Tag: series 1

Land-Rover Series 1 80 inch armoured – Made in Singapore

In an earlier post I published some rare images of armoured Series 1 vehicles, as used in Malaya in the 1950’s. Thanks to visitor Spencer Owen, another armoured Land-Rover Series 1 model with oriental origins is unearthed. This 80 inch model was advertised in 1952 and the conversion to bullet-proof was done locally. Since this […]

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The 1955 Rhodesian Swamp-Rover

In the 1950’s this Swamp Skipper, named ‘Mudlark’ was designed and built by Peter Parton in Abercorn, now called Mbala, a town on the border between Zambia and Tanzania. It was powered by two Land-Rover Series 1 engines coupled to two gearboxes. Parton built two of these Swamp Skippers locally and they were used to […]

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Vintage Land-Rover art by Terence Cuneo

Around 1955, the Land-Rover marketing department commisioned the by that time highly regarded British artist Terence Cuneo to paint at least five works featuring the Series 1 for use in bochures, advertisements and on posters. One of the these original commisioned paintings sold in 2016 at auction for 7.000 GBP, the whereabouts of the other […]

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Land-Rovers on a mission – and on KONI

When converting people in the 1950s and 1960s, it was the Koni Shock Absorbers that took punishment The world’s most versatile vehicle was not only great to combat guerillas, it was also very usable when navigating around one’s colony or spreading Christianity. Dutch company Koni provided aftermarket shock absorbers for Land-Rovers Series 1 and 2 […]

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