Series 1

1948 - 1958

We currently manufacture all model years from the earliest 80” to the latest 109” Series 1

Richards Chassis has been working to develop the best and most authentic Series 1 Chassis available. We aim to produce a "Replica" of your original chassis. To achieve this we build to the chassis number, so your new chassis will be as it was the day it left the factory. If you have one of the many vehicles which were altered by numerous "Coachworks" to fulfil a specific role then we at Richards Chassis can modify the chassis as the coachworks would have done in the day. We have invested in tooling for the Series 1 chassis which, in all likelihood, we will never recover the costs on, but these tools do enable us to produce exact copies of the original parts. Many of the vehicles we build chassis for have great historical automotive histories and we aim to keep this lineage going on into the future. Inevitably there comes a time when a chassis is beyond repair and this is where we have it covered.

What our customers are saying

Land Rover Chassis

Innovation is the corner stone to racing and Richards Chassis have always been there to help us.

When we first approached them back in 2005 they were keen to listen and explore all options. This lead to three very individual Defender based race cars that dominated podiums across Europe in Trophy raid and winch challenge events from 2006 to 2015. These cars also attended events in the USA and Africa where again they showed their pedigree taking podium positions.

We are proud to work with Richards and still use their superb chassis’ to this day on tow cars, show cars and on some of our race cars. They are simply the best Landrover chassis money can buy.

Jim Marsden

Founder of Gigglepin and winner of over 100 Offroad titles

Ready to get started?

Whether you’re ready to talk to our sales team, or you need help getting started, we’re here to help. With over 25 years experience of chassis builds for both public and trade, if you have a question, we’ll have the answer.


In conjunction with Marsden Auto Developments we can now offer a chassis fitting service at our premises in Rotherham

Click the button below or call the MAD team on 01709 848880 to arrange a chassis fitting today.