Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight Hard Top Military 1974


Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight Hard Top Military 1974

Very Original Condition, 12 volt vehicle, 2.25 petrol model.

TAX & MOT Exempt.

A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional example of a very desirable Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight Hard Top.

First built 16th September 1974 and despatch 27th September 1974 to Central Army Vehicle Depot, Hilton, Derbyshire. First registered for road use 9th April 1984, when it was demobbed.

There are lots of invoices for work done to the vehicle over the last 15 years, also previous mots and also a disc with pictures showing some restoration work.


The body is overall in great shape and all the panels are remarkably straight considering it is an ex military vehicle. The vehicle even has the original fibreglass rear door with perspex window.

The rear tub unlike most Land Rovers is remarkably straight in the back and doesn't show any signs of hard use and is fitted with one bench seat and another small fold down seat.

The bulkhead is exceptionally solid and even has it's original pressed footwells which are both in remarkable condition and require no attention.

The chassis is in good condition, and has had previous repairs. No further work is required.

This vehicle has always had a spare wheel fitted on the bonnet it is in good condition and secured correctly with the straps. The tyres are all in good condition with plenty of tread.


It has a complete set of new front seats, with a cubby box in the centre which makes a good arm rest. Including a period radio. The vehicle has the original smiths square heater mounted to the centre of the bulkhead with demisters for the windscreen.

The load area is exceptionally clean and doesn't show any sights of heavy use. A ribbed rear mat has been fitted, underneath the floor is in good condition.


The engine bay has been left completely standard, including the original 2.25 petrol engine, 12 volt system the engine runs very well. It is the 3 bearing crank engine. It really does drive with plenty of power and will happily sit at 60mph without any problem.


The engine busts into life on the turn of the key. It always starts first time and is a great runner. The vehicle really does pull very well and is a joy to drive. The is no play in the drivetrain and it drives very well.

The vehicle will be supplied with a 12 month MOT with no advisories.

The gears change up and down as they should the main box and transfer box both function correctly.

Almost all Series Land Rovers we have had drip a little oil, some quite a lot, this is the exception though no drips of oil to speak of even after standing for days in the same place.


This is a fantastic example of a Series 3 lightweight and there aren't many around in such original and great 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.

This is one of the best value for money Lightweights available. This Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its previous owners. It is a fantastic example that requires no work and is ready to use and enjoy.

If you are an investor then you will already know how these vehicles have appreciated over the last 5 years some doubling in value.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the vehicle.

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