1975 Land Rover Defender 88 Series III
Sale price: $US $5,200.00 make an offer
Sale type: Fixed price listing
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1975 Land Rover Defender 88 Series III for sale
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ACTUAL VIN: 904064864
Fresh NATO Green paint with white wheels. black canvas top and black vinyl interior. 2. 25L gasoline engine and four-speed manual transmission. This is an extremely low mileage. carefully maintained vehicle that spent the majority of its life in the service of the Dutch Military. As such it was frequently serviced. and despite never having been restored. remains mechanically perfect. structurally rust-free and is ready to use every day.
Bodywork is straight and free of damage. and the recent paintwork has been done to a high standard. with no filler and extremely straight panels. The interior is more original. but recovered front seats are like new and the wear inside is light. with no signs of damage anywhere. All gauges. lights and switches work as intended. and unusual military touches (such as blackout lamp switches. integrated jerry-can mounts. and radio aerials) have been maintained.
The 2. 25L engine fires instantly. even when cold. and idles smoothly with no smoke or undue noise. Clutch is strong and the gearbox is crisp and engagement is positive. just as it should be. Steering is tight and the brakes are strong. Slightly oversized tires give additional clearance and a bit more speed during cruising. and dual fuel tanks can be accessed individually with a switch in front of the passenger seat. In all ways. this 88 starts. runs and drives like a properly cared for 88 should start. run and drive. It needs nothing and can be used daily without concern.
The soft canvas roof allows top-off running in just minutes (as opposed to the multi-hour. two-person conversion of a similar hardtop 88) and the top frame and door window frames can be removed to allow the vehicle to operate fully open. The canvas roof is in good condition. however. with no rips or tears. only minor hazing to the plastic windows. and hardware that allows it to be fixed securely. front and rear. The rear and side sections can be rolled up to form a "bikini" style roof. or the top can be removed entirely. The result is the best of all worlds. Weatherproof running when needed. plus the ability to rapidly convert to the freedom of open operation in multiple forms.
In short. this is a beautiful. rust-free. and mechanically excellent 4x2 88 with authentic NATO army pedigree that can be used immediately and driven as it was intended to be driven.
You can view a walk around video of the vehicle by clicking here.
NOTE: THIS VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN DENIA. SPAIN.
I am an American. living in Spain. and I export vehicles to the USA regularly. Although shipping costs are not included in the price of the sale. I have contacts with an established worldwide shipper and will work directly with the buyer to arrange delivery to the USA. I will drop the vehicle off at the port of Valencia for you at no additional cost. help you prepare all the proper documentation for shipping to the USA. and assist with US customs and importation on the USA side.
If you would like me to handle the shipping. customs paperwork. and everything for you. I can offer a flat-rate of $1900. port-to-port. to your choice of Baltimore. MD. Jacksonville. FL or Freeport (Galveston). TX.
Once the vehicle is in your possession. you will also have all the documents you need to register the car in any of 49 states. (California excepted. ) I can even arrange transportation within the USA. from the port to your driveway. In short. I am here to help with every step of the process of delivering this vehicle to you.
You are. of course. welcome to fly here and test the car for yourself before you bid. but if that is not feasible. I will be happy to take additional photos. videos. etc. and send them to you. Whatever you need. We can speak on the telephone. or by Skype. so you can see the vehicle in real time before you bid.
If you have any questions. please ask and I will post as many answers here as possible.
For more details. see www. autologymotors. com/lr_nato_88
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