. 1948 Land Rover Series I - CarsAddiction.com

1948 Land Rover Series I Specs

Land Rover

Land Rover

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 518

Build Start: 1948

Last on sale: 1957

Drive System:

In the aftermath of World War Two, Rover’s chief engineer, Maurice Wilks, owned a ‘demobbed’ Jeep and was impressed with its abilities. However, it was worn out and as there was no British replacement on the market he decided to build his own. In 1948, that vehicle appeared as the Land Rover and proved so popular that demand massively outstripped supply – and went on to become an enduring success that helped keep the rest of Rover afloat during the lean years of the 1950s. Now known as the S1, these early cars are enduring classics.

Information from Octane Magazine.
show more »

Specifications

General
1948
1957
Series I
Dimensions
2032mm
1524mm
1177kg
1930mm
3353mm
Our Sponsor
Performance
55mph
50bhp
5
Fuel Consump.
21mpg
Prices
€518
€2128
€3277
€6325
€7762

Vehicles For Sale

Parts For Sale