Land Rover Series 3 109" Station Wagon Original Condition 51,000 Miles from New


Land Rover Series 3 109" Station Wagon Original Condition

51,000 Miles From New

TAX & MOT Exempt

A Rare Opportunity to Acquire an Exceptionally Original, Unmolested & Very Desirable 1979 Series III Land Rover 109" Long Wheel Base Station Wagon.

Just 51,000 miles from new. First registered 1st February 1979.

VHT 386T comes with lots of paperwork, including old logbooks, previous mots and invoices for repairs.

Unique in such original condition and we think this is one of the lowest mileage best original un-restored 1979 examples available.

A very rare find indeed and one unlikely ever to be repeated - truly remarkable!

A large majority of the paintwork is original, with minor blemishes all around, but generally unspoilt and retaining its originality. Most of the original seats are in place no upgrading to spoil original look, so generally a very unspoilt Land Rover.

Originally fitted with a 2.6 six cylinder engine, it now runs a 2.25 four cylinder having been changed by a previous owner who according to the history we have with the vehicle, struggled to maintain the six cylinder engine. Work undertaken in previous ownership includes a new clutch, brakes and radiator along with routine maintenance, she sits on a set of matching Avon Rangemaster 7.50 x 16 tyres. Which suit the vehicle very well.


When we acquired VHT 386T we where amazed to find the body retains a majority of the original paint finish and way above the average 41 year old Series III Land Rover. However, VHT is not your average Series III Land Rover, it is extraordinary.

The wheels are finished in Limestone, which is factory correct for a 1979 Land Rover in Pastel Green.

The rivets on the rear panels were never finished in body colour when they left the factory this is how it remains on this vehicle.

The bulkhead is exceptionally solid and original, in fact as good as we have ever seen including both original footwells. Some small repairs have been done but at least the original footwell is still present.

The underside has been steam cleaned and then waxoyled to preserve the original chassis. You can still see the factory overspray under the bonnet, wings and rear body this is exactly how they left the factory. No welding is required anywhere on this vehicle and it is now ready to go.


Exemplary - by far the best original Land Rover Series III. The original factory fitted front seat backs are in good condition as are the bases they have never been replaced and are the originals too the vehicle.

The dash is unmarked with no cracks or sun damage there are no additional holes anywhere.

The door tops are even the originals with Triplex glass something that is almost definitely replaced on all other Series 3 Land Rover. The roof is the same with triplex glass throughout.

The load area is clean with the correct ribbed rear mat. Matching rear black vinyl bench seats are fitted and the second row seats are also original. The door cards have now sagged on the arm rests which is common. However these can be replaced should the buyer wish. We think it rather suits the vehicle and so have left it alone.


The 2.25 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 be supplied with a full 12-month MOT with no advisories. 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 its light use and good maintenance over the years.


VHT 386T is an unmolested Series 3 Hardtop in immaculate original 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.

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

This Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its owner and no expense spared on maintenance.

It is a very solid example that requires no work 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.

What you see is what you get. VHT 386T retains much of its original paint finish - albeit with a few aged dings, scratches and marks. Please therefore do not expect absolutely pristine. However, you will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle.

Opportunities to purchase a genuine, original, low mileage vehicle don't often come up so please don't miss this one.

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