Up for auction is this unique Land Rover 127" Cherry Picker from 1988.
This is a Land Rover 127, with an elevated work platform conversion. This LR was used by a company that among others installed and maintained lampposts, etcetera.
A bit of history.
In 1983, Land Rover introduced a third wheelbase in the utility line-up: a 127” (3226 mm) wheelbase vehicle designed for bigger and heavier loads than the 110. It was called the "Land Rover 127" and it was specially designed for electrical engineering companies as well as for military use.
The Land Rover 127 was built on a special production line and it was based on the 110 4x4 chassis (the model was originally released as the 110 crew-cab, before it was dubbed with the more logical 127 name). These were then cut into two and the 17 inch (432 mm) extra chassis length was welded to them before the two original halves were reunited. These models did not get their own special badges like the other two models did but instead used the same metal grille badges as the Series III 109 V8 models that simply read “Land-Rover”. Although the standard body style was popular, the 127 was commonly conversed for specific purposes such as mobile workshops, ambulances, fire trucks, flatbed transport or cherry picking (like the one offered here). In South Africa, Land Rover offered a 127 4x4 with seating for 15 people. Land Rover also offered the 127 as a bare chassis, with only the front body and the bulkhead, for basic conversions.
Are you looking for a special Land Rover? Then this is the car for you!
The car can be viewed and picked up in Eelde, the Netherlands.
- Land Rover
- Model Type
- Cherry Picker 127" V8 Hoogwerker
- Located in
- Body style
- Business car
- Mileage reading
- 77576 mi
- Registration papers
- with British registration
- Horse Power
- Condition (Overall)
- 5 - In need of restoration (barn find)