Land Rover Series 3 88" Soft Top Galvanised Chassis & Bulkhead 200 Tdi Conversion


Land Rover Series 3 88" Soft Top

Galvanised Chassis & Bulkhead, 200 Tdi Conversion & Power Steering.

This vehicle is one of the last Series 3 models which features the later rear body with the split indicators and brake lights, 11 inch front dual line brakes.

First Registered 20th October 1983.

This lovely restoration that has been subject to a ground up rebuild which has included a new galvanised chassis and galvanised bulkhead. The restorer also decided to incorporate a 200 Tdi engine into the rebuild which makes modern day use much more bearable particularly in traffic and on motorways. The upgrades are all very substantial and have been incorporated into the rebuild very well. The turbo has been removed. It runs really well without the turbo, due to the weight of the vehicle. This vehicle also benefits from power steering which makes a big difference.

The rear crossmember was painted black to aid anti corrosion and to look as original.

The axle casings were shot blasted and painted. Then rebuilt with all new brake parts, drums, shoes, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, seals, shock absorbers. Parabolic springs have been fitted, new bushes, new brake pipes and hoses, new engine mounts, gearbox mounts, exhaust.
Being a later Series 3 it benefits from dual line brakes and a servo which help with the braking power. All modifications have been well thought of and neatly hidden. So the overall appearance of the vehicle looks like a standard Series 3 until you see it overtaking you in the fast lane at 70+ mph. The vehicle is also fitted with an overdrive which significantly improves the drive, particularly on dual carriage ways and motorways.

Four-wheel drive and low range engage, as they should. The gears change up and down as they should. The vehicle fires at the turn of a key there is no smoke on start up and it pulls very well.

Please study the engine bay pictures this is one of the best 200 Tdi engine conversion you will find in a Series 3.

No expense has been spared.

The vehicle still retains most of it's original paint finish, Marine Blue with a new Sand Canvas and Limestone wheels. There is a nice patina to the bodywork where it as worn away to the bare aluminium places it looks great.

The vehicle will be supplied with a 12 months mot from the sale date.

Photos really don't do this vehicle justice, it's strongly advised that you call and arrange a viewing.

After the rebuild the vehicle has had little use, no towing just pottering about and garaged every night.

Please note this Land Rover is a very good restoration and conversion and is by far one of the best we have ever had the pleasure of owning. The attention to detail really is a credit to the restorer and the way he has incorporated the upgrades to make the vehicle more drivable whilst retaining the original look of the vehicle until you open the bonnet.

A test drive is highly recommended.

This vehicle should give many years of happiness to its new owner. It will look fantastic on the beach towing your boat with the door tops off, vents open and canvas rolled up. With no worries about corrosion as the chassis and bulkhead are galvanised it will also be great on fuel with the 200 Tdi which was known as the bulletproof engine.

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