An Appeal: Help find Land Rover XSY 647

Stolen on the night of tuesday june 5th from Oxenhope, West Yorkshire was my mate’s  Series 1 Land Rover. He’s owned it for more than 20 years, driven it every day in all weathers and as you can imagine, he’s devastated.

It’s a 1956, 88 Inch, series 1, with a petrol engine. Full ex-British army spec with many distinctive features including the words ‘Training Aid’  painted in yellow on the door and a faded regimental badge. Registration is XSY 647. It has a canvas roof and a bonnet-mounted spare wheel. I know I get readers on this blog who have an interest in historic vehicles. Please pass the word around before the trail gets cold. If you do see it about – this is a rare and distinctive Landy – please tell the police or get in touch with me at (click on the pics above to view larger).

UPDATE – Extra details: EX WD no 86BR99 Chassis no 111700225, frame no 1331. Engine no 57190884. Front axle 111700130. Rear axle 111701195. Gearbox no 111701045. Very original spec, unwelded chassis and bulkhead. Everything has many layers of bronze green on, military decals, tow hitch, drilled holes in odd places.


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2 Responses to An Appeal: Help find Land Rover XSY 647

  1. luke hutton says: saw this and thought it might be something to do with colins land rover i know how rare the parts are. could be nothing but thought i’d put it up

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