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1966 Morris 1800 MK I 'Landcrab'
1966 Morris 1800 MK I 'Landcrab'
IMG_4713 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4714 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4718 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4720 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4723 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4726 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4727 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4728 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4729 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4735 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4738 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4739 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4740 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4741 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4742 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4743 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4744 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4745 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4746 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4748 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4750 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4751 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4752 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4753 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4754 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4755 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab" IMG_4756 1966 Morris 1800 MKI "Landcrab"


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Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: MHS7D4122A
When it comes to rallies, few were quite as tough as the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon. The event took place between the 24 of November and 17 December 1968, covering 10,373 miles (16,694 km) through Europe, Asia and Australia. It was ultimately won by Andrew Cowan, Colin Malkin and Brian Coyle driving a Hillman Hunter.

This 1966 Morris 1800 MkI 'Landcrab' is a replica of the car that came second, number 51 piloted by Paddy Hopkirk, Tony Nash and Alec Pool. The car was acquired by the last registered owner in 2011 after he spotted it rotting in a garden in Bristol. He was told that it had been there for two years due to the clutch failing and prior to that had been stored in a barn for 17 years. He replaced the clutch, totally rebuilt the braking system using all new parts throughout and undertook the remaining work as required including welding around the headlights, with these areas being rebuilt.

Eventually he turned the 'Landcrab' into a replica of the British Leyland‑entered London to Sydney machine. The vehicle has since become well‑known at classic events, with both Paddy Hopkirk and Alec Poole signing the dashboard.

The car was re‑registered in the UK in 1978 and records three owners since. It comes with the current V5C, many MoTs dating from 1976 to 1993 and more recently to 2018 when last issued, tax discs from the 1980s and 1990s, the original green log book from 1966 and various club documents.

The current mileage is recorded as 76,736 miles. The last MoT expired in April 2019; a test in April of this year revealed some brake pipe corrosion and a suspension arm balljoint dust cover no longer preventing the ingress of dirt, which should be rectified before the car is used on the road.  

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 28TH SEPTEMBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
When it comes to rallies, few were quite as tough as the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon. The event took place between the 24 of November and 17 December 1968, covering 10,373 miles (16,694 km) through Europe, Asia and Australia. It was ultimately won by Andrew Cowan, Colin Malkin and Brian Coyle driving a Hillman Hunter. This 1966 Morris 1800 MkI 'Landcrab' is a replica of the car that came second, number 51 piloted by Paddy Hopkirk, Tony Nash and Alec Pool. The car was acquired by the last registered owner in 2011 after he spotted it rotting in a garden in Bristol. He was told that it had been there for two years due to the clutch failing and prior to that had been stored in a barn for 17 years. He replaced the clutch, totally rebuilt the braking system using all new parts throughout and undertook the remaining work as required including welding around the headlights, with these areas being rebuilt. Eventually he turned the 'Landcrab' into a replica of the British Leyland-entered London to Sydney machine. The vehicle has since become well-known at classic events, with both Paddy Hopkirk and Alec Poole signing the dashboard. The car was re-registered in the UK in 1978 and records three owners since. It comes with the current V5C, many MoTs dating from 1976 to 1993 and more recently to 2018 when last issued, tax discs from the 1980s and 1990s, the original green log book from 1966 and various club documents. The current mileage is recorded as 76,736 miles. The last MoT expired in April 2019; a test in April of this year revealed some brake pipe corrosion and a suspension arm balljoint dust cover no longer preventing the ingress of dirt, which should be rectified before the car is used on the road. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 28TH SEPTEMBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: MHS7D4122A
Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000

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