Land Rover 101

Forward Control

£21,995 No VAT
  • 1977
  • 71880 km
  • Yorkshire

This Series III 101 Forward Control is a light utility vehicle produced by Land Rover in 1977 for the British Army. Originally unavailable to the public, production took place from 1972 to 1978 and it was primarily produced to meet the Army’s requirement for a gun tractor, and was designed to tow a field gun (the L118 Light Gun) with a tonne of ammunition and other equipment in the rear load space, giving it the alternative name of the Land Rover One Tonne. 

The vehicle was designed to be easily transported by air; the positioning of the 3.5 litre Rover V8 engine beneath and to the rear of the cab eliminates the bonnet at the front, making the vehicle cuboid to reduce unused space in transport aircraft. 

The official name of 101 Forward Control is derived from the vehicle’s 101-inch wheelbase. Many 101s, like this one, have entered into private ownership and there is a thriving owners club supporting these sourcing spares and providing technical support. 

Prior to purchase there was an extensive renovation and overhaul with many upgrades along the way. Fantastic V8 Rover engine, fully poly bushings, excellent springs, air helpers to rear suspension, 17” Mach 5 wheels with 37 / 12.5 BFGoodrich MT Tyres with almost new tread. Roof mounted spot lights, roof rack, spare wheel, rear access ramp for bikes, stainless fuel tank, various USB’s & audio upgrades. Ssingle side bunk with access to gas hob and bottle in the rear. Perfect base for 4x4 adventures.

On show here at the Old Cinema, it can be prepared ready for the road or delivered on covered transport.

For more information on this build, please contact the team on: 01845 574 990 or email

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