Land Rover Oxford Series One

Land Rover Series One ‘Oxford’

Considered by some to be the world’s most famous Land Rovers, the Land Rover Series One ‘Oxford’ visited our Land Rover showroom in 2021.

Its origin? Two Land Rover vehicles were loaned to the 1955 Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition and were affectionately given the titles of Oxford and Cambridge.

After the journey was complete, ‘Oxford’ ended up on the remote island of Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic.

Land Rover Oxford Series One Interior

On the island, the car was largely left to rust, but in 2017 a Yorkshireman by the name of Adam Bennett recovered the Land Rover, returned it to the UK, and brought it back to life.

Passing its MOT (WOF) on the first attempt and given the registration plate SNX891, Adam later gifted Oxford to two people – Tim and Alex – who formed a team to take the vehicle on one last adventure; The Last Overland.

Land Rover Oxford Series One Badges

The Last Overland recreated the historic First Overland expedition of 1955, driving 19,000km from Singapore to the United Kingdom over 111 days, from 25 August to 14th December 2019.

Land Rover Oxford Series One Dashboard

We were absolutely honoured to host Oxford and her team at the Archibalds showroom here in Christchurch.

You can view highlights from The Last Overland on the Grammar Productions Vimeo channel or find out more about this series on the Grammar Productions website.

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