Lovely Landy

A 64 year old Land Rover sold for just over £17,000 at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 9th February.

“It was easy to see why it was well admired during the viewing day.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “It underwent a meticulous restoration programme which resulted in the 64 year old Landy looking better than when it rolled off the production line!”

Finished in bronze green and with original military specification split-rim wheels it is now ready for another half century of service.

With this being a Series I Land Rover it is the eldest relation to the newly unveiled Land Rover Defender. However, whereas the new Defender will come with many items as standard, the 1956 model sold by Charterhouse was a no-frills basic utility vehicle. The equivalent entry level new Land Rover Defender has a starting price of just over £43,000.

Whether the new Defender will be a classic like the Series in years to come only time will tell.

Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their busy programme of auctions including classic and vintage cars in April, a two day collectors auction of medals, coins, model cars, trains, toys, dolls & stamps 5th & 6th March with Asian Art, pictures and sporting items on 2nd and 3rd April.

For further information regarding these auctions, contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or email

Lovely Land Rover, fully restored, sold for £17,160 in the Charterhouse auction of classic & vintage vehicles