1980 land rover lightweight (air portable) SOLD

1981 land rover lightweight project for sale at motodrome

We took this 1980 Land Rover Series III Lightweight (Air Portable) 12 volt 2.25 petrol in part exchange a couple of months ago, and as we’re so busy we’re never going to get round to sorting it out, so it’s for sale on a 10-day NO RESERVE auction basis.

The (civilian) rear crossmember is badly holed, and I’m always suspicious of a freshly painted chassis – it’s probably hiding a multitude of sins.

The bulkhead is poor, especially the inner/upper footwell corners, although it is at least the correct split-type bulkhead.

Footwells have been replaced with chequerplate, and badly at that.

Bonnet is Bronze Green rather than NATO IRR drab

Fuel gauge not working

Wipers not working and one spindle missing

Too much chequerplate for my liking, both inside and out

This doesn’t imply there aren’t other things amiss, I just haven’t noted them.

Good points are:

Drives really strongly, with nice easy-starting and smooth engine and gearbox

Decent tyres

Still running it’s correct narrow axles and split rear tailgate

New exmoor trim hood

Odometer reading 71000 miles

We have a copy of the B-card showing it’s military history as 47 HG 41

Whilst is of course now MOT and RFL exempt, that rear crossmember certainly precludes roadworthiness, which is still a legal requirement.

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

vehicle is only available via eBay no reserve auction ending 26th March 2023 at 19:48 BST – the item number is 225483650619

We expect to be paid in full by bank transfer within 4 working days of auction end, and collection within 7 days thereafter.

based near Henley on Thames Oxon – viewing by prior appointment