Ken Wheel­wright

LRO (UK) - - News -

Le­gendary Land Rover re­storer Ken Wheel­wright has died at the age of 86.

Work­ing a hill­side farm in York­shire, Ken pos­sessed a wealth of Land Rover knowl­edge and his re­built Se­ries Is raised the bar for other re­stor­ers.

His first restora­tions were the Del-boys, a pair of 80-inch Se­ries Is now owned by Land Rover. A whole raft of coun­cours-win­ning Land Rovers fol­lowed, in­clud­ing Tick­ford Sta­tion Wagons and Spencer Wilks’ Se­ries IIA.

His im­pact on the Land Rover com­mu­nity was enor­mous and the qual­ity of his craft­man­ship kick-started the Se­ries I restora­tion scene. It’s un­likely that Land Rover Clas­sic would ex­ist to­day with­out his work.

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