None for sale at present - these ready-made classics don't hang about for long.
The Series One Land Rover was produced between 1948 to 1958. All of these now command a premium price, almost regardless of condition, due to their age. For obvious reasons, the Series One only became the Series One as a result of the launch of the Series II in 1958. Until then, it was simply “a Land Rover”. Engines were borrowed from the Rover saloons, starting with the 1.6 and then an enlarged 2.0L. A 2-litre diesel became available just before the Series II was launched.
The Series II was produced between 1958 and 1961 in 88" and 109" forms, it then being replaced by the Series IIA. The IIA ran from 1961 to 1971, so the Series II era produced many of the now “classic” Land Rover models. Purists would argue that these were the last “true” Land Rovers produced as they maintained a sternly “no frills” agricultural design. Early examples retained the 2-litre engines of the Series One. Eventually the petrol engine was enlarged to a more usable 2,286cc ("two-and-a-quarter"), a design that stuck right up to the production of very first Nineties in 1985.
The Series III was produced between 1971 to 1985. It retained most of the original iconic styling of the Series II, but added a “proper” dashboard (purists would dispute this!), a plastic radiator grille and an all-synchromesh gearbox with a stronger rear axle. It used the existing 2,286cc engine in both petrol and diesel forms and these both underwent some improvements during their production lives. In the early 1980s, 109” Land Rovers were also produced with the 3.5 V8 - these examples, known as Stage Ones, had a flush radiator grill that was the precursor to the subsequent 90 / 110 / Defender design that is still with us more than 30 years later.
All three Series have their own aficionados, owners’ clubs, military variants, pros and cons of ownership. All of them have classic status.