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1975 Land Rover Series III Santana 109 Special


  • Extensive recent mechanical expenditure
  • Station wagon body with seating for nine
  • Extremely capable off road 

The Appeal

Produced under licence in Spain, this 109-inch Santana was built in 1975 and sports very practical station wagon bodywork. It has seating for nine people or can carry a huge amount of stuff. This, coupled with the Land Rover’s legendary off road capability, makes it the ultimate practical vehicle. 

The owner has spent a considerable amount of money on mechanical servicing in the past year, so it is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner, for bumbling about tracks and fields as it was designed to do. 

There are a few dents and scratches, as befits a properly used Land Rover, so you won’t be scared to take it off road, wherever you need to go.

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The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1975
  • Produced in Spain under licence by the Santana Motor SA company
  • The model gets its name from the 109-inch wheelbase
  • More luxuriously equipped ‘Special’ model
  • In largely original condition throughout 

The Interior

  • Original, well preserved interior 
  • Simple but effective design
  • Utilitarian dashboard and controls
  • Three abreast front seating 
  • Nine seats in total
  • The upholstery is torn in places but still functional
  • Painted metal floors, doors and roof
  • Wooden rimmed steering wheel
  • Some exposed wiring will require tidying 
  • There are signs of corrosion on some of the floors and doors

The Exterior 

  • Original exterior in good condition
  • There are some age-related chips and scratches, but these don’t detract from the car’s overall appeal
  • A few dents and dings to the aluminium body panels 
  • Wider Defender wheels fitted 
  • Safari roof
  • Two spare wheels, one rear-mounted and one on the bonnet 
  • Underneath, there is some corrosion to the chassis 

The Mechanics 

  • 2.25-litre diesel engine 
  • Four-speed manual transmission 
  • Selectable four-wheel drive and diff locks
  • Over €2,000 in invoices spent in 2022-3
  • Brake servo replaced 
  • Extensive servicing work completed 
  • Oil, filters, water pump, belts, and many other components replaced 
  • The vendor tells us that the vehicle is ready to be used


In all, this appears to be a good useable example of a Series 3 Santana. It benefits from extensive recent mechanical expenditure and it is cosmetically in a pleasingly used state. There are a few jobs to attend to, but this is all part of the joys of Land Rover ownership.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1975
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Series 3
  • Colour Cream
  • Odometer 26,746 Miles
  • Engine size 2250
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Madrid
  • Location International
  • Country Spain

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