Land Rover Series 3 88" Soft Top Only 48,000 Miles From New

£35,000

Land Rover Series 3 88" Soft Top Only 48,000 Miles From New

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

Just 48,000 miles from new. First registered 14th June 1984. This is a local North Wales vehicle, it was supplied new by M&K Ltd, Colwyn Bay. Even the dealer fitted number plates still remain on the vehicle today. The vehicle has never left North Wales, we have known the vehicle for the last 20 years. During that period it was owned by two business partners who used the vehicle at a holiday home in Abersoch. It was always garaged and used only in the summer months.

A345 LJC comes with lots of old mots which shows the very small increase in mileage every year. Going back to 1996. Unique in such original condition and we think this is one of the lowest mileage best original un-restored 1984 examples available. This vehicle is a very late Series 3 and retains it late features such as the 11 inch front drum brakes, 5 bearing crank engine, later rear Land Rover badge. Which was only used for a short period.

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...............


BODYWORK

When we acquired A345 LJC we were amazed to find the body and paint finish is 100% original, and way above the average 39 year old Series III Land Rover. However, A345 LJC is not your average Series III Land Rover, it is extraordinary.

The wheels are finished in Limestone, which is factory correct for a 1984 Land Rover in Bronze 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.


INTERIOR

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.

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.


UNDER THE BONNET

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

It has the correct later 5 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.


ON THE ROAD

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.


SUMMARY

A345 LJC is an unmolested Series 3 Soft 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. A345 LJC 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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