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Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

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Whistler110
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Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#1 Post by Whistler110 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:43 pm

I was given the lead that this Series 1 is going to be crushed. It's at the Payless lot in Whistler. I was told it doesn't have a motor but I don't have any other info.
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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#2 Post by Rambler » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:24 pm

In response to the sad news about the impending demise of the series I in Whistler, I contacted Peter Baker of 3 brothers classic Land rover in Ontario. He replied almost immediately asking for the help on any BC roverlanders in saving the series I from crushing. Likely the value of the vehicle to the whistler compound is only a few hundred dollars. There are series I restoration enthusiasts who are In need of some rare parts from the vehicle, if not actually wanting to restore her. Please if someone is able to rescue the vehicle Peter will assist in getting it to an interested party. He is contacting some owners now, and will be watching this space.

I live in Saskatchewan, otherwise would have tried to get to Whistler myself.

Hopeful of a positive outcome for the old land rover.

Ian
- ‘61 Series 2 88" (project restoration)
- ‘57 Series 1 88” (next in line)

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- ‘74 Series 3 88" (now sunning itself in the Carolina's)!

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#3 Post by Whistler110 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:53 pm

If there are interested parties I can save this truck. I just can't keep it for very long.
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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#4 Post by swamijake » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:26 am

Please grab it. I'll give it a home, but am tied up until next weekend.

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#5 Post by DrRangelove » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:22 pm

Just spoke to the owner. It has no engine or tranny and doesnt k ow the condition of the frame... He wants 500 for it which is about 200 too much i reckon...

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#6 Post by 3Brothers » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:27 pm

You have to love folks that are willing to send a rare vehicle to the metal scrap yard, collecting $200 or $300 at the most, and then ask $500 when someone indicates an interest. Their mother must be proud...
If we were a little closer, (a few provinces in between us and the soon to be flattened Series 1), we would certainly step in and help.
Instead, 3 Brothers will send a $150 Gift Certificate, (redeemable in parts), to the person that buys the truck, saving it from being turned into tin cans.
Peter Baker
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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#7 Post by swamijake » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:15 am

I've got a spare tranny and transfer case, and I'm sure Andre has a few engines. If the frame is okay, and it has papers, I can do 500.

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#8 Post by Dave_F » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:59 pm

My daughter who lives up in Whistler is going to swing by and take some pictures. I'll post them up when received.
I too spoke with the towing company who said that it is a local 1951 series 1' that the owner was planning on putting in an electric motor...hence the lack of driveline.
1956 Series 1 86 Hardtop 173601415
1991 x-MoD 19 KK 88 Defender 110 ~ daily driver
2006 LR3 HSE HD



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
1965 x-MoD 35 ET 73 Sankey Narrow Track Trailer ~ sold

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#9 Post by dhkcoatings » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:22 pm

Fit that s1 body onto a disco 1, build up a nice hybrid! ... I eyeballed that sucker too.
Man i should come out to some of the club runs, hard to make ends meet here tuff town to live in.
3B , did you ever make it to the bronte shows? May have met you there in the past. Old tarc member ! :lol:

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#10 Post by swamijake » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:52 pm

Any update?

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#11 Post by dhkcoatings » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:18 pm

Was still there on monday. ....

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#12 Post by Rambler » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:03 pm

Anyone know what happened to this Series 1? Just curious and hoping it found a better home than the crusher...
- ‘61 Series 2 88" (project restoration)
- ‘57 Series 1 88” (next in line)

Sold:
- ‘74 Series 3 88" (now sunning itself in the Carolina's)!

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Re: Series 1 short wheel base that needs rescue.

#13 Post by John Boy » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:22 am

If someone can give me the contact info I can send money to buy and save this rover. I can also trailer it back to Victoria as well.
Cheers
Johnny B

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