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Land Rover : Series I to Series III.

The series Land Rovers span 1948 to 1983, 1947 to 1985 if the pre-production series-ones LandRover and the tail of series-three stage-1 are counted. The short wheel base (SWB) models grew from an 80" wheel-base to 88" and the long wheel base (LWB) models grew from 107" to 109". There were also the SIIA and SIIB forward-control (FC) models, the military "light-weight", "one-ton" and other variations. Engines grew from 1.6L 4-cylinders to 2.25L 4-cylinders and 2.6L 6-cylinders and finally 3.5L V8. All series Land Rovers had leaf springs and drum brakes at each corner. Items such as passenger-side windscreen wipers were optional extras on the first utilitarian models but series two and three station wagons (SW) achieved a good degree of comfort - 4wd.sofcom.com/LandRover/Landy.html

See the Land-Rover Register '47-'51 and the LR50th (1998)


Readers' Land-Rovers, still going strong.

Series Land Rovers:

Series Dates Examples
Series I 1948-1958 80", wagon, 86", 88", 107", -> fire engines,
1947, Preproduction, 1948, 1949 1950, Pollyanna ('50), 1951, 1952, 1953 + fire engine 1954 Royal, 1954 ? 58 Royal, 1957, 1958
Series II 1958-1961 1958
Series IIA 1961-1971 1964 SWB ST, 1969, fire engine
Forward Control IIA/IIB   IIB, camper
Series III 1971-1983 1972 SWB HT
Series III Stage-1 1979-1985
Specials   B40, Santana, Minerva, Tempo, Cuthbertson tracked, Carawagon, Dormobile, Military Land-Rovers, Hybrids
110, 90, Defender 1983 ...... the successors

Land Rover associated companies, spares and equipment
Maintenance under body, Axles need checking, Gearbox synchro' clips replacement, Clutch master cyl' -
See also: Land Rover milestones
Contemporary rivals: Austin Gipsy, Nissan L60, Toyota 40 series

BMIHT Gaydon:

The BMIHT museum at Gaydon holds many significant Land Rovers including various Series Land Rovers

Go to the Land Rover page, 4wd.sofcom.com/LandRover/Landy.html


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