We love a classic Land Rover because it has a soul and it’s an old truck that you can fold down the windscreen on. Not only that but also because it looks like it's ready for an adventure no matter if it's climbing to the top of a mountain, cruising along a beach, through the jungle or on Safari, or just parked in the driveway, this 1983 Land Rover Series III (88) can do it all. We are delighted to present this handsome Series III for sale, it's the last model year before the introduction of the 90/110 and Defender models which were introduced in 1984 to present. The last of the last of a classic Series III. This 1983 Land Rover Series III is a 4x4 worthy of its go-anywhere heritage, it looks great on the road too. The Series III like this is an unmistakable part of that lineage. No matter if it's a Rolls Royce, Jaguar or a Land Rover, everyone always loves the look of a British car in right-hand drive. So, you'll love the looks you get when getting out of the "right" side. This one looks ready for adventure at a moment's notice with removable half doors and fold down windscreen. It's finished in a vintage Land Rover Pastel Green and accented with a Limestone hardtop roof and matching steel wheels to finish of that vintage look. That's what makes this ole 1983 Land Rover so appealing. It stands out for the way it retains the look of a true explorer, right down to the details. Owning a classic 4x4 like this means getting the style just right. It carries the iconic Land Rover Series look thanks to a wearing correct-style color combination. This one is clean, sharp, and rugged.
It has an iconic feel with the thin, robust steering wheel, tall gearstick, retro gauges, extra levers and proper red and yellow levers for four-wheel drive/low high range and freewheeling hubs. You can sit three across up front in individual-style seats. The rear compartment will accommodate several passengers or a ton of cargo, complete with two rear bench seats and lap belts. Its looks highly original but has been wonderfully refurbishedto a very high standard. It has been completely disassembled and been resprayed in its original 2k Pastel green. The hardtop is still nice and original paint. The wheels have been sandblasted and sprayed in 2k paint. This Land Rover has all the right extras possible with Fairey overdrive, freewheeling hubs and County trim interior.
The interior is pure substance over style, combining the Land Rover's utility and purposeful look with a few useful amenities to make it manageable in the modern world. The accommodations are bare because luxury was a luxury you couldn't afford in the middle of nowhere. Reliability was paramount and as a result, the interiors were made of durable, easy-to-maintain materials that would wear like iron. All the necessities are there, including comfortable seats and a full array of instruments that are as close to basic as you're going to find. It's simple and was built to have a no-nonsense approach. Even the awesome hard roof remains in great shape, and you'll love the added protection it provides. With the classic removable half doors and fold down windscreen you can turn this ole girl into the ultimate open top cruiser in no time. Complete with the very rare factory rear lift tailgate option, which makes converting to a soft top or completely topless nice and effortlessly. The sale will come complete with its original limestone hard top roof and sides (see photo gallery for hard top installed). As well as a brand-new Exmoor Trim tan canvas soft top and galvanized frame set. Which will give you three ultimate Series configurations, hard top, soft top and open top.
The 2.25-liter "petrol" (gas) engine in this truck stays with the simple and reliable theme and is part of the robust tradition of durable Land Rover power. Being a gas engine it's very smooth and quiet unlike its diesel counterpart which be rather clunky in a old Series. It idles lovely and purrs like a kitten, a finely tuned gas engine which you can hardly hear. Power flows back through a 4-speed gearbox with Fairy overdrive (5th gear). This one shows the right signs of a good investment in keeping it looking stock and well maintained. It's also relatively efficient and easy to service under all conditions. This truck shows just 64k original miles. So, you have a strong-running package that upholds the tradition of the hearty Land Rover Series vehicles. The four-speed manual gearbox shifts smoothly with a full-synchromesh gearbox. It gives you complete control over the motor, plus with Fairy overdrive you can cruise comfortably (as well as one can in an old Land Rover anyway). These have a fabulous vintage style and feel, right down to the solid sound of the doors closing. The adage “they don’t make them like they use to” sure rings true here.
You know it's time to fall in love with a well-done classic Land Rover. The manual is easy to use, and the 4-wheel-drive system is arguably the world’s best. All the original equipment remains intact to give you the genuine experience. The result is a traditional-looking off-roader or urban cruiser that works like a real vehicle in today's world. Seen in the backgrounds all over the world for decades, the Land Rover is one of the most famous vehicles on Earth. The build quality is very good of course, giving it a rugged, purposeful look that looks indestructible. This is the legendary 4x4 that has all the right moves to back up its tough appearance. Clean classic Land Rovers are none too easy to find, and if adventure is your game, and If you appreciate the history of an old classic, or need a museum or collector Land Rover, or an adventure enthusiast, or just want a sweet ride to use when you drive to you're local brewery, or looking for a vehicle that stands apart from the rest and looking for something a little bit different, this Series III will be sure not to disappoint. Especially for a buyer looking for a “Life's too Short to Drive a Boring Car".
Make: Land Rover
Model: Series III (88)
Engine: 2.25Lt Zenith Type Carburetor
Engine Size: 2.25lt 4-Cylinder Gas
Power: 74hp @ 4,200 rpm
Torque: 117lb⋅ft @ 2,000 rpm
Gearbox: LT95 4-Speed Manual with Fairy overdrive
Top Speed: 60-+ mph appx* (*Trade sources)
Miles Per Gallon: 12-14mpg
Fuel Type: Gas
Exterior color: Pastel Green
Interior color: Black/Tan
Four-wheel drive - part-time - rear permanent (front engaged manually)
Fairy overdrive (5th gear)
Very rare split rear tailgate from new
Full Exmoor trim tan canvas soft top with side windows
Land Rover 16" steel wheels x5
Ranger Avon A/T tires 205/80/16 x5
Drum brakes front and rear
Half doors and removable
Fold down windscreen
Original galvanized cappings
County spec front cloth trim sits
Rear bench seats with lap belts
Vintage AM/FM radio
On import to our shop, we will complete a full soft top conversion with a brand new Exmoor Trim tan canvas soft top and a galvanized frame set. The sale will come complete with its original limestone hard top roof and sides. Which will give you three ultimate Series style configurations, hard top, soft top and complete open top.
Recent service work completed includes (2020 – current).
Arriving September 2021
Interested? More pictures and videos available upon request. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sold with a clean & clear NC DMV Title. Fully compliant with US customs, DMV, EPA, DOT & legally imported.
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