Land Rover Series One 107 Ute - SOLD
Timm Cooper is known as one of the best Land Rover builders out there. His builds are legendary and usually come with a ownership badge of honor as there are only a handful of examples out there. Timm is what Carroll Shelby is to Ford. You will always get a unique and highly respected Land Rover from Timm. This particular truck was built in California but spent most of its time on a farm in Hawaii, then back to the Seattle with Timm and until now has resided in New York. It sits on a 107” chassis with Series 80” front wings and bulkhead. The frame sits on leaf springs that are over Rovertracks converted Range Rover Classic 30 spline axles with Toyota differentials for extra heavy duty support. Non-assisted disc brakes on all wheels. All this with a Chevy 327 matted to a NP435 4 speed transmission to pull this beast anywhere. The truck was features on the cover of Alloy+Grit Magazine in which three friends drove it cross country from Seattle to New York. Free poster with purchase.
THE incredible SPECS
Timm Cooper built Series 1 Tray Back on a 107” wheelbase chassis. The original 2.0l Land Rover engine that produced a little over 50 horsepower has been swapped out for a crate Chevy 327 V8 with a Holly Sniper EFI system (NOT SHOWN IN PHOTOS) producing around 350 horsepower. Around 7 times the power of the original Land Rover 2.0l. All this power is matted to a bulletproof NP435 4 speed transmission then to a Land Rover Series transfer case. The front axle is a Rovertracks converted Range Rover Classic axle assembly with 30 spline chromoly shafts, Linchfield CVs, disk brakes, Toyota 3rd member with 4.11 heavy-duty gears and air locker. The rear axle is also a Rovertracks converted with 30 spline chromoly shafts. Toyota 3rd member with 4.11 heavy-duty gears and Yukon Zip Locker. Land Rover leaf sprung suspension set up spring over axle with anti-wrap bar. Rest assure your driveline is strong enough for whatever you can throw at this rig. Power steering was added to turn the widened and re-centered Land Rover wheels (15x10”) running 35x12.5x15 Pitbull rockers. Rock sliders are plumbed to take air lines if needed. Bikini top and an 18 gallon tank mounted under bed. Even if you manage to get this beast stuck you are well equipped with a PTO winch mounted to a steel front bumper. And the best part of it all? The flat bed tips if you want to load hay bales on the back and use it like dump truck.
Below you will see two sets of photos. The set with the 107 sitting lower and in a more country environment are photos taken when it was first acquired and taken on a coast to coast road trip with Alloy+Grit. The 107 is exactly the same except it had weak Land Rover Series axles and a spare tire on the hood. The second set of photos you will see were taken 4/28/2019 and are the most recent photos we took of it driving around New York City. In this set you will see the axle conversion to the Rovertracks Range Rover 30 spline axles over leaf has given the 107 a slightly taller stance.