<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A

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1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon

Sold for US$ 16,800 inc. premium
1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon
Chassis no. 95400195A

2.25 Liter OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
73bhp at 4,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension - 4x4
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Desirable Series III 88-inch wheelbase Land Rover
*Genuine and tidy example retaining original bodywork
*Ideal companion to take on the Copperstate Overland or to a Transterras event
*Iconic and classic, rugged 4x4


THE LAND ROVER

Inspired by the US Army's wartime 'Jeep', developed in haste and intended for short-term, small-scale production, the Land Rover would defy its creators' initial skepticism. Rover bosses the Wilks brothers saw the need for a tough, four-wheel-drive, utility vehicle to serve the needs of the agricultural community in the immediate post-war years, but the Land Rover's runaway success took the company by surprise. The necessity of using corrosion resistant aluminum panels at a time of severe steel shortage turned into a positive virtue in the Land Rover's sphere of operations. In the course of more than 60 years in production the supremely versatile Land Rover would prove itself adaptable to innumerable civilian and military roles.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is a fine example of the factory lightweight Series III "Air Portable" Land Rover. These are the nimble and rugged Military variants of the early Land Rovers. They have become hugely popular among enthusiasts of the brand and 4x4 adventurist. Sitting on a much shorter wheelbase of 88 inches and fitted with aluminum body panels this makes this a fun-loving Rover. This particular vehicle was imported from Italy and has been used sparingly. The bodywork is original, containing the original spot welds. This Series III underwent a thorough restoration and was upgraded with a fully enclosed and ventilated Safari roof. Refurbishment of this Land Rover also covered new springs, intake hoses, and battery clamp. This subtle top change was designed by its previous owner for a more modern look and for a more modern purpose of use. Just like any of the larger Defender series with Safari Roofs you can imagine a tent top, rack, lights, storage and so forth. After all its a Land Rover, and you may option it how you like. Finished in classic Land Rover green, this Series III has the classic look these iconic utility vehicles are known for. This would be an excellent companion on the Copperstate Overland off-road rally, or ideal Rover to bring to the Transterras Land Rover events, joining fellow Land Rover enthusiasts.
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<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
<b>1978 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 95400195A
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