Land Rover Series 3 88" 1976 Bronze Green Softop Galvanised Chassis TAX & MOT EXEMPT


LCY 517P – 1976 Land Rover Series 3 88" Softop Galvanised Chassis


LCY has only had six owners since new of which a majority have owned the vehicle for long periods of time. Previous mot's show the vehicle has had very little use in recent years and has covered only 500 miles since 2013. However it has been maintained and kept on the road each year. The history file also shows invoices for various work and servicing over the years.

First Registered 15th February 1976 this is now a tax and mot exempt vehicle with the benefit of the original chassis being galvanised therefore there is no need to worry about corrosion in the future.

It is in one of the most classic colour combinations Bronze Green with the Limestone Wheels.

To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has had just six owners, retains all of its original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox is becoming very hard.

The bodywork on LCY is very good and all the panels are straight with no dents or scraps.

The interior still retains the original style Deluxe front seat backs and bases. It was also important to us that we kept as many original parts of the vehicle, as this wasn’t intended to be a fully restoration but a preservation. Door cards are fitted to the lower doors so that the door tops can easily be removed for use in the summer. The dash is unmarked with no damage. The rear load space is very clean and this has never been a working vehicle.

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.

LCY 517P has one of the best original engine bays we have seen on a diesel Series 3, extremely clean with original stickers still in place. The original 2.25 engine starts very well with a 12 volt glow plug system and runs very well and there is no smoke with plenty of power as you would expect. The block and head have been repainted in the correct colours.

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. Although it is exempt. 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. The vehicle will be supplied fully serviced including engine, filter, main gearbox, transfer box, diffs ad swivels.

Almost all Series Land Rovers we have had drip a little oil, some quite a lot, LCY 517P 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. The tracking has recently been done. All the tyres are have been replaced recently and are all in good condition.


LCY 517P is an unmolested and well-presented Series 3 Softtop in very good original condition and is ready to use and enjoy this summer where ever you maybe. 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 Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its previous owners.

It is very solid example that requires no work and is ready to use and enjoy.

If you are an enthusiast then you will not be disappointed with this vehicle as it is perfect in almost ever detail and is exactly as it left the factory 42 years ago.

This is a very honest 42-year-old Series Land Rover. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle.

Anything on this Land Rover that required attention has been done it is now faultless.

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