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    Default 1956 Series 1 86" LHD

    Reluctant Sale due to upcoming move

    1956 Series 1 86”
    Numbers Matching
    LHD sold in Vancouver Canada at Rootes Motors as 1 of 3 in the order. I suspect it was a Fleet truck originally (Hydro or Logging?)

    I received this as a non runner, and proceeded over the next 3+ years did a frame off rebuild. It’s a “sympathetic” rebuild as I didn’t want to completely remove its previous adventures.

    New-2X bulkhead outriggers
    New-Gearbox Crossmember
    New-Left front dumbiron/spring hanger assembly (all items from Radfords, Scotland)
    Bump stop plates removed and rust cut out and repaired
    Rear Crossmember rear corners repaired
    Entire frame coated with “Rust Bullet”, then topcoated with POR-15
    Interior of frame wax coat treatment
    New reproduction Series 1 Galvanized bumper
    Complete New Brakes, lines and Series 2 Master Cylinder with Radfords conversion bracket. New complete exhaust
    New AutoSpark period correct cloth Braided LR wiring Loom Positive Earth
    New Fuel pump
    Rebuilt Shin Burner Smiths Heater
    Resurfaced Flywheel
    New Clutch
    New Rocky Mountain Parabolic Springs and Shocks

    I tried to repair and reuse whenever possible the original fittings and original parts. Other than the rear taillights, a chip out of the horn assembly and later model wipers it’s completely original. The engine runs great. Original Solex could use a rebuild (I have kit), transmission, transfer case operate flawlessly. It even has the rear PTO shifter and mechanism, ready for farm tools etc. I’ve driven it less than 100 miles since restoration and the Rover is currently registered on Collector Plates in British Columbia. Many, Many spare parts will go with the vehicle, origianl 15” rims, starter, generator, brake drums, complete set of 86” galvanized capping, etc... I also have a complete (semi Restored) hardtop with windows and catflap)..personally I enjoy the top off...

    I have been involved with Rovers for many years (currently own a LR3, Defender 110 and the Series 1) and also have been involved in the BC Roverlanders, although my biggest "Rover Accomplishment" was being part of the 2009 Canol Expedition in my 85 Series 3 109.

    The vehicle is located in Squamish, B.C. Canada (30 mins from Vancouver on the way to Whistler Mountain).

    Asking $20K USD
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    Last edited by BellaCoola; 11-05-2020 at 12:39 AM.
    1991 x-MoD 19 KK 88 Defender 110 ~ daily driver
    1965 x-MoD 35 ET 73 Sankey Narrow Track Trailer ~ earning it's keep
    1955 Series 1 86 Hardtop 173601415 ~ undergoing the infinite rebuild

    1955 Series 1 86 Hardtop 57130577 ~ just a heap o' parts now

    1985 Series III 109 x-MoD BATUS 77 KC 63 < sold lives in Calgary

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