Land Rover Series 1
1951 Series 1 80″
£29,000 to £44,000
This exact car was £29,000.
Rescued from 20 years of neglect, this early Series 1 80 inch was subject to a full nut and bolt restoration which was carried out by the owner himself over the Covid-19 lockdown period. Every part of the drivetrain has been removed, rebuilt, powdercoated and then replaced. Crucially, the patina on the body pannels was maintained, keeping the period look of the car. The issue became the engine, at over 70 years old, it’s no wonder it wasn’t useable, reliable or safe. Now running on modern electric power, this Land Rover is now a genuinely driveable classic.
1951 Series 1 80″
|Electric Conversion||Original Petrol Engine|
|Power||70 Horsepower||50 Horsepower|
|Acceleration (0-60mph)||15 Seconds||30 Seconds|
|Emissions||0||3.6 Tonnes of CO2 per annum|
|Charging||7kWh AC Charging|
- Specialist EV conversion motor, the HPEVS AC-50, mounted to a Series 2a 4-speed manual gearbox.
- Original clutch and flywheel maintained, allowing for gear changes if desired.
- City/countryside driving uses 3rd gear exclusively, A-Road/motorway driving uses 4th gear.
- 26.5kWh of Tesla Model S batteries used, this consists of five modules.
- All five battery modules are mounted under the bonnet, with management systems in the rear.
- Batteries are wired in series, producing 120 volts and are monitored using state of the art battery management systems.
- Charging is possible from any EV charge point, as well as from a 3-pin plug at home.
- Standard AC charging allows for a 4 hour full charge.
- Charging from a 3-pin plug allows for a 10 hour full charge.
- Regenerative braking input controlled by brake pedal.
- Original gear selector utilized, no EV components in the cabin.
- Fully reversible powertrain design.
- Built: Q3 2022