LAND ROVER SERIES 3 LIGHTWEIGHT. Since 2008 the Land Rover has only been used as a Farm'run about' vehicle.The Land Rover has been inspected in my workshop and I can report the following. The chassis is generally in good order and will only need some repair work to the RH rear spring hanger area (6 area, to the lower chassis rail) and also the LH side rear fuel tank outrigger. The rest of the chassis is solid and the thick underseal has preserved the chassis well. In places the original factory black paint is clear to see.
The chassis has had some repairs in the past, this chassis is almost 40 years old. The RHF dumb iron has been cleaned and the original chassis number is evident.The Bulkhead needs repair work. Both foot wells ideally need to be cut out and replaced. The RH side is much better than the LH side. The lower section of the upper "Vent panel" will need work but the upper 3/4 section all appears in good shape. The 2.25 PETROL engine runs and picks up well. It is painted light green which means it is a MOD rebuilt engine. (951 engine prefix is correct for this model). The Lightweight is running a conventional 12V electrical system (Not a 24V military radio vehicle system). The Bosch battery was recently replaced. The full syncromesh gearbox works fine but I do recall it can occasionally jump out of 2nd gear on overrun. The 4 wheel drive works as expected, it has been tested across a field this week.
Brakes will need some work as the RH front and the LH rear brake are sticking. It would be advisable to replace all four brake wheel cylinders. Brake master cylinder and servo both in good working order. For the past 12 years this Land Rover has been barn stored when not in use so has not really deteriorated much since its last MOT expired.
The canvas hood is in great shape for its age and has not perished like some you see. The Land Rover sits perfectly level. The four road springs are all in good order and have not splayed open or rusted solid.The road springs will last for many more years and just need a coat of oil to preserve them. The exterior of the Land Rover is hand painted sand. It is not pretty but sanded back and resprayed green will transform it back to how it left the factory. The interior area and engine bay are in the original green paint. All 5 tyres have tread but they do have perished side walls and will need replacement.
The LAND ROVER is fitted with wider 5.5 rims which look great with the 7.50 R16 tyres. These larger tyres look impressive and also improve the gearing. (A set of 5 wheel rims can be supplied as an option if you are going full factory spec restoration). Being an EX Military vehicle it was fitted with Land Rover leather swivel gaitor's which are still in place and have protected the axle swivel housings.The Land Rover also has twin fuel tanks complete with a change over tap which is a great addition for any long distance adventures. The LAND ROVER still has correct military headlight surrounds, correct wire Grille and both sets of Bumperettes.
The Land Rover comes complete with some period accessories. LR OPTIONAL EXTRA FAIREY FREE WHEEL HUBS. After market wheel arch Spats (LHR has a crack).
LAND ROVER RECOVERY HOOPS attached to front. I have made this description to be as transparent as possible. The new owner will have a very good starting point for building a great Land Rover, if you look what they fetch restored this is well worth doing. The V5 registration document, last MOT document and MOD release paperwork are present.
The chassis plate, the chassis leg and the military plate numbers all match. 10% deposit to be paid within 48hrs. This can be by Pay Pal or bank transfer.The remainder to be paid by bank transfer or cash on collection. Please agree to these terms. Please let me know if you need more time in advance.
LOCATION IS TENBURY WELLS , North Worcestershire. Approx 30mins from the M5 and Birmingham. I can recommend a transport company to deliver this Land Rover to anywhere in the country.
If you need transport, please let me know. Further information is provided in the links below. The engine can be seen running on youtube, just open link.
OVER 40 ADDITIONAL DETAIL PHOTOS CAN BE SEEN HERE ON PHOTO SHARE SITE FLICKR. PLEASE HIGHLIGHT THE LINK AND OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB.
The owner used the Land Rover on local lanes to inspect his livestock. When registered into the new keepers name the taxation class can simply be changed over with a V62 which will be for PLG class until the 40 year Historic Vehicle class is allowed. This Land Rover is presented in the condition it left the Barn.It was only used occasionally during Robin's ownership. Having spoken to the DVLA it is vehicles built in 1979 which can be classed as HISTORIC VEHICLE this year. This 1980 built vehicle would not fall into this class until APRIL 2021. The DVLA have informed me it is each APRIL the class changes and not from the age of the car's manufacture date. 2 PAGES OF MILITARY PAPER WORK AVAILABLE. UNIT: 124 REC COY REME (V).
There is plenty of information on these Military Lightweight's available on the internet and even an owners club. LAND ROVER WAS USED ON THE ROAD UP UNTIL LAST YEAR - it is not a Tdi modified vehicle, it is not an abandoned project. It is not a barn find project and it is not a gutless 2.25 diesel! It is just an original LTWT in need of recommission and minor restoration. The item "LAND ROVER SERIES 3 LIGHTWEIGHT Canvas top FAIREY FWH Rare Airportable 12V" is in sale since Sunday, March 8, 2020.
This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover".fixit" and is located in Tenbury Wells. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Australia.