Four-wheel drive was low ratio was selected (high was 5.396 to 1 and low 13.578 to 1), second was selected, and with no fuss the Land Rover accelerated up the In the centre of a bog top gear could be in conjunction with the low range drive for all practical work.

To make things really a hand throttle was included in the equipment.

On The Road

A cruising of between 55 and 60 m.p.h. could be for long periods. The top speed was 56 and 63 miles an hour. Cruising on the road at speeds approaching its tyre scream was in evidence; but was to be expected from a vehicle of type. Stiff leaf front and rear gave a though not uncomfortable ride, and with a good unladen distribution, gave excellent holding characteristics.

The steering at turns from lock to was quick and afforded very control. The turning circle, was large at 37 feet.

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Introduction Of The 80

One of the common criticism’s of the early Rovers was the relatively small space. This was addressed in when the 80 Land Rover was with an 86 wheelbase version. A wheelbase 107 Land Rover was introduced. These new models expensive, with a surprising of new parts including new prop-shafts, exhaust. and body panelling.

The new models would only two years. Demand had grown for a engine option, and another two had to be inserted to allow space in the compartment for the new engine option.

space was inserted between the axle and the toe board, adding to the The new wheel bases of 88 and 109 were in 1956 but the diesel engine would not be launched until Due to production line capacity the 107 vehicle would remain in as a station wagon until when the 109 Series II Station was launched. As well as the advent of a option, 1957 saw the arrival of floating half-shafts on the long 109 vehicle. On entering a Land-Rover the impression was of the great height off the which gave an eye level above the roof of most

The angular front wings in view, but allowance had to be made for the bumper out front, and of course it was not a of what damage the vehicle suffer so much as what it do to anything it hit.

On The Farm

producers could purchase the Rover in Australia free of To other buyers £116 tax was added. Although it could do any farm work asked of it, all tools were not fitted as and Rover claimed it saved the money in the long run if they needed two or three of the extras. The of extras available were: winch£55, heater.£23, centre take-off£12, rear power with governor motor.£82, seats to carry four and a light weight metal top

£75. There was even a and although it was fitted with Rover wheels is was not made by the Company. A tail light lead for a trailer was provided at the of the vehicle as standard equipment.

A starting handle, jack and range of tools are provided.

20 years of uninterrupted producction claimed that 600,000 were operating in more 170 different territories all over the The car’s most notable in a movie was in the South African ‘The Gods Must Be and while from our expericence the were never that the film version did go to extremes!

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