Land Rover Series 3 88" Nut & Bolt Restoration Immaculate Condition


1980 Land Rover Series 3 Hardtop Immaculate Condition

The Land Rover has only covered 69,500 miles from new. It has two former keeps prior to entering family ownership in 2003.

It is a great colour combination Marine Blue with the Limestone Wheels and Roof.

To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has had just three owners, only covered sixty-nine thousand miles, retains original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox and interior is becoming very hard.

The bodywork on this example is immaculate and all the panels are straight with no dents or scraps.

The interior has benefited from new seats. The dash is unmarked with no cracks or sun damage, the steering wheel has been refurbished the whole interior is in excellent condition.

All windows open, all the window channels are good since the vehicle has had a fully restoration.

The load area is exceptionally clean and doesn't show any sights of heavy use and is presented with a rubber mat.

The vehicle has one of the best engine bays we have seen on a Series 3, extremely clean with original stickers still in place. The head has been refurbished and now benefits from harden valves and so you no longer need to worry about putting in lead additive. The block has also been refurbished and repainted in the correct Duck Egg Blue.

The factory fitted engine busts into life on the turn of the key. It is apparent that this is a vehicle that has been maintained and covered low mileage it runs as quiet and smooth as any Series Land Rover that we have ever had.

A joy to drive and such fun, the vehicle will have a full 12-month MOT from the day of sale. Four wheel drive and low range engage, as they should. The gears change up and down as they should it has a very quiet gearbox which is a good sign of it's light use over the years. This vehicle will be supplied fully serviced including engine, filter, main gearbox, transfer box, overdrive, diffs and swivels.

The steering is as it should be and the vehicle doesn't wonder on the road like some series vehicles do. All the tyres are have been replaced and are in good condition.


On offer is an unmolested and well-presented Series 3 Hardtop in immaculate restored condition. All the numbers match - the chassis numbers on the plates are the same as on the log book registration document and that stamped on the chassis itself. The engine number also matches that recorded on the logbook.

This is one of the best low mileage and original untouched Series 3 we have ever had the opportunity to own.

This Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its previous owners and thousands of pounds were spent on it during it's restoration.

It is very solid example and is ready to use and enjoy.

If you are an investor you will already know the growing importance of original un-messed with condition for classic cars. You will also know that Land Rover never used galvanised chassis for production of Series vehicles - so one that's been fitted with one cannot by any stretch claim to be original and un-messed with. If you are an enthusiast then you will not be disappointed with this vehicle as it is perfect in almost ever detail and is exactly as it left the factory 36 years ago.

This is a very honest 36-year-old Series Land Rover. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle.

Anything on this Land Rover that required attention has been done it is now faultless.

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