"Tutty" as the car has been affectionately named by his owner is a 1952 Series I 80". Having been registered from new in New Zealand, where it spent most of it's life, the vehicle was in surprisingly good condition given it's age but the decision was made to fully rebuild all areas of it to ensure it's longevity in the future.
Although the original chassis was repairable, it was decided to replace it for a new galvanised chassis, thus eradicating future corrosion issues. A rebuilt Rover 3.5 V8 will replace the original engine (which is being kept in the event the owner wanted to sell the car with the original engine - these are for the purists) offering the both noise & torque that only V8's can.
The axles, transfer box & transmission are all rebuilt as is normal with our rebuilds. The original Bronze Green colour is being retained but with a brand new paint job. The hard top is to be replaced by a canvas hood to gain maximum enjoyment from the odd summer days England has to offer.
Upon completion this car will be something that offers the best of both worlds. The visual heritage of an original Land Rover with a sound that can only put a smile on your face.