An Icon of the motoring industry ,the Series III had the same body and engine options as the preceding IIa Land Rovers, including station wagons and the 1 Ton versions. The Series III is the most common and many say the best Series vehicle, with 440,000 of the type built from 1971 to 1985. During the Series III production run from 1971 until 1985, the 1,000,000th Land Rover rolled off the production line in 1976. The Series III saw many changes in the later part of its life as Land Rover updated the design to meet increased competition. This was the first model to feature synchromesh on all four gears. In keeping with early 1970s trends in automotive interior design, both in safety and use of more advanced materials, the simple metal dashboard of earlier models was redesigned to accept a new moulded plastic dash. The instrument cluster, which was previously centrally located, was moved to the driver’s side.

Also, new trim options were introduced to make the interior more comfortable if the buyer so wished (many farmers and commercial users preferred the original, non-trimmed interior).

This is an extremely straight and clean example of the mighty Series III. With the added benefit of the certified Nissan diesel motor, this makes for a very usable and economical classic Land Rover. Our client looked for many years to fine this example but due to a change in circumstances this much loved vehicle is being sold. Do not miss the opportunity to own such an amazing example. BAINS CMH is a small low volume boutique classic car broker. Selling quality not quantity. Viewing by appointment in our North Canterbury Motor House.

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  • Model Year: 1980
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Ext color: Sand Stone