Land Rover Series 3 88" 1983 Hardtop Diesel 65,000 Miles


Land Rover Series 3 88" 1983 Hardtop with Side windows Diesel 65,000 Miles

SNY 150Y – 1983 Land Rover Series 3 Hardtop with 65,000 miles from new.

SNY has only covered 65,000 miles from new. It has had four previous owners of which a majority have owned the vehicle for long periods of time. The vehicle has been in South Wales area for the last 30 years.

The vehicle comes complete with it's original owners manual and supplement for 1982 models. Also the original Leyland service book is with the vehicle something we never see. Showing all the services from 1,000 miles in 1983 right the way through to 48,000 miles in 1991 when the book ends due to no more pages. This proves the genuine mileage of the vehicle along with the mot history.

It is in one of favourite colour combinations Light Grey with the Limestone Wheels and hardtop it looks fantastic.

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

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

The interior has benefited from new front seats and matching rear bench seats. It was also important to us that we kept as many original parts of the vehicle as we could as this wasn’t intended to be a fully restoration but a preservation the vehicle is remarkably original. It still retains all it's original triplex glass which is all marked with the vehicle's registration number. The dash is unmarked with no cracks or sun damage.

All windows open, all the window channels are good and because the vehicle has been kept under cover not rusted away as so often is the case.

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

SNY 180Y has one of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Series 3, extremely clean with original stickers still in place. The diesel engine fires up and drives very well there is no smoke once the engine is warm, as so often is the case with other diesel Series 3's. The block still has it’s original paint as does the head. This is the later five bearing crank engine.

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. The current mot expires at the end of the month. 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. It will be supplied fully serviced including engine, filter, main gearbox, transfer box, overdrive, diffs ad swivels.

Almost all Series Land Rovers we have had drip a little oil, some quite a lot, SNY 150Y is the exception though no drips of oil to speak of even after standing for days in the same place. 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 brand new Lassa Tyres including the spare.

This is a very honest 33-year-old Series Land Rover. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle.

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