Land Rover Series 3 88" Hard Top 1984


Land Rover Series 3 88" Hard Top 1984

A Rare Opportunity to Acquire an Exceptionally Original, Unmolested & Very Desirable 1984 Series III Land Rover 88" Short Wheel Base.

Just 80,000 miles from new. First registered 1st May 1984. This is a local North Wales vehicle. The vehicle has never left North Wales, we have known of the vehicle for the last 10 years. The previous owner has kept all the invoices for work that has been done to the vehicle during his ownership. No expense has been spared in the maintenance of this vehicle and its condition shows. The vehicle has always been garaged.

A412 LEY is unique in such original condition. This vehicle is a very late Series 3 and it retains late features such as the 11 inch front drum brakes, 5 bearing crank engine, later rear Land Rover badge. Which were only used for a short period. The vehicle also benefits from a fairey overdrive, which improves the vehicles top speed and makes it a lot better to drive main roads.

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

To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has such a well recorded history file, only covered eighty thousand miles, retains all of its original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox and interior.


When we acquired A412 LEY we were amazed to find the body to be very straight and clean, the vehicle has benefited from an exterior respray in the past, but it has been done professionally.

The wheels are finished in Limestone, which is factory correct for a 1984 Land Rover in Roan Brown. Which is a very rare colour for a Series 3, only used from 1984 onwards it was then to be used on the early Land Rover 90 & 110 Models.

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 the bases have been replaced. The dash is unmarked with no cracks or sun damage.

The door tops are even the originals with Triplex glass something that is almost definitely replaced on all other Series 3 Land Rover. We have replaced all the runners in the door tops.

The load area is clean with the correct ribbed rear mat. Matching rear black vinyl bench seats.


One of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Series 3.

It has the correct later 5 bearing crank 2.25 diesel engine which runs and drives perfectly with plenty of power. It starts exceptionally well and is by far the best 2.25 diesel Land Rover we have had.

Factory fitted inner mud shields unusually still both in place and are intact.


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 be supplied with a full 12-month MOT. 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.


A412 LEY is an unmolested Series 3 Hard Top 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. 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 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. A412 LEY is a lovely example 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.

Any enquires please call 01745 798681 or 078255 87155.

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