1981 Land Rover Series III


  • Recent 3-year comprehensive restoration
  • Galvanised chassis & rare hard-top
  • Fabulous condition throughout

The Appeal

This beautiful and recently restored to a very high standard Series 3 Land Rover looks a very nice car indeed and is going to appeal to a wide range of people from collectors and Land Rover enthusiasts or someone looking out for that special classic car.

With its new galvanized chassis and extensive restoration of the iconic Land Rover this is not an opportunity to miss out on.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Restored over a three-year period 
  • Galvanised Chassis 
  • Re-galvanised windscreen frame and door cappings
  • Door tops replaced with new and the felt channels for the sliding windows also replaced
  • Everything renovated or replaced as required with new suspension, bushes and brakes
  • Gearbox and engine refurbished
  • New clutch and hydraulics
  • Brand new lights all round
  • New round rear reflectors
  • Many invoices for works and parts 
  • V5c present
  • MOT & Tax exempt

The Interior

  • Luxury black vinyl seats
  • Excellent condition
  • Fully refurbished throughout

The interior has been completely renovated and looks a very comfortable and presentable Series 3 interior with some pleasant improvements. 

With new deluxe seats in the front, rear bench seats and tailored rubber mats, being freshly painted inside, including the rear hard top, it all looks great and in excellent condition as it’s virtually all brand new.

The dashboard, instrument panel and switches have all been nicely tidied up and presented which makes the cabin even more inviting and the cubby box is all in great condition.

It’s had new inertia seat belts fitted, all the window and door rubber seals look new and, other than a very small nick in the recovered dashboard and a small patch of bubbling paint under the passenger side dashboard, it’s very hard to find fault with.

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The Exterior

  • Fabulous condition
  • Excellent wheels and tyres
  • Fully re-sprayed in bronze green and limestone

The body panels, doors, hinges and just about everything on the exterior of the car have been restored or replaced to a very high standard and the overall result is very impressive.

There are a few small niggles to mention, in that the paint on the slam panel under the bonnet is showing some bubbling, as is the bottom lip of the rear door and the rear ¾ nearside lower rear panel has some slight damage.

The front grill is in really good condition, it has all new lights, door handles and mud-flaps all round. The wheels look brand new having been painted limestone to match the hard-top and they all sit on brand new Deestone period tyres.

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The Mechanics

  • Refurbished 5MB 2.25 petrol engine 
  • Refurbished gearbox and new clutch
  • Rebuilt Webber carburettor
  • New radiator 
  • New parabolic springs and shock absorbers with new bushes all round
  • Brakes fully reconditioned, including new copper brake lines
  • New ignition system
  • New exhaust

Starting with the brand-new galvanized chassis the car has undergone a complete and thorough restoration with every mechanical part, including the electrics, being stripped right down and either renovated or renewed. 

It rides well on the improved shock absorbers and pulls well in all the gears, with high low ratios working.

One look under the bonnet or under the car for that matter indicates that mechanically this car is likely to be in good shape as everything looks very clean and tidy.

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This is a very handsome and comprehensively restored and improved, probably one of the best around, Series 3 Land Rover and great examples of this iconic model are always going to be in great demand.  

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1981
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Series 3
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 19,597 Miles
  • Engine size 2286
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
61 bids
  • el•••• £31,500 19/04/22
  • se•••• £31,250 19/04/22
  • el•••• £31,000 19/04/22
  • se•••• £30,750 19/04/22
  • el•••• £30,500 19/04/22
  • se•••• £30,250 19/04/22
  • el•••• £30,000 19/04/22
  • se•••• £29,750 19/04/22
  • el•••• £29,500 19/04/22
  • se•••• £29,250 19/04/22

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