In 1957 a farmer in Shropshire bought a Land Rover Series One.
Two years later, they part-exchanged it for a new Zephyr at Hughes Brothers, the Ford dealer in Llangollen. Hughes parked it up in their showroom, where it stayed for decades on display.
It was started regularly, and occasionally it went into the workshop for apprentices to work on, last being used in 1965.
Forty years later, my friend bought it out of a (very dusty) corner of that workshop. Today, in the days of very high standard restorations, it is a rare glimpse into a production-line specification Series One.
It has rare Della rear lights, original service stickers and the original factory grey seats. Rarest of all, it still retains its factory-finish paintwork, as applied in Lode Lane in August 1957. Thanks to being saved from years of direct UV damage, that paintwork still carries a gloss finish. It is a rare, reference car that demonstrates what is 'correct'.