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1972 Land Rover Series III 88"


  • Substantial professional engine work carried out in June 2023
  • A commendably straight "Birmabright" alloy bodywork
  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing

The Appeal

The Land Rover is, put simply, one of the most iconic cars in British motoring. Rugged, reliable and versatile, these ever-characterful off-roaders stayed in production for over half a century, through three generations. The formula worked so well that it's not too unusual to still see a venerable Series roaming the countryside.

The 3rd and final iteration of the Land Rover was a car of evolution, not revolution, and it proved very worthy of the name. The latest Landy was a smash hit, and a good example is still highly sought after.

This particular 1972 example is a particularly fine ambassador for what makes these cars so great. With plenty of working patina and those rugged mechanics still intact, it'll no doubt please any enthusiast,

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1972
  • The DVLA records 14 previous keepers
  • The car was reportedly repainted in 2013
  • Purchased by the current owner in October 2021
  • Maintenance work carried out in 2021 and significant engine work in 2023 for which and invoice is present
  • MOT and road tax exempt
  • Currently indicates 45,421 miles on a five-figure odometer 

The Condition

  • Bodywork appears in smart condition for its age with rugged, working patina
  • Some blistering, bubbling and uneven panels, as you'd expect from a working vehicle of this age
  • Some areas where paint has chipped off, but appears free from notable defects
  • The badging, glasswork and trims all appear in good order
  • Some window rubbers have perished 
  • Spare tyre attached to the bonnet
  • Underside carrying some light corrosion, commensurate with age
  • Interior reflects the car's age of 50 year
  • Floors carry some corrosion and patina throughout
  • Seats carry some light nicks and rips
  • Dashboard is clear and legible with similar levels of patina
  • Ultimately, it's very characterful and in line with a working vehicle

The Mechanics

  • 2286cc I4 petrol engine
  • Appears in fine fettle mechanically
  • Repairs carried out to fix an oil leak
  • In 2023, the crankshaft was re-ground, big end and main bearings were changed and various other key components were replaced
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears, selectable low range and four-wheel drive
  • The vendor notes that the car has proven reliable in all types of weather, even pulling vehicles out of snow last winter

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Series 3
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 45,421 Miles
  • Engine size 2286
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom

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