1979 Land Rover Series III
1979 LHD Land Rover Series III Ex-Ministry of Defense (MOD) LWB 109.
The series III was produced between 1971 – 1985 and in the Series III the
2.25-litre engine had its compression raised from 7:1 to 8:1, increasing the
power slightly over the Series IIa. The Series III was also the first model to
feature synchromesh on all four gears and the clutch design was modified to
include a diaphragm spring, resulting in smoother and quieter gear changes.
This rover runs and drives great whist retaining its military cosmetics and
heritage. This truck can be used as is on weekend OFF ROAD excursions or would
be a great starting point for a restoration project.
Powered by a 2.25-litre petrol 4-cylinder engine and Zenith carburetor
fitted with a 24v FFR battery system originally used for the military radio
system. The engine starts easily, runs/idles well and produces good power.
4-speed full synchromesh transmission and 2-speed
transfer case with High range ratio 1.48:1 and Low range ratio 2.35:1. Heavy
duty Land Rover front axle and a Salisbury axle in the rear. Sits on 7.5 – 16in
tires and has 11 x 2.25in front and rear drum brakes.
The all-aluminum body is rust free and is painted in thick military green paint
with bumps and dents consistent with military use. The doors are in great shape
and have zero rust in the aluminum panels as well as the bottom edge of the
door and window frame. Soft top is free of any rips or tears. Tires have 90%
tread life left and are mounted on military green painted steel rims.
Headlights, tail lights and indicators all work as they should.
Inside the cab black vinyl seats for the driver and passenger are in
excellent shape. The rear tub paint is worn due to use and all aluminum metal
panels are rust free. The gauges in the dash are working and the switches for
exterior lights work along with the indicators.