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Motodrome offer for sale this very authentic 1981 Land Rover Series III Lightweight (Air Portable) 12 volt 2.25 petrol 6 seater, finished in it’s original military camouflage scheme.
Military-spec wise it’s pretty correct and as it should be, with the exception of the front seats. It retains it’s correct front bumper (with NATO towhook), headlight surrounds, two-piece bulkhead, twin fuel tanks, narrow stubaxles, bonnet mounted spare wheel, rear bumperettes and crossmember, correct split tailgate, military spec hood, and underbonnet toolbox. It also has twin wing-mounted radio boxes.
At the rear, it has both a NATO towhook and a cilvilian-spec towbar, with electrics.
Inside, it has 2 seats in the front and twin rear bench seats, and Smiths flat heater
Odometer reading just 45000 miles and it runs the correct 951-prefix motor.
I’ve not seen many Lightweights that, after over 30 years of civilian life, haven’t been messed with and/or changed from their original spec, but this is certainly one of them, and it’s oozing that sought-after original patina, without tipping over into outright scruffiness. It’s full of character, and on test run on arrival it performed well. We will however be giving it a service before sale and replacing the spark plugs etc.
It last passed through our hands in 2012, when it had an odometer reading of 34000 miles.
It’s only had 4 previous owners since being cast in 1991 (the last since 2014) and it served (as 50 HG 08) with 3 Commando Brigade all it’s life. We have the ‘B’ card for it, and a reasonable sheaf of bills from it’s civilian life.
It is of course now MOT and RFL exempt.
At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual 2 videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions, which form part of the description of the vehicle
viewing by prior appointment
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