This 1957 Land Rover Truck is an extremely rare find. In 1957 Land Rover produced 8,026 Series 1 109 wheel base vehicles. Of that amount only 2,581 were produced for export with LH Drive. This is one of those rare vehicles.
This Land Rover is powered by an excellent 2.5L Diesel. Glow Plugs and injectors all work together to make for easy starts and reliable driving. The 2.5L diesel is a real improvement over the earlier 2.0L motor of the day. To keep things cool the Land Rover is also equipped with an oversized radiator.
Putting power to the wheels the truck utilizes a Rover Series III gearbox & transfer case. Land Rover Series IIA front axle and a custom built Dana 60 rear axle with gearing that makes cruises at 50-60mph W/O overdrive a sheer joy. This vehicle also sports new heavy duty front and rear springs, Pro Comp shocks, rebuilt brake cylinders and pads on new wheels and a set of galvanized wheels.
The frame is strait and having spent its entire life on the west coast the frame on this truck has zero rust.
This truck has all the character you might expect from a 1957 Land Rover. Exterior paint has its fair share on small scratches and small dings, but they only add to this land rovers mystique. Externally the truck straight panels, a new hot dipped galvanized front grill, galvanized bed strips, galvanized rear step, and galvanized grab bars. To add to its off road prowess, it is also equipped with a winch.
Like all Land Rovers of this Era the interior is Spartan, rugged and purposeful. The seats are in good condition with zero rips or split seams. The switches for head lights, blinkers, wipers and heater all work as they should.
How many of these fine 1957 Land Rover 109 Series Trucks remain on the road today? It’s hard to say but we are certain that you will not find a nicer, more drivable example anywhere.