1979 Land Rover Series 3


  • Comprehensive restoration completed in 2015/16
  • Certified Copy of the Factory Record from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust
  • Attractive blue-and-rhinestone colour scheme
  • Impressive working patina

The Appeal

Practically synonymous with the English countryside - the Land Rover is the backbone for many rural environments, and has become an icon of motoring. In the 76 years since the first one was built, they've seen popularity as off-road leisure cars, as farming workhorses and military juggernauts. 

This 1979 Land Rover Series 3 has been meticulously restored by a father and son team, with the son now working for a Land Rover specialist. The comprehensive restoration has left this remarkable 4x4 in excellent order, while maintaining a level of working patina. This utility vehicle is ready and waiting to impress with the legendary Land Rover endurance and capability.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1979
  • The DVLA records 7 previous keepers
  • Acquired as a restoration project by a Father/Son team in 2015
  • Rhinestone van sides were resprayed in 2019
  • Serviced by a local professional mechanic
  • No service history prior to 2015
  • Provided with MOT records from when the car was recommissioned in 2017 onwards
  • Last MOT'd in 2019 before being added to the Historic Register and becoming exempt in 2020
  • Many receipts and photos of the restoration process
  • History and photographic record of the 2015/16 restoration included on a memory stick
  • Certified Copy of the Factory Record from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust
  • All paperwork is correct and there are 2 original Land Rover ignition keys
  • Speedometer replaced in 2019 when it read 34,827
  • Mileage in February 2023 was 2,703
  • 765 miles have been added in the last year

The Condition

  • Underside was wax oiled in 2021
  • Repainted to its current blue and rhinestone during restoration
  • Some dents, digs, scuffs and marks commensurate with a working vehicle
  • Rhinestone wheels show some wear
  • Underside offers light signs of corrosion
  • Outrigger replaced in 2021
  • Front seats replaced in 2018
  • A small tear is visible in the passenger seat
  • Van interior has some wear and tear to the paintwork
  • All instruments are clean and well-kept
  • Some perishing to the rear door shuts

The Mechanics

  • 2,286cc I4 petrol engine
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • The vendor notes that the car drives as expected
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues
  • The vendor notes it as a utility vehicle that is still capable of performing any job


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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1979
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Series III
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 3,468 Miles
  • Engine size 2286
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Canterbury
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
36 bids
  • Pa•••• £8,601 25/04/24
  • St•••• £8,501 25/04/24
  • St•••• £8,401 25/04/24
  • Pa•••• £8,301 25/04/24
  • St•••• £8,201 25/04/24
  • Pa•••• £8,101 25/04/24
  • St•••• £8,001 25/04/24
  • Pa•••• £8,000 25/04/24
  • St•••• £7,900 25/04/24
  • Pa•••• £7,800 25/04/24
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