The Series 3 is all ready for this winter! This vehicle is in superb condition and really is a joy to drive. Previous Welsh farm owner for the last 15 years and only been used in and around the farm and leaving the farm for mot and the like.Genuine low 79,965 miles corroborated by its paper MOT history and also online MOT history check. To put that in perspective, it has only done less than 1,500 miles in the last 15 years whilst its been under the care of the previous farmer owner! This is indeed a well-looked after and unmolested example of a classic Land Rover Series 3 as it has also been dry stored by previous farm owner. The vehicle is totally original with a few modern but subtle upgrades. The body and interior are original.
The exterior has the original marine blue paintwork and nicely patina paint on bonnet and air vents giving it a lovely worn look but overall the paint is in good condition inside and outside with age old related small dents and scrapes from its farm life. The black vinyl dashboard interior is original and in superb condition.
Original chassis with no ugly repairs or welding noted, only surface rusts and old flaky rust proofing paint. The engine is the original factory fitted 2 1/4 L petrol engine with genuine 79k low farm miles from new with original engine paint still clearly visible. Matching engine and VIN numbers. It starts on the button and the engine sounds very quiet indeed.
Online MOT history also backs up the genuine mileage of this classic vehicle. Since acquiring the land rover series 3, MOT done September 2019- no advisories and full service done. New engine oil, new rear & front differential & transfer box oil change. Brand new champion spark plugs. Converted the lucas distributor into brand new powersparks electronic ignition system with new viper sports ignition coil.
Theft deterrent system in place. New tubeless tyres 205 / 80R 16. Brand new oil lift pump and new fuel line and fuel filter. Brand new driver and passenger footwells installed.Brand new x2 folding rear seats. Brand new front and rear mud flaps. Sound proofing insulation mat applied to rear floor and checker plate placed over the top just to quieten down general road noise.
However, checker plating can be easily removed to expose original patina floor panels. I have photo evidence of the original and solid state of the rear flooring to be sent as and when requested. All doors have sound proofing insulation installed and finished with new black door trims. Original solid bulkhead with previous subtle small repair on the front inner wing, beautifully finished and hardly noticeable.A mint chassis with no ugly welding, plating or previous unsightly repairs noted, however, theres an evidence of front dumb irons being replaced in the past. There are only surface rusts and flaking from old rusts proofing paint from previously applied rust proofing onto chassis and underbody. Chassis is indeed in very good condition for its age, totally unmolested, only surface rusts. Clutch engages all gears nicely and the gear change is as smooth as silk, with no clunks or bangs.
Braking system generally is sharp and is in pretty good shape. Personally only left to do now is preventative rust proofing onto original chassis & underbody to be done.The doors and top door frames can be easily replaced if so wishes or just rubber seals could do with replacing to prevent leaking, so is the sliding glass channel set. The seats are all original, however, the passengers and middle seats base has small torn from general wear and tear and could do with being replaced to make it look its best but over all is still in usable original condition. The Landrover Series 3 has been well-taken care of for the last 15 years by the previous farmer owner. In fact the state of this 38 year old classic series 3 is mint generally for its age.
I have meticulously and carefully made it even much better as it is now mechanically, electronically and structurally sound with the above works being carried out and this will only appreciate its value even more. It drives really good and it brings smile on your face when driving this legendary classic vehicle. I just simply love the patina body colour appearance and the subtle battle scarred body panels as it adds character into the classic Series 3. Perhaps the new owner will have it completely restored to bring the classic Land Rover to its former glory! I have done my part rescuing this lovely classic Series 3.
Its time for others to enjoy it and perhaps put the small finishing touches into it. But hey its a Land Rover after all! Please check my other listing of a 1952 Land Rover Series 1 80 Minerva LHD , also accepting offers on that as well.Please dont hesitate to ask for more information and or photos and videos. The item "Land Rover Series 3 1981 SWB/88 2.25L PETROL MARINE BLUE BARN FIND & DRY STORED" is in sale since Friday, January 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover".
The seller is "royye1911" and is located in Sheffield. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Australia.