Land Rover Series 3 88" Hardtop 48,000 Miles from New


Land Rover Series 3 88" Hardtop 48,000 Miles from New

A Rare Opportunity to Acquire an Exceptionally Original, Unmolested & Very Desirable 1973 Series III Land Rover 88" Short Wheel Base.

Just 48,000 miles from new. First registered 1st August 1973. This is a local North Wales vehicle, it was supplied new by Hillcrest of Holywell.

NCA 693M comes with lots of old mots which shows the very small increase in mileage every year. Unique in such original condition and we think this is one of the lowest mileage best original un-restored 1973 examples available. This vehicle is a early Series 3 and has many features that were carried over from the late Series 2a production. Such as larger Series 2a rear lights, gearstick, number plate on the right hand side, mirrors mounted to the wings and some other small features.

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 forty-eight thousand miles, retains all of its original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox, interior and even all of its original factory paint finish well that's unheard of...............


When we acquired NCA 693M we where amazed to find the body and paint finish is 100% original, and way above the average 48 year old Series III Land Rover. However, NCA 693M is not your average Series III Land Rover, it is extraordinary.

The wheels and roof are finished in Limestone, which is factory correct for a 1973 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.

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. The vehicle is fitted with a few period extras this include a radio, oil pressure, amps and voltage gauges and also a Smiths rev counter.

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 back door even has the original supplying main dealer sticker.

The load area is clean with the correct ribbed rear mat. Matching rear black vinyl bench seats can be fitted should the buyer wish, however we wanted to show how straight and unmolested the vehicle is.


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

Original paint to engine block. It has the correct early 3 bearing crank engine which runs and drives perfectly with plenty of power.

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 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.


NCA 693M 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. 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. NCA 693M 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.

Any enquires please call 01745 798681 or 078255 87155.

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