Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight Military Very Original 24 Volt 1981


Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight Military Very Original 24 Volt 1981

Very Original Condition still running 24 volt.

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

Only 3 previous owners. First registered for road use 27th July 2000, when it was demobbed. First use 1981.

There are lots of invoices for work done to the vehicle over the last 10 years.


The body is overall in great shape and all the panels are remarkably straight considering it is an ex military vehicle. New door tops have just been so there is no concern over rotten window runners.

The rear tub unlike most Land Rovers is remarkably straight in the back and doesn't show any signs of hard use and can be fitted with rear bench seats so the vehicle can seat 6 should the buyer wish.

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 great condition and requires no outriggers the twin fuel tanks are both still in place. Both are in good condition and the change over valve works as it should and the fuel gauge reads both tanks.

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 matching and all have very good tread with some recently being replaced.


It has a complete set of new front seats. It has benefited from a new correct spec military canvas which has all the correct antenna flaps as this vehicle was original an FFR (Fitted For Radio)

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 engine, 24 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.
During the restoration work the engine has been repainted in the correct military colour.


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.

With the canvas sides rolled up and the door tops off this vehicle really does draw some attention.

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.

It has just had a full set of 6.00 x 16 tyres.


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. The vehicle will be tax and mot exempt next year.

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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