1958 LAND ROVER 88
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 108
Year : 1958
Engine Size : 2000cc
Colour : Green
Interior : Green
Registration No. : TSY 435
Chassis No. : # 111801843
Engine No. : S7105215
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

- Rare 2WD example supplied to the War Office in 1958
- 1 previous keeper since being demobbed in 1963
- One of just 655 examples built
This very rare 2WD Land Rover Series 1 is one of only 655 produced and was supplied to the War Office in 1958 as part of a later to be aborted vehicle standardisation exercise. The army were looking to replace the ageing Austin 10 Utility Truck (Austin Tilly), and Land Rover offered these modified 2WD versions of their standard Series 1 vehicle to fill the role. TSY 435 was based at Feltham for the Ministry of Supply. These vehicles were in service for four years before disposal and most then went to the Ministry of Public Building and Works in 1963.
Offered with a Swansea V5 document showing only one registered owner since being demobbed over fifty years ago along with correspondence from Land Rover confirming its build date. We are advised it is in running condition with nice straight bodywork, good engine, paintwork, gearbox and interior although the brakes will require attention. A most unusual vehicle that would surely be a welcome addition to any collector.