The Iconic Land Rover series III is a compact British off-road vehicle, produced by the Rover Company since 1948, and later by British Leyland. Though unapologetically inspired by the World War II jeep, the Land Rover immediately distinguished itself from all other cars. From launch, it was the first mass-produced civilian four-wheel drive car with doors on it, and an available hard roof. Contrary to conventional car and truck chassis, it used a sturdier fully welded box frame. Furthermore, due to post-war steel shortages, and aluminium surplus, Land Rovers received non-rusting aluminum alloy bodies, favouring their longevity. In 1992, Land Rover claimed that 70% of all the vehicles they had built were still in use.
This example is a true survivor having spent all its life earning its keep in the South Island high-country, before being retired to a lifestyle block in North Canterbury.
This fantastic Series III wears its multitude of battle scars well and has a beautiful genuine patina about it. Repowered with a Mitsubishi 4 cylinder diesel this Land Rover would make the prefect lifestyle block plodder, or could be restored to its former glory. With values of these iconic vehicles rapidly increasing don’t miss this opportunity to secure a strong investment.
This vehicle is being sold as a barn find restoration project.