Lot 248 - 1984 Land Rover Series III
|Odometer reading||46,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,754|
- Originally registered to the British Army
- Recent engine rebuild and new clutch
Land Rovers were inspired by the US-built Willys Jeep immediately after the war and by 1992, Land Rover claimed that 70% of all the vehicles they had ever built were still in use. Before the war, Rover had produced luxury cars which ceased to be in demand in the immediate post-war period and raw materials were strictly rationed to those companies building construction or industrial equipment. Rover's original factory in Coventry had also been bombed, forcing the company to move into a huge factory it had built in Solihull to construct aircraft. The Series III is the most common vehicle, with 440,000 of the type built from 1971 to 1985. The headlights were moved to the wings and the traditional metal grille featured on its predecessor, was replaced with a plastic one. The production run for the Series III was from 1971 through to 1985 and during this cycle (1976) the 1,000,000th Land Rover rolled off the production line. The Series III saw many changes in the later part of its life as Land Rover updated the design to meet increased competition.
This great looking Land Rover was originally registered and used by The British Army. The spare wheel is bonnet mounted to allow for additional room in the load space area. This long wheel base example has benefitted from recent works which includes a rebuild of the 2.3 litre petrol engine, a new clutch and four new tyres. These superb vehicles are the ultimate utilitarian mode of transport, happy on the road and equally as happy driving through a muddy field. Supplied with a UK V5C registration document and, unusually, some army history in addition to several recent invoices. Offered for sale without reserve.
Guide price £8,000-£10,000
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