1984 Land Rover Series III Lightweight Military FFR


  • Late model Series III 
  • Military use from 1984-1999 
  • Clansman Radio Equipment 
  • Distinctive military appearance 


With its reputation for being an all-terrain conqueror, there's no wonder Militaries around the globe looked to Land Rover to provide, capable, reliable and affordable transport solutions. A manufacturer with a proven track record for incredible off-road performance, Land Rovers’ series models made waves in both the civilian and military worlds, allowing for difficult terrains to be tackled easily. 

The Lightweight Fitted For Radio (FFR) was specifically commissioned for military use, designed to be easily dismantled in order to bring it under the lifting capacity of a Wessex Helicopter and narrow enough to be positioned side by side in an Argosy Transport Aircraft. Fitted with a 24-volt electrical system, it allowed soldiers to scale across lands and report back to base important intel. 

Presented in good condition, this 1984 Lightweight Series III was retired from Military use in 1999 and has since been in the ownership of three enthusiasts, including the current keeper who purchased the vehicle in 2015. Coach painted in a distinctive camouflage style, this Lightweight pays homage to its former life and is accompanied by an array of military memorabilia as well as a Clansman Radio System. It has benefited from recent mechanical maintenance in addition to a recent MOT and is ready for action, whether that be as an interesting daily or weekend off-roader with a difference. 


  • V5c present 
  • Year of manufacture 1984 
  • Ex-military vehicle 
  • First registered for road use in 1999 
  • Only 3 previous owners 
  • Current ownership since 2015
  • A small selection of invoices and MOT certificates present - No paperwork prior to current ownership 
  • MOT is valid until July 2024 


  • Purposeful and functional design 
  • Standard military utilitarian layout 
  • Good but used condition 
  • Patina and wear are visible throughout 
  • Two vinyl seats 
  • Black vinyl in overall good condition but showing some wear - Rear bench seats 
  • Rear area displays various marks but in overall good condition - Rubber matting throughout 
  • Clansman Radio System 
  • Instruments are reported to be fully operational 
  • Enjoyable simple design 


  • Good condition with areas of wear 
  • Distinctive military appearance 
  • Correct Nato Olive Green 
  • Recognisable rugged aesthetics 
  • Coach paint in good condition 
  • Steel wheels in matching Nato paint 
  • The canvas roof is in good condition but has a slight tear - Bonnet positioned spare wheel 
  • Rear-positioned shovel & pickaxe 
  • Lights and glass appear in good condition and damage-free - Well protected underside 
  • Front-positioned radio and distinctive large ariel 
  • Rear and front-mounted tow hitch 


  • 2.25L Four-cylinder petrol engine 
  • 4-speed manual transmission 
  • 2-speed manual transfer gearbox 
  • Selectable 4-wheel drive 
  • Recent MOT 
  • Recent wheel cylinders fitted August 2023 
  • Replacement fuel tank fitted August 2023 
  • New fuel pump fitted August 2023
  • 24 Volt electrics 
  • Reported to be in good running condition 
  • Was started and manoeuvred multiple times during photography 
  • Accelerated well 
  • Brakes performed without fault 


An icon, legend and automotive pioneer. The Series line from Land Rover changed the military and Agricultural world for the better and to this day attracts enthusiasts worldwide. This stand-out Series III pays tribute to its former life, displaying a great camouflage paint scheme plus fitted out with Clansman Radio Equipment it is a fun military classic that would make a great weekend toy for any off-road enthusiast.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1984
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Series III
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 74,324 Miles
  • Engine size 2283
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Launceston
  • Location Cornwall
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
6 bids from 5 bidders
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