14th May 2022 10:30 GMT/BST

Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia

  Lot 230


1959 Roadless Land Rover
Registration number: XSY 698
Date of first registration: 28/05/1997 (Built 18 March 1959)
VIN number:156900675
Engine number:2711378
MOT expires: N/A
V5C present listing 0 former keeper (since 1997)
Current mileage shown: 58 miles (not warranted)
2286 cc

1959 Roadless Land Rover Tennants Auctioneers - YouTube

Diesel engine

Prototype number 2- as used as a Roadless Tractions Ltd demonstrator vehicle.

We believe this vehicle is one of only 6 remaining vehicles from a maximum build of 20 although the official records are not complete.

It is the only diesel model made with a lower differential ratio compared to the petrol models. This example has unique front disc brakes and shortened rear chassis to improve the exit angle when driven offroad.

With British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate

Sold for £110,000
Estimated at £45,000 - £55,000



Auction: Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia, 14th May 2022

The Motor Cars, Motorbikes and Automobilia Sales incorporate a wide range of classic motor vehicles with cars from the early days of motoring at the beginning of the 20th century through to luxury Bentleys and Jaguars, modern classic supercars of the 70s, 80s and 90s, and iconic vehicles from British motoring history including MGs and Land Rovers. Motorbikes from the late 19th century to modern super bikes are also included in the sales too, alongside highly collectable motoring memorabilia, car mascots, cherished number plates, vintage signs and more.


Thursday 12 May - Friday 13 May 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am. Viewing is open to the public, there is no need to make an appointment.

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