Series Business

McDonald Land Rover Trophy winners newly-weds Chris and Sarah Mumby who were taken to the wedding ceremony in St Asaph in a rare 1949 Series 1 Land Rover

We are very proud to show this wonderful restoration project, a 1949 Series 1 restoration by Wyn Jones, co-owner of Jones Bros of Rhuallt.

A RARE Series 1 Land Rover, restored for use as a wedding car, won a new trophy at last week’s Denbigh & Flint Show.

Wyn Jones had been intending to refit the 1949 vehicle for  more than a decade when daughter Sarah declared she wanted it for her wedding at St Winefride Church, St Asaph.

Originally owned by Capt Frost, Llanbedr DC, Wyn bought it from Ruthin builder Roland Turner 25 years ago, intending to do it up.

Son Jonathan made a start at the Jones Bros workshops, Rhuallt, owned by his dad and uncle Mervyn.

But the job was left unfinished after Jonathan’s death 11 years ago.

“Last year Sarah said she wanted it for her wedding, so I had to do it,” said Wyn.

“These days it’s hard to get hold of the parts but I’d bought most of them 20 years ago so it was fairly straightforward.

“Even so, I finished at 5.30pm on the Friday evening and the wedding was on the Saturday.”

The resprayed vehicle, with original log-book, was among 21 Land Rovers that paraded at last week’s Denbigh & Flint to mark the brand’s 65th anniversary.

Courtesy of The Daily Post  or see me on Google+

This article was written by Rupert Astbury


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