Registry: 1953 Land Rover Series I

Steve Owen's 1953 Land Rover Series I – “The Charlie Machine”
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  • As found in Feb 2017..

  • Body work Off and outside for a power wash July 2017

  • Rear chassis cleaned and solid, Sept 2017

  • Engine stripped down and ready for overhaul Jan 2018

“The Charlie Machine”
A "barn find Restoration under way aimed to be done by 2020.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Steve Owen   [steve53]
Location: Oshkosh, WI, USA USA
Status: Restoration in progress

Model Year:1953
Build Date:1952-12-09
Original Colour:Factory green
Current Colour:Faded green(ish)
Odometer:37,879 miles
Body Code:basic tilt
Engine Type:2L Siamese bore
Transmission:4 speed with 4x4 transfer
Last Updated:2018-01-06 15:55:21
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Make: Land Rover
Model: Series I
Wheelbase: 80 inch
Engine: Petrol
Model Year: 1953
Body Type: Basic
Steering: Left hand drive (LHD)
Market: Export
Number: 1621

These are "best guesses" based only on the VIN, completeness & accuracy are not guaranteed. Information entered by the owner should take precedence.


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Member Comments on Registry: 1953 Land Rover Series I   ↵
2018-01-06 12:30:14 # 47514
Comment by Scott Edwards
Please post some pictures! Sounds like a great find.
2018-01-06 15:54:32 # 47518
Comment by Steve Owen
2018-01-06 16:09:43 # 47521
Comment by Scott Edwards
Great find - thanks for sharing the pics!

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2018-01-06 15:55:21

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jun 6, 2017 Steve Owen  USA Added to Registry (ID 41056)

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