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Production Data for Land Rovers: Serial Number Prefix prepro

1948 Pre-production, Series I 80", LHD & RHD, Home & Export

This table shows details on when specific Land Rovers were built and where they were despatched to. The information is drawn from production data sheets supplied by Land Rover to various individuals who have asked for details on their Land Rover. If anyone has received a similar sheet from Land Rover, it would be appreciated if a copy could be faxed to Dixon Kenner at (613) 945-0482 or mailed to Benjamin Smith, 141 Pine Bank Rd., Flemington, NJ 08822, USA. The information will be added to this list.
Label
No.
Vehicle
Serial #
In Out Colour Dispatched To
R 01 11 Mar 1948 11 Mar 1948 Green Experimental Dept., Rover Co, Solihull
R 02 15 Mar 1948 28 Oct 1948 Green Mr. Nash, Rover Co., Solihull
L 03 27 Apr 1948 27 Apr 1948 Green Mr. Bacon, Rocer Co. Ltd., Solihull
R 04 27 Apr 1948 10 Dec 1948 Green The Rover Co. Ltd. Solihull, M. Wilkison Wokrk En???
L 05 28 Apr 1948 28 Apr 1948 Green Sold ? Lincoln. Invoiced 17 Jan 1950
R 06 28 Apr 1948 23 Mar 1948 Green Mr. Cliff Ward, Rover Co. Ltd., Solihull
L 07 27 Apr 1948 27 Apr 1948 Green Mr. Swaine, Ricer Co., Solihull
R 08 28 Apr 1948 28 Apr 1948 Green Development Dept., Rover Co., Solihull
L 09 04 May 1948 04 May 1948 Green Mr. O. Poppe, Rover Co., Solihull
R 10 04 May 1948 06 May 1948 Green The Rover Co. Ltd., Devonshire House, London
L 11 13 May 1948 13 May 1948 Green The Ulster Show (Royal Show, York, 28/6/48)
L 12 20 May 1948 21 May 1948 Green Mr. Wright, Rover Co., Solihull
R 13 13 May 1948 13 May 1948 Green The Ulster Show
R 14 13 May 1948 13 May 1948 Green The Ulster Show (Royal Show York, 28/6/48)
R 15 24 May 1948 24 May 1948 Green Mr. Clark, Rover Co Ltd., Solihull, Cardiff
R 16 21 May 1948 21 May 1948 Green Mr, Cox (?), Rover Co. Ltd., Solihull, Cardiff
R 17 09 Aug 1948 09 Aug 1948 Green Development Dept., ???? Solihull
L 18 12 May 1948 12 May 1948 Green Mr. F. Hawkins, Rover Co. Ltd., Solihull
L 19 24 May 1948 30 Mar 1949 Green Development Dept Rover Co. Ltd., Solihull, Mr. S. R. Wilks, Rover Co, 22/6/???
L 20 07 Jun 1948 07 Jun 1948 Green Tickfords Ltd., Newport, Pagnall
L 21 04 Jun 1948 04 Jun 1948 Green Mr. J. Sawyer, Rover Co., Solihull
R 22 09 Jun 1948 10 Jun 1948 Green Terry Bacon, Rover Co., Solihull (?????)
R 23 14 Jun 1948 15 Jun 1948 Green Loan A/L Export, Mrs. A. Douglas Redhill Surrey
L 24 14 Jun 1948 16 Jun 1948 Green Loan A/L Export, Mrs A. Douglas, Redhill, Surrey
L 25 14 Jun 1948 01 Oct 1948 Green Messrs Bloomers Lrs, Frimsby
L 26 14 Jun 1948 16 Jun 1948 Green Loan A/L Export Mrs. A. Douglas, Redhill Surrey
R 27 17 Jun 1948 17 Jun 1948 Green Macrae & Dick Ltd., Inverness
R 28 17 Jun 1948 17 Jun 1948 Green Macrae & Dick Ltd., Inverness
L 29 23 Jun 1948 24 Jun 1948 Green The Ministry of Suppply, Chertsey, Surrey
R 30 23 Jun 1948 24 Jun 1948 Green The Ministry of Suppply, Chertsey, Surrey
L 31 19 Jul 1948 19 Jul 1948 Green Development, Rover Co., Solihull
R 32 19 Jul 1948 19 Jul 1948 Green Development, Rover Co., Solihull
R 33 04 Jul 1948 04 Jun 1948 Green Messrs. Holloway and Sons Ltd., Worcester
L 34 17 Jul 1948 17 Jun 1948 Green Development Dept, Rover Co., Solihull
L 35 17 Jun 1948 17 Jun 1948 Green Development Dept, Rover Co., Solihull
L 36 09 Aug 1948 02 Feb 1949 Green Mr. A. Goddard, Rover Ltd., Solohull
R 37 09 Aug 1948 09 Aug 1948 Green Development Dept. Rover Co., Solihull
R 38 09 Aug 1948 09 Aug 1948 Green F???? ??? ??? Solihull
R 39 10 Aug 1948 27 Aug 1948 Green Puzey & Payne, Southern Rhodesia
R 40 19 Jul 1948 20 Jul 1948 Green Overseas Food Corp., Feltham, Middlesex (for Tanganyika)
R 41 19 Jul 1948 20 Jul 1948 No 2. Green Oversees Food Corp, Middlesex (for Tanganyika)
R 42 19 Jul 1948 20 Jul 1948 No 2. Green Oversees Food Corp, Middlesex (for Tanganyika)
R 43 19 Jul 1948 20 Jul 1948 No 2. Green Oversees Food Corp, Middlesex (for Tanganyika)
R 44 19 Jul 1948 20 Jul 1948 No 2. Green Oversees Food Corp, Middlesex
L 45 11 Aug 1948 09 Mar 1948 No 2. Green Messrs. Llides(???) Ltd, Chetenham
L 46 12 Aug 1948 01 Sep 1948 No 2. Green Technical Service, Rover Co., Solihull
L 47 10 Aug 1948 17 Sep 1948 No 2. Green Alberto Fahling Ltd, Buenos Aires, Argentina
L 48 10 Aug 1948 17 Sep 1948 No 2. Green Alberto Fahling Ltd, Buenos Aires, Argentina


48 is the last of this type built. R01, L03, R04, R08, L09, L11, L12, R14, R16, R17, R19, L24, L25, L29, R30, R32, L45, L46 and L48 are known to still exist with R23 as a chassis.

Thanks to: Anonymous for supplying this information

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