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Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation

Sale price: £7,500.00 make an offer

Car location: Bath, Bristol, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Riley
Model: Series 3
Year: 1971
Type: Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 2
Color: Blue
Mileage: 99,129
Seats: 4
Engine: 3,500
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol/LPG
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Safety Features: 4-Wheel Drive, Immobiliser
Exterior: Tow Bar
Interior/Comfort Options: Battery isolator fitted
In-Car Audio: CD Player
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Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation for sale

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  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation
  • Land Rover Series 3 88' 1971 MOT & Tax, Stunning condition, complete renovation

I am selling the love of my life. (Bessey. my Land Rover Series 3. 1971 short wheel base. tax exempt vehicle. It's fitted with a 3. 5 V8. that runs on Petrol and LPG fuel. It has four seats. all with seat belts and is a complete ground up restoration. It is in stunning condition. It's Marine Blue with Limestone wheels and canvas. removable roof. It has a full MOT until 12/02/2015 and is taxed until 31/12/2015. It is tax free and states historic vehicle on the V5C.

I bought this vehicle from a farmer who had neglected it until it was beyond use. There is a picture of it the day I brought it home in the gallery above. I purchased it as a gift to myself following a difficult period in my life and commissioned a complete restoration of the vehicle to my specification. It was completely stripped down to the bare chassis. and the chassis was then sent for shot blast. When it returned it needed replacement outriggers. and had various holes in the chassis.  The outriggers were replaced and the bad bits cut out and replaced with fresh steel being welded in until the chassis was solid and rust free. It then received 2 coats of red oxide primer before two coats of chassis paint and a full wax oil treatment inside and out. The axles were also shot blasted and received the same treatment. It had brand new parabolic springs and new gas dampers fitted and the axles received brand new braking equipment on all four corners. Drums. cylinders. springs and shoes. All the brake pipes. clutch pipes and flexible hoses were also replaced for brand new ones.

The bulkhead was rotten and beyond repair so this was ditched. and a completely rebuilt one was purchased. that had been professionally built for the vehicle. This included having to have the passenger footwell adapted for the V8 to fit in. It was again sprayed in two coats of red oxide before primer and two top coats. The inner support legs received the wax oil treatment. It was fitted with brand new vent seals and bulkhead to windscreen seal. It also received a brand new wiper motor and wiper drive system. A brand new clutch and brake master cylinder were also fitted. All of the tyres. including the spare carry the same pattern. They are 750x16 M/T tyres and all have +9mm of tread left on each. There is a brand new bottle jack and wheel brace also. The wheel rims are in great condition with no paint peel. dings or dents. There is a brand new swing away carrier fitted for the spare.

The gearbox and transfer box were reconditioned and then a reconditioned overdrive was purchased and also fitted to the vehicle. It all runs and operates as it should and is nice and quiet. The four wheel drive system also operates as it should with no faults.  The motor was in good condition and started without any problems after a spark plug change. It has come from a Rover SD1 car and is the V8 3500cc motor. I have had it serviced every year since the Landy has been on the road and it operates as it should. It's smooth but fiery and sounds awesome. A total growler! It runs fine on Petrol or LPG. It is cooled by a brand new aluminium radiator and swirl pot with a automatic electric fan. It has two K&N filters fitted and also has a remote oil filter. There is a full size series 3 petrol tank fitted in the standard place for the fuel with the standard filler. When the engine and gear box was out of the vehicle. a brand new clutch. fly wheel and thrust bearing was fitted.

The LPG system was supplied brand new by Tinley Teck at a cost of £800. 00. The gas tank is a 75 litre unit and is fitted inside the rear tub behind the rear body bulkhead. It has a purpose made cover on it to keep it clean and make it fit in with the vehicle better. All of the pipe work runs directly from the tank. through the floor and along the chassis rails. The filler for the LPG is inside the rear PTO hole on a special one off bracket and is easy to access and use. The system was professionally installed and we have all the relevant documentation for it. There is the fuel selection switch inside the cabin and the electrics to keep them dry all the other parts for the LPG are hidden inside the engine compartment including the atomizer.

All of the seats were supplied as brand new. There are no rips or tears in any of the seats and the vehicle dash is in superb condition. It has two front seats and a brand new cubby box plus two rear fold up inward facing seats. They all have seat belts fitted. The inside of the vehicle is in superb condition and is a great place to be. The original hard top for the vehicle was ditched and a brand new canvas and reconditioned stick set was fitted. The canvas is easy to take on and off and this makes it great in the summer. All three sides roll up and secure also.     

The vehicle body was completely rubbed down and a replacement off side wing purchased. All of the panels were etch primed before primer and top coat. There are no scratches in the body work and its all nice and straight. The paintwork is superb. It has a halogen head light conversion and all the other lights were supplied as brand new. It also has a brand new galvanized front bumper and galvanised lifting eyes fitted. It also has a brand new set of heavy duty steering bars fitted plus a new steering damper.   All of the nuts and bolts where possible have been replaced with stainless including the rivets. It has all of the original galvanized body capping's still fitted and has just received a brand new set of glazed door tops. There is a battery isolator fitted for security. There is a front and rear towing point fitted. at the front its a standard 50mm ball. and at the rear is a 3. 5 ton pin ball with standard 7 pin trailer electrics.

There is not a single nut and bolt on this vehicle that has been changed or looked at. The overall condition of the vehicle is superb and all of the documents are correct for the vehicle. The V5c is in my name and the vehicle comes with a photographic history of work carried out as the renovation was commissioned. There is also a mass of receipts and history for it.   The vehicle has been shown at a Land Rover Show and received a third place award in 2012 for. 'best vehicle in show. ' However remember you are biding on a 43 year old piece of history. There is no power steering and even with that big motor 60mph is enough. as you still need to stop it on those drum brakes. It still has plenty of the Series Landy issues. Your constantly correcting the steering. nbsp;the suspension still squeaks and the swing away carrier rattles.  Do not expect to be buying a brand new car even though its reconditioned.

The vehicle was no more that a gift to myself. It has been basically a big toy. It has only been used on dry days and throughout the summer periods. All other times it has been dry stored undercover. Over the last year it has only covered 105 miles and the only reason I am selling it. is because I've bought a new toy!  I'm a lady owner selling my private vehicle. so please no time wasters or tyre kickers. You bid to buy. the winning bidder owns it. no exceptions. It is sold as seen with no returns and does not come with any sort of warranty.  I am happy to accept an overseas bidder but the same conditions and E-Bay rules apply. I will require a £250. 00 non refundable deposit via PayPal at the end of the auction and payment is to be made in full by direct bank transfer or cash on collection only. Vehicle will not be released until funds clear. Any questions via E-Mail please or 01761419940 daytimes only. Any viewing is welcome. Buyer is to collect within 7 days of auction end. The vehicle is not advertised elsewhere.

I am happy to collect the winning bidder from the local Airport or rail station if this helps.


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