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Minerva Land Rovers

1952 - 1954

We generally have a good selection of LHD Minerva Jeeps - based on the Land Rover Series 1 80 inch

- but significantly cheaper.

Built using the 2 litre Land Rover engine and running gear plus many other parts they make an excellent entry level classic

 

 

 

Produced by Minerva of Belgium under licence from Rover based on the 80 inch and 86 inch Land Rovers.

When Belgium's army needed a lightweight 4×4 vehicle,Minerva approached Rover in the spring of 1951. On 21 June, Rover discovered that they were competing against Willys Jeep for the contract. In October 1951, the deal was agreed and in 1952, the Minerva-Land Rover was produced. Both 80" and 86" models were made until production ended in 1956.

The Rover company supplied technical support for Minerva and allowed Minerva to produce Land Rovers under licence to Rover.

The bodywork is all steel (they do ride better with the extra weight), but apart from the wings, grill and tailgate are very similar in appearance to 80 inch Land Rovers with many panels interchangable.

All are Left Hand Drive

We do get some early Minervas with Land Rover chassis and/or bulkhead, all have the 2 litre Siamese engine and Series 1 running gear.

The majority of Minervas are mechanically very good and often low mileage having been in service until the 1990's.

Prices have risen steadily over recent years but they stiill represent excellent value and low cost entry into Series 1 ownership.

 

 

1953 Minerva 80"

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 26132585

Fitted with it's original 2 litre petrol engine

Runs nicely, some new parts, brakes need slight

attention.

Unusually fitted with a Land Rover 80" chassis

and bulkhead .

Chassis and bulkhead are both excellent.

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid.

UK Registered with DVLA (historic)

818 XVN

£7,495 (VAT not applicable)

 

1952 Minerva 80"

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36631403

Fitted with it's running original 2 litre petrol engine

Very original and complete with correct air cleaner etc

Runs nicely.

Chassis and bulkhead are both excellent.

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid.

Sold for recommissioning.

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UK Registered with DVLA (historic)

NXS 728

£6,250

 

1952 Minerva 80"

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36631095

Fitted with it's original 2 litre petrol engine which we've had running briefly

Serial Number: 36131266

The chassis is sound, bulkhead needs a few repairs

Includes NOVA certificate.

No other paperwork

For Spares or Restoration

£Sorry Sold

 

 

 

1952 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 26630683

Fitted with it's running original 2 litre petrol engine

Serial Number: 26134380

Runs well, drives but only hand brake works.

The chassis and bulkhead are sound - small amount of rust in RH door pillar.

This car is fitted with a Land Rover 80" bulkhead not a Minerva one

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

796 XVF

£Sorry Sold

 

 

 

 

1953 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36630828

Fitted with it's original 2 litre petrol engine

Serial Number: 36134964

Running Minervas around £5,000 are getting increasingly harder to find - we have a few at the moment. They represent excellent value, around 1/3 of the price of an equivalent 80" Series 1 and a cheap entry into S1 ownership.

Excellent engine and gear box works well.

Great chassis, good bulkhead but needs a few simple repairs

H/D Hoodstick/roll cage

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid,

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

YXS 322

£Sorry Sold

 

1952 Minerva 80"

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 26630409

Early Minerva which unusually has a Land Rover

80 inch chassis and bulkhead rather than the Minerva produced parts

All the hard work done, could be either finished as a Minerva or would make a cheap
Series 1 LHD 80 as apart from the bodywork there is very little Minerva.


Part restored, brakes not piped up but drives nicely otherwise.

Starts on the key, charges, all wired up with new loom apart from lights

Complete with all panels, doors, hood and sticks, lights etc

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

LXS 137

£Sorry Sold

 

 

 

1952 Minerva 80"

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 26631231

Early Minerva fitted with it's running original 2 litre petrol engine - Serial Number: 36139399 


Part restored, new fuel pump & tyres etc

Very good chassis, bulkhead, running gear

Complete with rear Jerry Can holder and spare wheel bracket + spare with new tyre

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

KXS 207

£Sorry Sold

 

 

 

1952 Minerva 80"

Para Commando

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36634704

H/D Suspension, front mounted spare etc

Fitted with it's 2 litre petrol engine which turns over freely head loose

(from what we can see it's all complete)


Good chassis, bulkhead, running gear.


Including UK Age Related Registration (historic)

MXS 446

£Sorry Sold

 

 

1953 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36634718

Fitted with it's running original 2 litre petrol engine

Serial Number: 36139399

Very original and complete with correct air cleaner etc

Engine and gearbox sound good.

Chassis and bulkhead are both excellent with no past repairs or rot.

Brakes need attention

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid,

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

993 XVB

£Sorry Sold

 

1953 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36633178

Fitted with it's running original 2 litre petrol engine

Serial Number: 36137903

Few jobs needed but up and driving with very good chassis and bulkhead.

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid,

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

164 XVF

£Sorry Sold

(VAT Not Applicable)

Sold for restoration

 

 

1952 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36632348

Fitted with it's running original 2 litre petrol engine

Serial Number: 36134519

Drives well but will need service and checkover

Chassis and bulkhead are both excellent with no past repairs or rot.

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid,

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

YXS 979

Includes new Exmoor Trim Minerva Hood, front seats, door flaps

£Sorry Sold

Sold for restoration

 

 

1953 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36632034

Fitted with it's running original 2 litre petrol engine

Serial Number: 36141321

Runs well, drives but only hand brake works, small amount of rust in wing but pretty sound otherwise

Brakes need attention

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

440 XVF

£Sorry Sold

Sold for restoration

 

 

1953 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36632125

Fitted with it's original 2 litre petrol engine

Serial Number: 36132458

Excellent engine and gear box works well.

fitted with a Series 1 80 inch exhaust - better sound and quieter.

Great chassis and bulkhead

New tyres, battery

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid,

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

717 XVB

£Sorry Sold

(VAT Not Applicable)

 

 

 

1952 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Fairly complete except for the engine.

Good dip switch/horn push, good and complete

dash, all running gear present.

Requires some work to chassis and bulkhead

but very repairable.

All import documentation correct incl NOVA and duties paid

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

UXS 378

Would make a cheap 80"

£Sorry Sold

 

1953 Minerva 80"

Imported Recently From The Netherlands

Left Hand Drive

Chassis number: 36636981

Fitted with it's original 2 litre petrol engine

Serial Number: 36137332

Drives nicely

Lovely chassis and bulkhead.

All import documentation correct incl NOVA, all duties paid,

UK Age Related Registration (historic)

323 UYX

£Sorry Sold

(VAT Not Applicable)